Joan Anderman of the Boston Globe spoke with The Hives frontman Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist who admits the Swedish group as teens learned to their instruments by process of elimination. ”We didn’t know what anything was,” he said. “So when we played something we ended up with a wrong, Swedish interpretation of it. It made us more original than if, say, we’d had all the soul records. Also, we could rehearse 24 hours a day. There was nothing to do, so what you did was play music.” Boston.com has since removed the article.
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