In 1993 5 adolescents from the small industrial town of Fagersta,
Sweden each recieve a letter with a time and place.
The Letter is apparently from one Mr. Randy Fitzsimmons who
writes the songs and is the general manager of the band. However due
to no one ever seeing the mystery man it is widely believed that he doesn't
exist at all and is merely the conjuring of the band.
After a few years of touring and doing little else the band
finally go into a recording studio to record the first ever hives
release. Entitled Oh Lord! When? How? it was released on a side label of
current record label Burning Heart Records. The EP consisted of
6 tracks and is now probably the hardest Hives CD to get hold of.
This would then lead to the first album Barely Legal in 1997 again
released on BHR.
In 1998 the a.k.a. I-D-I-O-T EP is released with 4 brand new songs (a.k.a. I-D-I-O-T taken from Barely Legal)