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A.K.A. I D I O T

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Released  13 March 1998
Length  12:52
Release date  13 March 1998
Recorded  1997
Artist  The Hives
Label  Gearhead Records
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Producer  Pelle Gunderfelt, Freddy Flame
A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T (1998)  A Killer Among Us (1998)
Genres  Garage rock, Punk rock, Garage punk

A k a i d i o t

A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T is an EP by Swedish band The Hives, released in 1998.


The song "A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T" was first released as the second track on The Hives' first album, Barely Legal. It was released again on the compilation Your New Favourite Band, though not in its entirety, along with "Outsmarted", "Untutored Youth" and "Mad Man". "Numbers" is a cover of The Adicts' song from the album Songs of Praise and appeared only on the American pressing of the EP.

A k a i d i o t barely legal the hives

Music video

An unreleased music video was filmed in black-and-white and features the band performing this song in a recording studio. All of the band members, excluding Chris Dangerous, are wearing sunglasses. The strobe lights are flashing during the chorus of "A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T".

Track listing

  1. "A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T"
  2. "Outsmarted"
  3. "Untutored Youth"
  4. "Fever"
  5. "Mad Man"
  6. "Numbers"


1aka I‐D‐I‐O‐T2:13
3Untutored Youth1:35


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