The Prodigy: The Best Songs Compilation (Part 1)
The Prodigy - the legend of electronic dance music! The band was formed in 1990 by keyboardist and songwriter Liam Howlett. Today, The Prodigy are considered to be the pioneers of the Big Beat genre, which was at its peak in the 1990s! The group also bears the honorary title of "Godfathers of the Rave". Howlett's trademark playing style, Maxim's mystery, Thornhill's dynamic dance moves and Flint's bright image did their job: The Prodigy became the kings of the underground rave scene! Absolutely every music lover knows their hits, such as "Firestarter" or "Breathe": the world circulation of The Prodigy records has long exceeded 25 million copies... Today we are here to recall the main hits of this truly amazing and significant project for modern music !
"Smack My Bitch Up"
The song was a great addition to the album The Fat of the Land: according to Mixmag readers, this is the third greatest dance track in the history of music! However, the video for the track received a flurry of negative criticism: in many respects - due to sexual excess and inadequate (at some points) behavior of the protagonist, who is in a state of intoxication ... So, in 2010, PRS for Music magazine called "Smack My Bitch Up" "the most controversial track in history..."
The music video, which was directed by Jonas Åkerlund, is shot from the first person: we can see a night in London, drunk driving and much, much more, which will definitely not be shown on television. The full version of the video shows that all this time the main character was ... a woman! Liam Howlett himself commented on this video as follows:
“In this video you can observe reality. I'm sure many people have had such moments and such crazy nights ... Yes, this will not be to everyone's liking. But this is the truth of life, and there are those who agree with this. No channel will broadcast this video, but does that make it any less attractive to people?
One Man Army
This track is well known not only to music lovers, but also to film lovers: the song, performed by The Prodigy together with the American musician Tom Morello, became part of the soundtrack to the film "Real Steel" by Sean Levy.
Little is known about the track itself, so let's talk about the film: the action takes place in the future, in 2020 (do not forget that the film was shot in 2011), when traditional boxing fights and other martial arts have lost interest and relevance due to for insufficient cruelty ... For this reason, they were replaced by gladiator fights involving robots. The whole process, of course, is controlled by people.
Another famous song by The Prodigy from their second studio album Music for the Jilted Generation. As fans of the band may have already noticed, the vocals on this track belong to Maxim Reality. The song was warmly received by critics, who described it as "excellent" and "inspirational". The video for "Poison" was filmed by Walter Stern and features the band performing the track in a basement, the floor of which turns into a "mud bath" by the end of the video...
Later, an official remix of the song was released, which was called "Rat Poison":
On 'Climbatize' The Prodigy really got to have a good time... The song is a slowly building piece built around big beats, drums... 'Climbatize' is a journey that feels otherworldly. If you close your eyes and listen to the track, it will take you completely to another place...
A song from the group's most commercially successful album, The Fat of the Land! True - it was included in the Japanese edition.
Track from the album Invaders Must Die. The song was the second single from the album and the 20th single from The Prodigy, released in May 2009. Curiously, the chorus of "Warrior's Dance" is a sample of "Take Me Away" by Final Cut with True Faith.
The track peaked at number 9 on the UK Singles Chart. Later, it was included in the soundtrack for the game Colin McRae: DiRT 2.
Another great track from Prodigy from The Fat of the Land…
This track became the 11th single from the album The Fat of the Land and… the band's big hit! We can say that this is another one of their jump immediately to the first place of the hit parade! We can hear Flint singing over very dark beats that give you goosebumps... Critics have compared his mocking vocals to the best days of Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols...
The insane clip, evoking a sense of paranoia and anxiety, was the perfect illustration of the song...