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The Prodigy

Prodigy, The

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Prodigy: The Fat Of The Land

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rolling Stone, 7 August 1997

RARELY HAS a pop trend been so shamelessly spoon-fed to America as the hold-all genre dubbed "electronica". Rarely, indeed, has the music industry tried so ...


The Prodigy: Experience (XL)

Review by Kris Needs, New Musical Express, 26 September 1992

WHEN THEY BURY the time-pod to enable future generations to get a handle on what happened in 1992, The Prodigy's debut album will be a ...

The Prodigy: Touched By The Hand Of Prod

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 16 July 1994

"So I've decided to take my work back underground... to stop it falling into the wrong hands." ...

Now the Mercury rises

Report by Jon Savage, The Guardian, 16 September 1994

Jon Savage sees the north take its regional revenge ...

The Prodigy: Tor De False

Interview by Johnny Cigarettes, New Musical Express, 24 June 1995

Can't make it to Glastonbury this year? Mum wouldn't allow you near the place, huh, or is it, as you've told your friends, you were ...

The Prodigy: House Of The Razing Arson

Interview by Johnny Cigarettes, New Musical Express, 23 March 1996

The Prodigy, those Beztastic cartoon ravers with the bonkers tunes and child-scaring hairdos, are mutating! Yup, they are evolving, gulp, into a scary fire-snorting funky ...

The Prodigy: Prod Almighty

Interview by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 20 July 1996

'Firestarter' has made THE PRODIGY the nation's favourite alternative alternative band: Chris Evans doesn't play them, they refuse to do Top Of The Pops, and ...

The Prodigy: Torhout Rock, Bruges

Live Review by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 20 July 1996

I DON'T WANNA reiterate the usual boring Belgium jokes — I've had better times in Bruxelles than I've ever had in, say, Paris, but the ...

Prodigy: End Fest, Bremberton, Washington

Live Review by Gillian G. Gaar, Rolling Stone, 19 September 1996

ON THE one hand, it was hard to see why Prodigy were chosen to close End Fest; the annual daylong outdoor music festival is usually ...

Alive and Kicking

Report by Ben Myers, Melody Maker, 31 May 1997

Sunday sunshine and a celebrity soccer shoot-out! A brace of top pop stars recently puffed their way around the pitch in a charity match. Some ...

The Prodigy: The Fat Of The Land (XL Recordings XLMC 121) KKKKK

Review by Paul Elliott, Kerrang!, 28 June 1997


Glastonbury: Where Were You While We Were All Getting Dry?

Report by Neil Mason, Melody Maker, 5 July 1997

So, you are back home again, tucked up in bed, bad dose of the snivels. Your shoes are f***ed, your bones a bit soggy. Well, ...

Prodigy: The Fat of the Land

Review by Simon Reynolds, The Village Voice, 8 July 1997

SOME SAY the Prodigy have betrayed the bright promise of the "electronica revolution", resulting in a techno-rock hybrid that's not so much kick-ass as half-assed. ...

The Prodigy: The Fat Of The Land

Review by Paul Morley, Uncut, August 1997

CHRIST ALMIGHTY. It moves vertically through salted pressures with a head that can see sideways. It is red in tooth and claw. It swoons and ...

The Prodigy: Who Will Rave Your Soul?

Interview by William Shaw, Details, August 1997

They started a fire on MTV Now everyone expects them to heat up Lollapalooza. William Shaw butts heads with the Prodigy, rock's most reluctant heroes. ...

The Prodigy: Keith Flint Is the Firestarter

Profile and Interview by Chris Heath, Rolling Stone, 21 August 1997

How a faceless ass-rumbling hard rock techno band found a voice (and a haircut) and set the world on fire. ...

The Prodigy, Primal Scream: Glasgow Green, Glasgow

Live Review by Barbara Ellen, The Observer, 31 August 1997

They're like the Sex Pistols. Via Mothercare ...

Prodigy: G-MEX, Manchester

Live Review by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, 13 December 1997

YOUR MUSICAL memory of tonight is reversed; I walked backwards as they got worse. To pin the Prod down, pin down why they still offer ...

The Prodigy

Book Excerpt by Ben Thompson, Seven Years of Plenty, 1998

LIAM HOWLETT - soft-spoken mastermind behind The Prodigy's globe-subjugating juggernaut of organised chaos - is a very busy man. If you want some idea of ...

Big Brother Is Watching Your Video!

Report by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 31 January 1998

Seen that Prodigy video yet? What about the promo for Aphex Twin's 'Come To Daddy' single or Death In Vegas' 'Dirt'? Nah? Well, why not? ...

Prodigy: Chat Of The Landowners

Interview by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 1 January 1999

In the second of this two-parter with PRODIGY'S LIAM HOWLETT, NME has a word, Hello!-stylee, about his new country home, his pal Keith and his ...

Prodigy: Smack My Mix Up

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Spin, May 1999

EVER SINCE 'Firestarter' and 'Breathe' transformed Prodigy into rave'n'roll superstars, Liam Howlett, the band's leader and musical brain, has taken pains to distance Prodigy from ...

The Prodigy

Interview by Chris Campion, URB, January 2001

TEN YEARS AGO, rave spawned a monster. The Prodigy, a bastard progeny spat out screaming from a dirt chamber of sound. This twisted British mutation ...

Liam Howlett: Never Outgunned

Interview by Ben Myers, Kerrang!, August 2004

"I REMEMBER being in our rehearsal room and Keith was picking holes in shit and I just thought 'What the fuck, man? What's happened to ...

The Prodigy: Invaders Must Die first listen

Review by John Doran, The Quietus, 28 November 2008

Long time Prodigy fan and self-confessed knackered old cheesy quaver, John Doran gets invited to the first listen of the new Prodge album Invaders Must ...

The Prodigy: Glasgow Academy

Live Review by Pete Paphides, The Times, 10 December 2008

IN 1996, WHEN Keith Flint – the face that soonest springs to mind when people think of the Prodigy – shovelled on the kohl and ...

The Prodigy: Invaders Must Die (Cooking Vinyl)

Review by John Doran, The Quietus, 12 February 2009

A CRITICISM often levelled at Cooking Vinyl is that it resembles a second division football team with enough money to buy once gloriously talented players ...

see also Leeroy Thornhill


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