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Encyclopedia > The Prodigy
The Prodigy
Origin Braintree, Essex, England
Genre(s) Electronic, Rave, Big Beat, Hardcore, Breakbeat
Years active 1990–present
Label(s) Ragged Flag, Cooking Vinyl, XL, Beggars Banquet, Mute, Maverick, Warner Bros., Elektra
Website TheProdigy.com
Members
Liam Howlett
Keith Flint
Maxim
Former members
Leeroy Thornhill
Sharky

The Prodigy is an electronic music group formed by Liam Howlett in 1990, in Braintree, Essex, England. They have sold over 16 million records worldwide making them the most commercially successful electronic dance music act of recent times, as of 2007.[1] Their music consists of various styles ranging from rave, hardcore and industrial in the early 1990s to alternative rock and bigbeat with punk vocal elements in later times. The current band members include Liam Howlett (composer/keyboards), Keith Flint (dancer/vocalist) and Maxim (MC/vocalist). Leeroy Thornhill (dancer/very occasional live keyboards) was a member of the band from 1990 to 2000, as well was a female dancer/vocalist called Sharky who left the band during their early period. The Prodigy first emerged on the underground rave scene in the early 1990s, and have since then achieved immense popularity and worldwide renown. Some of their most popular songs include "Charly", "Out of Space", "Smack My Bitch Up", "Voodoo People", "No Good (Start the Dance)", "Breathe" and "Firestarter". Look up prodigy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... , Braintree is a town of about 42,393 people and the principal settlement of the Braintree district of Essex in the East of England. ... For other meanings of Essex, see Essex (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Electronic dance music (EDM) is a broad set of percussive music genres that largely inherit from 1970s disco music and, to some extent, the experimental pop music of Kraftwerk. ... Rave music consists of forms of electronic music for dancing that are associated with the rave scene. ... Big beat (sometimes called chemical breaks) is a term deployed in the mid 1990s by the British music press to describe the work of artists such as The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim and The Prodigy. ... Problems playing the files? See media help. ... This article is about breakbeat, the electronic dance music genre. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Ragged Flag is a record label founded in 2007 by members of the band The Prodigy, and backed by the Cooking Vinyl Group. ... Cooking Vinyl is a UK-based independent record company, founded in 1986. ... XL Recordings is an independent record label which was launched by Nick Halkes (joined in 1992 by Richard Russell) with Beggars Banquet Records in 1989 to release its rave and dance music. ... Beggars Banquet is an English independent record label that began as a chain of record shops owned by Martin Mills and Nick Austin, and is part of the Beggars Group of labels. ... Mute Records is a record label formed in 1978 by Daniel Miller primarily to release his own single, T.V.O.D./Warm Leatherette, under the moniker The Normal. ... Maverick Recording Company, is an American record label owned and operated by Warner Music Group, and distributed through Warner Bros. ... Warner Bros. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Liam Howlett in the Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix) music video. ... Keith Flint on tour in Washington DC Keith Charles Flint (born 17 September 1969 in Chelmsford, Essex, England) is a member of the British hard dance/rave band The Prodigy. ... Maxim in the music video for the Prodigy single Poison. Keith Keeti Palmer (born 21 March 1967, in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England), best known as Maxim or Maxim Reality, is an MC of the British electronica/rave band The Prodigy. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... , Braintree is a town of about 42,393 people and the principal settlement of the Braintree district of Essex in the East of England. ... For other meanings of Essex, see Essex (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Rave music consists of forms of electronic music for dancing that are associated with the rave scene. ... Problems playing the files? See media help. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Big beat (sometimes chemical breaks) is a term devised in the mid 1990s by the British music press as a way of describing the work of The Chemical Brothers, but was defined by the work of Fatboy Slim. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Liam Howlett in the Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix) music video. ... Keith Flint on tour in Washington DC Keith Charles Flint (born 17 September 1969 in Chelmsford, Essex, England) is a member of the British hard dance/rave band The Prodigy. ... Maxim in the music video for the Prodigy single Poison. Keith Keeti Palmer (born 21 March 1967, in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England), best known as Maxim or Maxim Reality, is an MC of the British electronica/rave band The Prodigy. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Charly was the second single released by the British electronica act The Prodigy in August 1991. ... Out of Space was the fifth single released by the English band The Prodigy on 9 November 1992. ... Smack My Bitch Up was the thirteenth single released by the British electronica/rave/rock band The Prodigy on November 7, 1997. ... Voodoo People was the ninth single released by the British electronica/rave act The Prodigy in August 1994. ... No Good (Start the Dance) was the eighth single released by the British electronica/rave act The Prodigy on 16 May 1994. ... Breathe was the twelfth single released by the British electronica/rave act The Prodigy on November 11, 1996. ... Firestarter was the eleventh single released by the English band The Prodigy on March 18, 1996. ...


The name displayed on album covers changed from "The Prodigy" to "Prodigy" between Music for the Jilted Generation and The Fat of the Land in 1997 and back again with the release of Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned in 2004 however Howlett has stated that the title has always been "The Prodigy". The change was made only to fit within the displayed logo, according to Howlett.[2][3] Music for the Jilted Generation is an album by hard dance/rave act The Prodigy. ... For the P. G. Wodehouse short story, see A Few Quick Ones. ... Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned is an album by electronica act The Prodigy. ...


The old website had a section dedicated to the future of The Prodigy, the only info was "We have started writing and recording new material for the 5th prodigy album. We will be recording for the most of next year as well as playing live around the globe. Liam, Keith & Maxim." They have been confirmed as performing at Rock am Ring and Rock im Park in June 2008, as well as T In the Park and Oxegen in July and on the Channel 4 stage at V Festival in August. T in the Park is a major Scottish music festival, held annually since 1994. ... Oxegen is an annual music festival, the first of which occurred in 2004, sponsored by Heineken. ... For the North American spin-off of the rock festival, see Virgin Festival For the Australian spin-off, see V Festival (Australia) The V Festival is an annual pop festival in England, the first to be held simultaneously at two sites - currently Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex and Weston Park...

Contents

History

Beginnings

The Prodigy began with an initial 10-track demo by Liam Howlett, put together on a Roland W-30 sequencer keyboard in Essex, England. XL Recordings picked up the demo and an initial 12" pressing of What Evil Lurks was released in February 1991. There are some few thousand bootlegs of this release; it should have "the exchange" carved in the vinyl around the center of the single. The Prodigy's name was a moniker Liam had chosen as a tribute to his first analogue synthesiser, the Moog Prodigy. Liam Howlett in the Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix) music video. ... For other meanings of Essex, see Essex (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... XL Recordings is an independent record label which was launched by Nick Halkes (joined in 1992 by Richard Russell) with Beggars Banquet Records in 1989 to release its rave and dance music. ... What Evil Lurks was the first single released by British electronica act The Prodigy. ... An analog synthesizer is a synthesizer that uses analog circuits and analog computer techniques to generate sound electronically. ... The Moog Prodigy was a synthesizer produced by Moog Music from 1979 to 1984. ...


The Prodigy's first public performance (with Howlett augmented by dancers Keith Flint and Leeroy Thornhill) was at the Four Aces in Dalston, London. Charly released six months later, became a huge hit in the rave scene at the time, reaching #3 in the UK Top 40, catapulting the band into the wider public consciousness. The Kaos Theory compilation series featured "G Force (Energy Flow)" from their third single "Everybody In The Place (EP": Keith Flint on tour in Washington DC Keith Charles Flint (born 17 September 1969 in Chelmsford, Essex, England) is a member of the British hard dance/rave band The Prodigy. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... This article is about the district of London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Kaos Theory was a short series of compliation albums by Telstar Records which were complied from hardcore rave records that were not on general release to the public. ...

Prodigy "G Force (Energy Flow)" from "Kaos Theory Volume 1" compilation excerpt Image File history File links Prodigy_G_Force_(Energy_Flow)_from_Kaos_Theory_Volume_1. ...

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In the wake of 'Charly's success the music charts were filled with unsophisticated "hardcore" rave tracks to which speed and ecstasy-filled clubbers had danced all night to but which did not appeal to critics in "the music press" such as Urban Hype's Trip to Trumpton, and Smart E's (as in Ecstasy) Sesame's Treet, instigating death-by-publicity to the underground "hardcore rave" scene according to many critics, ravers and followers of the scene. As a result Charly (a contemporary reference to cocaine), with its memorable sample of the "Charley Says" children's Public information films and The Prodigy were briefly identified by critics as "kiddie rave" or "Toytown Techno". Amphetamine or Amfetamine(Alpha-Methyl-PHenEThylAMINE), also known as beta-phenyl-isopropylamine and benzedrine, is a prescription stimulant commonly used to treat Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. ... ecstasy and religious ecstasy MDMA, most commonly known today by the street name ecstasy, is a synthetic entactogen of the phenethylamine family whose primary effect is to stimulate the brain to rapidly secrete large amounts of serotonin, causing a general sense of openness, empathy, energy, euphoria, and well-being. ... Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... Charley Says was a series of very short cel-animated cartoon Public Information Films for children, produced in the United Kingdom in the 1970s by Londons Central Office of Information. ... Public Information Films (known as PIFs) are a series of government commissioned short films, shown during television advertising breaks in the UK. The US equivalent is the Public Service Announcement (PSAs). ...


Charly was soon followed by the band's first full length album, Experience, a landmark release in the history of British rave music. After Experience (album track "Death of the Prodigy Dancers" featured Ragga MC band member Maxim Reality) and the run of singles that accompanied it, the Prodigy moved to distance themselves from the "kiddie rave" reputation that now dogged them. The rave scene was beginning to move on from its hardcore phase, with the Criminal Justice Act's "anti-rave" legislation on the horizon. In 1993, Howlett released an anonymous white label, bearing only the title Earthbound I. Its hypnotic, hard-edged sound won wide underground approval. Many former critics of the band were astounded when Howlett finally acknowledged responsibility for the record[4]. It was officially released as "One Love" later that year, and went on to chart at #8 in the UK. Experience is an album by rave act The Prodigy. ... Maxim in the music video for the Prodigy single Poison. Keith Keeti Palmer (born 21 March 1967, in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England), best known as Maxim or Maxim Reality, is an MC of the British electronica/rave band The Prodigy. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 was an act of parliament brought into law by the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Promotional recording. ...


In 1994, the Prodigy's second album, Music for the Jilted Generation, was released entering the UK album charts at #1. The album displayed a wider spectrum of musical style with heavy techno and breakbeat-based tracks complemented by the concept sequence The Narcotic Suite, and rock-oriented inclinations ("Their Law", featuring Pop Will Eat Itself). The album was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize although Howlett had reaffirmed his dedication to making The Prodigy a 'hard dance band', commercially successful but without compromise. The band managed to continue to prevent over-exposure in the media by refusing to appear on Top Of The Pops or other TV shows in the UK. To this day their only studio appearance on British television came when they appeared on the BBC2 series 'Dance Energy' in 1991 performing 'Everybody In The Place'. In the ensuing years their videos received a strong level of support by MTV Europe which boosted their popularity across the continent. Keith Flint himself hosted an episode of the MTV show 120 Minutes in 1995. Music for the Jilted Generation is an album by hard dance/rave act The Prodigy. ... Pop Will Eat Itself (also known as PWEI or the Poppies) were an English band formed in Stourbridge, with band members from Birmingham, Coventry and the Black Country. ... The Mercury Music Prize, now officially known as the Nationwide Mercury Prize, is a music award given annually for the best British or Irish album of the previous 12 months. ...


Following the international success of Music for the Jilted Generation the band augmented their line-up with guitarist Jim Davies (who, later, joined the group Pitchshifter) in 1995 for tracks such as Their Law, Break And Enter 95, and various live-only interludes and versions. The 1996 release of Firestarter, featuring vocals for the first time courtesy of a new-look Keith Flint, helped the band break into the U.S. and other overseas markets, and reached number one in the UK. In this year the Prodigy also headlined the prestigious Lollapalooza festival. Firestarter's success was matched by the second single Breathe which gave the band their second number one single in the UK later that same year. Jim Fingers Davis is the live guitarist for The Prodigy and guitarist for UK Industrial metal band Pitchshifter. ... Pitch Shifter redirects here. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring rock, alternative rock, hip hop, and punk rock bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. ...


The long-awaited third Prodigy album, The Fat of the Land, was released in 1997 just as the band headlined the Glastonbury festival on its opening night. Like its predecessors, the album represented a milestone in the development of both the band and the wider mainstream dance scene. Featuring simplified melodies, sparser sampling, and more sneering, punk-like vocals (supplied by a shockingly madeover Flint), the album nevertheless retained the bone-jarring breaks and buzzsaw synths so idiomatic of the band. The album cemented the band's position as one of the most internationally successful acts in the hard dance genre, entering the British and American charts at number one. For the P. G. Wodehouse short story, see A Few Quick Ones. ...


"Smack My Bitch Up" controversy (USA)

Prodigy were getting a lot of airplay on rock stations with their track, "Smack My Bitch Up," and were getting even more negative backlash for the song. Time-Warner, Prodigy's parent company, was feeling the heat from the National Organization for Women (NOW) over the track. Although the song's lyrics are few but repetitive (in their entirety, the lyrics are "Change my pitch up, smack my bitch up"), NOW stated that the lyrics are a "...dangerous and offensive message advocating violence against women." Howlett responded to the attacks by claiming that the song's lyrics are being misinterpreted: (the song means) "...doing anything intensely, like being on stage – going for extreme manic energy." The band did not write the lyric, but rather sampled it from the classic Ultramagnetic MCs' track "Give The Drummer Some" which also appears on the Dirtchamber Sessions (they had also sampled another Ultramagnetic MCs song "Critical Beatdown" on their earlier "Out of Space" single).[5] Several radio stations defended the song, yet only played the track at night. The music video (directed by Jonas Åkerlund) featured a first-person point of view of someone going clubbing, indulging in large amounts of drugs and alcohol, getting into fist fights with men, abusing women and picking up a lap dancer. At the end of the video the camera pans over to a mirror, revealing the subject to be a woman. MTV only aired the video between 1 and 5 a.m. in order for mature viewers to see the "groundbreaking" images. The director got the inspiration for the contents of the video after a night of drinking and partying in Copenhagen. Smack My Bitch Up was the thirteenth single released by the British electronica/rave/rock band The Prodigy on November 7, 1997. ... Time Warner Inc. ... The National Organization for Women (NOW) is an American feminist group, founded in 1966, claiming a membership of 500,000 people and 550 chapters in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. ... The Ultramagnetic MCs are a rap group whose members included Kool Keith, Ced Gee, TR Love, Moe Love and later Tim Dog. ... Prodigy Present The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One is a 1999 solo mix album by Liam Howlett of The Prodigy that was produced for BBC Radio 1s mix show The Breezeblock. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Jonas Ã…kerlund (born November 16, 1966 in Bromma) is a Swedish film director, most known for making music videos. ... Many drugs are provided in tablet form. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Abuser redirects here. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ...


During a performance at the Reading Festival (August 29th, 1998) The Prodigy and the Beastie Boys had an onstage disagreement over the track - with the Beastie Boys requesting the song should be pulled from their set as it could be considered offensive to those who had suffered domestic abuse.[6] Choosing to ignore the Beastie Boys plea, Maxim introduced "Smack My Bitch Up" with the declaration "They didn’t want us to play this fucking tune. But the way things go, I do what the fuck I want". The incident has since become part of festival folklore, and was voted one of the greatest ever live moments by the now defunct Select Magazine. The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a pair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in England. ... The Beastie Boys are a hip hop musical group from New York City consisting of Michael Mike D Diamond, Adam MCA Yauch, Adam Ad-Rock Horovitz. ... A UK music magazine of the 90s, Select is particularly famous for its involvement in Britpop. ...


Wal-mart and Kmart later announced they would pull The Fat of the Land off their shelves. Even though the LP had resided on their store shelves for over 20 weeks, the two stores found the marketing campaign for the new single release offensive. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... For the Australasian department store chain, see Kmart Australia. ... A 12-inch record (left), a 7-inch record (right), and a CD (above) Two 7 singles (left), two colored 7 singles (middle), and two 7 singles with large spindle holes (right). ...


In mid-2002, the complete, unedited video was aired on MTV2 as part of a special countdown showing the most controversial videos ever to air on MTV. This countdown was only shown late at night because of the graphic imagery of "Smack My Bitch Up" and several other videos on the countdown. This video in particular was deemed the "Most Controversial Video" by MTV and showed at the #1 spot on the countdown. MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available in the United States on digital cable and satellite television, and is progressively being added to basic cable lineups across the nation. ...


Later works

1999 saw the release of The Prodigy's Dirtchamber Sessions Volume 1, a DJ mix album by Howlett, produced as an official record of a successful guest appearance on the British Radio 1. Prodigy Present The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One is a 1999 solo mix album by Liam Howlett of The Prodigy that was produced for BBC Radio 1s mix show The Breezeblock. ...


In 2002, after a break from touring and recording, the single "Baby's Got a Temper" was released to critical disappointment. The song was written by Keith Flint's sideband, Flint, and also featured Jim Davies. Howlett produced it. Once again, the band courted controversy by including references to the so-called "date rape" drug Rohypnol in the song lyrics, although it is unclear whether or not the band "glorifies" or presents the drug in a negative light. In the same year, however, Q magazine named The Prodigy as one of the "50 Bands To See Before You Die". grand funk plays at sherwood forrest dance hall in Davison, Michigan Sometimes called Wild Wednesday ... The title Date Rape is a very general term which has come to represent some very different situations. ... Rohypnol (the trade name of flunitrazepam) is a sedative that was made in the early 1970s by Roche and was used in hospitals only for deep sedation. ... Look up lyrics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Q is a music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom, with a circulation of 140,282 and a readership of 731,000. ...


The Prodigy's fourth studio album, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned was released on 23 August 2004 (14 September 2004 in the USA.) A precursory and experimental single, "Memphis Bells", was released in very limited numbers, followed by the traditional release of the single "Girls". The U.S. version of the studio album contained a bonus track; a remix of "Girls" entitled, "More Girls". Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned is an album by electronica act The Prodigy. ... {| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Girls/Memphis Bells was the fifteenth single released by the British electronica/rave/rock band The Prodigy on 21 June 2004 as a very limited 12 vinyl record and Memphis Bells on 28 June as a digital download. ... Girls was the sixteenth single released by the British electronica/rave/rock band The Prodigy on 30 August 2004. ...


5,000 digital copies of "Memphis Bells" were sold over the Internet. Each copy was a combination of customer-chosen instrumental, rhythmic, and melodic options, of which 39,600 (of 660,000 total) choices were available. Five mixes were sold in three file formats, WAV, two audio mixes in MP3, and a 5.1 DTS surround sound mix and all were free of Digital rights management. The experiment was a success, with the 5,000 copies being sold in just over 36 hours in spite of server problems from the demand. WAV (or WAVE), short for Waveform audio format, is a Microsoft and IBM audio file format standard for storing audio on PCs. ... For other uses, see MP3 (disambiguation). ... DTS Coherent Acoustics is the full name for the audio format standard usually known as just DTS. It is covered in U.S. Patent 5,956,674. ... Multichannel audio is the name for a variety of techniques for expanding and enriching the sound of audio playback by recording additional sound channels that can be reproduced on additional speakers. ... Digital rights management (DRM) is an umbrella term that refers to access control technologies used by publishers and copyright holders to limit usage of digital media or devices. ...


In 2005, they released a compilation, Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005, which spawned a single containing new remixes of the songs "Out of Space" (the "Audio Bullys Remix") and "Voodoo People" (the "Pendulum Remix"). The latter was also followed by a music video which featured on the DVD release of the compilation. Sharky, the group's only female member, is shown running and winning the race depicted in the video. Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)/Out of Space (Audio Bullys Remix) was the nineteenth single released by the British electronica/rave/rock band The Prodigy on 3 October 2005 and the first single from their singles compilation Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005. ... Pendulum are an electronic group originally hailing from Perth, Australia. ...


Their work has been featured in several video games, TV shows and movies. For instance, the video game Need For Speed: Most Wanted featured the song "You'll Be Under My Wheels", which was also used in an advert for the BMW 1 Series as well as the closing credits for the film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. As from the album The Fat of the Land, songs like "Firestarter" appeared in its instrumental version in the videogame Wipeout 2097, while "Mindfields" appeared in the film The Matrix, and the track "Funky Shit" in the closing scene and end credits of Event Horizon. The title "Voodoo People" and "One Love" appears in the soundtrack of the movie Hackers and also in the French movies Wasabi and Dobermann. In 2006, "Spitfire" from Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned appeared in the opening scenes of an episode of CSI: Las Vegas on the CBS network in the USA, as well as a featured track in the popular Xbox 360 racing simulator, Forza 2. It also appeared in the movie House of Wax. The song "Breathe" was also featured in a FLIP skateboard companies video entitled "Sorry" and was used by Rune Glifberg. "Breathe" was also used as the entrance theme for professional wrestler Al Snow during his successful run with Extreme Championship Wrestling. Interestingly, the film Charlie's Angels made extensive use in its soundtrack of the controversial track "Smack My Bitch Up" in its first main fight sequence; this song was also used on the successful film Scary Movie 2. The sequel, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, continues this trend with its use of "Breathe" and "Firestarter" in two major action sequences. The 2007 film Smokin' Aces used "First Warning" as the soundtrack to its violent climax, and Vexille the Japanese anime film also used the latest Prodigy track called "The Shadow" at the same year. Namcos Pac-Man is one of the most popular video games ever made. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... Wipeout 2097 (Wipeout XL in North America) is the second game in the Wipeout series to be released. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ... Event Horizon is a 1997 science fiction horror film that was directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and written by Philip Eisner (with an uncredited rewrite by Andrew Kevin Walker). ... Hackers is a 1995 film that follows the misfortunes of the young hackers Dade Murphy (Crash Override/Zero Cool, played by Jonny Lee Miller), Kate Libby (Acid Burn, played by Angelina Jolie) and their friends. ... Wasabi is a 2001 movie directed by Gérard Krawczyk, written and produced by Luc Besson and starring Jean Reno and Ryoko Hirosue, the cutest girl in existence. ... Dobermann (1997) is a French film directed by Jan Kounen and starring Vincent Cassel. ... Spitfire is the 18th single released by the English cross-genre band The Prodigy. ... Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned is an album by electronica act The Prodigy. ... House of Wax can refer to: House of Wax, a 1953 3D horror film starring Vincent Price. ... Breathe was the twelfth single released by the British electronica/rave act The Prodigy on November 11, 1996. ... Scary Movie 2 is a 2001 American comedy film and is the second film of the Scary Movie franchise. ... Smokin Aces is an action film, written and directed by Joe Carnahan, set in Lake Tahoe, and primarily shot at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (renamed the Nomad Casino in the film). ... Vexille ) is a 2007 Japanese CGI anime film, written, directed, and edited by famed Ping Pong director Fumihiko Sori, and features the voices of Meisa Kuroki, Shosuke Tanihara, and Yasuko Matsuyuki. ...


Development

The Prodigy are a difficult band to classify, because they have developed significantly with time. Each of their albums represents a distinct stage in the band's musical development. From their initial inception as a psychedelic rave band with scene staples such as "Your Love" and "Out of Space", to the more industrial dance of "No Good", to the rock-oriented "Their Law" to punk tracks such as the L7 cover "Fuel My Fire" in more recent years, the Prodigy continue to innovate and surprise. The Prodigy have had the ability over the years to appeal to widely varying cross-sections of music fans; from the purist dance festival Creamfields, to the more general appeal of T In The Park, to the heavy metal oriented Download Festival. For other uses, see Rave (disambiguation). ... L7 was an all-female grunge band that was active between 1985 and 2000. ... The Download Festival is a three day music festival held annually at the spiritual home of rock music in England: Donington Park (which hosted the Monsters of Rock Festivals between 1980 and 1996, and 2002s Ozzfest). ...


Because of their broad appeal to fans across several genres, The Prodigy have been described as "A rock band that plays dance music."


2005–2008 recording sessions

During the Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned tour the band debuted two new songs, "Warning" and "Dead Ken Beats". "Warning" features Keith Flint on vocals and consists of heavy basslines and guitar riffs, whilst Dead Ken Beat contains a sample of the Dead Kennedys song "California Uber Alles" that features prominently throughout, and has Maxim doing vocal duties. Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned is an album by electronica act The Prodigy. ... Keith Flint on tour in Washington DC Keith Charles Flint (born 17 September 1969 in Chelmsford, Essex, England) is a member of the British hard dance/rave band The Prodigy. ... The Dead Kennedys are a hardcore punk band from San Francisco, California. ... California Ãœber Alles was the first single by the Dead Kennedys, a Californian punk rock band. ... Maxim in the music video for the Prodigy single Poison. Keith Keeti Palmer (born 21 March 1967, in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England), best known as Maxim or Maxim Reality, is an MC of the British electronica/rave band The Prodigy. ...


A track that mixed "Spitfire (Nitebreed Remix)" with "Wake Up Call" has been played frequently live by The Prodigy, and was released in January 2006 as "Wake The Fuck Up" on Liam's Back To Mine compilation. Back to Mine is a series of mix albums, usually (though not always) mixed by renowned DJs or composers of electronic music. ...


Another new track was played during the 'Their Law' tour, which was printed on a setlist as being called "Heatwave". It is thought that it has been renamed "Heatwave Hurricane", due to Liam listing it as this among his current favourite songs for a recent interview. It has been described as "something like a cross between Hotride (live version) & the Firestarter remix". A short clip can be seen on YouTube, revealing that the song includes a sample of "I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time" by The Third Bardo, a song which is also featured on Liam's Back To Mine compilation. The new album was set to be released in summer 2007, however in a recent interview Liam Howlett quoted "The album will be first quarter of next year, with 1 single before. It is going well and we are loving it. There are a lot of ideas, maybe 25 ,we are now starting to finish the best tunes and getting vocals written".[7] Their Law A Singles Collection from UK/Rave band The Prodigy. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ... Back to Mine is a series of mix albums, usually (though not always) mixed by renowned DJs or composers of electronic music. ...


The Castbreeder

In 1998 an album, rumored to have originated in Russia, being passed off as a Prodigy release began circulating, entitled The Castbreeder. However, it was not an official Prodigy album, nor did it have anything to do with The Prodigy or their record label XL Recordings. Many believed it to be a real release due to the high quality and craftmanship, but it is actually nothing more than a bootlegged compilation of various live and studio recorded tracks from the fellow big beat artists Junkie XL and Lunatic Calm. In fact, the music on the album is similar enough in style to The Prodigy's to have fooled quite a few people, however there were a few dead giveaways that the album was a counterfeit. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Junkie XL (also JXL) is musician Tom Holkenborg, born in Lichtenvoorde, The Netherlands on 8 December 1967. ... Lunatic Calm were a UK-based electronic music group, who despite a wide-ranging sound palette, were best known for their high impact, industrial-tinged compositions. ...


Members

Current members

Liam Howlett in the Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix) music video. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... Programming is a form of music production and performance involving using electronic devices, often sequencers, to create music. ... Keith Flint on tour in Washington DC Keith Charles Flint (born 17 September 1969 in Chelmsford, Essex, England) is a member of the British hard dance/rave band The Prodigy. ... Maxim in the music video for the Prodigy single Poison. Keith Keeti Palmer (born 21 March 1967, in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England), best known as Maxim or Maxim Reality, is an MC of the British electronica/rave band The Prodigy. ...

Former members

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Live members

  • 'The Rev' - Live guitarist from Towers of London (May 2007 - present)
  • 'Brian Fairbairn - Live drummer (May 2007 - present)

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Former live members

  • Snell - Drummer, was playing on drums on 2 of The Prodigy concerts in 2007 (July 2007)
  • Kieron Pepper – Drummer and occasional guitarist, he is playing guitar with Victory Pill (December 1997 - May 2007)
  • Rob Holliday – Live Guitarist, now he is in Marilyn Manson live Bass(2007-2008) live guitar(2008-present)
  • Gizz Butt – Live Guitarist (1996 - 1997)
  • Jim Davies – Live and studio guitarist, he has his own band Pitchshifter & Victory Pill (1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2004)
  • Alli Maclnnes – Live Guitarist (four gigs in summer 2001 and 2002 on the Big Day Out gigs)

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Discography

Studio albums

EPs

Compilations

Singles

This page lists albums, singles and compilations by the band The Prodigy with chart positions where applicable. ... Experience is an album by rave act The Prodigy. ... Music for the Jilted Generation is an album by hard dance/rave act The Prodigy. ... For the P. G. Wodehouse short story, see A Few Quick Ones. ... Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned is an album by electronica act The Prodigy. ... What Evil Lurks was the first single released by British electronica act The Prodigy. ... Babys Got a Temper was the fourteenth single released by the British electronica/rave/rock band The Prodigy on 1 July 2002. ... Prodigy Present The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One is a 1999 solo mix album by Liam Howlett of The Prodigy that was produced for BBC Radio 1s mix show The Breezeblock. ... Charly was the second single released by the British electronica act The Prodigy in August 1991. ... Everybody in the Place was the third single released by the British band The Prodigy in December 1991. ... Fire/Jericho was the fourth single released by the British electronica/rave act The Prodigy on 7 September 1992. ... Out of Space was the fifth single released by the English band The Prodigy on 9 November 1992. ... Wind It Up (Rewound) was the sixth single released by the British electronica/rave act The Prodigy on 29 March 1993. ... One Love was the seventh single released by the British electronica/rave act The Prodigy in October 1993. ... No Good (Start the Dance) was the eighth single released by the British electronica/rave act The Prodigy on 16 May 1994. ... Voodoo People was the ninth single released by the British electronica/rave act The Prodigy in August 1994. ... Poison was the tenth single released by the British electronica/rave act The Prodigy on March 6, 1995. ... Firestarter was the eleventh single released by the English band The Prodigy on March 18, 1996. ... Breathe was the twelfth single released by the British electronica/rave act The Prodigy on November 11, 1996. ... Smack My Bitch Up was the thirteenth single released by the British electronica/rave/rock band The Prodigy on November 7, 1997. ... Girls/Memphis Bells was the fifteenth single released by the British electronica/rave/rock band The Prodigy on 21 June 2004 as a very limited 12 vinyl record and Memphis Bells on 28 June as a digital download. ... Girls was the sixteenth single released by the British electronica/rave/rock band The Prodigy on 30 August 2004. ... Hotride was the seventeenth single released by the British electronic music trio The Prodigy on 1 November 2004. ... Spitfire is the 18th single released by the English cross-genre band The Prodigy. ... Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)/Out of Space (Audio Bullys Remix) was the nineteenth single released by the British electronica/rave/rock band The Prodigy on 3 October 2005 and the first single from their singles compilation Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ http://www.amazon.de/Prodigy-Music-Review/dp/B000T2MZ0M
  2. ^ Howlett L, Nekozine online zine (November 2005), name's changes mentioned in an interview with Liam Howlett by Andrea Schnepf, last accessed 25 May 2005 (link).
  3. ^ James M, Prodigy book (2002), p. 44, Sanctuary Publishing, mentions that Liam chose the name to attribute his Moog synth.
  4. ^ http://www.theprodigy.info/discography/promos/onelove/index.shtml
  5. ^ Liner notes from Out Of Space single and Experience album.
  6. ^ http://www.brainkiller.it/prodigy/readingincident.html
  7. ^ http://www.theprodigy.nl/news/view.php?id=248

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External links

  • The Prodigy - Official website.
  • The Prodigy Live - Detailed information about Prodigy live shows.
  • TheProdigy.nl - up-to-date News, history, bandmembers, discography, downloads, articles, forum, tour dates and concert reviews.
  • The Prodigy at Discogs - Detailed discography website.
  • The Prodigy at MySpace.
  • Fresh pictures from New Year`s Eve with The Prodigy live in Romania
Discogs, short for discographies, is a website and database of information about music recordings, including commercial releases, promotional releases, and certain bootleg or off-label releases. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... Liam Howlett in the Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix) music video. ... Keith Flint on tour in Washington DC Keith Charles Flint (born 17 September 1969 in Chelmsford, Essex, England) is a member of the British hard dance/rave band The Prodigy. ... Maxim in the music video for the Prodigy single Poison. Keith Keeti Palmer (born 21 March 1967, in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England), best known as Maxim or Maxim Reality, is an MC of the British electronica/rave band The Prodigy. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Experience is an album by rave act The Prodigy. ... Music for the Jilted Generation is an album by hard dance/rave act The Prodigy. ... For the P. G. Wodehouse short story, see A Few Quick Ones. ... Prodigy Present The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One is a 1999 solo mix album by Liam Howlett of The Prodigy that was produced for BBC Radio 1s mix show The Breezeblock. ... Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned is an album by electronica act The Prodigy. ... What Evil Lurks was the first single released by British electronica act The Prodigy. ... Charly was the second single released by the British electronica act The Prodigy in August 1991. ... Everybody in the Place was the third single released by the British band The Prodigy in December 1991. ... Fire/Jericho was the fourth single released by the British electronica/rave act The Prodigy on 7 September 1992. ... Out of Space was the fifth single released by the English band The Prodigy on 9 November 1992. ... Wind It Up (Rewound) was the sixth single released by the British electronica/rave act The Prodigy on 29 March 1993. ... One Love was the seventh single released by the British electronica/rave act The Prodigy in October 1993. ... No Good (Start the Dance) was the eighth single released by the British electronica/rave act The Prodigy on 16 May 1994. ... Voodoo People was the ninth single released by the British electronica/rave act The Prodigy in August 1994. ... Poison was the tenth single released by the British electronica/rave act The Prodigy on March 6, 1995. ... Firestarter was the eleventh single released by the English band The Prodigy on March 18, 1996. ... Breathe was the twelfth single released by the British electronica/rave act The Prodigy on November 11, 1996. ... Smack My Bitch Up was the thirteenth single released by the British electronica/rave/rock band The Prodigy on November 7, 1997. ... Babys Got a Temper was the fourteenth single released by the British electronica/rave/rock band The Prodigy on 1 July 2002. ... Girls/Memphis Bells was the fifteenth single released by the British electronica/rave/rock band The Prodigy on 21 June 2004 as a very limited 12 vinyl record and Memphis Bells on 28 June as a digital download. ... Girls was the sixteenth single released by the British electronica/rave/rock band The Prodigy on 30 August 2004. ... Hotride was the seventeenth single released by the British electronic music trio The Prodigy on 1 November 2004. ... Spitfire is the 18th single released by the English cross-genre band The Prodigy. ... Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)/Out of Space (Audio Bullys Remix) was the nineteenth single released by the British electronica/rave/rock band The Prodigy on 3 October 2005 and the first single from their singles compilation Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005. ... This page lists albums, singles and compilations by the band The Prodigy with chart positions where applicable. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

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