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protein
11-02-2004, 16:49:47
Interview here (http://www.nekozine.co.uk/int.html)

It seems that Liam got pissed off with all the shouting and guitars and his studio and got a copy of Reason and a laptop. He thinks that Reason is similar to the way he wrote his first album. He also thinks that this album is going to be more like the second prodigy album.

Sounds pretty exciting to me. They turned really crap when they decided to use guitars and have songs with vocals.

Nills Lagerbaak
11-02-2004, 18:22:42
uh? The second album was the shittest (Music for the jilted generation?) The third was the best (Fat o' the land) and the first was a close second.

Correct me if the orer is wrong here.

protein
11-02-2004, 19:07:06
The first was fucking awesome cutting edge genius -

Experience
1 03:44 Jericho (Original Version) - brilliant
2 04:12 Music Reach (1/2/3/4) - brilliant
3 04:33 Wind It Up - brilliant
4 05:31 Your Love (Remix) - brilliant
5 05:15 Hyperspeed (G-Force Part 2) - brilliant
6 05:13 Charly (Trip Into Drum And Bass Version) - brilliant
7 04:58 Out Of Space (Original Mix) - brilliant
8 04:11 Everybody In The Place (155 And Rising) - brilliant
9 08:05 Weather Experience - brilliant
10 04:58 Fire (Sunrise Version) - brilliant
11 05:10 Ruff In The Jungle Bizness (Original Version) - brilliant
12 03:43 Death Of The Prodigy Dancer (Live) - brilliant

the second was an absolutely classic generation-defining album.

Music for the jilted generation
1 0:45 Intro
2 8:24 Break & Enter - brilliant
3 6:40 Their Law - brilliant
4 5:02 Full Throttle - brilliant
5 6:27 Voodoo People - brilliant
6 8:56 Speedway - brilliant
7 4:28 The Heat (The Energy) - brilliant
8 6:12 Poison - brilliant
9 6:17 No Good (Start The Dance) - brilliant
10 3:53 One Love (Edit) - brilliant
The Narcotic suite - brilliant
11 7:26 3 Kilos - brilliant
12 5:58 Skylined - brilliant
13 7:12 Claustrophobic Sting - brilliant

The third was when they started to lose it a little and got famous, nothing to write home about although Smack My Bitch up was good, introduction of guitars and vocals to appeal to students. Also introduction of guitars and drums to live act. A little less poweful and a wee bit diliuted sounding-

Fat of the land
1 05:42 Smack My Bitch Up - okay
2 05:34 Breathe - okay-ish
3 04:17 Diesel Power - average
4 05:16 Funky Shit - brilliant
5 05:11 Serial Thrilla - terrible
6 05:39 Mindfields - can't even remember it
7 09:05 Narayan - nara - yawn
8 04:39 Firestarter - brilliant
9 06:38 Climbatize - can't remember it
10 04:18 Fuel My fire - can't remember it

Then there was the single

Baby's Got A Temper - fucking appalling

Which was pretty much a continuation of the last album. It sounded like a dull Prodigy influenced punk band. Utter shite

The Shaker
11-02-2004, 19:10:04
So you liked the fat of the land album yeah?

Funkodrom
11-02-2004, 19:12:53
I really liked Fat of the Land. I liked them all though, liked how they are all totally different as well.

Vincent
11-02-2004, 19:25:32
I liked something but IIRC it was a completly different band

protein
11-02-2004, 19:25:55
Fat of the land is ok but you can tell they had lost it a little and were appealing to students and the charts. It is mostly filler. The first two albums are all killer.

Gramercy Riffs
11-02-2004, 19:26:56
Thier first album is the best by a distance.

Second is good.

Third is very shit. Basically, they make a much better dance act than a rock/punk act I think.

Funkodrom
11-02-2004, 19:30:13
It's funny, I really don't rate Firestarter, although I like the album. I don't think it's their best but I don't think it's shit either.

zmama
11-02-2004, 19:40:08
Originally posted by Vincent
I liked something but IIRC it was a completly different band

Fleetwood Mac, right?

Vincent
11-02-2004, 20:00:12
In 1957!

Nills Lagerbaak
11-02-2004, 21:17:41
I love the first and third, the second I find a really dull example of how bad dance music can be..

I loved the third as a crossover (although purists would complaing about the dilution) - some great samples and collaborations.

protein
11-02-2004, 21:34:17
DULL?
Poison?
No Good?
Break & Enter?
In my opinion they are the most exciting and influential pieces of dance music from the whole of the 90s. I challenge you to listen to those tracks and not want to jump up and down excitedly.

protein
11-02-2004, 21:38:59
The first and second albums I can hear in my head at will. I don't even need to listen to the real thing. Same with Nevermind and Siamese Dream and the first Chemical Brothers album.

Nills Lagerbaak
12-02-2004, 10:29:58
There are some interesting ideas on the second, but the songs are too long and too repetative.
Again, I guess it bolis down to what you would listen to at home, and what you might want to listen to in a club. I think the first and third are much more "home friendly"

protein
12-02-2004, 10:51:57
The first and second album really excite me and remind me of my youth, going to raves, parrties and getting blasted. Whereas the third album reminds me of students and top of the pops.

Funkodrom
12-02-2004, 12:12:00
What's wrong with students dole scum?

protein
12-02-2004, 12:23:00
I worked at the Upin Arms around the time of Fat of the Land. I can picture the drunken agrig students in tuxedos and polo outfits drinking Red and dancing about like twats to "Breathe".

It's a far cry from the illegal urbam partys and underground raves in the countryside that I can picture when I hear Experience.

Funkodrom
12-02-2004, 12:52:35
So... you have a bias based on who listened to it not just the music?

King_Ghidra
12-02-2004, 12:55:47
i'm with protein and gramercy

1 and 2 are the best

3 has good singles but is a poor album

Funkodrom
12-02-2004, 12:56:29
I like 1 and 2 best as well, I think I just like arguing.

King_Ghidra
12-02-2004, 13:07:44
no you don't

Lazarus and the Gimp
12-02-2004, 18:25:23
Originally posted by protein
I worked at the Upin Arms around the time of Fat of the Land. I can picture the drunken agrig students in tuxedos and polo outfits drinking Red and dancing about like twats to "Breathe".

It's a far cry from the illegal urbam partys and underground raves in the countryside that I can picture when I hear Experience.

Why has Protein given Scabby his password?

protein
12-02-2004, 23:49:07
I know. There is very little music that I attach an urban cultural value to and the prodigy along with the d'n'b that spawned from that era.