Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Which record label were The Prodigy signed to (in the UK) for their first several albums?||The Prodigy
'XL Recordings. They are signed to Maverick in the US.
|The guitar in 'Voodoo People' is from which Nirvana track?||The Prodigy
'Very Ape'. To avoid copyright infringement the sample was recreated by Jim Davies.
|The Prodigy once had a third dancer. What was her name?||The Prodigy
Sharky. Sharky left the band after they signed a record deal.
|Keith Flint's band Flint made a song with the same lyrics as 'Baby's Got A Temper'. What is it called?||The Prodigy
'Razor'. 'Baby's Got A Temper' was originally a Flint track, then Liam decided to use the lyrics in one of his own songs.
|Which Prodigy member was in the band Cut 2 Kill?||The Prodigy
Liam. Liam was a DJ for the hip hop act Cut 2 Kill.
|Maxim released a solo album on October 2000. What was it called?||The Prodigy
'Hell's Kitchen'. 'The Alchemist' was a working title for the album. 'My Web' was an EP released before the album.
|Dom Phillips was behind the infamous 'Did Charly Kill Rave' story, but which magazine was he writing for?||The Prodigy
'Mix Mag'. Dom changed his mind about The Prodigy when he heard their second album, 'Music for the Jilted Generation'.
|Liam once collaborated with Kool Keith of the Ultramagnetic MCs. What was the song called?||The Prodigy
'Diesel Power'. Kool Keith is one of Liam's favourite rappers.
|The vocals on 'Out of Space' are taken from which reggae act?||The Prodigy
|What was The Prodigy's first single to make the UK chart?||The Prodigy
'Charly'. 'Charly' made number three in the UK chart. 'What Evil Lurks' was a limited vinyl release, and therefore did not chart.
Leeroy Thornhill. Leeroy, the dancer, left to pursue his solo project, Flightcrank. Jim Davies is a part-time guitarist.
|Who is the main writer and producer behind The Prodigy?||The Prodigy
Liam Howlett. Keith and Maxim have some input, but Liam is behind all Prodigy music.
It was named after Moog Prodigy the synthesiser. Moog Prodigy synths were first made in 1979 and have been used by the likes of Fatboy Slim and Blur.
|Which parody artist who has released "Eat It" and "White and Nerdy" made a spoof of the "Firestarter" music video on his TV show?||The Prodigy: Tough in the Jungle
"Weird Al" Yankovic. Weird Al has been on the go for around 30 years releasing parodies of his favourite songs.
Back To Mine:Liam Prodigy. This was released in 2006 as a compilation of Liam's favourite tunes an contains this never before commercially released Prodigy track.
All Saints. Natalie Appleton and Liam married in 2002 and have two children (one from Natalie's previuous marriage). All Saints reformed in 2006 to release their third album "Studio 1" but it didn't do as well as they had hoped.
Keith Flint. When Keith and Liam first met, Keith suggested that he and his friend Leeroy should dance on stage while Liam played his tracks. Eventually both dancers got the chance to do vocals on some of the tracks.
The Gallagher Brothers. Noel has also collaborated with The Chemical Brothers on "Let Forever Be" and "Setting Sun".
Love Buzz. It was originally released in the late 1960s by Shocking Blue and was covered by Nirvana as their first single release in 1988.
Michael Fish. Michael Fish famously denied there was going to be a major storm on 15th October 1987. The following day a storm ravaged the South of England killing 19 people.
|In 2009 The Prodigy's fifth album finally appeared and was called "Invaders Must Die". The title track was released as a download. What single was released next, as an official single?||Perfectly Prolific Prodigy
Omen. The fifth album by the band seemed to sell better than the previous one, bringing the band back into the limelight again. Liam Howlett started work on the album in 2006 and has described it as a sort of mixture from previous albums. It features collaborations with very diverse artists again, including Dave Grohl and James Rushent.
The track "Omen" was officially released as the first single off the album. It was co-produced by James Rushent, who is known from the band Does It Offend You, Yeah? Other singles to be released from this album are "Warrior's Dance" and "Take Me To The Hospital".
|In 2004 the fourth album by the Prodigy was released, receiving a title taken from a book by Walter Mosely. What was the album called?||Perfectly Prolific Prodigy
Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned. Work on the album started out in 1998 already. For this album Liam Howlett mostly worked by himself, with the rest of the band not contributing to the album musically. Liam had long breaks and was apparently not pleased with the initial result. There are various contributions from other artists on the album like Twista, the Gallagher brothers from Oasis and Kool Keith (of the Ultramagnetic MC's). It even features an appearance from actress Juliette Lewis. She does backing vocals on the opening track "Spitfire".
After the album The Prodigy kind of settled down a little releasing a compilation album in 2005 called "Their Law: The Singles From 1990-2005".
|The Prodigy did not stay away from controversy. In 2002 one of their singles is heavily criticized, as the lyrics talk about the supposed rape drug Rohypnol. What is this single called?||Perfectly Prolific Prodigy
Baby's Got a Temper. There were a lot of things changing for The Prodigy after the release of their third studio album. Leeroy Thornhill left the band in 1999. In 2002 Liam Howlett married Natalie Appleton from the band All Saints. They would have a son called Billy in 2004.
Musically things were not as well received as their previous work. The single "Baby's Got a Temper" was criticized, since the lyrics mentioned the rape drug Rohypnol. The song was written by Keith Flint, while working on a side project called Flint. Initially the song was intended for the upcoming fourth album, but it was left off the track listing due to the controversy.
|One of the tracks on the Prodigy's third album sparked controversy, as it was called "Smack My B.... (censored) Up". Its music video further enhanced the notion this song promoted violence and domestic abuse. Which famous director was responsible for this video?||Perfectly Prolific Prodigy
Jonas Akerlund. The song "Smack my B.... (censored) Up" has received a lot of criticism, supposedly condoning and promoting violence. The band has denied this regularly and it also did not stop the song from becoming a massive hit for the band worldwide. The song features a sample from the Ultramagnetic MC's. They were previously sampled by the band on "Out of Space".
The music video, directed by Jonas Akerlund, further enhanced the controversy. It shows a person going on a rampage on the town, doing everything from drinking and taking drugs to having sex and being violent. At the end of the video the unseen character actually turns out to be a woman. Jonas Akerlund has done extensive work on music videos, working for artists such as Madonna, Roxette and Rammstein.
|In June 1997 the Prodigy's third album was eventually released to critical acclaim. What title was this new offering given, using an English expression?||Perfectly Prolific Prodigy
The Fat of the Land. The title of the album comes from an English expression: "living off the fat of the land", which means that you are doing very well, living a rich lifestyle. It came out just before the band was one of the major acts at the 1997 Glastonbury festival.
The album spawned several hit singles, including the two already released singles, "Firestarter" and "Breathe". It features several samples, as did previous albums, including tracks from the Wu-Tang Clan and the Beastie Boys.
|The Prodigy started working on their third studio album from early 1996. In March 1996 they released one of the songs to feature on that album in the UK, with Keith Flint doing lead vocals for the first time on a track with somewhat violent lyrics. What is the song called?||Perfectly Prolific Prodigy
Firestarter. So far Liam Howlett was always the frontman in the band. With the release of "Firestarter" this position shifted somewhat to Keith Flint, who usually did more of the dance work along with Leeroy Thornhill. Their next single "Breathe" also featured Keith more prominently.
The single was accompanied by a rather dark video, shot in black and white. It features Keith performing in a underground tunnel. Later performer Weird Al Yankovic, famous for his parodies of hit songs, made a new version of the song called "Lousy Haircut".
|One of the songs on the Prodigy's second album is a collaboration with another band called "Their Law". It protests new British legislation at the time with strong lyrics like: "(censored) them and their law". Which band featured on this song?||Perfectly Prolific Prodigy
Pop Will Eat Itself. The track "Their Law" was more rock oriented than their usual work. It carried a strong political message. Frontman Liam added a sample of the movie "Smoky and The Bandit" in the song, as was the case for many songs on the second album.
"Pop Will Eat Itself" is a rock band, originally from Stourbridge. They were formed in 1986. One of their biggest hits was the 1993 single "Get the Girl! Kill the Baddies". Their songs often had strong political themes, which made them the perfect choice for Liam and his men for "Their Law".
Music for the Jilted Generation. The second album "Music for the Jilted Generation" was well received by the fans and press and cemented their place in the British music scene. It featured songs like "Voodoo People", "Poison" and "One Love", released as a single. Other tracks include "Claustrophobic Sting and "Break and Enter".
The album's theme is said to be a response to the situation in the British rave scene, as the band saw it. They found the scene to be heavily corrupt. It was also a protest against the Criminal Justice and Public Order act, released in 1994. In that act the rave scene was associated with criminal acts.
|One of the first songs to become a big hit for The Prodigy features the famous line: "Pay close attention, I'll take your brain to another dimension". What is the name of this track?||Perfectly Prolific Prodigy
Out of Space. The single "Out of Space" seemed to really push the band forward to mainstream success. The song features several samples, including the reggae track "I Chase The Devil" by Max Romeo and "Criticial Breakdown", performed by the Ultramagnetic MC's. This last song is where the famous line from the track is taken from.
The Audiobullys would later make a remix of this song. It was originally released as a fourth single for The Prodigy. Several versions of the song include bonus tracks, like "Music Reach" and "Ruff in the Jungle Bizness".
|The Prodigy was founded by Liam Howlett. What is the name of their debut single, a rave classic, sampling a public information movie?||Perfectly Prolific Prodigy
Charly. The Prodigy started off humble in the underground circuit. Their name was derived by frontman Liam Howlett from the Moog Prodigy synthesizer. Their first single "Charly" was a huge hit in rave scenes. It famously sampled a public information movie from the 1970s, called "Charly Says". In that movie a boy called Tony and his cat Charly gave safety tips to children.
It was not until 1992 that the band released their first full album called "Experience". Singles to come off this album include "Everybody in the Place" and "Wind it Up".