THE PRODIGY – THE FAT OF THE LAND MECHAMIX – 15th ANNIVERSARY EDITION – THE OFFICIAL MECHANISM PODCAST
Originally released in 1997 – THE PRODIGY’s 3rd album THE FAT OF THE LAND was to be the album that made The Prodigy a worldwide electronic phenomenon. With the first single FIRESTARTER blasting it’s way to the top of the charts we knew that the boys had become harder and tougher than ever before. Then came BREATHE which not only crossed genres but opened them up to a whole new audience and made them international chart topping superstars almost over night, even smashing the elusive American music market. Then came the most controversial single and video of their career SMACK MY BITCH UP. The video was banned by most music tv shows and could only been seen after midnight on most channels. The song became an anthem immediately and still to do this day is their most popular live track. THE FAT OF THE LAND was at the time The Prodigy’s most mature sounding record, fusing hip hop beats and samples from the likes of The Beastie Boys and The Ultra Magnetic MC’s and even featuring Crispian Mills from KULA SHAKER as guest vocalist on the epic NARAYAN. The album ends with Keith Flint’s punk style vocals on their cover of Fuel My Fire originally written and performed by Melbourne (Australia) band The Cosmic Psychos and re-written by grunge group L7. THE FAT OF THE LAND was the album that took The Prodigy from underground rave pioneers to cyber-punk superstars and finally earned them the recognition they so deserved.
SMACK MY BITCH UP
FUEL MY FIRE
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