Throwback Thursdays – The Prodigy: Music For The Jilted Generation

 

The Prodigy have always been my ultimate dance act and their second album specifically is a masterpiece that most groups only dream of accomplishing. It’s 1994 and The Prodigy changed the course of Electronica giving a fresh sound with every release on the album with samples of the Guitar from ‘Very Ape’ by Nirvana to the Vocal from ‘Poltergeist III’ and even a Sample from ‘2001 – A Space Odyssey’ amongst a slap in the face of breakbeat, techno, raving sirens, orchestrated melodies, smashed glass and down right raw pounding beats. Recorded around the time of the Criminal Justice Act which is the 1994 legislation that effectively criminalised outdoor raving this album delivers the anarchistic message perfectly to the question which is printed inside the sleeve – ‘How can the government stop young people from having a good time? So on that note……

Track list
Intro
Break & Enter
Their Law
Full Throttle
Voodoo People
Speedway (Theme From Fastlane)
The Heat (The Energy)
Poison
No Good (Start The Dance)
One Love (Edit)

The Narcotic Suite
3 Kilos
Skylined
Claustrophobic Sting


Daz Pearson
About the Author

UK based former DJ and promoter, co-owner, director, writer & creative at Decoded Magazine. Studied at the University of Wolverhampton graduating in Graphic Communication & Typography (BA Hons). In house video editor and avid MMA follower with a keen ear for dark, twisted, hypnotic, tribal progressive house and techno.