Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Prodigy sample-spotting

Everyone's favourite firestarters return with their new album this week and although in places the Justice/Pendulum rip-offs threaten to turn it into a cringe-fest, it is A LOT better than their last two records. I will not hear a bad word said about the Prodigy after witnessing the best gig of my life at the Brixton Academy two years ago. They redefined the expression "ripping the roof off" and there are at least three tracks on Invaders Must Die (buy it here) that would fit perfectly into their epic live-show. Go and download Warrior's Dance NOW.

Liam Howlett also samples one of my favourite ever songs on the album, Manfred Mann's One Way Glass. He doesn't do it justice really on Stand Up, although I always wondered what it would sound like with a thudding beat under it, so here is the original for your listening pleasure.

Download: One Way Glass - Manfred Mann Chapter Three

And while we're on the Prodigy samples tip, you should check out this awesome mix by London DJ Huskii made up entirely of beats and pieces used by Mr Howlett, including the Breeders, Nirvana, Ultramagnetic MCs and Lee Scratch Perry. A spotter's delight.

Photo of Keith Flint taken by Jae Donnelly, the Sevenoaks Chronicle's finest.

1 comment:

wayne-marsh said...

The "If you're so special, so why aren't you dead?" from World's On Fire is taken from The Breeder's song I Just Wanna Get Along.

(The famous riff from Firestarter is also sampled from The Breeders!)