Bump, where is everyone? This forum is dead ain’t it, why do you bother Matt Clarke?
but anyway on the prodigy?
For me from 1991 to 94 were the dance years ( best years) they were most innovative to me. Charley alley cat mix was my fave rave.
when I first heard Firestarter I didn’t like it, it sort of grew on me and could see why it was popular and made number 1 in uk charts but still not really like the early stuff and sad that the prodigy in news is only remembered for this tune.
From 1995 to 2004 were the electro punk years and I just thought it was more advanced sex pistols and they took wrong direction and turned into celebrity sell outs. Funny at first but thought to my self am I really into this crap? Looking back no.
from 2005 to present were the garbage years, they became a big name and anything crap they put out the fans were sleep walking to buy these albums without a thought because it’s the prodigy and always ended up to number 1 like the fucking Beatles or something.
this is why partly why Keith flint committed suicide I think because he became an icon and pressure was on. Also must be depressing dancing 24/7 almostly to crap.
the prodigy went totally against its ethos, rave scene was about everyone in the group and the prodigy band was about icons and idols!
so depressing when you hear people, fans talking about or campaigning about getting Firestarter to number one again, why bother, it’s just more idol worship of Liam Howlett and makes more money again. I sometimes wonder all these surprising deaths of celebrities are bloody hoaxes, well bet some are anyway. To get away and cash in and live on an island or goto New Zealand or something never to be seen again. Not saying Keith’s death is a hoax but you never know.
overall they have been my favourite band in early years and have gone on longer than I expected but most of the time they been a disappointment in later years.
anyway that’s my 2 cents worth.
what you think?
Gob smacked, wasnt expecting this for at least another 20years or so? Is this the death of the prodigy?
Yeah it did, just before Xmas I think to about 200people limited. Dunno why, why can’t they release it as a propa album to everyone? You can hear some examples on his soundcloud but it was nothing special so I doubt the album is as good as the hype!
Great! 2092 a hundred years after the golden era! I’ll be dead by then! This might encourage other goldie oldies to make new tunes!
Yeah bin there done that, It’s like when you have your first bong, exciting at first but not any more. I’d like to see a new fresh scene That is true underground! None of this pigeon hole sub genre nonsense.
That’s the thing, there’s been nothing new for over 20years now like a new genre, scene or counterculture, what was the last thing Dubstep??? I just call it robot f**king noise! There needs to be a new scene but what would it sound like?
Just thinking is rave and dance music just dead now? I know it’s been like that for a few years now but people live their lives as if it never existed in the first place, people just don’t have apetite for rave music anymore, well the mainstream music scene don’t. Any commercial music made today won’t be remembered like the classics of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s will they? It feels like the good music has gone and taken away from me and my generation, the spirit is gone and nothing worth listening too and Friday nights are just boring mediocre trash now. All this new rave stuff just seems hurried and gash and doesn’t have the full vibe of the original music. The odd one can be okay but not a lot. Maybe I should start trolling again like the good old days of the early 2000s. Get back to the oldskool live and kicking again! Ain’t you just bored now? What you guys think?
Well the oldskool ravers are still not impressed are they, I don’t mind the new album, better than the last one. Most of it just sounded recycled like rapping of out of space on we live forever and baby’s got a temper tinny tune on no tourists. The beats were pretty much the same part from champions of London, through all the whole album. Nothing really excited me like early back in day stuff. I don’t know how Liam doesn’t get tired of this shit by now, seems no passion no more and just about cash these days.
Whats your thoughts if you’ve heard It?