Friday, February 20, 2009

Listening Post

Ready to party like it's 1997?

12 years after the release of their landmark album The Fat of the Land, the Prodigy return next week with Invaders Must Die. DJ Liam Howlett has brought together most of the old "band" this time around -- or at the very least, Keith Flint and Maxim Reality -- rather than going with a series of guest vocalists the way he did on 2004's Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned. The result is -- well, it sounds like the Prodigy. Like Y2K never happened.

I wish I could say that this is a bad thing, but no other group fused the ferocity of punk and metal with the beats of house and electronica like the Prodigy, and it's always a joy to hear something new from them, even if they're not breaking much new ground these days. Look for a cameo by Dave Grohl (or course) on the new record and (hopefully) a U.S. tour to follow (because these guys put on one of the best live shows you'll ever experience).

To see the first single from Invaders Must Die -- Omen -- click here since it's unavailable for embed.

And, as a Friday bonus, the rarely seen uncensored video for the 2002 throw-away single Baby's Got a Temper, complete with its controversial proclamation of a love for the date rape drug, Rohypnol.


Chris said...

Thanks, I've been walking around with "Out of Space" looping in my head all morning since reading this :o)

Awesome live band too.

kanye said...

Here's one for you, Chez, still pretty new. Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele--Meet Me In The Garden. I'm not going to try and describe it, just in case you haven't heard it yet but I will say's splendid. Not a word that one gets to use often.