KEITH FLINT, the flamboyant, charismatic and 100% full-blooded frontman of techno legends THE PRODIGY, was born on 17 September 1969. He would have turned 50 today. Unfortunately the troubled artist took his own life this year, on the 4th of March. A
truly sad loss for his family, friends and fans!
Let’s not forget this outstanding performer. Happy 50, Keith, wherever you are!
Here are four rip-roaring electro shock firecrackers to celebrate your birthday…
– NO GOOD (START THE DANCE) – 1994
The very first time I heard/saw this blitzkrieg dance missile was on MTV. Afterward, I went out and bought the cd single. I knew the band by name but had actually no idea how they sounded. This all changed that very moment. What attracted me was the nasty rock edge
it had, something I never had experienced at that time with dance/trance/techno music. Also, that hyperkinetic character (Keith Flint) in the clip added an insane element to the whole picture. ‘No Good ‘Start The Dance‘ was released as the 2nd single of The Prodigy‘s second studio album Music For The Jilted Generation on 16th May 1994. The dazzling track was built around a repetitive vocal sample from ‘You’re No Good For Me‘ by Kelly Charles (1987). It peaked at #4 in the UK and scored high all over Europe.
‘Music For The Jilted Generation’ by THE PRODIGY
Released: 4 July 1994 – Debut longplayer
BBC review: “It was their chart-topping 1996 single, “Firestarter”, that first took up lighter and aerosol and burnt the name of The Prodigy, and the piercing-covered gurn of Keith Flint, onto the national consciousness. But if you want to mark the point this gang of Essex ravers first learnt to unite the chemical rush of acid house and the anti-authority attitude that had hitherto been the preserve of black-clad anarcho-punks like Crass and their ilk, not loved-up glowstick twirlers, look back a couple of years to their 1994 album ‘Music For The Jilted Generation’.”
Full review here.
TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Anti-establishment techno punk for illegal 24 hour-parties.
TOP TRACKS:No Good (Start The Dance) / Poison / Voodoo People