THE PRODIGY ARE COMING!!!
I cannot explain how excited I am about this. This band is #1 on my “bands to watch” bucket list. After this, I really only need to see The Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk live. Then I can become a hermit.
They will be playing the Synergy Festival in Johannesburg and Cape Town. If you’re still debating whether to go or not, well, let me twist your arm. This week, I will be featuring songs by The Prodigy.
This was their first single released in 1991. It’s called “Charly” and samples a little known BBC public information campaign from the 70s. Is the title a cultural drug reference? Well, the band was huge in the underground rave scene. The video is ridiculous yet the brilliance of the music really shines through. There is definitely something special about this band.
The single peaked at #3 in the UK which is quite an accomplishment. The song is on the album “The Prodigy Experience.” Do yourself a favour and find this album. In my opinion, its one of the best debut albums ever.