Monday Morning Aural Sex: 2020-03-09 (All-Star Series: The Prodigy & Keith Flint Memorial Edition)

Up what’s, motherfuckerettes y motherfuckerinos? Emo-goddamn-motherfuckin’-nun-cunt-sniffin’-clew to another Monday Morning Aural fuckin’ Sex! This week, oh my, I have an incredibly special edition for you. This week, we have both another installment of the All-Star Series and a memorial edition for The Prodigy and Keith Flint respectively. Last week marked one year since Keith Flint made the decision to leave this sad, little world of ours behind. Perverts, I’m sure most of you know my history with suicide and how profoundly devastated I’ve been by it. Keith Flint doing what he did really hit me hard, not just because he did it and no doubt threw countless souls into horrendous despair, but also because I’ve loved The Prodigy for over 20 years.


I’ve been a HUGE fan of theirs for over 2 goddamn decades, and I actually managed to get tickets for their show in NYC that was scheduled for June of last year. As far as I know, they haven’t toured the states very much at all since the mid-to-late 90s when their album, “Fat of the Land,” was at its peak popularity, so I was geeked as 10 fucks on a bicycle built specifically for 2 fucks and 2 fucks only. I was FINALLY gonna see them live. I was FINALLY gonna get to experience their show along with a whole group of my friends, and then it happened… To say my disappointment was absolute would be an understatement, as I don’t think I’ll ever be okay with it. It’s just one of those fucking gaping voids in my heart that I just have to live with now.


See, whereas most people only know The Prodigy for their popular singles like Smack My Bitch Up, Firestarter, Breathe (all on the same fuckin’ album, by the fuckin’ way), I actually have love for each and every Prodigy album. Different amounts for different albums, but they’re all Prodigy albums, so even the mediocre tracks get a pass. The fucked up thing is that the mediocre tracks are very, very few and far between, in my opinion. I could go (and frequently have gone) on and on, extolling the virtues of this Prodigy album or track versus another. The Prodigy’s influence on my life runs deep, perverts.


For example, Keith Flint’s dual-hawk haircut, I knew a kid in my middle school who had that haircut. I immediately thought he must be cool if he could somehow rock such a peculiar hairstyle, and during one of the nights I hung out with him at his place, his dad put on Insane Clown Posse. That’s right. Albeit very, very indirect, and I no doubt would have discovered ICP through some other avenue at some point, The Prodigy assisted me in my discovery of a group that would prove to be yet another of my all-time favorites. The Prodigy was pretty much the first electronic group I paid attention to. Up until that point, I had been fixated primarily on heavy metal and anything similar. The Prodigy, with their big beat sound, helped bridge the gap and opened up doors of curiosity I didn’t even know I had yet to open.


I have no doubt in my mind that many of you were as enamored by those Fat of the Land singles as I was. I’m sure most of you still rock Smack My Bitch Up, Firestarter and/or Breathe from time to time. The thing is that I loved those tracks and music videos so much that I went further into their world, discovering their previous albums and having my tastes challenged by the diverse electronic sounds therein. Experience was definitely the more challenging of the two, simply because I was too young in the early 90s to be present in the rave music scene, and by the time I got to it, it sounded pretty primitive to me. The thing is that I didn’t dismiss it, because it still bore the highly credible Prodigy name, and I was therefore inclined by the respect I have for them to keep my mind open to it. You see? The Prodigy actually helped me establish one of my most thoroughly useful practices in music appreciation that has pushed me to discover and form love for so, SO many different styles of music. Do you perverts have any idea the debt of gratitude I have to Liam, Maxim and Keef? Do you even give 847/3rds of a squirrel turd? I guess that would be many, many squirrel turds, so most likely not. Unless you’re some kind of freak who collects squirrel turds… Fuckin’ freak. Why can’t you be normal like me? Haha.


Anyway, yet another way The Prodigy helped me broaden my horizons was through the Hackers soundtrack. My 90s kid perverts might remember the cheesiness that was that early Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Matthew Lillard movie. That soundtrack was pure fuckin’ lava, and The Prodigy’s two contributions granted legitimacy to all the rest of the tracks on the album. I know it’s flawed logic, I know that there are plenty of compilations that have utterly shit tracks amidst the lava, but that was the way I approached that soundtrack because I loved The Prodigy so much. That drove me to discover Underworld, Stereo MCs, and Leftfield among others. The Spawn soundtrack, mind you, that one didn’t need The Prodigy’s help. The Prodigy & Tom Morello’s track, “One Man Army,” (which I just discovered is the vocal version of another track called, “No Man Army,”) is great and all, but the Spawn soundtrack was/is loaded with lava already just from first glance at the tracklist. If you don’t know that album, oh man, you are fuckin’ missing out.


Anyway, moving on… I imagine many of you perverts may be surprised to hear this, but Keith Flint actually recorded a solo album under the name Flint. Unfortunately, it hasn’t ever seen a proper release, but there was a video made for the track Aim4, and Razor appeared on The Prodigy’s greatest hits compilation. It sucks, ‘cause there are actually promo copies that circulated around when it was recorded, but those motherfuckers are now worth hundreds of fuckin’ dollars on Promo copies! These are things that aren’t even supposed to be sold anywhere, which probably ups their value even more. I have no idea what the album sounds like, honestly. If we’re going by the two tracks, “Aim4,” and, “Razor,” then it might be a pretty fuckin’ awesome album. I’ve actually considered making a petition to Liam and Maxim to somehow obtain the rights so it can be released posthumously. Maybe even donate some of the profits to a mental health charity or something, with the rest going to his family.


Here I fucking go again with my long-ass intros. Let me try to wrap this shit up. I think I’ve said all that needed saying for the moment except for these tidbits regarding specific tracks:


1. I made an executive fucking decision to exclude the original versions of the commonly-known singles. Honestly, why the fuck would you be listening to a podcast like mine if all you’re trying to hear are some singles you already know you love? Have I not made it crystal fuckin’ clear to you motherfuckers yet that I’m trying to get you to expand your fuckin’ heads? Broaden your horizons? Tear your fuckin’ minds open, even? Listen, I did include remixes of those tracks. They’re excellent fuckin’ remixes, and while they may or may not be even better than the originals, they deserve some goddamn love.


2. Some tracks, I’ve actually included two versions. The Day Is My Enemy, for example. I fuckin’ LOVE, like, hump a motherfuckin’ doorknob, LOOOOOOVE that track. I love the fuck out of every remix I’ve heard of it, and I actually JUST discovered the Bad Company remix a few hours ago on my drive home. That track is fuckin’ nuclear lava. That shit is fuckin’ planet destroying, and you’re about to find out what I mean. BUT! But, I couldn’t just leave out the Caspa remix because I fuckin’ LOOOOVE that version as well. I stopped short of including the original and the Liam re-work because, fuck, I had to stop somewhere.


3. This edition is another one over 4 fuckin’ hours long. Suck it up, buttercup. We’ve got at least a thousand metric fucktons of epic fucktacularity in store for us this week, so maybe just deal with it. Maybe even yojne it. Stranger things have happened.


4. There is a remastered version of Music for the Jilted Generation, but the tracks I chose from that album are from the original version simply because I assumed nobody would notice or care, and it was more convenient for me to just drag and drop the original versions from my own library. In the interest of full transparency, not to mention my own rampant fuckin’ music perversion and enthusiasm for The Prodigy, I wanted to tell you so at least you know. The remastered versions do sound better, so if you yojne the originals, definitely check out the remasters as well.


5. For anyone who might be curious about the Marilyn Manson track, that’s there because that’s fuckin’ Keith doing the vocals! Yup, they apparently got together and Keith did his own rendition of Manson’s mOBSCENE. Pretty nifty fuckin’ shit right there.


6. On the subject of Keith, and the reason why this edition is so long, I tried to include pretty much every track on which he does the vocals. There are numerous tracks on this edition that he actually had nothing to do with, but I included them anyway because by and large, Keith was/is the face of The Prodigy. I’ve got nothing but love for Liam and Maxim, but I’m pretty certain it was Keith’s image during the Fat of the Land years that cemented them in the psyches of most of the people who remember them fondly today. That’s why this is a combination All-Star Series and memorial edition. It would be a considerably shorter podcast if I used only the tracks on which Keith was credited, and Keith was primarily a dancer during the early years of the group. So, even though he didn’t write or do vocals on all that much, he was still integral to the group’s image and live performances.


With all that fuckin’ said… Perverts, it is now the time in which the commencement of yojnement occurs, incredibly! Or else…



01 The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy (Bad Company Remix) (from The Day Is My Enemy (Bad Company Remix)) [00:08:00]


02 The Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up (Sub Focus Remix) (from Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)) [00:11:57]


03 Caspa - War (feat. Keith Flint) (Subscape Remix) (from War (feat. Keith Flint)) [00:17:28]


04 The Prodigy - Omen (from Invaders Must Die) [00:21:53]


05 FLINT - Aim4 (from Device #1 (Unreleased)) [00:25:27]


06 The Prodigy - Firestarter (Alvin Risk Remix) (from The Fat Of The Land (Expanded Edition)) [00:28:24]


07 Maxim - 808 (feat. Cianna Blaze) (from 808) [00:31:38]


08 The Prodigy - Music Reach 1/2/3/4 (from Experience Expanded (Disc 1)) [00:35:14]


09 The Prodigy - Light Up the Sky (from No Tourists) [00:39:24]


10 The Prodigy - Girls (from Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned) [00:42:40]


11 Marilyn Manson - mOBSCENE (Overnight Mix feat. Keith Flint) (from mOBSCENE) [00:46:44]


12 The Prodigy - Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix) (from Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)) [00:50:25]


13 The Prodigy - Break And Enter (from Music For The Jilted Generation) [00:55:25]


14 The Prodigy - Wall of Death (from The Day Is My Enemy) [01:03:47]


15 The Prodigy - Baby's Got A Temper (Main Mix) (from Baby's Got A Temper) [01:07:36]


16 The Prodigy - Hyperspeed (G-Force Part 2) (from Experience Expanded (Disc 1)) [01:12:00]


17 The Prodigy - One Love (Original Mix) (from One Love) [01:17:13]


18 The Prodigy - Fuel My Fire (L7 cover) (from The Fat Of The Land) [01:23:03]


19 The Prodigy - Spitfire (feat. Juliette Lewis) (from Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned) [01:27:19]


20 The Prodigy - Fight Fire with Fire (feat. Ho99o9) (from No Tourists) [01:32:26]


21 The Prodigy - World’s On Fire (from Invaders Must Die) [01:35:51]


22 The Prodigy - Memphis Bells (feat. Princess Superstar) (from Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned) [01:40:40]


23 The Prodigy - Out Of Space (from Experience Expanded (Disc 1)) [01:45:04]


24 The Prodigy - Poison (from Music For The Jilted Generation) [01:50:01]


25 The Prodigy - Champions of London (from No Tourists) [01:56:42]


26 The Prodigy - Mind Fields (from The Fat Of The Land) [02:01:29]


27 The Prodigy - Rebel Radio (from The Day Is My Enemy) [02:07:06]


28 The Prodigy - Their Law (from Music For The Jilted Generation) [02:10:56]


29 The Prodigy - Nasty (Spor Remix) (from The Day Is My Enemy (Expanded Edition)) [02:17:34]


30 The Prodigy - One Man Army (feat. Tom Morello) (from Spawn OST) [02:22:24]


31 The Prodigy - The Narcotic Suite: 3 Kilos (from Music For The Jilted Generation) [02:26:35]


32 The Prodigy - Breathe (The Glitch Mob Remix) (from The Fat Of The Land (Expanded Edition)) [02:34:01]


33 The Prodigy - Get Your Fight On (from The Day Is My Enemy) [02:38:18]


34 The Prodigy - You’ll Be Under My Wheels (from Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned) [02:41:49]


35 The Prodigy - Thunder (from Invaders Must Die) [02:45:45]


36 The Prodigy - Resonate (from No Tourists) [02:49:49]


37 The Prodigy - Speedway (from Music For The Jilted Generation) [02:53:35]


38 The Prodigy - Rhythm Bomb (feat. Flux Pavilion) (NGHTMRE Remix) (from Rhythm Bomb (feat. Flux Pavilion) (NGHTMRE Remix)) [03:02:31]


39 The Prodigy - Ruff In The Jungle Bizness (Uplifting Vibes Remix) (from Experience Expanded (Disc 2)) [03:05:40]


40 The Prodigy - Timebomb Zone (from No Tourists) [03:09:53]


41 The Prodigy - Ibiza (feat. Sleaford Mods) (from The Day Is My Enemy) [03:13:12]


42 The Prodigy - Narayan (from Fat Of The Land) [03:15:57]


43 The Prodigy - Roadblox (The Jaguar Skills Ninja Terminator Remix) (from The Day Is My Enemy (Expanded Edition)) [03:25:03]


44 The Prodigy - Razor (from Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005) [03:29:18]


45 The Prodigy - Destroy (from The Day Is My Enemy) [03:33:14]


46 The Prodigy - Hotride (El Batori Mix) (from Hotride) [03:37:41]


47 The Prodigy - Wild Frontier (Killsonik Remix) (from The Day Is My Enemy (Expanded Edition)) [03:42:24]


48 The Prodigy - Serial Thrilla (from The Fat Of The Land) [03:47:27]


49 The Prodigy - Medusa’s Path (from Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned) [03:52:38]


50 The Prodigy - Take Me To The Hospital (from Invaders Must Die) [03:58:40]


51 The Prodigy - AWOL (Strike One) (from The Day Is My Enemy (Expanded Edition)) [04:02:19]


52 The Prodigy - Rok-Weiler (from The Day Is My Enemy) [04:05:11]


53 The Prodigy - Run With The Wolves (from Invaders Must Die) [04:08:52]


54 The Prodigy - Give Me a Signal (feat. Barns Courtney) (from No Tourists) [04:13:04]


55 The Prodigy - Colours (from Invaders Must Die) [04:16:53]


56 The Prodigy - No Good (Start the Dance) (from Music For The Jilted Generation) [04:20:20]


57 The Prodigy - Rise of the Eagles (from The Day Is My Enemy (Expanded Edition)) [04:26:31]


58 The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy (Caspa Remix) (from The Day Is My Enemy (Expanded Edition)) [04:30:11]


59 Maxim - Respect (feat. Lee Gough) (from Respect) [04:33:38]


60 The Prodigy - Shut 'Em Up (feat. Public Enemy & Manfred Mann) (from The Day Is My Enemy (Expanded Edition)) [04:37:10]


61 The Prodigy - Invisible Sun (from The Day Is My Enemy) [04:41:20]


62 The Prodigy - We Live Forever (from No Tourists) [04:45:32]

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