The Prodigy have proved to be one of the most frustrating acts in the music industry over the last 10 or so years. After releasing their monster of an album, The Fat Of The Land, back in 1997, they went into hiding and have never really been able to top that album’s barrage of quality songs on any kind of consistent basis.
I remember when The Fat Of The Land first came out and thought that, from a visual perspective, The Prodigy reminded me of an electronic version of Marilyn Manson between the unsettling appearance of singer Keith Flint and their creeptastic music videos. But, in the end, the things that turned people off about The Prodigy are the things that drew me towards them. And nowhere was that more evident than in the video for their single Breathe.
Breathe encompassed everything that 1997 was about musically for me and looks like it may end up being the pinnacle of a career that may end with unfulliled promise in the eyes of the casual music fan. But, truth be told, I’ve been a big fan of the two albums they’ve released since The Fat Of The Land. However, like most Prodigy fans, I wish Keith Flint would come back as lead vocalist.
Check out their creepy video for Breathe below.