Music For The Jilted Generation
|UK chart position: 1|
14th 1994, XL-Recordings XL 114
Avex Trax & XL-Recordings, AVCD-11204
Music for the Jilted Generation is the second studio album by The Prodigy. The album was released through XL Recordings in July 1994. The album was re-released in 2008 as More Music for the Jilted Generation, including remastered and bonus tracks. Similarly to their previous record Experience, Maxim Reality is the only group member, besides Liam Howlett, from the then line-up to contribute to the album.
When Liam Howlett came to the cutting room for the final phase in the album production he realised that all the tracks he had originally planned for wouldn't fit onto a CD, so "One Love" had to be edited which resulted in a cut of approximately 1 minute and 41 seconds, "The Heat (The Energy)" was slightly cut, and the track called "We Eat Rhythm" was left out. "We Eat Rhythm" was later released on a free cassette with in October 1994 Select Magazine entitled Select Future Tracks. Liam Howlett later asserted that he felt the edit of "One Love" and "Full Throttle" could have been dropped from the track listing.
There was two proposed titles for this second album that never got used. They were Music For The Cool Young Juvenile and Music For Joyriders.
What is actually
the Narcotic Suite?
"The Narcotic Suite" includes live flute parts, played by Phil Bent. Originally, Howlett asked Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull to play this part or to give permission to use samples of one of his flute parts; according to Anderson, the letter from Howlett got stuck in his office and when Ian found it, the album was already released.
MUSIC FOR THE JILTED GENERATION
For me there's still tracks there
I wasn't happy with. I wasn't happy to put the more
techno tracks on there like "Full Throttle"
and "One Love" and stuff like that. It took
quite a long time to produce the album. And I felt
that it was sort of an end to something we were doing
before and the start of something new. It wasn't just
a whole new album with all new direction. It was important
to still have some tracks that the old Prodigy fans
could relate to still, you know? So with tracks like
"Their Law" which were a bit more extreme
and "Poison" and stuff like that, it was
kind of like a new direction and "Voodoo People"
and stuff like that. It was like forget about all
the rules of dance music and here's something new
that sort of captures something along with the rock
side as well, just bringing that through a bit. We
didn't want to change into a rock band. I think about
the same time as we left the rave scene, we started
to play like festivals and college dates and stuff,
just stuff with other bands, guitar bands. And just
being around that environment just inspired me to
harden up the sound. It was the environment I was