Samples used by The Prodigy

Here is a comprehensive list of samples that The Prodigy have used in their Music For The Jilter Generation album and live shows in that era.

3 Kilos

Sample: the main funk sample
Taken from: Bernard "Pretty" Purdie - Good Livin' (Good Lovin') from the album "Soul Is...Pretty Purdie"

The effect of the transition from "3 Kilos" to "Skylined" may come from Liam's synths or sample cds. It's also used in a variety of other recordings: Sylver "Forever In Love", Stereo MC's "We Belong In This World Together" Music Instructor "Rock Your Body" Freestylers "Broadcast Channels ".

Benny Blanco

Sample:"Hey, remember me? Benny Blanco from the Bronx?"
Taken from: the film "Carlito's Way".

Benny Blanco '97 live intro also contained sample from 'Wildstyle' by Time Zone featuring Africa Bambaata. 2002 version also contains drum beat from The Chemical Brothers.

Break And Enter

Sample: "Hey-ee-hey-uhhh" female vocal
Taken from: Prodigy remix of Baby D's 'Casanova'

Sample: "Bring it down to Earth"
Taken from: Baby D - Casanova

Claustrophobic Sting

Sample: Laughter
Taken from:
not sure where taken from, but same source as Winx "Don't Laugh"

Sample: "My mind is going"
Taken from: from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey

Sample: Alarm bell
Taken from:Pink Floyd 'Time'

Full Throttle (single version)

Sample: We're going in; we're going in full throttle...(That oughta keep those fighters of our backs)" is taken from
Taken from:
the film "Star Wars" (episode 4), as Luke Skywalker attacks the Death Star.
Album version scrambled to avoid copyright problems!

Ultramagnetic MCs track 'Break North' uses also that same sample, so Liam has might sampled it from that track.

Sample: The sniggers from the end of the beakdowns.
Taken from: 'Bounty Killers' by Depth Charge. This track can be found from his album called "Nine Deadly Venoms".

The Heat (The Energy)

Sample: Main pulse wave type sound
Taken from: Lil Louis -Why'd U Fall ( I called you)

Sample: Can you feel it, the heat, the energy?" ("He's devouring the heat, the energy"??)
Taken from: the film "Poltergeist III"

Music For The Jilted Generation's intro

- Words are taken from the 'The Lawnmower Man' , but Liam didn't sample it straight from the movie!

No Good (Start The Dance)

Sample:"You're no good for me, I don't need nobody. Don't need no-one that's no good for me" is sampled from
Taken from: "No good for me" by Kelly Charles.

the bassline on start
Taken from: "Funky Nassau" by Beginning of the End

One Love

Sample: "One love, one love" Arabic Muezzin (actually it says allah allah, but it sounds one love).
Taken from: Ethnic vocals section of a Zero G sample CD by Time + Space.
More Info: The sample is also found in The Magi & Emanation's 'Everybody Say Love' only not as high pitched as in Liam's One Love.


Sample: the drums
Taken from: "
It's a New Day" by Skull Snaps. It can be found from their Skull Snaps: (GSF 1973) album.

- If you listen carefully, on the album version, you can hear a hip-hop sample in the background saying
"Jump around, hit the ground", which may come from the House Of Pain "Jump Around" (Album: House Of Pain, Year: 1992)

Other beats come from the same source as the LHB "Bad Magic"

(In Poison live version Liam likes to play that riff from the Prodigy's remix of 'Release Yo'Delf' by Method Man on his Roland SH101 analogue synthesizer).


Sample: "Do it"
Taken from:


Sample: the synth sample
Taken from:
the film `Hard Target` with jean-claud van damme.

Rat Poison

Sample: Hey!"
Taken from: sampled and reversed from "Smells like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana. That can be found from their break through album called Nevermind, 1991.

Rhythm Of Life

Sample: "(Resonate to the) Rhythm Of Life"
Taken from: The Magi & Emanation's 'Everybody Say Love'

Sample: "whoo"
Taken from: Total Confusion by a Homeboy, a Hippie and a Funky Dred.

Sample: Wailing Vocal (in fact, saying "loveee .....")
Taken from: Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin II)

Sample: The Scream
Taken from: The Magi & Emanation's 'Everybody Say Love'

Sample: "...your mind"
Taken from: The Magi & Emanation's 'Everybody Say Love' (.... I melt in your mind, not in your hands).
More Info: I actually got this info straight from the Emanation. She told that Rhythm of Life was actually the first remix submitted for her single but her record company wanted a second option and Liam then came up with the Eeverybody Say Love remix that is on single. Also Liam bought the "one love" (allah) sample off them too when he heard it in their track.

Rock 'n' Roll '95

This live favourite late transformed into You'll Be Under My Wheels

Sample: Vocal sample
Taken from: Poppa Large by the Ultramagnetic MC's

Sample: the main drum hits in the background
Taken from: P.S.K By Schooly D

Sample: the break which is played over the top and also sometimes brokedown at the end of the track
Taken from: 'Bouncy Lady' By 'Pleasure' its off one of the ultimate breaks & volumes 12"'s

Their Law

Sample: "What we're dealing with here is a total lack of respect for the law"
Taken from: the movie Smokey And The Bandit
Other vocals by Clint Mansell, the ex-frontman of Pop Will Eat Itself

Sample: main drum beat
Taken from: Techno Grooves - Drop That Bassline

Voodoo People

Sample: "It's the voodoo hoodoo what you don't dare to people" vocal sample.
Taken from: "The Shalimar" by Gylan Kain.

Sample: The main guitar riff
Taken from: the song "Very Ape" on Nirvana's album "In Utero" and on the album is played by Lance Riddler.

Sample: Guitar
Taken from: "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin. It can be found from their Led Zeppelin II (Atlantic 1969) album.

Sample: the flute by Phil Bent
Taken from: Johnny Pate - You're starting too fast
What you need to do before it sounds exactly the same. Pitch it up 3 shifts. The sample is like in two groups. You need to take part two and put it infornt of part one.

Sample: The violin sample which is often played live before Voodoo People
Taken from: James Bond movie 'The Man With The Golden Gun'.

Voodoo People (Dust Brothers/Chemical Brothers remix)

Sample: "Rock da house in" vocal sample
Taken from: "For Pete's sake" by Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth.

Sample: "the beat may drop but not like all the others" vocal sample
Taken from: Boogie Down Productions - "Poetry" (Criminal Minded, 1987)

You can also spot a sample from 'Slow Ride' performed by the Beastie Boys.

Voodoo Beats (live)

Sample: "style`s unorthodox, but of course it rocks"
Taken from: Voodoo Beats - Chill Rob G - Let The Words Flow

We Eat Rhythm

Sample: "We eat rhythm, we sleep rhythm!"
Taken from: ?

Sample: "All we think is rhythm,"
Taken from: ?

If you know some other sample sources, please mail to me or contact me via feedback form.
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