• Maxim releases a new solo album "Love More"
    The Prodigy's Maxim's 3rd solo album “Love More” will be released in Japan on December 4th. Read more
  • Rare Keith's tour outfit on sale on forum
    Theprodigy.info visitor and a fan is selling an outfit once owned by Keith Flint. Read more
  • Experience 28th anniversary
    The debut studio album Experience by The Prodigy was first released on 28 September 1992. Read more
  • Keith Flint dead at 49
    The iconic frontman was found dead at his home. All love and sympathy goes out to his family, friends and all fans across the world at this sad time. Read more

NME

Prodigy Court Outrage in New Video

PRODIGY are set to cause a storm of protest if the video for their controversial forthcoming single 'Smack My Bitch Up' is released in its current form. The video, filmed last week at London's Base nightspot, features topless model Vicky Lee playing a lesbian who lurches around a club grabbing topless dancer's breasts, vommiting on some people and punching others while in the background revellers simulate having sex and taking drugs. None of the band appear in the film, which is the work of Scandinavian director Jonas Ackelund.

A Prodigy spokesman explained the video was still being worked on and that no decision would be made until the end of the week as to its final form. "Theres a very funny balance to them really, because they revel in people objecting to things they do," the spokesman said. "If we don't go ahead it won't be because we've bottled out of being controversial, it'll be because the band didn't like it. " The single has already provoked a wave of complaints from womens groups.

Liam Howlett has also hit back at Chumbawamba, who hit the UK Number Two spot recently with "Tubthumping", after they criticised 'Smack My Bitch Up' Chumbawamba have recorded their own version of the Prodigy single called 'Smack My Keith Up' which will be released to fan club members. The band's Boff said last week: "The Prodigy look radical but their songs aren't. They should go away and read some books about feminism. " Prodigy's Liam countered "I heard that Chumbawamba got together in 1982 - so it's taken them 15 years to come up with one piece of shit record. I'd like to point out that anyone of my cymbal patterns is more radical than their entire recorded output - which is basically a waste of plastic. "

Jump to articles main | Prodigy main

Further reading