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Poison

Poison

"Poison" was released on 6 March 1995 as the fourth and final single from their second studio album, Music for the Jilted Generation (1994). John Bush from AllMusic called the song "excellent" in his review of the Music for the Jilted Generation album. Larry Flick from Billboard stated that it "marks the rave outfit's first foray into hip-hop. He commented further that "it's an inspired move. The act's penchant for quirky loops and industrial sound effects melds perfectly with the track's approachable downtempo groove." He also described the track as a "juicy jam", voiced by new band member Maxim Reality. James Hunter from Vibe noted it as "an excellent post-techno techno thing that ought to become an enormous, obnoxious hit."

The packaging for the CD single follows a theme similar to the song: rat poison. The front cover features a box of said poison, the back shows a picture of a dead and decomposing rodent, and the CD itself has a rat superimposed onto it. The theme of rat poison ties into the music, as the official remix of the song is dubbed “Rat Poison”.

I wanted to bring Maxim into the picture a bit more and that track came together very well. He tried a few lyrical idea but they weren't working, then he came back with the Poison lyric which is not a rap or reggae or anything.

I like it, there were drug ambiguities in there as well, and as a result of the buzz that idea gave me, the track was finished very quickly. I really enjoyed writing it and it is a stand out track for me. It is a mix between hip-hop and techno and Maxim works perfect on there.

Ironically, that track is also perhaps the most autobiographical I have ever written. Hip-Hop was the first style of music I was really into and that track has a lot of that element.


Liam Howlett (Electronic Punks book by Martin Roach)

See also

No Tourists Album

No Tourists

2018

Experience Album

Experience

1992

What Evil Lurks EP

What Evil Lurks

1991

Music For The Jilted Generation Album

Music For The Jilted Generation

1994

The Fat Of The Land Album

The Fat Of The Land

1997

Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned Album

Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned

2004

Invaders Must Die Album

Invaders Must Die

2009

The Day Is My Enemy Album

The Day Is My Enemy

2015

Need Some1 Single

Need Some1

2018

Ibiza Single

Ibiza

2015

Wild Frontier Single

Wild Frontier

2015

The Day Is My Enemy (Expanded Edition) Single

The Day Is My Enemy (Expanded Edition)

2015

The Night Is My Friend EP EP

The Night Is My Friend EP

2015

More Music For The Jilted Generation Compilation

More Music For The Jilted Generation

2008

Their Law: The Singles 1990–2005 Compilation

Their Law: The Singles 1990–2005

2005

The Added Fat EP EP

The Added Fat EP

2012

Prodigy Present: The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One Compilation

Prodigy Present: The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One

1999

The Prodigy Experience - Expanded: Remixes & B-sides Compilation

The Prodigy Experience - Expanded: Remixes & B-sides

2001

Light Up The Sky Single

Light Up The Sky

2018

Nasty Single

Nasty

2015

Back To Mine Compilation

Back To Mine

2006

Invaders Must Die EP EP

Invaders Must Die EP

2009

Smack My Bitch Up Single

Smack My Bitch Up

1997

Warrior's Dance Single

Warrior's Dance

2009

Omen Single

Omen

2009

Baby's Got A Temper EP

Baby's Got A Temper

2002

Firestarter Single

Firestarter

1996

Everybody In The Place Single

Everybody In The Place

1991

Fire Single

Fire

1992

Voodoo People Single

Voodoo People

1994

Take Me To The Hospital Single

Take Me To The Hospital

2009

Girls Single

Girls

2004

Breathe Single

Breathe

1996

Charly Single

Charly

1991

No Good (Start The Dance) Single

No Good (Start The Dance)

1994

Out of Space Single

Out of Space

1992

Spitfire Single

Spitfire

2005

WInd It Up Single

WInd It Up

1993

One Love Single

One Love

1993

Hotride Single

Hotride

2004

Voodoo People / Out Of Space Single

Voodoo People / Out Of Space

2005

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