A comprehensive list of samples that The Prodigy have used in their Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned album and live shows in that era.
Taken from: 'All Day and All of the Night' by The Kinks (album: Kinks' Greatest Hits, 1966)
Sample: distorted guitar riff
Taken from: As you can hear it's from Firestarter
Sample: synth-sound fading
Taken from: probably taken and re-used from Mindfields
Sample: squeeky distorted vox (0:15)
Taken from: Firestarter
Sample: sirens (2:21)
Taken from: Funky Shit
Sample: the drum loop
Taken from: almost same as used in Diesel Power
Track also uses portions of the army march-intro from the live-show
Sample: main melody hook sample
Taken from: D Train - "You're The One For Me" but re-created for the track.
Sample: Male rap part ("Imagine how it would be, to be at the top making cash money. Go tour all around the world, tell stories about all the young girls")
Taken from: Broken Glass - 'Style Of Streets'
Sample: harsh electric guitar drone at the beginning
Taken from: "Double Dare" (1980) by Bauhaus from their debut studio album, "In the Flat Field".
Sample: Main ethnic loop
Taken from: "ELAHAYE Naz" composed by Rooholah Khaleghi and performed by Gholamhossein Banan
Sample: Main drum loop
Taken from: Jaydee's - 'Plastic Dreams (Hohner Retro Mix) written by Robin Albers
Contains a sample from - Shocking Blue - 'Love Buzz'
Phoenix also uses a sample from Neptunes version of 'Superthug' by Noreaga
Sample: flute-type riff 34" from the start
Source: G.T.O. - 'Pure'
Sample: the intro
Source: The Chemical Brothers - 'My Mercury Mouth'
Sample: Vocal sample
Taken from: Poppa Large by the Ultramagnetic MC's
Sample: piano line
Taken from: Sagittarius - 'My World Fell Down'. Excactly same line used in Trigger but mixed up.
Sample: main drumbeat
Taken from: Jay-Z '99 Problems' (which uses a beat from Billy Squire's 'Big Beat')
Sample: Main bass line
Taken from: Michael Jackson's "Thriller" but Liam has recreated it because Sony music didn't let him use the original sample from the track.
In live gigs Liam usually plays various other Thriller samples on top of this track. Like these horns.
Sample: Alarm bell
Taken from: Pink Floyd 'Time' (same sample as used in Claustrophopic Sting)
Sample: electric guitar feedback loop
Taken from: Slayer - "South of Heaven" (1988)
Sample: atmosphere (used live before the track)
Taken from: ?
Future Music - 1st February 1993 Prodigious talent
Hot Press - 8th September 1993 Welcome To The Techno-drome
Toronto Sun - 11th May 1999 Prodigy tries sex in space
Toronto Sun - 15th May 1999 Decline of the Jedi Knights
Nekozine - 19th November 2005 Interview with Liam Howlett after The Prodigy's show in Copenhagen
Hot Press - 8th May 2010 Leeroy Keeps Swinging
MTV Hive - 4th December 2012 Dissecting the Prodigy: 25 Samples Behind 'The Fat of the Land'
EXCLAIM! - 19th July 2018 The Prodigy Announce 'No Tourists' LP, Share New Song
The Sun - 30th November 2018 Still starting fires
Decoded Magazine - 31st January 2019 Sampling the Sex Pistols, dissing koalas and never taking your foot off the gas: we crank the froth-o-meter up to full with The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett
The Guardian - 27th May 2020 The 100 greatest UK No 1s: No 8, The Prodigy – FirestarterRead more at the articles gallery