Invaders Must Die

A comprehensive list of samples that The Prodigy have used in their Invaders Must Die album and live shows in that era.

The Big Gundown / Comanche (live title)

Sample: guitar/main melody
Taken from: Ennio Morricone - "The Big Gundown"


Sample: beats
Taken from: Franz Ferdinard - The Fallen (Ruined by Justice)


A harsh distorted machine gun-like buzz loop used in the chorus section is "RMX_UpDownBit5(Loop).wav" by nicStage and walkerbelm from

Omen Reprise

Sample: main synth
Taken from: Logic Pro's EXS24 sampler, patch 'Syn Oct Lead'


Sample: main beats
Taken from: The Buff Medways - Troubled Mind

Sample: main melody
Taken from: The Horrors - Count in Fives
-This one is probably a re-created and not a direct sample.

Sample: sliding synth
Taken from: Electric Light Orchestra - "So Fine"

L.A. Style's track "James Brown Is Dead" also uses that same sample, so Liam has might sampled it from that track.

The theremin melody is an interpolation of a melody from "Sara Zamana" by Kishore Kumar

Run With The Wolves

Sample: intro drums
Taken from: Senser - So Refined

Stand Up

Sample: main beats
Taken from: Manfred Mann's Chapter 3 - One Way Glass

Take Me To The Hospital

Sample: Pitched vocals
Taken from: Asher D & Daddy Freddy - The Raggamuffin Duo Take Charge. Taken from a Hustlers Convention live album consisting of performances from Music Of Life Hustlers Convention. The release is notable for having exclusive tracks by well known artists and the album cover claims it is "the world's first ever live rap album".

Sample: Drum break
Taken from: Finnish electronic group Pepe Deluxe's "Salami Fever" from album Beatitude released 2003.

Sample: "Hold It!" (Recycled from Rip Up the Soundsystem)
Taken from: Hustlers Convention a live album consisting of performances from Music Of Life Hustlers Convention.

Warrior's Dance

Sample: main vocal sample
Taken from: True Faith - Take Me Away

Sample: main melody
Taken from: Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Nightmare Mix)

Sample: main beat
Taken from: Addis Posse - Let The Warriors Dance

World's on Fire

Sample: piano synth sound and "three - two - one - zero" vocal sample
Taken from: Outlander - 'Vamp'

Sample: "If you're so special, why aren't you dead"
Taken from: The Breeders - 'I Just Wanna Get Along'

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