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Music For the Jilted Generation

A comprehensive list of samples that The Prodigy have used in their Music For the Jilted 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 ".

Break and Enter

Sample: beat
Taken from: Subwoofer Agte - Puma (Intense Remix) [Hymn - Exclusive UK Remixes, 1993]

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

Sample: TB-303 acid bassline
A re-interpolation of: 808 State's track "Flow Coma"

Sample: drum breaks
Taken from: The Shamen - Hyperreal (Selector Mix)

Liam has used this very same sample also on Out of Space.

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 [The Dark Side Of The Moon, 1973]

Sample: Beat
Taken from: Genaside II – Narra Mine [Narra Mine / Sirens Of Acre Lane, 1991]

Sample: Scratch
Taken from: Run-DMC – Peter Piper [Raising Hell, 1986]

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".

Sample: Cymbal-ish beats at the start.
Taken from: Boney M - Sunny

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"

Sample: weird hit and chord
Taken from: Jerry Goldsmith - "The Space Station" (from the 1990 film "Total Recall")

Sample: "Dah-de-ladi-ah-Hey!" female vocals
Taken from: 2Mad - "Don't Hold Back the Feeling (Piano Mix)" (1990)

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!

Sample: roaring vocal sitar loop
Taken from: ?

Sample: waterphone sounds
Taken from: ?

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.

Sample: 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.
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 used to play that riff from the Prodigy's remix of 'Release Yo'Delf' by Method Man on his Roland SH101 analogue synthesizer).


Sample: Vocal 'Do it'
Taken from: Gunshot – The Cholo [Patriot Games, 1993]

Sample: Extra beat
Taken from: Joey Beltram - My Sound [Energy Flash, 1991]


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

Sample: fx loop (wobbling noise)
Taken from: E-mu Proteus/3 – Patches – 004 Spirit Catch (also used in the episode of The X-Files, "Deep Throat")

Sample: scream
Taken from: Edwards & Armani – Acid Drill [Acid Drill, 1989]


Sample: TB-303 acid bassline
A re-interpolation of: 808 State's track "Flow Coma"

Sample: race car zoom-by sound
Taken from: Bam Bam - "Where's Your Child?"

Sample: percussion
Taken from: Sonic Solutions - "Arab Girl"

Rat Poison

Sample: Snare
Taken from: Ultramagnetic MC's - "Give The Drummer Some" (Critical Beatdown, 1988)

Sample: Vocal 'Poison'
Taken from: Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - "Poison" (Road To The Riches, 1989)

Sample: Guitar Riff + vocal '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: Drums at 0:40
Taken from: Kaotic Chemistry - Illegal Subs

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

Sample: "whoo"
Taken from: Iggy Pop - "African Man"

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

Sample: The Scream
Taken from: Same source as The Magi & Emanation's 'Everybody Say Love'. Simon Harris' sample CD "Beats, Breaks & Scratches Volume 1"

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.

Their Law

Sample: "What we're dealing with here is a total lack of respect for the law"
Taken from: Some have said it's Ray Liotta, others a Graffiti documentary, but the correct source is still unknown. The movie Smokey And The Bandit contains a similar line but sample says 'complete lack' where the song has 'total lack'.
Other vocals are by Clint Mansell, the ex-frontman of Pop Will Eat Itself

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

Sample: the shout
Taken from: Commodores - The Assembly Line. This is same source that has been used in Pandemonium and by Altern8 in their track called "Frequency".

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 infront 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 also uses a piece of intro from Simple Minds - Love Song. The sample is heavily powered up and the tempo is slightly increased.

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 (Original Mix)

Sample: "We eat rhythm, we sleep rhythm!" & "All we think is rhythm,"
Taken from: The (Original) Last Poets - "Puerto Rican Rhythms"

Sample: percussion beats
Taken from: Isaac Hayes - "Run Fay Run"

We Eat Rhythm (Jungle Mix)

Sample: sirens
Taken from: Zero-G's sample CD "Datafile One"
This same sample is also used by Bomb the Bass in "Megablast", the source of the sample used in "G-Force (Energy Flow)"

Sample: extra beat [0:48]
Source: Human Being -" The Box Opened (Bedroom In Space)" (Straight From The Bedroom - Volume 1, 1993)

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