Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

The Prodigy - Baby's Got A Temper music video


Director: Traktor
Producer: ?

Music video for The Prodigy's controversial single, Baby's Got A Temper, received its TV premiere on June 5th 2002 at 9pm on MTV2 (UK). Then then played it from midnight to 6am nonstop, only that track. The video, (based on a Liam's dream) which features the band playing live on stage, in front of an audience of cows. The Prodigy filmed this new video in Poldi Kladno near Prague (Chzech Republic) in June 2002.

Video is directed by Traktor who are a group of Swedish directors who have done many advertisements and music videos - for other XL Recordings artists as well (Basement Jaxx's 'Where's Your Head At' and Layo & Bushwacka's 'Love Story'). The same Yellow Hue used on the film that Traktor used in the Fatboy Slim's 'Yo Mamma' video.

The video starts and a car arrives to this strange looking funfair in the grounds of power station. 3 old looking guys with suits leave the car and drink some milk (which later reveals coming from the Prodigy's audience..cows!) before they go into changing room. They punch their time cards and start to transforming into the band members. They are adding the piercings and the costumes. Keith shaves off his moustache. Then they are ready to go on stage and give a fucking gig to the herd cattle who generate milk. Then a fat old lady forces some half-naked women into the place to milk the cows into small milk bottles. No-one’s allowed in this arena with the cows, the cows are milked and the milk’s passed out through a gap to the people. The people is jumping and trying to buy the milk as people get high from drinking the milk. Every bottle is sold and people is acting crazy.. the Prodigy walks into the changing room again and they are taking their costumes off. They put their regular clothers on and walk away from the place.. they also give some tip to the policeman who is watching the event and keeping the "order".

Speaking to NME.COM, Prodigy’s Liam Howlett explained that the video (for new single 'Baby's Got A Temper') had come to him "in a dream", adding: "We built a funfair in the grounds of this power station (in Prague, where the video was shot) and we had an arena of cows and three guys go to work as the band and play to these cows, who generate milk. No-one’s allowed in this arena with the cows, the cows are milked and the milk’s passed out through a gap to the people." 

In exchange, the people in the video hand over money and jewellery. "’Cos the milk is like their fucking buzz, y’know, it’s like a drug reference I guess," said Howlett. "This one will be memorable. This is a good video."

Comments:
This is pretty excelent video and works fine with the tune. This is also funniest video the Prodigy ever made. I just don't get it.. it seems like the Prodigy is giving out signs that they are just selling out their music and don't give a fuck about the real people and audience. Pretty ironic. Anyway this is nice video and will be memorable.

See video captures here

Tell your comments and read others from JPN forum

Related articles

See also

Charly

Charly

1991

The Prodigy's first official promo video was shot in the rave.
Fire

Fire

1992

Pretty cool half animated video, but picture quality is poor.
Out Of Space

Out Of Space

1992

Keith in the boiler suit gas mask. Ostriches, and some dancing.
Wind It Up

Wind It Up

1993

Shot in America at Venice Beach California.
One Love

One Love

1993

At the time high budget fully computer animated video.
Voodoo People

Voodoo People

1994

Again a high budget video which was shot in a jungle.
Poison

Poison

1995

Very good and expensive video, Maxim sings, Leeroy dances, Liam plays the drums.
Firestarter

Firestarter

1996

Shot in old abandoned subway. Keith sings and Liam tries to break the train tracks.
Breathe

Breathe

1996

Lots of bugs, and a alligator. Shot in an abandoned apartment.
Smack My Bitch Up

Smack My Bitch Up

1997

Smack My Bitch Up-video has been banned on most TV channels. MTV Europe has showed it at night a couple of times.
Hotride

Hotride

2004

They made a video for Hotride but Liam didn't like it at all so it was binned and never released.
Girls

Girls

2004

First single/video from the Always Outnumbered album.
Spitfire

Spitfire

2005

Awesome live video with stunning effects. This really captures what Prodigy is about.
Omen

Omen

2009

Omen was actually the first official single from Invaders Must Die album.
Warriors Dance

Warriors Dance

2009

An animation resembling stop motion of a secretive fantasy dance party.
Nasty

Nasty

2015

First music video from The Day is My Enemy album.
Ibiza

Ibiza

2015

The Prodigy themselves and Jason Williamson on Sleaford Mods appear in the video for ‘Ibiza’.
Need Some1

Need Some1

2018

Directed by Filipino filmmaker Paco Raterta, the visual was shot entirely in the Philippines.
Jump to videography main | Prodigy main