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The Prodigy
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The Prodigy performin at the 2009 Rock am Ring festival
Background information
Oreigin Braintree, Essex, Ingland
Genres Electronic, big beat, breakbeat, industrial, alternative rock, electronic rock, synthpunk, breakbeat hardcore, alternative dance, hardcore techno, oldschool jungle, rave
Years active 1990–1999
2002–present
Labels Take Me To The Hospital, Ragged Flag, Cooking Vinyl, XL, Beggars Banquet, Mute, Maverick, Warner Bros., Elektra, Shock, Disco Mix Club
Associate acts Pop Will Eat Itself, Kool Keith, Dizzee Rascal, Jaguar Skills
Wabsteid www.theprodigy.com
Members Liam Howlett
Keith Flint
Maxim Reality
Past members Leeroy Thornhill
Sharky

The Prodigy are a Inglis electronic muisic group frae Braintree, Essex formed bi Liam Howlett in 1990. The current members include Liam Howlett (keybuirdist an composer), Keith Flint (dancer an sangster), Leo Crabtree (drums), Rob Holliday (lead guitarist) an Maxim (MC an sangster). Leeroy Thornhill (dancer an occasional live keybuirdist) wis a member o the baund frae 1990 to 2000, as wis a female dancer an vocalist called Sharky who left the group durin their earlie period.

Along with The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim an other acts, The Prodigy hae been credited as pioneers o the big beat genre, which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s an 2000s.[1] They hae sauld ower 25 million records warldwide.[2] The group haes won numerous muisic awairds throughout their career, includin twa Brit Awairds–winnin Best British Dance Act twice, three MTV Video Music Awairds, twa Kerrang! Awairds, five MTV Europe Music Awairds an hae twice been nominated for Grammy Awairds.[3][4].

The group's brand o muisic makes use o various styles rangin frae rave, hardcore techno, industrial, oldschool jungle an breakbeat in the early 1990s to big beat an electronic rock with punk vocal elements in later times. The Prodigy first emerged on the underground rave dance in the earlie 1990s an hae since acheived popularity an warldwide renown. They hae been called "the premiere dance act for alternativ masses" an "The Godfathers o Rave".

Lineup[eedit | eedit soorce]

Current members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Keith Flint – dancin, vocals (1990-present)
  • Liam Howlett – keybuirds, synthesizers, programmin, laptop, computer, sampler, turntables, drums, percussion, drum machine (1990-present)
  • Maxim Reality – MC, beatboxin, vocals (1990-present)

Current live members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Leo Crabtree – drums, percussions (2008-present)
  • Rob Holliday – bass, guitar (2005-2006, 2008-present)

Umwhile members[eedit | eedit soorce]

Umwhile live members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Kieron Pepper – drums, percussions, guitar (1997-2007)
  • The Rev – guitar (2007)
  • "Snell" – drums, percussions (2007)
  • Brian Fairbairn – drums, percussions (2007)
  • Jim Davies – guitar (1995-1996, 2002–2004)
  • Alli McInnes – guitar (2001-2002)
  • Gizz Butt – guitar (1996-1999)

Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Studio Albums

Live albums:

Compilations:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Big Beat" Check |url= value (help). Allmusic. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  2. "The Prodigy: Electronic Punks 1988–1994 [Paperwork]". Amazon.com. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  3. The Brit Awards: Prodigy Brits.co.uk. Retrieved 19 January 2015
  4. The Prodigy Rock On The Net. Retrieved 19 January 2015

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