Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Prodigy: Take Me To The Hospital 10/20

“Nobody does The Prodigy like The Prodigy, and it’s a joy to have them back on all cylinders.” – Clash – 8/10, March 2009

Having smashed it with their intensity and energy at virtually every major UK festival this year including headline performances at Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Download to name a few, The Prodigy release the third single Take Me To The Hospital on October 20th. Still riding high in the UK charts, their album ‘Invaders Must Die’ is among the top five selling albums of 2009 and has reaffirmed the band’s status as true legends of both dance and rock.

Take Me To The Hospital is the exhilarating car crash sound of all three members … a sound so frenetic, unhinged and deeply bass driven it could only come from the minds of Liam, Keith and Maxim. Steeped in the history early 90s rave The Prodigy themselves pioneered but given a suitably awe inspiring 21st century reboot, this ain’t no retro banger … it’s a future classic.

Remixes include an apocalyptically gnarly remix from Queens Of the Stone Age front-man Josh Homme collaborating with Liam himself. On the dance-floor side there are mixes from Adam F & Horx, Rusko, Losers and drum & bass demons Sub Focus.

"The electro-ravers descend on a derelict mental hospital in Take Me To The Hospital" -NME

(Editor's Note - Let's not think about the fact that The Faint has had a better song out by the same name for years...)

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