Production on Prodigy's forthcoming album The Fat Of The
Land has come to a much delayed and long-awaited conclusion.
The uber-techno smash party, whose release date was postponed
numerous times as the band fussed over the final product, hammers its way into
stores on June 30 worldwide, and July 1 in the U.S. A source at XL, the band's
U.K. label, told ATN that the band was still mastering the disc up until the
end of last week.
The Fat Of The Land, released stateside by
Maverick, features 10 cuts and a bevy of guests. Mr. Scatological himself, Kool
Keith (known to most as Dr. Octagon) lends lyrics and vocals to "Diesel Power."
"Narayan" was co-written by Crispian Mills of Kula Shaker, and the album wraps
up with a cover of L7's "Fuel My Fire" sporting backup vocals from Republica's
"The tracks were only finished at the end of last week," XL's Anna
Dockrell said. "The amount of stuff we know about it is really slim. Most
people here haven't actually heard the whole thing even."
previously a hit in England, has just been released in the U. S. The song is a
slamming, up-tempo blast of snotty rock 'n' roll that rides on a cool techno
rhythm. The video is being aired on MTV.
Dockrell added that amid the
Prodigy's hectic summer tour schedule the group intends to record two
additional singles. "I imagine they're going to record new tracks to go along
with those, or remixes," she said.
The band's current tour schedule matches
their frenetic recording technique. The Prodigy is finishing up an eight-date
U.S. stint, and they'll fill Lollapalooza's rotating headliner slot on 11 tour
stops in July and August. Between these series of United States gigs, the group
will attend 10 European festivals giving 14 concerts in nine countries. Among
the Euro fests will be Britain's Glastonbury, where the Prodigy will play to a
crowd of 100,000.
Fat Of The Land's complete track listing includes:
"Smack My Bitch Up," "Breathe," "Diesel Power," "Funky Shit," "Serial Thrilla,"
"Mindfields," "Narayan," "Firestarter," "Climbatize," and "Fuel My Fire."