Prodigy Album Finally Completed

Touring the U. S. later this month.

The new album from the Prodigy will finally see the light of day

on July 1. Entitled The Fat of the Land, the disc has been an

oft-delayed affair as the band tweaked and re-tweaked tracks, no doubt feeling

just a bit of pressure to live up to their "Monsters of Electronica"

billing.

The album will be preceded by the single "Breathe." In addition

to their hit "Firestarter," the album will also feature an as-yet-untitled

collaboration with Kula Shaker's Crispian Mills, and a track called "Deisel

Power" with Dr. Octagon/Kool Keith on the mike.

Also rumored to be on the

album is a cover of L7's "Fuel My Fire" with backing vocals from Republica

singer Saffron. The self-produced effort will get a live preview on May 26 in

Toronto, when the band play their first string of U.S. dates (also oft-delayed)

before joining Lollapalooza for a half dozen gigs in the closing slot.

New

guitarist Giz Butt (English Dogs), who played with the Prodigy on their

"Fashionably Loud" appearance earlier this year, will join the group as their

touring guitarist for the live dates.

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