On 1st July 2002 Prodigy will release their new single Babys got a Temper. Here some some fan opinions about it. For more info about the single, go back to info about BGAT
Here some fan feedback I have received. Please note that although you can of course still e-mail me, i will not add any further fan opinions to this page.
from 'Acid Twin' by e-mail:
i fuck its fucking awsome!!!!
Miwant by e-mail:
a good song, worth waiting for all those years and it got an ass-kicking
spirit in it, but it lacks some really bombing/overwhelming feeling,
i am sure that'll come when i hear this song live...
from Des Mc Gouran by e-mail:
anyone has seen my comments in the forums they know how I feel about
Saku Saisa by e-mail:
I love it. Plain and simple. Perhaps it sounds a bit too much like something from FOTL, but I dunno.. I love it.
Spence aka Benny Blanco by e-mail:
for me to state my opinion I think. I can't see why everybody is so
disappointed at the new tracks (especially Des it seems; P), ok so
fair enough musically Liam hasn't progressed much from FOTL days.
But why should this be taken as a bad thing?. Here's an interesting
concept for you all to ponder over, now if Liam were playing these
tracks in the live set back in 97/98. Would we be having this debate?
Bastian Bammert by e-mail:
the track sounds a bit like "Firestarter" (I think Liam
H. used the
Lothario by e-mail:
everybody expected something great, a new firestarter, a new one love
or something, but I compare this single with the same situation when
Chemical Brothers released Surrender. It's an album I hated at the
first listen, but is precious in my cd-collection now. You can't expect
great artists to deliver exactly what you like all the time. Personally
I like the track. It's not going to be a hit though, although several
people will buy it just because it is Prodigy. But having been a fan
for seven years, I feel obliged to stand by the band, even if they
don't go well in the charts. And BGAT doesn't suck, it's just not
very outstanding. And in the presents evolving music-industry it is
dead hard to go in new directions without going avantgarde. So I'd
never got my hopes up for something extraordinary being released,
but expected it to be good. And I'm satisfied. The track doesn't sound
like the descriptions in AMP-T, with samples thrown in here and there,
I was positively surprised to find that out. The guitar is intelligently
used (not like serial thrilla). Releasing this as a single prior to
Trigger is good. Trigger is too FOTL-ish.
'R&M' by e-mail:
when i firstly heard live version ,i thought of it very bad and i was disapointed of them....heh thanx Saku for making me change my opinion about them.....studio version became more good .cleaner,but there are alot of discussing about the lirycs......as for me,i did not hear any rohypnol there ,only "hypnose" ....in live version....but i am russian so i should not judge of it ,just telling my poing of view..about drums.....you may say that the drums in there were too simple for prodigy ....too "poppy" but i think that the song is supposed to be a "dub" song....so the song was according to the style.....finally....wanna hope that there will be some new styled songs.....but ...we'll see....
Dave Gallagher by e-mail:
heard a version that only has the main lyrics in the song:
this seems to be a stripped version of the song, it's actually pretty
good. It's definitely one of those songs that grows on you. Sounds
more like Chemical Brothers than Prodigy. I don't think that this
song will be very popular among the mainstream like Firestarter, SMBU,
Mahyar Ghassem by e-mail:
found the studio version on the net which the played in finland..
'Dubbed Horizon' by e-mail:
is this getting a single release before Nuclear? BGAT sounds as though
it has came straight off of FOTL and is the weakest of the new tracks
to date. It is would a nice enough album track, but it aint exactly
the bomb Liam said he would drop. (Opinion based on the Big Day Out
'Your worst nightmare is back' by e-mail:
I have to say that the live version of BGAT didn't like me very much, but when I listened the studio version....wohhh....I was surprised a lot.Is a good track and powerfull but I think Prodigy is changing his own style.I remember when I listened the first Prodigy singles, like Charly or Everybody in the place (the good rave of this years) and nowadays Prodigy has changed a lot.I prefer the early Prodigy, and BGAT, although is a good track, I think it shouldn't be the first single.Maybe because we think the first single will be No souvenir, maybe because this new track is different than others Prodigy tracks......Respect
by 'el barto (bartosz kruczynski)' by e-mail:
Sebol by e-mail:
hmmmmm, i've waiting on that song like every fan of the prodigy since 1997 when the last single cames up, and now, i'm think that "babys ...." is a great, great, and once again great song.The vocal part of Keith is awesome, and his vocal style now is much better than in fotl times, ist hard, charismatic, i loved that song, and i can't wait on video to that song, Liam once again show's to poeple that he is most greatest music artist on whole world.
'Syphon' by email:
Skorpion by e-mail:
it doesn't sound like the prodigy,too pop/rock and slow. I hope they'll make more dance tracks as they use to,but i still think that what ever is released from Liam it always rocked,unless his new girlfriend made him more mellow:)))
Dave by e-mail:
have heard the new single by the prodigy (baby's got a temper). a
very good underground track i would say, also i have heard trigger
and nuclear out of the three i would definately say that trigger is
the best, a very big beat tune complete with a very weird guitar sound.
'Antz' in alt.music.prodigy-the:
This sucks, a big disappointment - it has ruined my day.
I hate this version & now I hate Keith Flint even more!
Greg bedwell in alt.music.prodigy-the:
it's pretty good. I still prefer all of the singles from
that first starts at 0:35 in the clip reminds very much of
about the possible subject content of the lyrics, but I'll
Ralf Ganskopf by e-mail:
heard it recently on the finnish radio and got to say i didn´t
expect such a rockin´ tune, it really kicks ass.
'Chunky' by e-mail:
Fair play to the prodge with BGAT, like its hard out there enough trying to come up with some fresh and vibrant, so i think they deserve the credit lasting this long. Ive the looped version, and i agree with Acid Twin, it does have a same beat pattern as Diesel Power, ive heard nuclear, not bad, but ive a feeling that the prodge are joining the bandwagon with this nu metal shit. Im not a big fan of it, but with BGAT im happy so far, just as long Mr.Howlett doesnt have a collaboration with Marlyin Manson or something pathetic like that. AONO will be their last i think, ive that feeling because Liam is trying to make the prodge a band with Keith playing guitars and stuff, whats next Maxim playing a banjo live? lol . Anyway lets see what happens....
'freak of the forest' by e-mail:
I: I haven't heard the studio version yet. As far as the controversial lyrics go, I personally don't think their number one goal is to create controversy with the lyrics, i think keith just thought of it as an added advantage when he was writing them. i don't know how a prodigy track could sound poppy but i guess i'll have to wait to hear the real version first. The firestarter riff though - I think Liam put that in there to say to people "I don't give a fuck what you think I'll do whatever the fuck I want" cuz he knew he'd get reactions about people saying "why'd he put that in there, that's stupid, he needs to find new stuff". this being said, i respect that concept of putting in there, i don't necessarilly like the sound of it, but i respect his decision. I agree with Lothario that you can't expect too much. Just be thankful Liam's not making shit, who cares if it may sound "too similar" to the FOTL stuff... that doesn't mean everything on the album will. I also agree with Greg bedwell, that new moby song fucking blows. the stuff off of "everything is wrong" was so good, and such variety too. anyway, i'm anxious to see what's in store for prodigy next and what the rest of their album will sound like. untill then i'm going to enjoy listening to what i've got, because regardless of how much you compare the new album to their last one, which was the fastest selling album in the U.S., even above michael jackson's "THRILLER" (which sold alot very fast), you can't expect liam to be able to jump several steps ahead or in a different direction on every song or album he writes, he's only human, and you can't deny that the prodigy is awesome. rock on.
I have to say I am surprised. I've heard the studio version and it
did sound more pop-like... I wonder if it's the sounds Liam used that
caused that. Anyway, I'm not sure about that one sample over the "Baby's
Got a Temper" line, I liked it by itself, but anyhow, that sample
is still my favourite part of the song. Another thing I was thinking
about that firestarter riff, besides what I said before, I also think
Liam may have been using it hand-in-hand with the line right before
it: "once again ignite the skyline". I think this has to
do with the concept of Keith being a "firestarter", and
it's just sort of a recollection kind of thing. So Liam just uses
the firestarter riff as further detail into the memory of the "firestarter"
theme brought about by the "once again ignite the skyline"
line. I hope that made sense, anyway, that's all I have to say. later.
Kent Green by e-mail:
Got a Temper...what can I say about it? The potential was/is there
for an absolutely fantastic single. I first heard it, and was dismayed:
like some reports indicated, it just sounded like a big mess. But
I have been giving it several listens, and it is slowly starting to
grow on me (although it would be great to hear it unedited); I especially
love the music box sample, Keith does a pretty respectable job, and
I do like the harder and rougher sound. I think the verses sound fantastic.
However, the problem for me is that it sounds like it could have been
so much more. There are points where it builds up and you think its
gonna explode into some huge release of energy, but it just kinda
falls back into the mishmash of samples. This is possibly a result
of the fact that it is a more downtempo song overall, and just not
what I'm totally used to from Prodigy. Which, in a way, is kind of
good. This song definitely suggests to me a slightly newer, "rock-ier"
direction, which I don't think is a bad thing. Personally, it doesn't
sound to me like it would have fit in on FOTL, as many seem to claim,
nor do I think it sounds like Diesel Power, which had a very hip-hop
feel behind it (and consequently, in my opinion, didn't fit in on
FOTL either). All in all, though, I think the biggest problem with
the song will be the hype surrounding it, which is what forced Prodigy
to drop off the scene prematurely back in 97-98; a LOT of people got
sick about hearing how great they were, and this hacked me off because
Serial Thrilla was just starting to be pushed as a single. Now we
have BGAT, and everyone is complaining that its not some massive revolutionary
track. Well, so what? Not every good band that has ever existed has
been able to make every album sound different, taking a new direction
each time. No one in Prodigy claimed to be reinventing the wheel here.
Personally, I think they will make a huge impact upon their return,
for the state of hard-edged music now is not so good. There is no
real band out there with true attitude and the energy and power to
back it up, instead we have to put up with whinging nu-metal weaklings.
I welcome Prodigy, BGAT, and everything else they have to offer with
open arms, for it is great ot have them back.
I thought, "This is some kind of a wind up. Why have they stuck
'Hardie Electrod' by e-mail:
listen this fuckin' amazin' track.. if speak friendly, i was shocked,
i heard nucler & trigger( but they were bad quality) they certanly
rox, but BGAT, wow, totally new way in music scence..absolutly mad,
and fuckin' incrediable! Tell u so: i've listen this track 2 ways,
1- my mind was clear, and i dont fully understand new liam track,
i listened it several times, then go out of my bedroom, i smoked some
skunk, and began to listen it again, on full volume of my stereo system,
oh my god,very strange noises,voises, i began to lost in this wierd
soundz, crafty beats nad absolutly proff, rythms of guitar ( interesting,
liam plays on guitar its self? i remmember that liam told" i'll
try to play a lot instruments my self'') i think liam again mix a
lot of music styles in his new track, it hard to tell what styles,
sorry me if i wrong , but: breakbeat, heavy rock( to my mind guitar
a little b! it same as in song of renegade soundwave''Cocane sex"),some
kind of trip hop and something from drum n bass ( exatcly bass lines)
and ofcourse Liam own style!!! absolutly perfect! But i was quite
surprised, when i heard main rythm from firestarter! do liam play
BGAT live, with this firestarter rythm?strange, but liam said that
he didnt use old samples from past albums...nevermind, music absolutly
guineus, we all know that liam is unique, and his style of writting
of music is too. my favourite moment in this song is on 3 min 25 sec,
'Pzychokarl' by e-mail:
is it with all these opinions you are all coming up with?
Jimmy Alfredsson by e-mail:
the Firestarter-sample ain't going to be there!?! So cheap and misplaced.
The song could have been on Fat of the land i think. I've been waiting
for a new song by Liam, but this .... Quite disappointing :(
'Dirge' by e-mail:
Arnie G. aka Emerson by e-mail:
Got A Temper is agressive, mental, good track.
Amit Schreiber by e-mail:
somewhat disappointed to hear Firestarter's riff and Diesel Power's
'Dangerous Dan' by e-mail:
having been a fan of the Prodigy for ten years, I had obviously been waiting eagerly for the new material that has been in the pipeline for such a long time. Having managed to find a 90 second studio version that had been first aired on finnish radio, I was absolutely blown away by the way that Prodigy are changing there style. There definately appears to be alot more real instruments being used here,maybe they are dispanding from there dance roots and heading more into the punk rock sound that appeared to be evident on the 'Fat Of The Land' album. I am not really sure about the 'Firestarter' sample that can be heard at the start of the track,but that doesn't spoil it at all. Having also managed to find the tracks 'Nuclear' and 'Trigger', I cannot find any reason why Prodigy shouldn't find any success when there new album eventually gets released. Overall, I believe that 'BGAT' is the bomb that Liam Howlett has been waiting to drop and only proves how much of a genius he is, and with Keith Flint's dirty vocals, makes this such a raw, hard, rough track. As I come from Reading, I will also be looking foward to seeing them on the sunday night of the festival, as they never seem to fail to deliver a exploding performance live. Has it been worth waiting five years for this, you just bet it has, as I am sure any avid fan of Prodigy would agree
'n-jOy' by e-mail:
I just heard the tune. It was hard to enjoy in the beginning.. But I like it more and and more in every day. I hate Rohypnol since one of my friends died last year from it. I tried it myself, and I wouldn't wanna do it again since I don't like not knowing what's going on around. However.. the tune reminds me of One Man Army/No Man Army. But it's also a tune with the true spirit of the Prodigy, an alltogether. We all payed attention to the Firestarter guitar sample, haven't we? I like this tune very much. But I can also understand ppl that won't like it.
Soundaphex by e-mail:
heard Baby's got a Temper today and I must say, it's been worth the
5 year wait. I have 22 Prodigy CD's in my collection and out of all
of the songs I have ever heard by them including compliations, this
song kicks more ass than anything. Liam yet again has reinvented the
wheel for how music should be looked at. All I can say is I am ready
for the album. By the way, as an American who has to deal with trying
to find their uncencored material, we as a country need to stop fucking
stepping in an trying to label and cut out what we don't like. If
people don't like it, don't listent to it, but don' stop us from enjoying
music, especially Prodigy's.
Shawn Campbell by e-mail:
wanted to let you know that Baby's Got A Temper was played on a local
Toronto station (live to air) - The Edge. It was the uncensored version
of the track and I think it sounded great. Had that nice mix of hard
guitar with solid beats. Trademark Prodigy style of sound and I loved
it. If the rest of the album is along these lines, it will have been
worth the wait!
Squaredot by e-mail:
before you read my opinions, go and check out the comments
Stephen Pontbriand by e-mail:
I've been listening to the Prodigy since 94' and they have held my number one spot for bands since I discovered them. Prodigy has always been an innovator in music a broad, bringing a new vibrant sound to a rather uninspiring music industry in my opinion.
I truly am disappointed by what I have to say about their new release, but BGAT is uninspiring and lacking in originality. It may have the familiar Prodigy sound we all love, but it doesn't create the building energy rush their other tracks did. In Toronto, Canada, where I reside they play BGAT without censoring it, but not even that can save this track. Waiting patiently for the past 4 to 5 years like we all have, I feel Liam and the boys owe us something more innovative and pulsing. I'm beginning to wonder if the stardom has gone to their heads!
to the electronic punk's above the new single doesn't represent the
new album as a whole. Otherwise I feel Prodigy's days are numbered
as the foremost inventive electronic band of our time. Maybe a bomb
NEEDS to be dropped on this album in order to stir some beats inside
of Liam's head again!
Otis P. Jivefunk by e-mail:
what seems like a lifetime, Ive finally heard the new Prodigy
track! I expected it to be rockier, but was pleasantly surprised to
find some cool synth and effects. Great beginning and the build up
is cool too. I know that Liam said he wasnt going to use samples
from his record collection as much, but I didnt know hed
end up sampling a heap of old prodigy tracks instead. Obviously Firestarter
is sampled, and sounds wicked, great idea Liam! Some of the sounds
seem like theyre from the Mindfiedls dub, on the B Side to Smack
My Bitch Up, and is it me, or is that a drum sample from Breathe just
before Keith starts sing Babys Got A Temper? Also
the main drums sound similar to Diesel Powers, but they still sound
fresh and original. For some reason, the part where Keith sings about
Royal Family and other stuff like that reminded me of the track Killing
Culture on Maxims solo album. The track almost sounds like its
a whole mesh of sounds and samples plunged together to form something
new and cool, I dont know how he does it, but only the genius
that is Liam Howlett could get everything sounding perfect and coherently
together, despite the differentials in sounds. A killer track, a superb
Matthew Rees by e-mail:
Well, the Prodigy are back. I have been waiting five years for some exciting stuff to come out, and am quite dissapointed with this new release. I mean, I love the Prod for Hyperspeed, Charly, One Love, Full Throttle, Claustrophobic Sting, The Heat/The Energy... but not for this stuff! I personally do not like Serial Thrilla and Fuel my Fire. Unfortunately this is the new direction they´re going to. When it comes to the new tracks for Always Outnumbered/Never Outgunned, I do only like Trigger a bit. The rest is just bollocks. Why always trying this punkrock stuff?? I need breakbeats for God´s sake! I am desperately waiting for a new Jonny L album, does anyone know where he´s currently at? PS. The fuss about the Firestarter sample appearing in BGAT is of no use! I mean, come one, Liam Howlett has used samples of his own work for ages! B.e. check out the Out of Space riff in No Good Start the Dance! (damn, those were the good days....)
Koto from Argentina by e-mail:
This is not Prodigy , it cannot be prodigy, there must be an error
, it sound like an imitation like Junkie XL.
Dillinjahh by e-mail:
what can I say? I am very very dissapointed with this new single.
I mean this stuff is nothing new at all. I think the big mistake took
off when Liam Howlett started to use the Apple Mac with Cubase in
his productions. Before Fat of the Land (until Poison to be exact),
he programmed the W30 workstation´s sequencers. With Cubase,
however, tracks are sounding to much like they have been created with
Music Maker lookalike programs. My opinion is, after buying all Prodigy
records since What Evil Lurks, that the Prodigy is about to quit their
activities soon. Always outnumbered, Never outgunned will be there
last album. At least that is what I truly suspect. And that´s
the only reason why I am going to buy that LP. Prodigy = Exit. Peace.
from Manuel by e-mail:
I've got a few versions of 'Baby's Got A Temper', the 'Dub Remix', 'Instrumental', 'Edited' and not edited along a live version of the track, and despite which version of the track it is it sounds incredible, good ol' Prodigy is back. My opinion - Excellent track.
Please note that although you can of course still e-mail me, i will not add any further fan opinions to this page.
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