article in NME:
Prodigy's fire gone out?"
English weekly music magazine NME has a quite 'controversial' article
about The Prodigy in their issue from 14th March 2001. And although
the article doesn't tell us anything we didn't know, it quite sums
up the situation:
LP not expected until 2002
Prodigy have denied rumors of a split after NME discovered the band's
long-awaited album will not be released until at least 2002.
Asked whether the band's return is in doubt, a spokeswoman said: "The
Prodigy have not split up, Liam Howlett is definitely keeping busy."
But despite a four-year gap since the last album, 'The Fat Of The
Land', there is no sign of a new record. Howlett revealed in October
1999 that 'No Souvenirs', recorded with 3D of Massive Attack, was
the first completed track for the album. Though the album has a provisional
title - 'Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned' - there has been no confirmation
of completed tracks since then.
Producer Dan The Automator confirmed last year that he had been working
with Howlett. "I think they're only halfway done," he said.
Since the Prodigy's last world tour, fans have questioned whether
the band have lost their edge. Howlett's DJ slot at Madonna's Brixton
Academy gig last year provoked a furious reaction on Internet message
boards saying he had 'sold out'. (check)
In addition, Maxim released a flop solo album, Howlett released a
poor-selling DJ mix album and Leeroy Thornhill quit the band.
Meanwhile, frontman Keith Flint is now prim tabloid fodder, thanks
to his former relationship with TV presenter Gail Porter.
The Prodigy spokeswoman told NME that there has been no falling out
between band members. Just two weeks ago, they were all together at
the launch of Thornhills Flightcrank album. But still there's no sign
of a new record.
When asked about when the new record would appear, Maxim said recently:
"I understand the urgency, believe me I would love it to be out
now too. But good music takes time."
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> prodigy > sellout