The Prodigy - Firestarter (1996)
I find it hard to believe that The Prodigy were first on the scene when I was 10 years old! I'm proud to say I know I've liked them since day dot. 'Out of Space' was right up every 10 year old's street with the constant cartoon "Boing!" running all the way through it!
Firestarter from the album The Fat of The Land to me, was so mega different from their first 2 albums as it launched Keith Flint straight into the limelight as a "front man." I fell for his freaky hairdo, mental energy and of course his famous tongue piercing! When I was 16 and on the verge of my long awaited rebellious stage, I took one look at Keith and thought, "Yes, I shall have one of those." I was in 6th form, in a Catholic school, and it was probably the most rebellious thing I could get away with, without it actually showing! Rather than coming home to mum and dad with the shocking display of the piercing itself, like I should have done, I told them I wanted one and was going to get it done whether they liked it or not. I was so disappointed when they simply answered, "Okay fine, how much is it, we'll give you some money." That's hardly rock and roll! I should have said I wanted to get a tattoo on my face!
The Prodigy - Firestarter
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