BABY'S GOT A TEMPER
ALBUM XL RELEASE: JUNE 18, 2002
REVIEW: JULY 8, 2002
what happened to The Prodigy? Did Liam Howlett decide to take his work
back underground to stop it from falling into the wrong hands?
Naah. I forgot that The Prodigy isnt really Liams band anymore.
Gone are the days when The Prodigy singles could stand their ground without
Keith Flint doing his Johnny Rotten impersonation. I hate so say it, but
this endless recycling of Firestarter is no fun anymore. I
liked that song a lot, but I thought it was just one of the many things
this band was capable of. Now however, they seem to be stuck for good.
Babys Got a Temper merely sounds like leftover material
from The Fat of the Land. It is a frantic and gritty song
with the beat from Diesel Power, the Firestarter
guitar riff and Flint huffing and puffing in his usual manner. Nothing
new under the sun. Still, one has to admit that The Prodigy know how to
sell records. Letting Flint chant We Love Rohypnol and making
a nasty video showing sexy girls milking cows is sure to stir up enough
controversy to keep the sales up.
I just have to lament the fact that Liam Howlett has decided to work more
with real instruments and proclaimed that The Prodigy is not
a dance band anymore. It was, after all, once a bloody brilliant dance