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___ "The music business is like a big trap and that's why I never like to put both feet into it - I like to stand back and laugh at it, because if you jump into the mainstream completely then you are never going to escape. ---Songs like 'Firestarter' burst into the mainstream and bend it, twist it. Then we retreat back underground. That's the best way." LIAM

___ "We'd been away for a year and we needed to come back with a big impact, but just another dance track would not have broken any new ground. As far as I am concerned 'Firestarter' set a whole new level for English music, that's my honest opinion. When people heard that track it was a major turning point. It was so experimental, crossing the barriers between punk and dance. Keith re-invented himself and it was a great introduction to him. It was convincing but not just because it was No.1. The track sounds like it means business, the way Keith delivers the covals, the musc has such attitude. It was a landmark." LIAM

___The bloke is a complete lunatic. When I met him (Keith) five or six years ago, he was driving round in this battered up old Ford Escort and there was one night we went out doing three-point turns in the snow, off our faces on E and mushrooms. Iím not saying this was acceptable behaviour in fact it was fucking stupid but itíll give you an idea of where our heads were at at the time. LIAM on Keith.

___ When I was 14 years old, I used to record stuff off the radio and do mixes with the pause button on my cassette player. Iíve always loved doing mixes. I never liked sport or anything like that. Mixing tunes together was just what I always wanted to do... LIAM

___ I was 15. I basically just did it for myself in my bedroom and I spent like a year just learning the techniques, going to mixing competitions watching people, listening to stuff and just picking it up. And then I think I entered a couple of mixing competitions. I entered a mixing competition on a London radio station and entered a mix under one name and two weeks later I thought no, it has these bad points, Iím gonna do another one. So I entered another mix under another name and I came first and third with both those mixes. It just took off from there. But I never thought Yeah, I want to be in this big band! LIAM

___Iím really strange when it comes to working. I like to do everything myself. I canít have anyone else in the studio. The first embryonic stage of writing a track and starting the music, I have to be on my own. I have to be stumbling around in the studio, catching a vibe with no one else around. Thatís the way it works best really. LIAM

___ 'Firestarter' was like that. Keith heard the track as an instrumental and thought it was wicked and said he couln't wait to dance to it on stage. He sat there for a while and then said 'I would love to put some vocals on this'. We put the actual vocals down in a London studio, and I can't explain the feeling me and Keith got that night, driving home listening to the tape, playing it over and over again. I knew then it was original, that I had achieved something." LIAM

___ "With 'Breathe' it was completely diffrent to 'Firestarter'. I had already finished the song and they had been dancing to it for several gigs, they know the song well. Then Keith came up with 'come play my game' in my studio, so we got Maxim round. I rewound the tape and went into another room to sit down. fifteen minutes later they had the vocals worked out and finished." LIAM

___ "I go in and out of the studio in sporadic periods, I don't go in there for hours on end. I'm looking for that initial vibe, be it from a beat, a sound, a loop, whatever. Nothing is planned, nothig is deliberate." LIAM

___ "When you first break into the music scene, everyone is so naive. I was only nineteen when i started happening whith 'Charly' and I was so into the rave scene - apart from hip hop, I was blind to everything else." LIAM

___ "It's important not to get too locked into one way of thinking, some kind of routine or format. That's what happened to me with the first album, Experience. I got locked into certain sound whithin that rave scene, specific types of songs, and as a result it is quite a one dimensional record. I don't want to do that again." LIAM

___ "America is exciting to us because they haven't got all the baggage that the UK has. My main concern is the preoccupation with scenes, and the interest in the 'electonic music scene' - what the hell's that? We'll go over there and rock it on our own, we don't need to rely on a scene to survive. We have far mor flexibility than other electroniv bands as well - some dance bands are too purist and won't go on rock bills, but as far as we're concerned that's too mypic and limiting. We've got no doubts that when things kick off, we can deliver the performance and the music and the goods, that's our side of the bargain." LIAM

___ "As far as the rock 'n' roll format in dance music goes, I don't think it's been done before with such full-on attitude. The idea behind that was because no-one else hade done it. Everything was right at the time for us to do that." LIAM

___ "We'd been away for a year and we needed to come back with a big impact, but just another dance track would not have broken any new ground. As far as I am concerned 'Firestarter' set a whole new level for English music, that's my honest opinion. When people heard that track it was a major turning point. It was so experimental, crossing the barriers between punk and dance. Keith re-invented himself and it was a great introduction to him. It was convincing but not just because it was No.1. The track sounds like it means business, the way Keith delivers the covals, the musc has such attitude. It was a landmark." LIAM

___ "When I listen to our old records there are certain elements I still like, I can see why they worked but I would never write like that again. Take 'No Good (Start The Dance)' - it's not a cool sound, it was back then, it was part of that scene, but you need to move on. And I was never happy whit the second album Jilted. Everyone made a big thing about that record but I was never fully happy. I liked certain songs, maybe six, perhaps, but the rest were not right. The ground-breaking tracks were 'Poison', 'Voodoo', 'Break And Enter' and 'Their Law'. Only four ground-breaking tunes on that album. ---I knew 'Breathe' and 'Firestarter' were good. That created an enormous pressure on me for the next track, but so did my first single 'Charly', so did all the other big tracks along the way. In a strange way I think that's what drives me, at least partly. What drives me even more is that we have the power to put things in the charts that would otherwise not be heard. We have the power to write a piece of music that is fucking hard and anarchic and know that it will get in the charts and fuck up the mainstream." LIAM

___ "I'm fascinated with aggressive music on a street level. We draw from all corners of rock 'n' roll history, hip hop, dance, punk, whatever, and spit it out as the Prodigy sound. The live element allows us to take it one step further, to really connect with the crowd and bring out a darker side to the band. It will always remain important to me to create something raw and unpolished." LIAM

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