The Fat of the Land

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The Fat of the Land
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Album by The Prodigy
Released June 30, 1997
Recorded Earthbound Central
Genre Electronica
Length 52 min 21 s
Record label XL Recordings
Producer Liam Howlett
Professional reviews
AMG (http://www.Allmusic.com) 4.5 stars out of 5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=UIDMISS70403121920353271&sql=Awtfozfj8ehak)
Q 5 stars out of 5 June 1997 (http://www.q4music.com/nav?page=q4music.review.redirect&fixture_review=130691&resource=130691&fixture_artist=146077)
Pitchfork (http://www.pitchforkmedia.com) 7.9 out of 10 link (http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/record-reviews/p/prodigy/fat-of-the-land.shtml)
The Prodigy Chronology
Music for the Jilted Generation
(1995)
The Fat of the Land
(1997)
The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One
(1999)

The Fat of the Land is an album by electronica act The Prodigy. The album was released by XL Recordings on June 30, 1997 (see 1997 in music).

The album cause some minor controversy in Britain. The video for first single, "Firestarter", caused a minor uproar because of vocalist Keith Flint's appearance, and several people objected to the seeming misogyny of "Smack My Bitch Up", though the band maintain that it was a humorous poke at gangsta rap.

"Mindfields" later appeared on the soundtrack of The Matrix, while "Smack My Bitch Up" has appeared in both Charlie's Angels movies.

"Serial Thrilla" features a sample of a riff by Skunk Anansie, "Funky Shit" features a sample from "Root Down" from the Beastie Boys album Ill Communication, "Fuel My Fire" is a cover of an L7 song from Hungry for Stink.

In 1998 Q magazine readers voted The Fat of the Land the 9th greatest album of all time.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Smack My Bitch Up" (L. Howlett, M. Smith, C. Miller, K. Thornton, T. Randolph), 5:42
  2. "Breathe" (L. Howlett, K. Flint, Maxim), 5:35
  3. "Diesel Power" (L. Howlett, K. Thornton), 4:17
  4. "Funky Shit" (L. Howlett), 5:16
  5. "Serial Thrilla" (L. Howlett, K. Flint, Skin, Arran), 5:11
  6. "Mindfields" (L. Howlett), 5:40
  7. "Narayan" (L. Howlett, C. Mills), 9:05
  8. "Firestarter" (L. Howlett, K. Flint, T. Horn, A. Dudley, J. Jeczalik, P. Morley, G. Langan, K. Deal) - 4:40
  9. "Climbatize" (L. Howlett) - 6:36
  10. "Fuel My Fire" (D.J. Sparks, Walsh, James, Knight) - 4:19

Personnel


Charting singles

Album positions

1997  The Fat Of The Land      The Billboard 200                            No. 1
1997  The Fat Of The Land      Top Canadian Albums                          No. 1

Singles positions

1997  Smack My Bitch Up        Canadian Singles Chart                       No. 12
1997  Firestarter              Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales           No. 11
1997  Smack My Bitch Up        Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales           No. 19
1997  Breathe                  Modern Rock Tracks                           No. 18
1997  Firestarter              Modern Rock Tracks                           No. 24
1997  Firestarter              The Billboard Hot 100                        No. 30

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