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I'm off to Wembley tonight.
Weirdly excited. Listening to Fat of the Land now.
If anyone's seen them - still GOOD?
i was drunk and all the songs sounded the same
I kind of enjoyed the part where Diesel Power dropped in for a bit (as I adore that track) but I was so far back I felt like I was in another town watching it on TV. They still seemed very up for it and noisy, just somehow not quite so important?
If you catch my drift.
If they play 'Girls' & 'Breathe', then it'll be a top night...
they were probably one of the most exciting 'big' bands i've ever seen
too...your right the NME gave em a pounding for being gash, but I fucking got right into it
The gig at the Rainbow Warehouse last year was amazing - relatively small venue (800 people), great atmosphere, incredible gig. Saw them again in December on the Academy Invaders tour and was less impressed, although it was still a top night out.
Didn't bother for this tour as in the past when I've seen them at arenas it's all been a bit panto - last time was the NIA in 2005 I think and it was well rubbish. Keith was hilarious when trying to look menacing though.
Always amazing live, but then again i'd liked all their albums up until then. Given 'Invaders Must Die' suuuuuuuuuucks (bar 'Thunder', 'Take Me To The Hospital' and 'Warrior's Dance') i didn't care about spending £30 to see them.
in Roseland Ballroom over here (NY), so that holds about 1,000 people tops. It was amazing even tracks of the new album sounded great and was like getting kicked in the face repeatedly for hour and half but in a good way if that makes sense
Pretty enjoyable. I thought the new songs worked pretty well live, (considering I didn't like the album much), particularly worlds on fire. The atmosphere was really good (probably due to the amount of people pilled up to the eyes) so maybe I enjoyed it more because of that. Diesel power was a highlight, that bass was killer.
I mean I went to the one last night, obvs.
Here's my thunking: http://www.clashmusic.com/live-review/the-prodigy-london-wembley-arena
Lots of people off their faces. I actually thought Diesel Power was meh, purely cos Maim ain't no Kool Keith ;o)
they were relentlessly heavy. The new material seemed to really go down with the crowd, some of the people round me were cheering more for Omen than Firestarter. I can't understand the dissing of Always Outnumbered... though, it's way better than IMD, I really like it. Ok, so the Love Buzz 'cover' is terrible, but the rest of it is ace, I would have liked to have heard some of it on Thursday, all we got was a little snatch of Action Radar.
But each, their own, to it, of course ;o)
they were simply awful. all fat and old with crap tats
I thought they were good. But after wanting to see them since I first heard them (1994) and only just getting round to it, and having the person I was going with tell me that "they were the best thing I've ever seen - not the best musical thing ever, generally the best thing ever", it of course didn't live up to my expectations.
The main reason? The crowd. It was just like going to a shitty commercial club on a Saturday night, were everybody is dressed up to make them feel special so they can try and pull, and everyone is just getting pissed. It was shit. There was fights all over the place. And commercial club style dancing - no "moshing" (I use quotation marks because I feel a bit silly being 23 and using the word moshing)m- just people with their Ben Shermans or stillettos cutting shapes and grinding it up. The venue was big and I saw only four people with music related t-shirts (two old Prodigy, a Warp Records and a R.A.T.M. - I was in a Subhumans shirt) - that's saying something really.
To sum it up - the crowd went mental for the new single and not for Out Of Space/Voodoo People/Their Law/Firestarter/No Good (Start The Dance).
Prodigy > when not in arenas
tonight in brixton, which will be much better venue wise than wembley. Was not interested in seeing them in arenas either...
why those people would pay £30 to see them when they could have just gone to any club to hear the new single.