don't you tell me how i feel.

flashback friday: “firestarter” by v
July 22, 2011, 12:11 pm
Filed under: angsty boy alert, electronic, flashback friday, haha, scary shit

Today, we return to Prodigy, famed late-’90s bitchsmackers. I remember seeing this video, with its mohawked protagonist flailing about like a deranged Captain America, on this terrible now-defunct tv channel called The Box. Which, now that I think about it, was sort of ahead of its time — viewers could call in to request videos. ON DEMAND YO. Then MTV bought it, and it was quietly absorbed into teen-mom/TRL hell.

ANYWAY, Box-watchers loved the crap out of this, and I probably thought it was edgy or something (black and white + tunnels, obviously) because I was always really excited when I saw someone request it. Now it’s mostly just unpleasant to look at.

Fun fact: Prodigy’s The Fat of the Land record was yoinked from Wal-mart and Kmart shelves in a “Smack My Bitch Up” backlash. Prodigy attempted to spin the song as being about “doing anything intensely.” NEBULOUS


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Everybody had that album in they zippered CD CASE.

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