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January 15, 1993 | J. MARTIN McOMBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A little over a year ago, the Prodigy was riding a wave of unexpected popularity in the band's native England after its techno hit "Charly" rose to No. 3 on the charts. For Liam Howlett, the group's songwriter, the whole thing was a drag. While most pop musicians dream of a Top 10 hit, widespread commercial success is something Howlett has tried to avoid.
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November 23, 2006 | Margaret Wappler, Times Staff Writer
IN the mid-1990s, about the time grunge started to slip into redundance, mainstream American audiences got a sample of the new kid on the block -- electronica, a burgeoning strain of supple dance music born out of the techno and house movements in cities such as Chicago, Detroit, New York and London. Electronica was made out to be a youthful force that would stomp the last breath of life out of the wheezing geezer known as rock 'n' roll.
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November 23, 2006 | Margaret Wappler, Times Staff Writer
IN the mid-1990s, about the time grunge started to slip into redundance, mainstream American audiences got a sample of the new kid on the block -- electronica, a burgeoning strain of supple dance music born out of the techno and house movements in cities such as Chicago, Detroit, New York and London. Electronica was made out to be a youthful force that would stomp the last breath of life out of the wheezing geezer known as rock 'n' roll.
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April 4, 1999 | ROBERT HILBURN
As the mastermind behind Prodigy, Howlett favors provocation and assault over subtlety and soothing ambience in the dance music scene, so it's no surprise that this invigorating salute to the British studio marvel's favorite moments on record leans toward the harder edges of dance, rock and especially hip-hop.
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June 14, 1998 | Robert Hilburn, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic
Except for the occasional roar of jets from the nearby airport, it's so quiet in this Essex countryside that you'd have trouble picking up a reading on a noise meter. Unless, that is, you happen to be near the house of Prodigy frontman Keith Flint, who likes the rural setting because it enables him to crank up his stereo.
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April 4, 1999 | ROBERT HILBURN
As the mastermind behind Prodigy, Howlett favors provocation and assault over subtlety and soothing ambience in the dance music scene, so it's no surprise that this invigorating salute to the British studio marvel's favorite moments on record leans toward the harder edges of dance, rock and especially hip-hop.
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September 13, 1998
Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt are planning to team on an album, to be recorded soon by producer Glyn Johns in Ronstadt's hometown of Tucson. Neil Young is set to contribute some guest vocals, returning the favor for the pair, who appear on his upcoming album. Meanwhile, a second album by the Trio (Harris, Ronstadt and Dolly Parton), originally recorded in 1994 as a follow-up to a 1987 set, will be released Nov. 3. . . .
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April 25, 1999 | ROBERT HILBURN
Record industry insiders were wrong in their predictions that electronica was going to be the next big commercial thing in pop, but that's no reason not to check out some enticing new works that touch to varying degrees on the British dance-scene movement, including collections by Badmarsh+Shri, Prodigy's Liam Howlett and Underworld. All three are in this guide to how to keep up with what's exciting in pop on an album budget of $50 a month.
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January 18, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM
For its first three-hours plus, "Rave New World"--a touring package of emerging "techno" acts that stopped at the Coach House here on Friday--was a desultory, colorless, headache-inducing waste of time. But Moby's closing set proved it possible to infuse a soul into this new machine music. Before Moby came to the rescue, the sparse audience of about 150 spent most of the rave being pounded by recorded tracks, most of them nothing more than a horrid, anti-melodic, anti-pop thud.
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April 14, 2002
Why we still care: It's been five years since the Prodigy's "Fat of the Land" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart, and no other electronic act has been able to duplicate that feat since. Two singles, the controversial "Smack My Bitch Up" and the dynamic "Firestarter," have kept the band alive in both the dance and mainstream scenes.
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June 14, 1998 | Robert Hilburn, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic
Except for the occasional roar of jets from the nearby airport, it's so quiet in this Essex countryside that you'd have trouble picking up a reading on a noise meter. Unless, that is, you happen to be near the house of Prodigy frontman Keith Flint, who likes the rural setting because it enables him to crank up his stereo.
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January 15, 1993 | J. MARTIN McOMBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A little over a year ago, the Prodigy was riding a wave of unexpected popularity in the band's native England after its techno hit "Charly" rose to No. 3 on the charts. For Liam Howlett, the group's songwriter, the whole thing was a drag. While most pop musicians dream of a Top 10 hit, widespread commercial success is something Howlett has tried to avoid.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1997 | Robert Hilburn
Prodigy's Liam Howlett obviously doesn't mind a little controversy, but then what would you expect from someone whose influences range from the Sex Pistols (the rebellion) to Public Enemy (the beat)?
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August 31, 1997 | Robert Hilburn, Robert Hilburn is the Times' pop music critic
Thanks to albums from Oasis, Prodigy and Radiohead, this may be the best year for British rock since the early days of punk and new wave. The collections--which challenge pop sensibilities on various cultural and sonic levels--top a diverse cast in this edition of Calendar's guide to keeping up with what's exciting in pop on a budget of $50 a month. JULY Various artists, "Peaceful Planet," Mango.
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