15. The Prodigy – Everybody In The Place

I really don’t like rollercoasters. My childhood dreams of being an astronaut were utterly quashed after having a go on an Orbitron and instantly developing not only severe motion sickness but a firm phobia of non-uniform acceleration. Up until that point I would happy ride log flumes, runaway trains and every other stomach-churning attraction Thorpe Park had to offer. The scarier the better! These days I don’t even like going downwards in lifts. In any given theme park context I now take on the official role of The Mum Holding The Bags.

Luckily for me, pop music has no obvious G-force effects. Yet on ‘Everybody In The Place’ the Prodigy are trying their level best to make me clutch for the handrail and vom up my Frosties – the merry-go-round pipe organ riff veers around and around until I’m feeling more than a bit queasy. Thankfully the spluttery drums tie everything down to a fearsome junglist beat, and my inner ear can get on with the bock-a-dock-dock business of dancing without falling over (beer permitting).

Still, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to listen to this track without thinking of those boy scouts from Jim’ll Fix It eating their lunch at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Watch the video to ‘Everybody In The Place’ RIGHT HERE (let’s hope this works!):