Jul 08

Blog ’92: LET’S GO!

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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!):


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    SteveM on 11 Jul 2008 #

    And here’s the marvellous performance on Dance Energy – the only time Prodigy have performed any of their songs on UK TV (mimed except shouty Maxim obv): http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlq4DXCBgb0

    Watching that again it’s not as good as it was in my memory but the track is still golden.

    Obligatory useless old factoids: 1) kept off #1 by dead Freddie, 2) once played on Capital Gold after being requested by Ian Wright during the Saturday afternoon Premiership coverage

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    DJ Punctum on 11 Jul 2008 #

    3) it comes from The Prodigy Experience which is Des O’Connor’s all time favourite album FANTASTIC FACT!

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    Alan on 11 Jul 2008 #

    kat, you can put the u-tub vidjo in the post with this text


    GO ON

    best prodigy song, obv

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    DJ Punctum on 11 Jul 2008 #

    It’s not really, though, is it?

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    Kat but logged out innit on 11 Jul 2008 #

    Ta Alang – I’ll have a bish at that now!

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    katstevens on 11 Jul 2008 #

    Hurray it worked!

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    katstevens on 11 Jul 2008 #

    Steve – I nearly used the Dance Energy vid instead of the official one, but it was making me even MORE seasick than usual. I don’t want to give people migranes innit.

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    boy scout news on 16 Nov 2013 #

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    Gareth Parker on 10 Dec 2021 #

    Great stuff as always from the boys. I think I would go with a 9/10 here. Would have been a fun #1 single imho.

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