Zoë Blade's notebook

The Prodigy

Music for the Jilted Generation
Music for the Jilted Generation

The Prodigy were a rave band that evolved into a more mainstream act. Liam Howlett wrote all their music, with other members later getting increasingly prominent on vocals.


My dad made me go to classical piano lessons. He reckons it's paid off now.

I like to think it matters quite a lot. It is easy to write the sort of music we're doing, but I like to think that I can put a little bit extra into it because of what I've learnt over the last ten years. I believe that I give it more musical input than you'll find in a basic hardcore rave track.

— Liam Howlett, The Prodigy, 1992[1]

Equipment list

Circa Experience

Additions circa Music for the Jilted Generation

Additions circa The Fat of the Land

Selected discography


  1. "The Lone Raver" Tim Goodyer, Music Technology, May 1992
  2. "Liam Howlett: The Prodigy & Firestarter" Paul Nagle, Sound On Sound, Sep 1996
  3. "Liam Howlett: Recording Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" Sue Sillitoe, Sound On Sound, Oct 2004

Artists: Aphex Twin | Autechre | Fatboy Slim | Juan Atkins | Kevin Saunderson | Man Machine | Orbital | The Future Sound of London | The Prodigy | Wendy Carlos | William Orbit