The Prodigy - Firestarter

"Firestarter" was the eleventh single released by the English band The Prodigy on March 18, 1996. It was the first single from the album The Fat of the Land. The song was written by Liam Howlett and Keith Flint. It was The Prodigy's first big national and international hit. It featured Flint's punky vocals which showcased him as the group's frontman. The title and lyrics were subject of controversy in the UK due to their nature of violence. The music video further boosted these controversies. The writing credits also list Art of Noise's members, due to the use of sample from Close (To The Edit).

The music video was directed by Walter Stern and was filmed in an abandoned London Underground tunnel at Aldwych. Keith Flint's appearance and the video's stark black and white also instigated controversies about being too scary for children watching it. Some television channels even refused to show the video until after the watershed.


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