The Prodigy
London Brixton Academy
12th December, 2008

View: standing, middle, right

On stage at 9:35 for 90 minutes
of thunderous, ribcage-quaking,
bass-heavy dance-rock, the
septet led by Maxim, Keith Flint
and Liam Howlett hit the masses
from the off with in-yer-face
classics old and new. The Fat Of
The Land kicked things off as
huge rhythm pulses duelled with
wiry guitar, as on Their Law, and
Maxim led the gyrating throng,
while Keith prowled in menacing
fashion. Breathe saw things go
ballistic, while fresh cuts like
Writing On The Wall and Spitfire
sat seamlessly among an
extended Firestarter and
Comanche, which closed the
main 10-track set. Another
handful followed, including a
throbbing Smack My Bitch Up,
with all hands aloft and voices
raised.

Reviewed by Tim Jones
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