Baby's Got a Temper Import, Maxi
|1. Baby's Got A Temper - (Original version)|
|2. Baby's Got A Temper - (Dub mix)|
|3. Baby's Got A Temper - (Instrumental)|
|4. Baby's Got A Temper - (A Capella)|
MAIN / DUB / INSTRUMENTAL MIXES Cd single with the main mix of prodigys baby got a temper, plus the dub and the instrumental
Top Customer Reviews
True, it does have plenty of familiar FOTL-style ingredients: Keith Flint's crazed shouting, guitar usage, and relentlessly fast tempo. However, the differences can be found in the details, or rather, the way these elements are used. The lyrics are a dramatic improvement over anything from FOTL, which had nothing but a few lines in each song that got repeated ad nauseum. Here, there are more and more varied lyrics, which helps the song tremendously, in that it does not get old as quickly. Deep and meaningful they still aren't, but the effort's there, and it's well appreciated. Similarly, the guitar work is slightly more varied and more effective, giving the song a great punk-rock flavor.
The song also seems to indicate that Liam Howlett is trying to ditch techno elements as much as he can in favor of becoming an electronics-based rock group. Except for the keyboard pattern used throughout the song and the drum machines giving the song its rhythm, there are no techno sounds or elements in sight. By contrast, Firestarter contained several detours into techno effects and atmospherics that balanced out the rock stylings. Though the song still sounds good without these effects, it's somewhat worrisome to think of them being gone for a whole album, as they help to give FOTL's rock tracks their edge.
The only flaw with this single is that it contains no good b-sides or remixes, just cut-up versions of BGAT(instrumentals, vocals), which are pretty boring and don't add anything. Aside from that, Baby's Got a Temper is a decent comeback and drops some good hints about their upcoming album's direction.
No? Well, this single will bring you back, since it sounds like it came off the cutting room floor of that album.
Apparently Baby's Got a Temper was released to fulfill some record company obligation or other. I believe it, too. A long silence from this somewhat questionable "band", the song offers nothing new or interesting.
Prodigy is basically one man, Liam Howlett, who is all of the talent behind the act. The rest of the cast are just there to sing and dance and be there. But the music (this is really just big beat techno) is sometimes fused with the rasping voice of Keith Flint (you know, the guy with makeup and spikes on his head) who sings about rohypnol on this song. And people wanted to make a stink.
Don't bother. This single came and went. Perhaps The Prodigy will release a new album, although outside of their home UK they will most likely fight a very steep uphill battle to be relevant anymore.
So it's basically a one-off single and some mixes. Really recommended to Prodigy fans who want to hear it all, but this is blatant MP3 material.
I can understand the company's frustration, we know the earliest release date for the new disc is mid 2003, "Fat of the Land" came out in mid 1997. The fact is that it should not take 5 or 6 years to do a record. The Beatles delivered 13 records in eight years, averaging one every 7 months. It seems that all the available technology at Prodigy's command--and all artists today--is just in the way of actually producing music. (Consider how long it took Joan Osborne to follow up, or even Morissette).
Will anyone remember who Prodigy is when the long awaited full lenght disc comes out? Probably few, most of the listeners of "Fat of the Land" have moved on in six years, have kids, mortgages and listen to chill out. If this single is anything to go by, a single, by the way, that essentially vanished without trace in the US, a lot of the new material may have been sitting around so long that it will also sound dated, and the audience for Prodigy is lost. What a shame.
Ok, on to the music. Baby's Got A Temper is a VERY easy to digest track; down tempo, distorted guitar tracks, cathcy hook, etc. Personally I was looking forward to a much more uptempo track but I have a feeling this is not going to be the best of Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned. At the same time, I think BGAT has the right stuff to re-introduce the band into the current music scene and even win new fans.
The Dub Mix was kind of dissappointing really, not different or (bassy) enough in my opinion. It's not a bad track, but it doesn't live up to the standard of older Prodigy dub mixes.
I do GREATLY appreciate the inclusion of the instumental version of the track. I always enjoy being able to really listen to every nuance of the song minus vocals.
The A Capella mix is interesting in the way that you can really hear all of the production of the vocals that get lost in the complete track.
Overall, if you're a fan, you probably already have it so there's not much more to say. If you're new to the group, don't hesitate to pick this disc up and discover some great new music.
Most recent customer reviews
Although I reckon this is a pretty similar track to Firestarter I like it none the less. It's creepy lyrics and violent threatening tempo are pretty good, and I guess when it's on... Read morePublished on July 14 2004 by jim
BGAT is a nice bangin' track and it's got a great video. But that is pretty much everything nice to be said about this single. Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2004 by da-DK-krew
If you're a fan of the prodigy already you'll definitely like this single. I don't know why people are putting it down so much though I do agree just as with Firestarter Kieths... Read morePublished on March 28 2003 by James Jeffers
Everyone seems to hate this single but I really like it and I have gotten my roommate into liking prodigy just because of this single. Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2003 by Chris M Gonnella
This song was ok, but if that is what the whole album will sound like I will be pissed. They take a five year break and come up with this for a first single? Read morePublished on Oct. 3 2002 by Reuben Roa
Zero. That's how many stars this gets. Why? There is a ream of evidence suggesting that this entire EP was taken from draft to final cut in one ... afternoon.
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Maybe it's because I've been listening to the energetic and inspired electronic music of german industrial/EBM for the past few years. Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2002 by Ted Del Prato
This is a good song, that should have been included on the last album. The Prodigy, Liam to be specific, has said this is not going to be on the new album and have admitted that... Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2002 by whatevillurks