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124. The Prodigy
The Prodigy were one of the most successful electronic bands of the 1990’s, but there were many who did not necessarily view them as electronic.

That is a strange statement to say as it is clear to anyone with half an ear that this is their component, but this was a group with heavy metal attitude, a ravers’ mentality and this was a band crossed over to the mainstream, an outstanding feat considering that the Top 40 never had anything close to that before.

Arguably the best of the Big Beat bands (and unarguably the most successful), the question is were they big enough (they did make an impact in the United States) and is this a genre that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame thinks should be rewarded?  Based on how they have treated groups that utilize a lot of electronic components, probably not.

Should The Prodigy be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 42.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 17.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 14.3%
No opinion. - 7.1%
No way! - 17.9%

The Bullet Points

  • Previous Rank: 2016: #90
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 2016
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom (Braintree, England)
  • Why they will get in: They were the most successful for the genre they were in.
  • Why they won't get in: There is zero guarantee that the Rock Hall will care about this style of music.
  • Essential Albums: Experience (1992)
    Music for the Jilted Generation (1994)
    The Fat of the Land (1997)
    The Dirtchamber Sessions, Vol 1 (1999)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Voodoo People (From Music for the Jilted Generation, 1994)
    Poison (From Music for the Jilted Generation, 1994)
    Firestarter (From The Fat of the Land, 1997)
    Breathe (From The Fat of the Land, 1997)
    Smack My Bitch Up (From The Fat of the Land, 1997)

Should The Prodigy be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 42.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 17.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 14.3%
No opinion. - 7.1%
No way! - 17.9%
Last modified on Monday, 04 February 2019 19:13

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+4 #1 Michael Tabor 2016-02-21 22:02
after kraftwerk and Depeche Mode get in they should be considered. Helped define the Big Beat and really along with Draft Punk made techno Music Popular!
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