The Prodigy, at the time of More Music For The Jilted Generation‘s release in 1994, tended towards fast, heavy big beat and hardcore songs. “No Good” is a case in point.
This beautiful oddity right here represents the first glimmer of the new Prodigy. Without sacrificing the menace, the heaviness, the darkness – they dropped the tempo and used live vocals rather than samples.
Liam Howlett’s production is top notch, blending brazen breaks and squelching synths with so much finesse you’d swear it was played by a band.
The group would later take their sound further in this direction, but the tune was strikingly ahead of its time in 1994.