29 Nov, 2023

The Prodigy have reportedly changed the lyrics of "Smack My B*tch Up"

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The Prodigy have reportedly changed the lyrics of "Smack My B*tch Up"

The Prodigy have changed the lyrics to their track "Smack My Bitch Up".

Released in 1997, on album "The Fat of the Land", the track was later voted in 2012 as the most controversial song of all time in a poll by the Performing Right Society — despite its popularity at time of release.

Even though it is known as one of the group's most popular tracks with over 100 million streams on Spotify, the band decided 26 years later to change the lyrics.

With claims that the song “glamourised domestic violence”, the band had previously refused to agree with this statement and have said according to Sky News that the lyrics mean "doing anything intensely".

However, The Sun has reported that at the band's recent gigs, Maxim - the now lead singer since the death of Keith Flint - has been repeating the line "change my pitch up" instead of the controversial chorus.

The Prodigy are yet to officially announce the change in lyrics yet have been heard singing the new line at both shows at Lonodn’s Alexandra Palace.

Earlier this year, a website unearthed rare demos, hidden gems and live recordings from the band which had never been heard before.

The Prodigy all souvenirs are here, presents a database of "live only" tracks, "rare studio tracks", "side projects", "samples", "promo & rare releases", "unreleased & unheard" and more, with several different clips available to listen via Soundcloud, YouTube and Vimeo links.

Tracks include a studio-quality cover of The Specials’s "Ghost Town", an alternative video for "Take Me To The Hospital", a rare VIP mix of Bug Kahn & The Plastic Jam’s 1997 track "Made In 2 Minutes", and a live cover of Madness’s "Nightboat To Cairo".

The Prodigy are currently on their European tour.

Source: Mixmag

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