The Prodigy: ‘It was easier to clear Charly than tape it off the telly’ + Win Liam’s tape recorder!

The Prodigy: ‘It was easier to clear Charly than tape it off the telly’ + Win Liam’s tape recorder!
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cash-for-questions-PRODIGY-352-spreadThe Prodigy answer your questions in the new issue of Q – plus we’re giving away a very limited edition tape recorder customised by the band!

Subjects of Cash For Questions in our new issue – Q352, out now in print and on digital – the band answer a series of readers’ enquiries, including how was easy it was to clear a sample from a children’s public service cartoon for early rave classic Charly.

“The BBC will have money off you for anything, so it was a piece of piss [to get permission to use the sample]. Three minutes. It was harder to actually sample,” the band’s Liam Howlett tells Q.

“There would always be ’70s programmes on when I got back from raves, so I knew when Charley Says would be coming and thought if I sampled that it would do the band’s heads in, so I taped it off the telly! I can’t remember how I sampled, some tape machine, but had to tape it off the telly live! It’s funny, it makes no sense to anyone outside of England.”

Get the new issue now for the full Cash For Questions interview, plus we’re giving away, appropriately enough, an old tape recorder customised by Howlett (below).

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Featuring the band’s latest album The Day Is My Enemy, only ten tape recorders were created after the group hunted them down via eBay and then applied their own touches.

To stand a chance of winning simply answer the question below before 31 October, 2015. In the meantime The Prodigy are about to start a European arena tour, UK dates kicking off at Aberdeen Exhibition And Conference Centre on 22 November, head to Theprodigy.co.uk/live for details and ticket news.

 

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