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Irish Fans Share Their Memories Of Keith Flint And The Prodigy

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"He was a force of nature. Amazing live"

Following the tragic and untimely death of the original Firestarter himself, Keith Flint, listeners to the Muireann O'Connell show shared their memories of The Prodigy frontman.

Keith was part of the original line-up that included –main man Liam Howlett, Maxim and Leeroy.

They were the soundtrack to many Irish people’s teenage years and beyond.

Along with Fatboy Slim and The Chemical Brothers - The Prodigy owned the dance scene in the 90s.

They are best known for Experience (1992) Music for the Jilted Generation (1994) The Fat of the Land (1997)

And we were reminded just how huge TFOTL was when it was released in Ireland:

They had 11 Top Tens in Ireland. No strangers to these shores they headlined some massive gigs here including The Trip To Tipp in 1994, 1995 & 1997, and supported Oasis at Slane in 2009 and most recently played Electric Picnic in 2018. ‘Breathe’ was their only number 1 in Ireland but 'Firestarter' and 'Everybody In The Place' came close reaching number 2. Firestarter was kept off the Top Spot by none other than 'Aon Focal Eile' merchant Richie Kavanagh.

Lots of you shared your memories:

 

He clearly also had a cracking sense of humour:

Our own Dec Pierce was hugely influenced by Keith:


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