Their music consists of various styles ranging from rave and breakbeat hardcore in the early 90s toalternative rock and big beat with punk vocal elements in later times. The current band members includeLiam Howlett (composer/keyboards), Keith Flint (dancer/vocalist), Maxim (MC/vocalist) and live guitarist Rob Holliday (Marilyn Manson, Gary Numan, Curve, Sulpher).
The name displayed on album covers changed from “The Prodigy” to “Prodigy” between Music For The Jilted Generation and The Fat of the Land in 1997 and back again with the release of Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned in 2004. However, Howlett has stated that the title has always been “The Prodigy”. The change was made only to fit within the displayed logo, according to Howlett.
Maxim originally began as an MC for the band before doing vocals on “Poison”, a track on their second album Music For The Jilted Generation and then several others on The Fat of the Land. He remains a member as an MC at the live shows.
Keith Flint began as a dancer for the band before moving on to become a vocalist initially on the track “Firestarter” but then for several others on the third album The Fat of the Land. Flint is probably the most visually recognisable member of the band and considered by many to be the frontman though he has very little input to writing the songs. He still sings with the live show but has virtually no input on the albums however, he did write the single “Baby’s Got a Temper”.
Following the relative commercial and critical failure of 2004’s Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunnedthe band released a greatest hits Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005 before 2009’s return to formInvaders Must Die.
After the release and success of “Fat of the Land”, Liam Howlett was feeling down as he could not produce any songs up to standard up until one of his friends showed him the program Reason from Propellerhead Software. This program inspired Liam who instantly went to the studio and started producing tracks using it; he decided he did not want to use it for basslines though, as he prefers the analogue sound.