Rave’s bad boys are back and better than ever. In Issue 27 The Prodigy talk about the trials and tribulations that led to them to go their separate ways, eventually reuniting and releasing their best album to date, Invaders Must Die. What were the band’s troubles all about? “Basically, Keith and I had our differences before Always Outnumbered, and we sorted through those problems,” Howlett says in the cover story, which was photographed by legendary rock photographer Mick Rock, and is perhaps the group’s most candid interview to date.
“We continued to play live and kind of salvaged the last album, and then went back on the road,” Howlett continues. “That led into our singles album [Their Law: The Singles], and we did a big tour off the back of that. At no point did we think that we were splitting up; we always knew we’d do another record, but we didn’t see how we could at that stage. We were really proud of the singles album—I didn’t want to do it to begin with—but holding the end product in our hands was a great thing. We thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to be this proud of a new record that we were all involved in?’”
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In the meantime, here’s a video of the Prodigy cover shoot.