Smack My Taoiseach

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Seems credible.

Or is it?

Hmm.

Real fan or twisted copy and paster?

Only YOU can decide.

Earlier: Punkin’ Instigator

56 thoughts on “Smack My Taoiseach

    1. Prob is Jeff,

      Thing is with The Prodigy, that era that they evolved with & the ideologies it encompassed it are the polar opposite of Leo’s.
      So he can sling his hook!

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    2. Ian-O

      No, because the very epitome of that album is a massive 2 fingers to proto fascists like Varadkar.

      So no, the nerdy twit is not allowed to pretend he was something he wasn’t without us commenting on it. I know you don’t like people commenting, much like Leo doesn’t, but that’s how it is.

      He was a sad, unpopular, unlikable clown and he still is. The funniest thing of all is that he is responsible for our own current jilted generation.

      Leo is the enemy in the sort of narratives that you might find in an album like this.

      Now practice your pro FG onanism elsewhere.

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  1. tom

    This is one of the worst posts I’ve seen here.

    1. Do you know what verbatim means. Saying landmark album is an entirely normal and common thing to say.
    2. He’s hardly trying to be cool. They were a mainstream act from his youth who were still filling stadiums.
    3. You’ve completely missied the only dumb thing about is tweet. Flint had nothing to do with that album being only a dancer at the time.

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    1. Prob is Jeff,

      Thing is with The Prodigy, that era that they evolved with & the ideologies it encompassed it are the polar opposite of Leo’s.
      So he can sling his hook!

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      1. Rob_G

        Thing is with The Prodigy, that era that they evolved with & the ideologies it encompassed it are the polar opposite of Leo’s.

        Keith Flint (RIP) lived in a big house in the country with lots of money, where he enjoyed pursuits such as fox hunting, so I would not be so confident that his ideology was so far removed from Leo’s.

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        1. dylad

          Quote: ‘In regards to a story going around about me right now – yes I live in Essex and have a couple of horses. I went riding with the local trail hunt, it was a ride out and NO ANIMALS WERE HUNTED OR KILLED, so my conscience is clear, it wasn’t my thing and I won’t be going again.’ Guardian Music 4/1/2016.

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          1. Rob_G

            My point was more that Flint was normal-enough Essex resident who is rich enough to own horses, rather than the foxhunting bit, but fair enough.

    2. Atticus

      Flint had nothing to do with the album at the time as he was only a dancer? Eh, he was credited with with co-writing 2 of the tracks (the 2 biggest selling singles) and was vocalist on 4. Yeah just a dancer. /rolleyes

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          1. Leopold Gloom

            You’ve got the wrong album mate. Flint wrote songs on Fat of the Land, not Music for the Jilted Generation. He had bascially nothing to do with the follow up album either, but for the non album single “Baby’s got a temper” and the odd vocal.

  2. Whatevers

    Tweets when Avicii and Keith Flint die. His twitter account was silent for the death of Emma Mac Mathuna.

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  3. f_lawless

    Rather ironic that millionaire Varadkar is the antithesis of the “Jilted Generation” with his cushioned living standards, bloated salary and massive pension pot. Plus, the kind of politics which he now spearheads – the kind that’s causing huge wealth disparity, unaffordable housing, greatly diminished job security, etc – has been creating a whole new jilted generation.

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    1. Rob_G

      As per above – Keith Flint (RIP), once he had earned some money, decided that actually it was pretty good, and bought a big house in the country and lived the conventional life of a well-off person, as basically all famous musicians do once they hit a certain age.

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      1. f_lawless

        but what’s that got to do with the phrase “jilted generation” which was around before Liam Howlett used it in the Prodigy album name and over the years has become a firmly established part of the pop culture lexicon?

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        1. Rob_G

          I don’t see any connection between the Taoiseach, the music of the Prodigy, and whatever socio-economic trends that you are talking about either, tbh.

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          1. f_lawless

            I don’t either. But then again I wasn’t talking about the ‘music‘ of the Prodigy. I was talking about the cultural reference made in the title of their album – but you probably knew that anyway, tbh!

          2. rotide

            Howlett wasn’t making a cultural reference with the title, he literally just thought it sounded cool and later regretted it

  4. Junkface

    You forget that politicians were once young and innocent and may have liked the same music as yourself. I guess they never really understood the messages in the music maybe? Or just went along with the rest of their peers. That’s teenagers for you.

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  5. Ron Jeremy’s Stunt Double

    A real fan would know that Flint never appeared on Jilted generation as he only danced with them on stage. The album after The fat of the land is where he first appeared singing and co-writing.

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    1. Robert

      “Real Fan” aka Anorak. You really think the taoiseach hasnt better to do than worry about trivia?

      MFTJG came out when Leo was a teenager and it was indeed a groundbreaking album. FOTL less so, but Leo was probably studying medicine at this stage.

      And honestly, to suggest that Keith Flint wasn’t an integral part of the Prodigy from the very beginning (The Experience) really shows how little you know about the Prodigy and how much of a fool you are.

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      1. Stephen

        Yeah got to agree with Robert, I’d listen to Prodigy on a regular enough basis (mostly The Experience and Jilted Generation as they came out when I was teenager so best memory of them) and wasn’t aware he didn’t sing on them at all.
        Jilted generation came out when Leo was 16ish so very good chance he could have been a fan and had the album.

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      2. LeopoldGloom

        He was integral to the live act, he’d been around with Liam since the 80s. But musically wasn’t really at all involved until after MFTJG.

        That is the seminal album, FOTL less so as you say, but FOTL was the true crossover album that sold by the bucketload (outsold the previous 2 combined)

        Either way, he may well be a fan. But he’s a try hard. His silence on the passing of others as noted above says more about him than these tweets about Flint and Aviici.

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    2. rotide

      Seriously, Keith Flint was the reason most people knew the prodigy in the first place, dating back to his and Leeroy’s melbourne shuffle in the early videos

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  6. Daisy Chainsaw

    I am a textbook middle aged spinster, on the cusp of 50. Yesterday, leaving work, Firestarter came on the radio so I rolled down the windows, turned up the volume and drove into town blaring this like an old style political address. I felt like a 20 year old without a bad back all evening. Don’t judge a book by the cover, kids!

    I notice Leo didn’t comment on the untimely passing of Luke Perry. Maybe he was more of a Brandon fan.

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