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The Prodigy

Ben Thompson, Seven Years of Plenty, 1998

LIAM HOWLETT - soft-spoken mastermind behind The Prodigy's globe-subjugating juggernaut of organised chaos - is a very busy man. If you want some idea of just how busy, Madonna recently asked him to produce her next album and he was obliged to decline, politely, observing that he just couldn't find a window. This is an eventuality that has arisen for countless English 25 year olds, but Liam is the only one not to have been dreaming at the time.

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