It would seem that this, the opening lyric on the Lo-Fidelity Allstars' debut album How to Operate with a Blown Mind, has ultimately become somewhat more ironic than they originally intended.
In the beginning, there was skunk-rock
After forming in mid-1996, the Lo-Fi's burst onto the scene with their wickedly original debut in 1998. At that time, electronica's big-beat sub-genre was at the apex of its popularity and the similarities between the Lo-Fi's and other contemporaries such as Fatboy Slim and Propellerheads led to them being conveniently lumped into this genre by many critics.
In reality, the Lo-Fi's were in a genre all of their own and in some ways ahead of their time. The full-band setup they employed live was later popularised by the likes of Basement Jaxx and The Freestylers, and reflected a strong influence from rock and crossover acts such as The Happy Mondays.