Baby's Got a Temper (4:24)

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“Baby’s Got a Temper” was the third EP released by the British electronic band The Prodigy on 1 July 2002. It was the band’s first song in five years, following “Smack My Bitch Up” in 1997, and only their second that was not an album track. It was also their first release after dancer Leeroy Thornhill left the band in 2000.

The song sparked controversy because of the lyrics by Keith Flint, which heavily played upon the misuse of the drug rohypnol. “Baby’s Got a Temper” was met with mostly negative reviews and some time later Liam Howlett himself disowned it.

The music video, directed by Traktor, was released as a DVD single that included a short ‘making of’ film. It featured three ordinary men, dressed in suits, who walk into a disused funfair. They enter a makeup room and transform themselves into the band members, Howlett, Flint, and Maxim. The group go onstage where they perform before a crowd consisting of cattle, which are milked by topless women. The milk is then sold to the public waiting outside, who eventually go crazy. The video was apparently based upon one of Howlett’s dreams.

The single was initially released to support what was early stages of their then-to come album, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned. The album got reworked into what it is now and the song was binned. Because the single didn’t fit any album, in 2008, the band’s official website’s discography classified it as an EP.


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  • Crabroast22

    The fact that it's gritty and ugly sounding is the most attractive thing about this song. It's not as safe as their recent releases and that can rarely be considered a bad thing.

    19 Mar 12:45am Reply
  • LinkWander

    I fuck'n love this track))

    21 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Poziomka_z_Lasu

    Good one!

    4 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Gofan

    Awesome track

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Ernst-Waldo

    Their best song in my opinion. It's got it all: solid sound, good riffs, variation, great subtleties...

    28 May 2011 Reply
  • TerrierChad

    Agree with Lollers, hugely underrated.

    30 May 2010 Reply
  • Infernal-Vader

    great <3

    16 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Lollers

    Very underrated, I love it.

    26 Nov 2009 Reply
  • J4s13q

    Great track.

    23 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Killed-By-Death

    I love this one! Don't get the negative response to be honest.

    10 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Terrasidius

    Actually... you know what, and i am being serious, beats wise and sound wise this is actually better than anything off of the 2 albums from this decade. ok the lyrics suck and the video is fucking weird, too weird but the music is on the money.

    15 May 2009 Reply
  • Suuryykatka

    The only thing worse than the song is the video. I almost started to feel ashamed that i've ever listened to The Prodigy after seeing that sh***t. :(

    11 Apr 2009 Reply
  • goldione

    one correct version found there is >>>

    22 Jan 2009 Reply
  • goldione

    FLAG incorrect video ... and pick yourself the right one ^^ here >>>

    22 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Mystic Ice

    I have no idea why this song is hated either. I fucking love it. Then again I love the Flint song it came from, Razor. It sounds like a Prodigy song now in this incarnation and people loved Keith back in the day so, wth?

    22 Jan 2009 Reply
  • ZMuller

    Brilliant track, brilliant video. Nothing less.

    14 Dec 2008 Reply
  • AlanVext

    Has a dirty industrial feel to uneasy ambiance. Weird. Almost as scary as Skinny Puppy's Last Rights. Not that it sounds similar, but is just sort of creates a vaguely similar atmosphere. It ain't pretty, but I like it.

    13 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Narki

    Let's just say we forget the lyrics, the instrumental in this track is still kickass, the beat and production is tight, the sounds are swell, it's Prodigy alright, and oh, the video to it rules :)

    6 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Killed-By-Death

    What's with this video? Show us the real one! ; )

    18 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Ped_Row_F

    I think Always Outnumbered was a good album!! Dont see whats so bad about it ,theres a few duds on it but thers a few duds on ther other albums as well. Fuel my fire and serial thrilla are in my opinion pretty shit, like Baby's got a temper, just sound like shitty firestarter wannabes. So as you can see i agree Mr howlett that babys got a temper is a dud.(too much keith Flint not enough Prodigy)

    16 Nov 2008 Reply
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