Voodoo People

Infobox Single
Name = Voodoo People

Artist = The Prodigy
from Album = Music For the Jilted Generation
Released = August 1994
Format = 12 inch vinyl record
CD single
Recorded = Essex, England
Genre = Hardcore Techno
Length = 4:05 (Edit)
Label = XL Recordings
Writer = Liam Howlett
Producer = Liam Howlett
Video director = Walter Stern
Certification = "None"
Chart position = * #13 (UK)
Reviews = "N/A"
Last single = "No Good (Start the Dance)"
This single = "Voodoo People"
Next single = "Poison"

"Voodoo People" is a song by The Prodigy, released as their eighth single in August 1994. It was the third single from the album "Music For the Jilted Generation" and was released as a 12" single and its own EP in the United States through Mute Records.

The British release included a remix by the The Chemical Brothers who at that time called themselves "The Dust Brothers" in honour of an American producer duo of the same name. When "Voodoo People" was to be released in the States, and due to the British Dust Brothers' rising popularity, the American Dust Brothers threatened a lawsuit if they didn't change their name. The British duo changed their name to "The Chemical Brothers", and the remix on the American Mute release was renamed in accordance. A small sample in the remix was also reversed on the American release due to copyright issues.

The original video was directed by Walter Stern and Russell Curtis. It was filmed on location in Saint Lucia and it showed Leeroy Thornhill as a voodoo priest. This version included scenes featuring real witch Doctors, but these were cut because of problems with television censorship. A number of other more graphic versions of the video are available, one of them appearing in the Prodigy's "Electronic Punks" documentary.Fact|date=June 2008

The main riff in the song is based on a sample of the Nirvana song "Very Ape" from their third studio album "In Utero".

The song has been covered by Refused, as well remixed by Pendulum (see Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)).

Track listing

XL recordings

12" vinyl record

#"Voodoo People" (Original Mix) – 6:28
#"Voodoo People" (Haiti Island Mix) – 5:22
#"Voodoo People" (The Chemical Brothers Remix) – 5:56
#"Goa" (The Heat the Energy Part 2) – 6:04

CD single

#"Voodoo People" (Edit) – 4:05
#"Voodoo People" (Chemical Brothers Remix) – 5:56
#"Goa" (The Heat the Energy Part 2) – 6:04
#"Voodoo People" (Original Mix) – 6:28


12" vinyl record

#"Voodoo People" (Chemical Brothers Remix) – 5:56
#"Voodoo People" (Original Mix) – 6:28
#"No Good (Start the Dance)" (CJ Bolland Museum Remix) – 5:14
#"Speedway [Theme from Fastlane] " (Secret Knowledge Remix) – 10:26

EP" Version 1995

#"Voodoo People" (Edit) - 4:07
#"Voodoo People" (The Chemical Brothers Remix) - 5:56
#"No Good (Start The Dance)" [CJ Bolland Museum Remix] - 5:13
#"Rat Poison - 5:31
#"Speedway [Theme from Fastlane] " (Secret Knowledge Remix) - 10:25
#"Voodoo People" [Haiti Island Remix] - 5:23
#"Voodoo People" [Original Mix] - 6:26

External links

*youtube|-Fz85FE0KtQ|Music video for "Voodoo People"
*youtube|NDzvEV7DX-c|Music video for "Voodoo People (Chemical Brothers Mix)"
*youtube|yMkP4jS9Ptw|Music video for "Voodoo People (Pendulum remix)"

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