Anglo For Your Ear: The Prodigy’s “Charly”
Long before they smacked their b***h up and made “psychosomatic addict insane” a catchphrase, The Prodigy were a straight-up, unapologetically druggy rave band. Their first major hit, 1991’s “Charly” (hehe), included a sample from a British education film for children. The band pulled a child’s voiceover from the film; the line “Charly says, ‘Always tell your mommy before you go off somewhere'” is repeated throughout the song. The band was sued for using the sample without permission; however, the lawsuit proved unsuccessful.