The lyrics found on today's title are best known for their use in the latest The Prodigy album, Invaders Must Die. The song is called Thunder and for those of you who haven't heard it, I'll get to it in a bit.
First I want to show the original to that song, the sampled section. The original song is called Ethiopian Peace Song or in some cases Rasta Peace Song, and it is by Trevor Joe aka Al Tascith Joe.
No alternate link for this underground beauty
The Prodigy used the bit starting at 20 seconds in, where he says: "Sounds like thunder, but there's no rain, this kind of thunder blows down doors and walls and things"
But they switch it up a bit and use: "I hear thunder but there's no rain, this kind of thunder thunder breaks walls and window pane"
The generally happy and peaceful song is one of those rare gems in the music world, where if you own it you are by default a very fortunate soul. If I had any more information on this song, I'd share it. I have no idea what album it comes from, other work by the artist or where it can be bought/downloaded. If you know, I'd appreciate the information. As soon as I find anything out I'll be updating this post!
Now, for the use of the sample in a less than 'happy peace love' way, and for anyone who hasn't already heard it, here's The Prodigy's Thunder.
Let's just call this ear rape and admit that many people have this audio fetish. Kay? Kay, good. If you happen to enjoy this you can find it and more well known songs such as Omen and Invaders Must Die on Invaders Must Die (album).
But if you're new enough to The Prodigy to not know that, then you should probably start at The Fat of the Land. Trust me and thank me later. (Or try Music for the Jilted Generation and trust the blogosphere, be sure to thank them here and here.)