Music Analysis: Smack My Bitch Up

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The Prodigy are a British electronic dance music group, producing various styles of music ranging from rave to hardcore techno. “The Prodigy's 'Smack My Bitch Up' tops poll of 'most controversial song'”. This statement reflects the fact the music video for Smack my Bitch Up suffered limited airplay due to extreme content. The genre of the music video is dance/rave and features the generic conventions such as nightclubs, alcohol abuse, drug consumption and fighting. Although, the genre of the particular music video means that there is no relation between the visual codes and the lyrics throughout apart from occasional amplification. This may be due to the fact a key aspect of the lyrics is repetition, for example “change my pitch up, smack

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