Flint (band)

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Flint was a musical project fronted by Keith Flint of The Prodigy. The band consisted of Keith Flint (lead vocals), Jim Davies (guitar, formerly of Pitchshifter), Kieron Pepper (live drums) and Rob Holliday (bass), and Tony Howlett (drums).[1][2]

The band performed several gigs, their first being a brief set at Download Festival 2003 (June 1). The first release “Asteroids” was released on July 14, 2003 and was a pink, limited edition 10” single available on vinyl. The second single titled “Aim 4” was released on July 14, 2003. The video for the second single was directed by Jonas Åkerlund, who also directed The Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up” video. Following the release of “Aim 4” the band planned to release their debut album “Device No. 1” on July 28, 2003, however this release was cancelled. The release never happened and shortly after the band decided to split up. Keith then went on to form a project titled Clever Brains Fryin' while Davis went on to form Victory Pill.

Flint remixed Marilyn Manson’s mOBSCENE, with Keith providing new vocals.[1] The following text was found from the official Marilyn Manson pages: "Pay attention! In London, we vandalized a Versace billboard with two gigantic Marilyn Mice and had an amazing crowd sing along to the three piano numbers. Keith Flint (The Prodigy) presented me with his new band’s remix of Mobscene on which he sings. We discussed illegal behavior, participated in illegal behavior and became the best of friends over a bottle of Absinthe." ~ Marilyn Manson 21 April 2003.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Device 1 (2003) - Aborted

Originally, it would contain 12 metalpunk genre tracks, but it was cancelled. On 28 July, a Device No. 1 Promo disc was released in limited edition around the UK. Contained ten tracks, like:

  1. Asteroids (3:09)
  2. Piggy (3:09)
  3. Laughs (3:30)
  4. Aim 4 (2:58)
  5. Kamikaze (4:26)
  6. Prescription (3:30)
  7. Ju Ju (3:32)
  8. Femme Fatale (3:11)
  9. Vacation (3:28)
  10. Razor (3:49)
  11. NNNNN (No Name No Number) (4:16) - hidden track

The full disc's content would go like this, plus 2 other tracks:

  1. Hell Yeah
  2. Inflow

The promo album was distributed by Polydor.[3]

Singles[edit]

  • Asteroids - single sided pink vinyl limited to 2000 copies

The disc released on 19 May 2003 and only contained "Asteroids"

  • Aim 4

Released with the Device No.1 Promo, on 28 July 2003.

  1. Aim 4 (2:58)
  2. Danny (2:40)
  3. Asteroids (3:09)
  4. Aim 4 (Video)
  5. Aim 4 single

The song "Aim 4" has been used as the title music for the German version of Hellsing.

The song "Laughs" has been used as the credit music for the German version of Hellsing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.nme.com/news/flint/14185
  2. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1471683/record-quick-news-on-deftones-kimberly-caldwell-50-cent-michelle-branch-hanson-roots-more.jhtml
  3. ^ http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=1017406