«Poison» is a song by The Prodigy, released as the group’s ninth single on 6 March 1995. It was the fourth single from the album Music for the Jilted GenerationMaxim Reality provides the vocals for this track.

The drums in the song are samples from «It’s a New Day» by Skull Snaps«Amen Brother» by The Winstons«Heavy Soul Slinger» by Bernard Purdie, and «Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley, Your Tie’s Caught» by Incredible Bongo Band.

The CD singles art follows a theme similar to the song: rat poison. The front cover features a box of said poison, the back shows a picture of a dead and decomposing rodent, and the CD itself has a rat superimposed onto it.

The music video was directed by Walter Stern. The band performs the track in a basement-like location. By the end of the video, the floor has turned into a mud-bath where Keith Flint is mud wrestling with other band members. The music video was also shown on an episode of Beavis and Butt-head.

 

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