Ten years ago, music industry wags were telling us that techno music was going to take the rock world by storm. Guitars and drums would be abandoned, we were told, children would be asking for drum machines for Christmas. When the Prodigy, the genre's would-be Nirvana, topped the Spice Girls on the album charts in the summer of 1997, the knob twirlers and console monkeys took this as a sign of things to come. The hype machine went into overtime and promised us that a new age of bleeps and bloops with nauseating light shows was... More >>>