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  Fatboy Slim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fatboy Slim (born on July 16, 1963, Quentin Leo Cook, also known as Norman Cook) is a British musician in the dance music genre.
Fatboy Slim's next work was the single "The Rockafeller Skank" which was released prior to the album You've Come a Long Way, Baby, both of which came out in 1998 to rave reviews.
In October 2005 Fatboy Slim and Talking Heads singer David Byrne revealed their plans for a musical about Imelda Marcos, the controversial ex-First Lady of the Philippines (during the notorious dictatorship of her husband, the Marcos family stole billions of dollars from that country's treasury).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fatboy_Slim   (996 words)

 BBC - Glastonbury 2005 - Fatboy Slim
Watching the Fatboy set on TV was amazing, but no doubt it would have been even better had i been there to experience it with the glasses.
Fatboy slim is for the non clubbers who have no rhythm and no concept of beat matching.
Fatboy Slim is very talented in his own right, many people have realized this and made him popular.
www.bbc.co.uk /music/glastonbury2005/lineupandartists/fatboyslim   (2205 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Fatboy Slim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Breakbeat (sometimes breakbeats or breaks) is a term used to describe a collection of sub-genres of electronic music, usually characterized by the use of a non-straighted 4/4 drum pattern (as opposed to the steady beat of house or trance).
A Break from the Norm is a compilation album arranged and released by Fatboy Slim, under his name of Norman Cook.
Fatboy Slim's next work was the single "The Rockafeller Skank," which was released prior to the album You've Come a Long Way, Baby (additional info and facts about You've Come a Long Way, Baby), both of which came out in 1998 to rave reviews.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Fatboy-Slim   (2726 words)

 Fatboy Slim @ CanEHdian
That all changed when one man, the talented Fatboy Slim (aka Norman Cook) broke through the airwaves with 1999’s “Praise You", and in the process opened the doors to numerous other electronic acts, including the newest pop guru, Moby.
A native of Brighton, England, Fatboy Slim climbed the career ladder as many in many different industries did: starting at the bottom and working his way North.
The year 2000 saw the release of two Fatboy Slim compilation albums, none of which were sanctioned by the Funk Soul Brother.
www.canehdian.com /non/artists/f/fatboyslim/biography.html   (347 words)

 Fatboy Slim: Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars ---Ink Blot Magazine
In 1995 he was commissioned by Damien Harris to record the inaugural tune for Brighton dance label Skint, and Fatboy Slim was born with the "Santa Cruz" single.
In Britain, Cook became the first proper celebrity to emerge from club culture, marrying and having a son with TV celebrity Zoe Ball and becoming something of a mascot for the smiley-faced generation.
There are a couple of Fatboy classics here in "Mad Flava" and "Drop the Hate", both songs that you could call "slammin" without blushing too much, and proof that if your pony knows a really good trick, you might as well let it dance.
www.inkblotmagazine.com /rev-archive/Fatboy_Slim_Halfway.htm   (612 words)

 Fatboy Slim: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The producers behind the band beats international were norman cook, who was later to become fatboy slim, and lindy layton, who was later to work under the...
Fatboy Slim's next work was the single "The Rockafeller Skank," which was released prior to the album You've Come a Long Way, EHandler: no quick summary.
More "traditional" Fatboy Slim tracks such as Jin Go Lo Ba coexist with full-length vocal tracks such as a rendition of the Steve Miller Band[Click link for more facts about this topic]'s The Joker.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fa/fatboy_slim.htm   (3192 words)

 Get Into The Groove: Fatboy Slim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fatboy Slim, whose real name is Norman Cook, grew up in a small town outside of London, England.
Fatboy Slim landed a weekly gig spinning at the Big Beat Boutique.
One day Fatboy Slim could be considered the "Elvis" of electronica.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p902.htm   (488 words)

 Fatboy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fatboy had brief relationship with a hotdog stand while his girlfriend was out of town.
Fatboy claims that this is mostly (but admittedly not entirely) due to water weight.
Fatboy says that he would have lost weight if he were allowed to subtract the weight of the money he lost on the Falcons in the superbowl.
www.fatboy.com   (574 words)

 Fatboy Slim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fatboy Slim is probably past his peak music-wise, but he's consistently had great videos.
Fatboy Slim was in Belfast this week to announce his line-up for his Big Beach Party on Saturday, June 17.
Disturbed fertility rites, the Loch Ness Monster and an offensive string of sausages are among the first topics discussed by Fatboy Slim over the phone from...
www.wikiverse.org /fatboy-slim   (923 words)

 Hour.ca - Music - Spin - Palookaville - Fatboy Slim
Something to remember: Before there was Fatboy Slim the DJ, there was Norman Cook the bassist for breezy politi-pop '80s band The Housemartins.
Fatboy Slim is one of the big UK DJs partly because he's homegrown but also because he fought for and created many excellent club nights such as Big Boutique and, of course, the huge Brighton beach party fests.
It's been a while since Fatboy Slim was 'fucking in Heaven',if you know what I mean, and the arrival of "Palookaville" feel like he's back on the old horse.
www.hour.ca /music/spin.aspx?iIDDisque=2463   (616 words)

 Fatboy Slim: Palookaville - PopMatters Music Review
The last Fatboy Slim album saw Cook very tentatively dipping his toes into the world of live vocals, with appearances by the aforementioned Gray as well as "Weapon of Choice"'s Bootsy Collins.
Fatboy Slim is not an artist who even his most ardent admirers usually associate with gripping, emotional songwriting, and the placement of such an unabashedly fun track at the end of the album serves to restore the status quo in Cook's hedonistic world.
Of course, anyone who dismissed Fatboy Slim as a novelty act was wholly unprepared for Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars, and that could definitely go a long way towards explaining just why the album was greeted with such a chilly reception.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/f/fatboyslim-palookaville.shtml   (2124 words)

 CNN.com - Entertainment - Fatboy Slim releases third album - November 15, 2000
Fatboy Slim's creations can be heard everywhere: movie soundtracks, television commericals and his new CD, "Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars"
Fatboy Slim's 'Sunset (Bird of Prey),' from 'Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars' (astralwerks records)
Fatboy Slim: Well, the main difference is actually working with live singers...
www.cnn.com /2000/SHOWBIZ/Music/11/15/fat.boy.slim/index.html   (579 words)

 Fatboy Slim : Biographie
Né le 13 juillet 1963, Fatboy Slim de son vrai nom Norman Cook passe son enfance à Redhill, un petit village pas loin de Londres, bercé par les groupes pop de l'époque, les Beatles pour ne citer qu'eux.
Fatboy rencontre ensuite les Chemicals Brothers (Tom Rowlands et Ed Simons) qui l'encouragent à se lancer dans une carrière "big beat".
Fatboy Slim ne chôme pas: tout le monde fait appel à ses services.
www.ramdam.com /art/f/fatboyslim_bio.htm   (496 words)

 RA: Resident Advisor - Palookaville - Fatboy Slim - CD Review
Fatboy Slim's newest musical endeavor which is entitled Palookaville was released on October 5th.
Slim invites many creative personalities into the studio on this project each bringing their own influence to the tunes.
As a fan, I’ve come to know Fatboy Slim as two individuals, one being a superstar DJ with the ability to pack 70,000 people onto a beach for some intense house tunes, and the other being the commercial MTV savvy Norman Cook that we’ve come to know and love.
www.residentadvisor.net /review_view.asp?ID=2409   (377 words)

 MTV Music | Fatboy Slim - Profile and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Norman "Jack-of-All-Genres" Cook, in addition to his former occupations as bassist for the Housemartins and one-third of acid house hitmakers Pizzaman, is also the man behind one of the most popular of the new flock of English "Brit hop" producers, Fatboy Slim.
Releasing his Fatboy material through club staple Skint, Cook's raucous blend of house, acid, funk, hip-hop, electro, and techno has added to his already formidable reputation as one of the foremost all-around producers on the U.K. club scene.
Fatboy Slim's eagerly anticipated second LP You've Come a Long Way, Baby followed later that year.
www.mtv.com /bands/az/fatboy_slim/bio.jhtml   (596 words)

 Fatboy Slim: Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars: Pitchfork Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
True, big-beat by the likes of the Chemical Brothers, the Propellerheads, and our subject at hand, Fatboy Slim has gone strong for a good two and a half years-- far longer than your average hit of ecstasy.
Slim's playing it safe here, doing what he knows he does best: mindless music meant for little more than dancing.
Slim, though, apparently feels some pull from his previous Top 40 hits and tries a few stabs at reclaiming that popularity from the masses.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/f/fatboy-slim/halfway-between-the-gutter.shtml   (617 words)

 NPR's Weekend All Things Considered: Fatboy Slim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fatboy Slim plays for a sold-out crowd in Washington, D.C. View larger image (34K)
The video won six awards in Thursday's MTV Video Music Awards and heralded the mainstream arrival of Fatboy Slim, who last year was the biggest British artist in America and remains the hottest ticket on the international dance-music circuit.
But Fatboy Slim -- whose real name is actually Norman Cook -- has a decidedly low-key weapon of choice: two professional-quality turntables, a mixing board and an Atari computer that was obsolete a decade ago.
www.npr.org /programs/watc/features/2001/fatboyslim/010908.fatboyslim.html   (658 words)

 The History of Rock Music. Fatboy Slim: biography, discography, reviews, links
Fatboy Slim is the project of Norman Cook, who used to play bass in Housemartins.
But it was under the new monicker Fatboy Slim that Cook came to be recognized as one of the innovators of house music.
Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars (Astralwerks, 2000) is a mere repetition of Fatboy Slim's stereotypes.
www.scaruffi.com /vol6/fatboy.html   (847 words)

 Amazon.com: You've Come A Long Way, Baby: Music: Fatboy Slim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fatboy Slim, however, is the former Housemartin's most successful incarnation, launching a Top 40 crossover hit and popular advertising jingle with last year's "Going out of My Head." You've Come a Long Way, Baby picks up where the smash single left off, cheekily pairing acidic synthesizers and drum machines with big, dumb vocal samples.
In this case: "Have you ever heard of Fatboy Slim?" "No." But then that same person is dancing to his songs in the club.
Keep in mind that Fatboy Slim is not one of those artists that only have good released songs and have the rest of the album be garbage.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000D9VL?v=glance   (1636 words)

 The Filter^ REVIEW: Fatboy Slim
I was astonished how intimate the club was, looking up to see Fatboy Slim - on a raised boxing ring - no further away than he had been at the airport.
Such is the fame of Fatboy Slim, however, I'm aware of a lot of his work, and I like it.
It was a treat to see so closely a master so desperately trying to keep his balance, and a highlight of the night when he kicked in with a perfect redemption.
thefilter.blogs.com /the_filter_review/2005/04/fatboy_slim.html   (969 words)

 Amazon.com: Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars: Music: Fatboy Slim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fatboy Slim) Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars is uneven as heck and nowhere near as frat boy-friendly as his previous releases.
In his latest studio release, British electronica wizard Fatboy Slim seems to have lost some of the raw energy and the poignancy that can be found in his 1998 retrospective record, You've Come A Long Way, Baby.
Thus, it is worth buying if you are a Fatboy Slim fan, but if you want to get an album, representative of Norman Cook to sort of get into his music, get any other album but this.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004Z30Z?v=glance   (1640 words)

 Fatboy Slim: Palookaville: Pitchfork Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the late 1990s, big beat seemed vital: The Chemical Brothers were giving the often-goofy sound a tinge of style, and Fatboy Slim was gatecrashing happy hours, dormitories, and the P.A. systems of sporting events with the sculpted trash energy of singles like "The Rockafeller Skank" and "Praise You".
Fatboy Slim seemed stuck in the loop that made him popular in the first place.
It drifts into squiggling Fatboy Slim generica, sapping whatever power might've been left in the vocal hook.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/f/fatboy-slim/palookaville.shtml   (678 words)

 Norman Cook Online :: Right Here, Right Now
If your a long time Fatboy Slim fan then you will be like me and grinning with the fact you can download older, harder to find Big Beat classics that skint released back in the good old days.
On his 40th birthday, Fatboy Slim pondered whether DJing was an appropriate career for a man of his age.
Its been a while and a few good fatboy slim remix's have passed by, his remix of "release the pressure is pretty on form and what you expect from Noman however Ive been waiting for something a little bit different..........a little bit special.
www.normancook.net   (662 words)

 Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way Baby | Album Review @ Music-Critic.com : the source for music reviews, interviews, ...
I mean, how is it humanly possibly for one single human to kick as much ass as Fatboy Slim, AKA Norman Cook, does.
Ever since becoming Fatboy Slim he has been laying down the funky beats using not much more than an Akai sampler and a 303.
The album receives its Explicit Lyrics label from "In Heaven" where the repeated sample is "Fatboy Slim is fucking in heaven" - don't play it for your mother.
www.music-critic.com /electronica/fatboyslim_ycalwb.htm   (491 words)

 Fatboy Slim reúne 150 mil pessoas no RJ - Terra - Música
Fatboy Slim já havia se apresentado no Brasil em 2001 na última edição do Free Jazz Festival.
Fatboy Slim, subiu ao palco às 19h, abrindo seu set com uma versão do clássico Garota de Ipanema, de Tom Jobim.
Jon Carter foi reverenciado por Fatboy Slim quando deixou as pick-ups.
musica.terra.com.br /interna/0,,OI276583-EI1267,00.html   (424 words)

 Fatboy Slim CDs, Fatboy Slim Records, CD Singles, Rare Records, Vinyl, Albums, Discography
FATBOY SLIM Praise You T-Shirt - XL (UK Officially Licensed 100% cotton navy blue t-shirt with a yellow & fl 'tag-style' image screen printed across the chest and a woven Fatboy Slim label sewn on the front.
FATBOY SLIM Praise You T-Shirt - Skinny Fit (UK Officially Licensed 100% cotton navy blue t-shirt with a yellow & fl 'tag-style' image screen printed across the chest and a woven Fatboy Slim label sewn on the front.
FATBOY SLIM Palookaville (2004 UK skinny fit round neck short sleeve pale blue promo T-shirt featuring the album cover artwork and titles with an orange/fl border on the front.
www.eil.com /shop/artistlist.asp?artistname=fatboy-slim   (1185 words)

 Tower Records - Live On Brighton Beach [Explicit Lyrics] - Fatboy Slim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This live document of Fatboy Slim's homecoming to his adopted town of Brighton, England, is designed to be played at maximum volume in the company of as many sweaty friends and total strangers as you can safely gather in your chosen venue.
Whether it's your living room, local bar or remote field somewhere, a Fatboy Slim album is a practical guarantee of good times and impeccable dance mixes, and LIVE ON BRIGHTON BEACH doesn't disappoint.
Fatboy Slim may swing with big beats and surreal samples for his own music, but when it comes to blowing off steam for a throng of E-imbibing sun worshippers, Slim prefers a slam to the butt to sensory overload for the brain.
www.towerrecords.com /product.aspx?pfid=2689759   (435 words)

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