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Fatboy Slim

Though I don't play much of his work any more--at least not his more recent work--in the late 1990s Fatboy Slim (a.k.a. Norman Cook) was among my favorite artists. I found his remix work particularly interesting because he'd managed to put his own distinctive stamp on songs by numerous other artists.

Cook has had a long musical career. At one time a member of the Housemartins, he turned in an increasingly dance-oriented direction, embarking on his Fatboy Slim project after being involved in several collaborative efforts such as Freakpower, Beats International. Other projects have included the Mighty Dub Katz and Pizzaman. In addition, Cook has numerous production credits to his name.

  cover of Fatboy Slim's album You've Come A Long Way Baby

Fatboy Slim Links

Astralwerks - Fatboy Slim - Part of the site for Astralwerks, which distributes Fatboy Slim's releases in the U.S. The list of Norman Cook's remixes (from an earlier version of the site)was particularly helpful when I was preparing my remix special, RE/SOURCES, in April 1999.

Skint - Fatboy Slim - This page on the site for Fatboy Slim's U.K. label, Skint, offers a biography, discography, and more.

Mixmag Interview of Norman Cook - This interview with Norman Cook (a.k.a. Fatboy Slim) appeared in the October 1998 issue of the British music culture magazine Mixmag. It includes Cook's song-by-song evaluation of his album You've Come A Long Way, Baby, which was released about a month afterward.


This page created October 1999 - Last modified January 17, 2004

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