19 October 2013

19th October - Fatboy Slim's You've Come a Long Way, Baby

Artist – Album: Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
Released: 19th October 1998
Sounds Like: Why try harder?

Norman Quentin Cook was the bassist for The Housemartins, one of the 80’s most enjoyably poppy but undeniably geeky indie rockers. Their biggest hit was the typically quirky a cappella cover of Isley-Jasper-Isley’s ‘Caravan of Love’, a number 1 that was just denied the Christmas top spot by the rerelease of Jackie Wilson’s ‘Reet Petite’, but the group disbanded not long afterwards with just two records to their name.

Fatboy Slim is one of the world’s brightest superstar DJs, a man as accustomed to headlining sets at Ibiza as Glastonbury and the genius that contributed superb singles such as ‘The Rockafeller Skank’, ‘Praise You’, ‘Right Here Right Now’ and ‘Weapon of Choice’. His albums Better Living Through Chemistry and, even more so, You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby are seen as standouts from the big beat era and amongst the greatest of all time. He’s scored big hits with remixes of Cornershop, Beastie Boys and A Tribe Called Quest tunes, and is one of the forefathers of Brighton’s excellent underground hip hop scene.

Norman Cook is Fatboy Slim. Trippy. Gangster trippy...

Albumaday... rating: 8/10

1.       Right Here, Right Now – 6:27
2.       The Rockafeller Skank – 6:53
3.       Fucking in Heaven – 3:54
4.       Gangster Tripping – 5:20
5.       Build It Up – Tear It Down – 5:05
6.       Kalifornia – 5:53
7.       Soul Surfing – 4:56
8.       You’re Not from Brighton – 5:20
9.       Praise You – 5:23
10.   Love Island – 5:18
11.   Acid 8000 – 7:28

Listen to ‘Soul Surfing’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWKH9GEVTj4

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