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Fatboy Slim - Better Living Through Chemistry

Label: Skint Records
Catalog#: BRASSIC 02LP
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Record: VG + to ++ light scuff marks
Cover: light ring wear
Country: UK
Released: 16 Sep 1996
Genre: Electronic
Style: Big Beat


Tracklisting:
A1 Song For Lindy
A2 10th & Crenshaw
A3 Give The Po' Man A Break

B1 Going Out Of My Head
B2 Everybody Needs A 303
B3 First Down


C1 The Weekend Starts Here
C2 The Sound Of Milwaukee

D1 Santa Cruz
D2 Punk To Funk
D3 Crenshaw Siren Beats



This is Norman Cook's first album as the infamous Fatboy Slim, and possibly could also be his best. The album begins on a high with 'Song For Lindy', a funky piece of breakbeat, that can be played for all sorts of occasions, and possibly his greatest tune. There are also more commercial numbers such as 'Going Out Of My Head', that samples a Yvonne Elliman cover of The Who's 'I Can't Explain', in full effect.

There are also classic Big Beat songs too such as the siren-laden '10th and Crenshaw', The wah-wah rock-and-roll of 'The Sound Of Milwaukee', The absolute classic 'Everybody Needs a 303' that has not aged a bit. It also has a couple of slowies like 'Santa Cruz' and 'The Weekend Starts Here', that perfectly gives the album more variation.

Overall, this is the Big Beat movement at it's peek, and the lack of guest spots, crossover potential and profanity (In Heaven and Star 69, anyone?), make this album a timeless, and somehow underrated classic. This Rocks!

PS: On the vinyl release, the bonus track 'Crenshaw Siren Beats' is a reprise of track A2.

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 01 September, 2008.

 
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