Fatboy Slim

Norman Quentin Cook (born Quentin Leo Cook — name changed by deed poll in 2002)

Also known as F Slim, F. Slim, F.Slim, Fat Boy, Fat Boy Slim, Fatbot Slim, Fatboy, Fatboy Fat, Fatboy Slime, Fatboyslim, Norman Cook, Slim, Slim Boy Fat, Slim Clark
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.fatboyslim.net, http://www.astralwerks.com/fbs, http://www.myspace.com/fatboyslim, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatboy_Slim

Discography of Fatboy Slim:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Better Living Through Chemistry 10 Audio 1996-09-16 Skint
2 You've Come A Long Way, Baby 11 Audio 1998-10-19 Skint
3 Everybody Needs A 303 4 Audio 1997-09-22 Skint
4 On The Floor At The Boutique 20 Audio 1998-00-00 Skint
5 Praise You 4 Audio 1998-00-00 Skint
6 Right Here, Right Now 3 Audio 1999-04-19 Skint
7 Build It Up, Tear It Down 4 Audio 1999-00-00 Skint
8 Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars 11 Audio 2000-11-06 Skint
9 You've Come A Long Way, Baby 12 Audio 1998-00-00 Skint
10 Punk To Funk 3 Audio 1996 Skint
11 Sunset (Bird Of Prey) 3 Audio 2000-00-00 Astralwerks
12 The Fatboy Slim / Norman Cook Collection 13 Audio 2000-03-21 Hip-O Records
13 Volume 1 The Signature Series Presents: Fatboy Slim's Greatest Remixes 10 Audio 2000-02-15 Brooklyn Music Limited (BML)
14 Star 69 6 Audio 2001-00-00 Astralwerks
15 Sunset (Bird Of Prey) 3 Audio 2000-10-23 Astralwerks
16 Praise You 3 Audio 1999-01-04 Skint
17 You've Come A Long Way, Baby 11 Audio 1998-00-00 Astralwerks
18 Better Living Through Chemistry 11 Audio 1996-09-16 Skint
19 Star 69 (What The F**k) / Weapon Of Choice 4 Audio 2001-00-00 Skint
20 Everybody Needs A 303 3 Audio 1995-00-00 Skint
21 Santa Cruz 4 Audio 1995-00-00 Skint
22 Right Here, Right Now 3 Audio 1999-04-19 Skint
23 Going Out Of My Head 3 Audio 1997-04-14 Skint
24 Retox 2 Audio 2002-01-14 Skint
25 Everybody Needs A 303 4 Audio 1997-09-22 Skint
26 Halfway Between The Gutter And The Guardian 9 Audio 2001-00-00
27 Sunset (Bird Of Prey) 2 Audio 2000-10-16 Skint
28 Gangster Trippin 3 Audio 1998-10-05 Skint
29 Song For Shelter (Pete Heller Remixes) 3 Audio 2001-00-00 Skint
30 The Rockafeller Skank 3 Audio 1998-06-08 Skint
31 Demons 3 Audio 2001-01-08
32 Demons 3 Audio 2000-00-00 Skint
33 Song For Shelter / Ya Mama 5 Audio 2001-00-00 Skint
34 Ya Mama / Song For Shelter 3 Audio 2001-09-03 Skint
35 Sunset (Bird Of Prey) (Darren Emerson Remix) 3 Audio 2000-10-30 Skint
36 Star 69 6 Audio 2001-00-00
37 Star 69 (What The F**k) 3 Audio 2001-04-23
38 The Rockafeller Skank 3 Audio 1998 Skint
39 The Rockafeller Skank 4 Audio 1998-06-08 Skint
40 Drop The Hate 2 Audio 2001-12-10 Skint
41 Third Of May 3 Audio 2002-00-00 Not On Label (Fatboy Slim)
42 Planet Of The Phatbird 3 Audio 2002-00-00 Southern Fried Records
43 Live On Brighton Beach 17 Audio 2002-02-25
44 The Rockafeller Skank 4 Audio 1998 Skint
45 Star 69 (What The F**k) / Weapon Of Choice 5 Audio 2001 Skint
46 Sunset (Bird Of Prey) 2 Audio 2000 Skint
47 Better Living Through Chemistry 12 Audio 1997-09-23 Astralwerks
48 The Fatboy Slim / Norman Cook Collection 15 Audio 2000
49 Going Out Of My Head 3 Audio 1996-06-00 Skint
50 Gangster Trippin 3 Audio 1998-10-05


Born in the UK as Quentin Leo Cook on 31 July 1963. Married to radio DJ & television presenter Zoë Ball, thus son-in-law of British television personality [a=Johnny Ball].



Cook adopted the new pseudonym Fatboy Slim in 1996. The Fatboy Slim album and Cook's second solo album Better Living Through Chemistry (released through Skint Records) contained the Top 40 UK hit, "Everybody Needs a 303".

Fatboy Slim's next work was the single "The Rockafeller Skank", released prior to the album You've Come a Long Way, Baby, both of which were released in 1998. "Praise You", also from this album, was Cook's first UK solo number one. Its music video, starring Spike Jonze, won numerous awards.

In 2000, Fatboy Slim released his third studio album, Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars, and featured two collaborations with Macy Gray and "Weapon of Choice", which also was made into an award-winning video starring Christopher Walken.

In 2003, he produced Crazy Beat and Gene by Gene from the Blur album Think Tank, and in 2004, Palookaville was Cook's first studio album for four years.

Fatboy Slim's greatest hits album Why Try Harder was released on 19 June 2006. It comprises eighteen tracks, including ten Top 40 singles, a couple of Number Ones and two exclusive new tracks – "Champion Sound" and "That Old Pair of Jeans". Most of the songs were shortened and heavily edited, resulting in almost fifteen minutes of unused space on the compact disc release. (wikipedia - edited)

Not simply a DJ, Norman Cook has surpassed this role as a producer whilst using one of many aliases; the chief one being Fatboy Slim.

Many UK DJ's have managed to crossover to a large extent in the US and beyond, however Norman Cook, under alias Fatboy Slim, has done much more than this.

Rather than being a faceless [i]behind the decks head-down[/i] DJ, Norman's exuberant character whilst performing on the decks simply takes any audience with him regardless of the country or culture he is playing to.

His devotion to his chosen place of residence, Brighton, is legendary, even donning "I Love Brighton" T-shirts on occasion. Despite massive pressure to go wholly with a major label, he continues to stick with his original Brighton-based label [l=Skint Records]. He also has put-on two massive free beach parties on Brighton beach, as a thanks to the love and respect fellow residents of the city have given him.

On New Years Day 2007, he held the third beach event. Whilst it was forced to be scaled down and ticketed --due to Brighton City Council's heath & safety concerns-- this event shows his devotion to Brighton remains undiminished.

He staged a fourth event on Saturday 27 September 2008, "Big Beach Boutique 4" for Brighton residents only, just in time for the end of summer.


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