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
101 You've Come A Long Way, Baby 4 Audio 1998 Skint
102 Better Living Through Chemistry 13 Audio 1997 Astralwerks
103 Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars 11 Audio 2000 Skint
104 Munich Summer 2001 3 Audio 2001 Not On Label (Fatboy Slim)
105 Sunset (Bird Of Prey) 3 Audio 2000 Astralwerks
106 Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars 11 Audio 2000-00-00 Skint
107 Everybody Needs A 303 3 Audio 1996 Skint
108 Star 69 (What The F**k) / Weapon Of Choice - CD 2 4 Audio 2001 Skint
109 Star 69 (What The F**k) 6 Audio 2001-07-31 Astralwerks
110 Star 69 (What The F**k) 2 Audio 2000 Not On Label (Fatboy Slim)
111 Star 69 (What The F**k) 3 Audio 2001 Not On Label (Fatboy Slim)
112 You've Come A Long Way, Baby 11 Audio 1998-10-12
113 Weapon Of Choice 6 Audio 2001 Astralwerks
114 Big Beach Boutique II - The Movie 29 Audio 2002 Eagle Vision
115 Ya Mama / Song For Shelter 6 Audio 2001-09-07 Skint
116 You've Come A Long Way, Baby 11 Audio 1998 Skint
117 Demons 4 Audio 2001-01-22 Skint
118 Born Right Now 3 Audio 2001
119 Going Out Of My Head 3 Audio 1997-04-14 Skint
120 The Rockafeller Skank 3 Audio 2003-08-28
121 The Remixes 4 Audio 2000 Not On Label (Fatboy Slim)
122 オン・ザ・フロアー・アット・ザ・ブティック 19 Audio 1998-07-29 Skint
123 Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars 11 Audio 2000 Skint
124 Ya Mama / Song For Shelter 4 Audio 2001-09-03 Skint
125 Song For Shelter / Ya Mama 3 Audio 2001-09-03 Skint
126 Everybody Loves A Carnival 3 Audio 1997 Skint
127 Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars 11 Audio 2000-00-00 Skint
128 Demons 4 Audio 2000
129 Right Here, Right Now 2 Audio 1999-04-19 Skint
130 Right Here, Right Now 3 Audio 1999 Skint
131 You've Come A Long Way, Baby 11 Audio 1998 Skint
132 Better Living Through Chemistry 10 Audio 1998 Skint
133 On The Floor At The Boutique 19 Audio 1998-06-08 Skint
134 Ya Mama / Song For Shelter 3 Audio 2001 Skint
135 Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars 12 Audio 2000-11-06
136 Star 69 (What The F**k) (The Remixes) 7 Audio 2001-05-08
137 Ya Mama 3 Audio 2001 Astralwerks
138 Slash Dot Dash 2 Audio 2004-09-20 Skint
139 Slash Dot Dash 4 Audio 2004-09-20 Skint
140 Slash Dot Dash 5 Audio 2004-09-20 Skint
141 The Joker 4 Audio 2004
142 Jin Go Lo Ba 3 Audio 2004 Skint
143 Going Out Of My Head 4 Audio 1997 Caroline Records
144 Slash Dot Dash 2 Audio 2004 Skint
145 The Rockafeller Skank / Gangster Tripping 2 Audio 1998 Sony Music Entertainment (Colombia)
146 Palookaville 12 Audio 2004-10-05
147 Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars (Clean Version) 10 Audio 2000 Astralwerks
148 Palookaville 12 Audio 2004-10-00
149 The Rockafeller Skank 2 Audio 2003 Skint
150 Better Living Through Chemistry 12 Audio 1998-07-29 Skint


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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