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
51 Gangster Trippin 2 Audio 1998 Skint
52 Star 69 (What The F**k) / Weapon Of Choice 3 Audio 2001 Skint
53 Praise You 3 Audio 1999-01-04 Skint
54 The Rockafeller Skank 4 Audio 1998 Astralwerks
55 Everybody Needs A 303 4 Audio 1997-09-22 Skint
56 The Beat Burger EP 4 Audio 1997 Astralwerks
57 Badder Badder Schwing 3 Audio 1999 Eye Q (UK)
58 Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars 11 Audio 2000 Astralwerks
59 501 Vs Funk Soul Brotherhood 4 Audio 2000-01-01 Not On Label
60 Essential Millennium 54 Audio 1999 FFRR
61 Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars 11 Audio 2000-11-06 Skint
62 You've Come A Long Way, Baby 11 Audio 1998-10-19 Skint
63 Ya Mama / Song For Shelter 4 Audio 2001-09-03 Skint
64 Praise You 3 Audio 1999
65 Sunset (Bird Of Prey) 3 Audio 2000-10-16 Skint
66 The Pimp 6 Audio 2002-11-19 Astralwerks
67 Illuminati EP 6 Audio 2002-11-19 Astralwerks
68 Camber Sands EP 6 Audio 2002-11-19
69 Everybody Needs A 303 4 Audio 1996 DanceNet
70 Essential Selection Vol. One 30 Audio 2000 London Records
71 Demons 3 Audio 2001 Skint
72 The Amp 2 Sampler 2 Audio 1998 Astralwerks
73 You've Come A Long Way, Baby 11 Audio 1998-10-20
74 Splendor - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Promo Sampler) 2 Audio 1999 Astralwerks
75 Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars 12 Audio 2000-11-07 Astralwerks
76 Star 69 (What The F**k) 3 Audio 2001-04-23 Skint
77 Star 69 (What The F**k) 4 Audio 2001-04-21 Skint
78 Sunset (Bird Of Prey) 4 Audio 2000-00-00
79 Demons 3 Audio 2001-01-08 Skint
80 Rotten Criminals 3 Audio 2001 Not On Label (Fatboy Slim)
81 Talkin' Bout My Baby / Drop The Hate 2 Audio 2002 Skint
82 Big Beach Boutique II 17 Audio 2002-10-07 Southern Fried Records
83 Praise You 3 Audio 1999 Astralwerks
84 Praise You 3 Audio 1998 Skint
85 You've Come A Long Way, Baby 12 Audio 1998-10-14 Skint
86 Demons 3 Audio 2000 Skint
87 Sunset (Bird Of Prey) 3 Audio 2000 Skint
88 Better Living Through Chemistry 10 Audio 1998
89 Going Out Of My Head 3 Audio 1996-06-00 Skint
90 Demons 4 Audio 2000 Skint
91 Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars 11 Audio 2000 Epic
92 Sunset (Bird Of Prey) 2 Audio 2000-10-16 Skint
93 Planet Of The Phatbird 2 Audio 2002-00-00 Southern Fried Records
94 Gangster Trippin 3 Audio 1998 Skint
95 Sunset / Star 69 3 Audio 2000
96 You've Come A Long Way, Baby 15 Audio 1998
97 You've Come A Long Way, Baby 11 Audio 1998 Skint
98 On The Floor At The Boutique 19 Audio 1998 Skint
99 You've Come A Long Way, Baby (Promo Sampler) 2 Audio 1999 Skint
100 Planet Of The Phatbird 3 Audio 2002 Southern Fried Records


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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