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
151 Going Out Of My Head / Everybody Needs A 303 2 Audio 1998 Trema
152 Star 69 (What The F**k) 2 Audio 2001 Astralwerks
153 Satisfaction Skank 3 Audio 2000
154 Wonderful Night 7 Audio 2004-12-10 Astralwerks
155 Shady 2 Audio
156 Wonderful Night 5 Audio 2004 Skint
157 Palookaville 12 Audio 2004 Skint
158 You've Come A Long Way, Baby (Promo Sampler) 7 Audio 1998 Skint
159 Weapon Of Choice 5 Audio 2001 Astralwerks
160 The Rockafeller Skank 3 Audio 1998
161 Slash Dot Dash 3 Audio 2004 Skint
162 The Joker 3 Audio 2005 Skint
163 Praise You / Rockafeller Skank 2 Audio 1999 Astralwerks
164 The Joker 4 Audio 2005 Skint
165 Right Here Right Now 3 Audio 1999 Skint
166 The Joker 4 Audio 2004
167 The Joker 2 Audio 2005-02-28 Skint
168 The Joker 4 Audio 2005-02-28 Skint
169 The Joker 4 Audio 2005-02-28 Skint
170 The Joker 4 Audio 2005-03-14 Skint
171 Wonderful Night 5 Audio 2004-11-29 Skint
172 Ya Mama / Song For Shelter 4 Audio 2001 Skint
173 El Bebe Masoquista 3 Audio 2005-06-06 Skint
174 Right Here, Right Now 3 Audio 1999 Skint
175 Don't Let The Man (Tache Tastic Mix By Justice) 3 Audio 2005 Skint
176 Fatboy Slim Presents Space Cowboy 3 Audio 2002
177 The Rockafeller Skank 2 Audio 1998 Skint
178 Close To Home 3 Audio 2004 Skint
179 Gangster Trippin 3 Audio 1998 Skint
180 Praise You 3 Audio 1998 Skint
181 Big Beach Boutique II 17 Audio 2002
182 Don't Let The Man Get You Down / Mi Bebe Masoquista (Remixes) 4 Audio 2005-07-04 Skint
183 The Joker 3 Audio 2005 Skint
184 The Joker 4 Audio 2005 Skint
185 Don't Let The Man / Mi Bebe Masoquista 6 Audio 2005 Skint
186 Right Here, Right Now 3 Audio 1999
187 SlashDotDash 3 Audio 2004 Skint
188 Fatboy Slim's Greatest Remixes 14 Audio 2000 Priarity Records
189 On The Floor At The Boutique 20 Audio 1998
190 Everybody Loves A 303 3 Audio 1995-00-00 Skint
191 Praise You 2 Audio 1998 Skint
192 Palookaville 12 Audio 2004 Astralwerks
193 Slash Dot Dash 4 Audio 2004 Skint
194 Live On Brighton Beach 17 Audio 2002-02-25 Southern Fried Records
195 Big World Of Big Beat 13 Audio 2000
196 Palookaville 12 Audio 2004 Skint
197 Shady Fatboy 4 Audio
198 Ya Mama / Song For Shelter (Chemical Brothers Remix) 7 Audio 2001-11-21 Epic
199 Planet Of The Phatbird 2 Audio 2002 Sony Music Studios, Sydney
200 Punk To Funk 3 Audio 1996 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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