Personalities | Fatboy Slim | Nineties | Rock

(Producer, b. 1963)

Norman Cook, former bassist with The Housemartins, has since operated under a number of guises with huge success. As Fatboy Slim he managed to combine the engine room of dance with great rock sounds – including The Who – to create some of the greatest anthems of the 1990s. You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby (1998) remains the best shop window to his addictive sound. Subsequent Fatboy albums – who else would sample Jim Morrison? – also deserve attention.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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