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Fatboy Slim alias started out as a fun side project to help launch the hip UK label, Skint, and to have a laugh making party records with which to DJ. No wonder Norman Cook has found the last few years surreal. "You've Come A Long Way, Baby" wasn't just a great record - it was a pop phenomenon that made him the world's biggest dance artist and redefined the concept of the superstar DJ.
During those rollercoaster years, everyone from
Madonna to Robbie Williams was bidding for his remixing talents, his kitchen shelf groaned with trophies and virtually every weekend found him jetting off to major
DJ gigs and award ceremonies. In the midst of all this, he fell in love with, and married British television and radio personality, Zoë Ball. A personal high, but one that made the couple reluctant tabloid material.
"I'm not moaning about it but I definitely had pop star fatigue," he reflects. "The pressure of being in the limelight all the time was beginning to take its toll. For about three months, my job was to go to awards ceremonies. When that was all I did, and I wasn't making any music I was getting hacked off with what my life had become. I'm not very good at being a celebrity."
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In 1999, he played two defining events - the boxing-themed face-off with Armand Van Helden at London's Brixton Academy, and a legendary show with The Chemical Brothers at Red Rocks, Colorado (the first time these
superstar artists performed together in America) - which effectively closed a chapter in his career. Time to move on.
As the new year dawned, Norman Cook ventured back into his home studio in Brighton, England, to make the most emotional, innovative album of his career. Norman explains the progression by pointing out that "The Rockafeller Skank" was the first track he recorded for his previous album, and "Right Here Right Now" was the last.
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"Sometimes I've found myself doing things I don't really enjoy and forget why I'm doing this," he explains. "And, I'm normally in a nightclub when I remember why. Every foray I've had into the pop world has been based on support and respect from the dance community. I didn't want to end up just pop."
A man of many musical faces, Norman Cook's Fatboy Slim is arguably his most successful alter ego, and one which made big beat music (a combination of rock and dance music styles) a huge crossover success.
In 2009, he toured Australia in the
Good Vibrations Festival. Also in 2009, he played in Marlay Park, Dublin,
alongside David Guetta,
and Calvin Harris.
His discography includes four studio
albums, three live albums, one soundtrack album, two compilation albums, three
remix albums, six mix albums, three video albums, five extended plays, 28
singles (including one as a featured artist) and 31 music videos.
Hits include --
- Praise You
- The Rockafeller Skank
- Star 69
- That Old Pair of Jeans
- Going Out of My Head
- Weapon of Choice
- Sunset (Bird of Prey)
- Break In
- Won't Talk About It
Other notable songs include --
- Build It Up, Tear It Down
- You're Not from Brighton
- Love Life
- Everybody Needs a 303
- Gangster Tripping
- Right Here, Right Now
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