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Beats International are a Pop Group of Their Time

Report and Interview by John McCready, The Face, November 1990 indie star turned dance guru, a soap star turned singer, and a motley crew of British rappers, singers, musicians, graffiti artists and dancers passing ...

Fatboy Slim: The Norman Conquest

Interview by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 19 April 1997

In the beginning, he was a Housemartin. In between, he's been Pizzaman and a Mighty Kat. Now he's FATBOY SLIM. But no matter what NORMAN ...

Lords Of The Dance

Report by Will Hermes, Rolling Stone, 30 April 1998


Ibiza: Big Beach Boutique

Report by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 15 August 1998

When Radio 1 decamped to Ibiza for a weekend of daft dancing, super funky anthems and celebs behaving badly, it seemed only polite for NME to join them. ...

Fatboy Slim: You've Come A Long Way, Baby (Skint)

Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 16 October 1998

Big beats, monster choons — Norman Cook refuses to alter a chart-busting formula, says Caroline Sullivan ...

Fatboy Slim: You've Come A Long Way, Baby (Skint)

Review by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 17 October 1998

A FEW SHORT years ago, Quentin 'Norman' Cook was staring poverty, divorce and imminent nervous breakdown in the face. Despite a string of inspired chart-pop ...

Fatboy Slim: You've Come A Long Way, Baby

Review by Simon Reynolds, Uncut, December 1998

Former Housemartin turns Big Beat pioneer ...

Fatboy Slim: Norman Conquest

Profile and Interview by David Bennun, The Guardian, 12 February 1999

At his lowest ebb, Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, nearly jacked it in to be a fireman. Now he's a chart-topper with a clutch of ...

Big Beat: Dance Music From England With a Dark Side

Report by Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 7 March 1999

BIG BEAT, a boisterous hybrid of hip-hop and house music, is currently the most popular dance style in Britain. ...

Fatboy Slim: Funk Sold Brother

Report by Marc Weingarten, Rolling Stone, 1 April 1999

With help from Nike, Miramax and TV Guide, Fatboy Slim puts some Rockafeller in his skank ...

Electronica Goes Straight To Ubiquity

Report and Interview by Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 6 June 1999

THE USUAL trajectory for a new form of pop music is from underground sound to mainstream omnipresence, followed by eventual banalization as the style filters ...

Fatboy Slim Vs Armand Van Helden: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 26 June 1999


Clubs: USA Special! America: What Time Is Love?

Report by Bill Brewster, The Face, September 2000

Dance music conquers America! Yes, really, this time! Bill Brewster on how Sasha, Oakie and Fatboy Slim are taking on the last bastion of rock'n'roll ...

The BACKPAGES interview: Fatboy Slim

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, 12 November 2000

When Norman ‘Fatboy Slim’ Cook exploded on the world’s dancefloors with ‘The Rockafeller Skank’ and ‘Praise You’, he brought a sense of brash, manic fun ...

Fatboy Slim: Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars

Review by Simon Reynolds, The Village Voice, 15 November 2000

FEATURING SAMPLES from a bootleg album of the Lizard King's poetry, Fatboy Slim's new single 'Sunset (Bird of Prey)' isn't the first time Jim Morrison's ...

Fatboy Slim: Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars

Review by Ian Penman, Uncut, December 2000

Can't Cook, Won't Cook: Macy Gray guest slot aside, disappointing follow-up to You've Come A Long Way, Baby ...

Fatboy Slim: He's Having A Ball!

Profile and Interview by David Quantick, Q, December 2000

No more doing cocaine off the London to Brighton line, but life is still sweet for the compulsive DJ, celebrity spouse and "geeky, nerdy, baldy ...

Fatboy Slim Must Die: A Night with Norman Cook

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Revolver, Winter 2000

ON THE stroke of midnight, at an uber-groovy establishment in lower midtown Manhattan, an elongated 37-year-old Englishman is heading off to work. Or rather: easing ...

Fatboy Slim

Interview by Ian Watson, The Evening Standard, September 2001

THE INSTRUCTIONS are clear but minimal. Get to Ibiza Town and wait for an email with a mobile phone number. Try the number just after ...

A Conversation With Norman Cook

Interview by Greg Wilson,, 1 September 2003

EARLIER THIS YEAR I e-mailed Norman Cook via Skint Records, telling him about the electrofunkroots project and my intention to document the early 80's period ...

Fatboy Slim

Interview by Ian Watson, Rolling Stone (Australia), August 2004

NOT FOR the first time in the last few years, Norman Cook looks nervous. He fiddles with a roll of black gaffer tape, keeping his ...

Fatboy Slim

Interview by Stephen Dalton, The Times, June 2006

THE SUN DECK of Norman Cook's seafront Brighton home juts out over a stony stretch of supposedly private beach. But it is not that private, ...

Fatboy Slim: Why Try Harder – The Greatest Hits

Review by Dan Gennoe,, June 2006

AS NATIONAL institutions go, few are as loved as Norman Cook. Taken to the nation's heart as much for the not-afraid-to-make-a-fool-of-himself attitude of his Hawaiian ...

Fatboy Slim's cooking up another monster festival by Loch Ness

Report and Interview by Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror, 1 February 2008

HE IS THE original funk soul brother and superstar DJ, the presiding expert in showing dance-floor filling crowds the world over how to have it ...

Superstar DJs: Here We Go! by Dom Phillips

Book Review by Robert Sandall, The Sunday Times, 1 March 2009

They're mostly gone now, but back in the 1990s Britain's superjocks could coin thousands for a single night. A lucid history charts their excesses ...

see also Beats International

see also Norman Cook

see also Housemartins, The


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