FATBOY SLIM - YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY, BABY
Norman Quentin Cook, also known by his stage name Fatboy Slim, is an English DJ, musician, multi-instrumentalist and record producer and mixer. As a solo electronic act, he has won ten MTV Video Music Awards and two Brit Awards.
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01:56 Brian’s introduction.
03:37 The Studio where experimental music was made under the influences mood board.
09:24 Fatboy Slim not quite what Americans were expecting.
13:40 Records were a rarity, they had a ‘B’ side and people had to attend a gig to hear them.
16:35 Grandmaster Flash turned Norman from a Punk Rocker to wanting to be a DJ.
21:31 Why Brighton, not London, has remained central.
26:32 Sampling with no rules, having fun, but not always getting away with it.
28:51 ‘You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby’, goes to number one in the charts.
30:36 Using feedback by being a DJ as to what pleased the crowd.
32:19 Record sources of his riffs, drum beats etc
36:27 Norman’s “have fun and break rules” attitude harmonised with Spike Jonze’s video.
40:37 Does great art have first to offend people and why he loves Keith Haring’s work.
42:26 The difference between a star performer and a DJ and why he prefers DJaying.
45:09 When 250,000 people came to his gig on the beach in Brighton..
48:43 The power of music to create collective euphoria, perhaps religious, even tribal experience 59:02 DJaying is powerful, intense and very rewarding.
1:04:21 DJs can go on for ever.
1:06:20 How Norman keeps in such good shape, able to be on stage until 6am.
1:06:59 Norman is involved in other creative projects, but doesn’t want another number one hit.
1:10:05 Why he’s never taken a break from working.
1:13:02 Phone call to the 20 year old Norman Cook
1:15:46 Best advice ever received.
1:16:04 Advice to the 20 year watching who wants to be a DJ.
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