House of Fatty Koo [DualDisc]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
They may be the subjects of a BET television series, but Fatty Koo are intent on not being labeled a prefab band. With so many twists, turns, and new ideas -- at least by radio-friendly pop standards -- House of Fatty Koo supports their argument. Often the Koo bite off more than they can chew, something a Svengali would never let them do. The ridiculous "H.O.F.K." cops "Bohemian Rhapsody"'s attitude, adds munchkin voices, and then gives way to a summer love ballad. It's clumsy -- silly even -- but if the hyper, gimmicky chorus of "Bounce" has already persuaded you, the over the top album will satisfy your hunger for glittering camp. The club-worthy "Tight" will have your...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
They may be the subjects of a BET television series, but Fatty Koo are intent on not being labeled a prefab band. With so many twists, turns, and new ideas -- at least by radio-friendly pop standards -- House of Fatty Koo supports their argument. Often the Koo bite off more than they can chew, something a Svengali would never let them do. The ridiculous "H.O.F.K." cops "Bohemian Rhapsody"'s attitude, adds munchkin voices, and then gives way to a summer love ballad. It's clumsy -- silly even -- but if the hyper, gimmicky chorus of "Bounce" has already persuaded you, the over the top album will satisfy your hunger for glittering camp. The club-worthy "Tight" will have your "body goin through convulsions like you on crack" while "G'on Girl" has that "gushy stuff that you want." If they were in their thirties, jaded, and delivering these lines with any sort of maturity, the album would be a disaster. But these kids from fame are filled with talent and youthful exuberance. The album catches it in an unbridled manner, letting them borrow shamelessly from R. Kelly, Usher, and everything else big and 2005. They put it all through the giggling Koo blender and give it back to the listener with bubbly enthusiasm. It's the faceless ballads that spoil the fun, but there are very few of them and their effectiveness goes up a bit if you're still dealing with crushes and locker combinations. No interludes or skits tie the album to the show, suggesting Fatty Koo see their music as the real deal, not their work in reality television. Good for them, because the youthful flash of their debut packs a television season's worth of excitement into a much tighter package. They may be the subjects of a BET television series, but Fatty Koo are intent on not being labeled a pre-fab band. With so many twists, turns, and new ideas - at least by radio-friendly pop standards - House of Fatty Koo supports their argument. Often the Koo bite off more than they can chew, something a Svengali would never let them do. The ridiculous "H.O.F.K." cops "Bohemian Rhapsody"'s attitude, adds munchkin voices, and then gives way to a summer love ballad. It's clumsy - silly even - but if the hyper, gimmicky chorus of "Bounce" has already persuaded you, the over-the-top album will satisfy your hunger for glittering camp. The club worthy "Tight" will have your "body goin through convulsions like you on crack" while "G'on Girl" has that "gushy stuff that you want." If they were in their 30s, jaded, and delivering these lines with any sort of maturity, the album would be a disaster. But these kids from fame are filled with talent and youthful exuberance. The album catches it in an unbridled manner, letting them borrow shamelessly from R. Kelly, Usher, and everything else big and 2005. They put it all through the giggling Koo blender and give it back to the listener with bubbly enthusiasm. It's the faceless ballads that spoil the fun but there's very few of them and their effectiveness goes up a bit if you're still dealing with crushes and locker combinations. No interludes or skits tie the album to the show, suggesting Fatty Koo see their music as the real deal, not their work in reality television. Good for them, because the youthful flash of their debut packs a television season's worth of excitement into a much tighter package. [The dual-disc version includes a surround-sound mix of the album proper while adding Fatty Koo's videos and interviews.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2005
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 827969477823
  • Sales rank: 280,600

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shake (3:53)
  2. 2 Bounce (3:45)
  3. 3 Fatty Koo (3:08)
  4. 4 Chills (5:02)
  5. 5 Like That Girl (4:20)
  6. 6 Lust (4:01)
  7. 7 Princess in Disguise (3:29)
  8. 8 H.O.F.K. (1:21)
  9. 9 Cruise Control (3:21)
  10. 10 G'on Girl (4:01)
  11. 11 Tight (4:07)
  12. 12 Juke Joint (4:04)
  13. 13 Move On (4:24)
  14. 14 Drive Myself Crazy (3:11)
  15. 15 Bounce (Bounce) (3:49)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Shake (3:53)
  2. 2 Bounce (3:45)
  3. 3 Fatty Koo (3:08)
  4. 4 Chills (5:02)
  5. 5 Like That Girl (4:20)
  6. 6 Lust (4:01)
  7. 7 Princess in Disguise (3:29)
  8. 8 H.O.F.K. (1:21)
  9. 9 Cruise Control (3:21)
  10. 10 G'on Girl (4:01)
  11. 11 Tight (4:07)
  12. 12 Juke Joint (4:04)
  13. 13 Move On (4:24)
  14. 14 Drive Myself Crazy (3:11)
  15. 15 Bounce (Bounce) (3:49)
  16. 16 Bonus Material
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fatty Koo Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Big D Producer, Remixing
William Derella Executive Producer
Herb Powers Mastering
Ronnie Riley Composer, Producer
Brian Rothschild Executive Producer
David Sonenberg Executive Producer
Erwin Gorostiza Art Direction
Jim Jonsin Producer, Remixing
Ellen To Art Direction
Herminio Quiroz Composer
Toby Gad Composer, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING

    This Cd is FANTASTIC, highly recommended for teenagers. if your taste varies, this cd is for you. It is the perfect mix of Hip Hop, R & B, Latin, and Pop. A- PLUS!!

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