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I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
     

I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

by The Bpa
 

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The Brighton Port Authority is yet one more way that Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim, aka Beats International) has found to gather world-class musical weirdos around him and collaborate with them on the creation of funky, hooky, wave-your-hands-in-the-air dance pop. Unlike his other projects, though, this

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The Brighton Port Authority is yet one more way that Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim, aka Beats International) has found to gather world-class musical weirdos around him and collaborate with them on the creation of funky, hooky, wave-your-hands-in-the-air dance pop. Unlike his other projects, though, this one apparently stretches way back into the 1970s, when many of the rough tracks on this collection were originally recorded. Over the years, Cook and his collaborator Simon Thornton worked with such disparate singers and songwriters as Iggy Pop, Martha Wainwright, David Byrne and Pete York, and though a good amount of this material was clearly added in much more recently (Dizzee Rascal's contribution to "Toe Jam," for example, is clearly not of 1970s vintage, nor does Iggy Pop sound like the young man he would have been back then), there's a sense of anarchic fun to the proceedings that is very much reminiscent of the best music of the '70s and '80s. Cook being Cook, though, the fun is kept under pressure: there's a sense of impending explosion energizing Iggy Pop's "He's Frank (Slight Return)," a crazily careening, Clash-y punk-funk groove behind Jamie T's "Local Town," and a tightly wound Caribbean rhythm underlying Byrne's utterly brilliant "Toe Jam." And Ashley Beedle's "Should I Stay or Should I Blow," with its hooky melody and alternating Latin and ska grooves, explicitly anticipates the Beats International sound to come. Not a single track disappoints.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/03/2009
Label:
SOUTHERN FRIED
UPC:
0634457505322
catalogNumber:
1

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bpa   Primary Artist
Jack Peñate   Vocals

Technical Credits

David Byrne   Composer
Norman Cook   Composer,Audio Production
Clement "Coxsone" Dodd   Composer
Nick Lowe   Composer
Pete York   Composer
Ashley Beedle   Composer
Martha Wainwright   Composer
Justin Robertson   Composer
Simon Thornton   Composer,Audio Production
Dylan Mills   Composer
Jamie T.   Composer
Connan Hosford   Composer
Thomas Gandey   Composer
Ganesh Seshadri   Composer
Emma-Lee Moss   Composer
Bruce Hardy   Composer

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