Better Living Through Chemistry [20th Anniversary Edition] [2 LP]

Better Living Through Chemistry [20th Anniversary Edition] [2 LP]

by Fatboy SlimFatboy Slim

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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Overview

Fatboy Slim is one of DJ Norman Cook's many aliases, and has proven to be his most popular and successful yet. Although he consistently racks up dance hits in his native England (each under a different surname), he didn't achieve global success until the re-release of Better Living Through Chemistry in 1997. On the insistence of his friends the Chemical Brothers, Cook released the track "Going out of My Head" as the album's first single. Due to its popular video and instantly catchy sample from the Who classic "I Can't Explain," Cook earned his first U.S. hit. Another unlikely sample used to great effect was featured in the track "Michael Jackson," which used a snippet of Negativland's "Negativland." "The Weekend Starts Here" is similar to the Beastie Boys' funk instrumentals, featuring distant organ and lazy harmonica blowing (which sounds an awful lot like the harmonica phrase at the beginning of Black Sabbath's "The Wizard"). Recommended to those who can't get enough of the popular technoid-sampled alternative dance style of the late '90s. [A two-LP 20th Anniversary Edition of Better Living Through Chemistry was released in 2016, pressed on yellow vinyl.]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2016
Label: Imports
UPC: 4050538219388
catalogNumber: 5057162
Rank: 30636

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Song For Lindy
  2. 10th & Crenshaw
  3. Give the Po' Man a Break
  4. Going Out of My Head
  5. Everybody Needs a 303
  6. First Down

Disc 2

  1. The Weekend Starts Here
  2. The Sound of Milwaukee
  3. Santa Cruz
  4. Punk to Funk
  5. Crenshaw Siren Beats

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