Better Living Through Chemistry (2LP)

Fatboy Slim

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2
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Delivery Estimate
5-10 days
Genre
Dance
Label
Skint
Released
November 20, 2015

Format: Vinyl (LP)

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Description

FIRST REPRESS IN YEARS FOR THIS TIMELESS CLASSIC, DANCEFLOOR FILLER.

After a second coming with chart-toppers Beats International followed his stint in The Housemartins, Cook had an acid house epiphany. He got into making tunes under names like Pizzaman and Mighty Dub Katz, as well as co-founding Freak Power. But it was as Fatboy Slim that he captured the good-time zeitgeist and eventually became one of the late-90s' formidable superstar DJs.

His debut, Better Living Through Chemistry, is more of a compilation than a proper album per se. Much of it had already been released, either as singles or via Skint's Brassic Beats series.

Indeed, along with Skint, he helped spearhead an array of chiefly Brighton-based bangingness at the Big Beat Boutique club night (a sort of south coast response to London's Heavenly Social). This paved the way for the likes of Midfield General, Lo-Fidelity Allstars, Bentley Rhythm Ace and X-Press 2 to follow.

The blueprint was already there: the beats were big, the house was mostly acid; the funkier end of crate-dug breaks prevailed, and there were cheeky lifts and samples ahoy. Santa Cruz borrows Lulu's tremendous Love Loves to Love Love, Going Out of My Head batters I Can't Explain, and Punk to Funk masterfully deploys Keith Mansfield's Young Scene.

The key track, however, was Everybody Needs a 303: a champion acid monster of a tune, it encapsulates the Fatboy ethos in just under six minutes.

Sixteen years on, Better Living Through Chemistry stands tall as the sound of abandon and messiness, a joyous soundtrack to an era of caning it and the third (or fourth... or fifth?) Summer of Love. Though you'll probably have to ask your parents what that thing on the cover is.

More Info

Key Value
Catalogue number BRASSIC002LP
Barcode 5025425505218
Number of items 2
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 270g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 298mm x 5mm x 298mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 1

Song Title Time
1. Song For Lindy -
2. 10th & Crenshaw -
3. Give The Po’ Man A Break -

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 2

Song Title Time
1. Going Out Of My Head -
2. Everybody Needs A 303 -
3. First Down -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2, Side 1

Song Title Time
1. The Weekend Starts Here -
2. The Sound Of Milwaukee -

Track Listing — Disc 2, Side 2

Song Title Time
1. Santa Cruz -
2. Punk To Funk -
3. Crenshaw Siren Beats -