Freak Power

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This article is about the British band. For the political platform, see The Battle of Aspen.
Freak Power
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Acid jazz, funk, soul, trip hop
Years active 1993–1996
Labels Island Records
Past members Norman Cook
Ashley Slater
Jesse Graham

Freak Power was a band founded by Norman Cook (later to become known as Fatboy Slim), Ashley Slater (the trombonist with the anarchic British jazz big band Loose Tubes), and Jesse Graham, also known as "the Bass Cadet." Their music was a mix of acid jazz with funk and soul, along with trip hop.

Discography[edit]

The single "Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out" was a minor hit in UK Singles Chart when originally released in 1993.[1] There was renewed interest in the track after TV exposure in the 1995 Levi's jeans television advert "Taxi" directed by Baillie Walsh. The band released two albums: Drive Thru Booty in 1994 and More Of Everything For Everybody in 1996. The debut album featured the hit singles "Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out" and "Rush" released on 4th and Broadway. The title of the song is a play on Timothy Leary's "Turn on, tune in, drop out".

"Song #6" from the band's follow-up album was featured in the 2004 movie Code 46.

Singles[edit]

  • "Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out" (October 1993) - UK #29
  • "Rush" (February 1994) - UK #62
  • "Get in touch" (April 1994)
  • "Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out" (January 1995 re-issue) - UK #3
  • "New Direction" (June 1996) - UK #60
  • "Can You Feel It?" (August 1996)
  • "No Way" (May 1998) - UK #29[1]

Albums[edit]

  • Drive-Thru Booty (April 1994) - UK #11[1]
  1. "Moonbeam Woman"
  2. "Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out"
  3. "Get In Touch"
  4. "Freak Power"
  5. "Running Away"
  6. "Change My Mind"
  7. "What Is It"
  8. "Waiting For The Story To End"
  9. "Rush"
  10. "Big Time"
  11. "The Whip"
  • More of Everything for Everybody (1996)
  1. "Trip Through Your Mind"
  2. "New Direction"
  3. "Husband"
  4. "Can You Feel It"
  5. "Road Thang"
  6. "Giving Up Government Drugs"
  7. "KK Nuns"
  8. "Let It Go"
  9. "Song #6"
  10. "Freedom Child"
  11. "One Nation One Ride"
  12. "Ghettos Of The Mind"
  • Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out (2000) - compilation
  1. "Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out"
  2. "Rush"
  3. "One Nation, One Ride"
  4. "Freedom child"
  5. "Moonbeam Woman"
  6. "Freak Power"
  7. "K.K. Nuns"
  8. "New Direction"
  9. "Can You Feel It"
  10. "What It Is"
  11. "Song #6"
  12. "Waiting for the Story to End"
  13. "Change My Mind"
  14. "Ghettos of the Mind"
  15. "Trip Through Your Mind"
  16. "Let It Go"
  17. "Where Your Husband Won't"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 213. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

External links[edit]

Freak Power discography at Discogs