Better Living Through Chemistry (album)
|Better Living Through Chemistry|
|Studio album by Fatboy Slim|
|Released||23 September 1996|
|Genre||Big beat, breakbeat|
|Length||57:47 (UK version)
70:52 (US version)
|Fatboy Slim chronology|
|Singles from Better Living Through Chemistry|
Better Living Through Chemistry is the debut studio album by the English big beat producer Fatboy Slim, released on 23 September 1996 by Skint Records internationally and by Astralwerks in the United States and Canada. The founder of Skint Records, Damian Harris, has described the album as having been "more of a compilation than an album", as some of the tracks had been recorded some time before its release, due to Norman Cook's other musical projects. Three songs from the album were previously released in Skint's first volume of their Brassic Beats compilation album series, which is advertised in the album's booklet. The album cover features an image of a 3.5-inch floppy disk, paying homage to the cover of New Order's "Blue Monday" single, which featured a 5.25-inch disk. The album's title is a variation of a DuPont advertising slogan.
The song "Give the Po' Man a Break" is featured in the 2000 film Traffic.
The song "The Weekend Starts Here" is featured in the first episode of the British sitcom, Spaced.
|1.||"Song for Lindy"||Norman Cook||4:50|
|3.||"Going Out of My Head"||Cook, Pete Townshend||5:14|
|4.||"The Weekend Starts Here"||Cook, Idris Muhammad||6:41|
|5.||"Everybody Needs a 303"||Cook, Edwin Starr||5:49|
|6.||"Give the Po' Man a Break"||Cook||5:50|
|7.||"10th & Crenshaw"||Cook||4:20|
|9.||"Punk to Funk"||Cook, Keith Mansfield||4:57|
|10.||"The Sound of Milwaukee"||Cook||6:18|
|US Astralwerks release bonus tracks|
|11.||"Michael Jackson"||Cook, Negativland||5:49|
|12.||"Next to Nothing"||Cook||7:16|
|Japanese bonus track|
|Vinyl-only LP release bonus track|
|11.||"Crenshaw Siren Beats" (reprise of "10th & Crenshaw")||Cook||2:50|
1: Song for Lindy
I'm A Man, performed by Chicago Higher Ground, performed by Ellen McIlwaine Better Days, performed by Jimi Polo Sunshine, performed by Paolo Ferrara
2: Santa Cruz
Love Loves To Love Love, performed by Lulu
3: Going Out Of My Head
I Can't Explain, performed by Yvonne Elliman The Crunge, performed by Led Zeppelin
4: The Weekend Starts Here
Loran's Dance, performed by Idris Muhammad The Wizard, performed by Black Sabbath Letters From The Front, performed by Emerson, Lake & Palmer The Decoys Of Ming The Merciless, performed by Jackson Beck Stage Banter/Technical Difficulties, performed by Grateful Dead
5: Everybody Needs A 303
Everybody Needs Love, performed by Edwin Starr The Fuz and The Boog, performed by Fuzzy Haskins Love Rears Its Ugly Head, performed by Living Color Roadhouse Blues, performed by The Doors
6: Give The Po' Man a Break
Hunk O' Funk, performed by Jack McDuff The Robots, performed by Kraftwerk Give The Poor Man a Break, performed by Ray Charles
7: 10th and Crenshaw
Night In Tunisia, performed by Urszula Dudziak
8: First Down
Roforofo Fight, performed by Fela Kuti Se a Cabo, performed by James Last
|New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)||50|
|UK Albums (OCC)||69|
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- Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.
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- "Fatboy Slim | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 28 Oktober 1996.
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