Release Date – 13th September 2004
Label – Skint
Web – www.fatboyslim.net
Distribution – Vital
Quirky and distinctive. There is no mistaking the return of Fatboy Slim.
Taken from the new album ‘Palookaville’, ‘Slash Dot Dash’ was always Norman Cook’s choice for first single. The biggest and dumbest track off the whole album. Repetitive samples and monstrous guitars. This is the right calling card. Fatboy Slim back in business. This should remind everyone what they have been missing. ‘Palookaville’ here we come.
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Norman Cook comments: ” ‘Slash Dot Dash’ is a mix of old and new Fatboy. There is repetition but this time the track actually has live guitars! The plan was to throw in a bit of Buzzcocks and The White Stripes. The track is just a comment on this new language people seem to have – although I don’t even own a computer. Well, I do, the Atari in my studio, but no one ever sent me an email on that!”
Commercial formats feature a wealth of a beats and pieces. Dancefloor cut ‘Jin Go Lo Ba’ from the album is here, alongside a remix from Jon Carter. In addition ‘Close To Home’, Norman’s music for the O2 advert is featured, plus exclusive B side ‘What They Looking For’. There is even an accapella of ‘Slash Dot Dash’!
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Fatboy Slim’s videos have become something of the industry bench mark. This time round veteran video director Tim Pope, who recently scooped the lifetime achievement award at Music Week’s CADS awards, will direct the video for ‘Slash Dot Dash’. The first music project he has worked on for nearly ten years. The video for ‘Slash Dot Dash’ is featured on the enhanced CD single.
The new album ‘Palookaville’ is released on the 4th October 2004. The album features vocal contributions from Damon Albarn, Lateef from Latyrx, Bootsy Collins, Justin Robertson and local Brighton band Jonny Quality. It’s all rather good. Promo copies available soon.
In all the excitement, it shouldn’t be forgotten that this is Skint’s 100th single release. Congratulations all round then for one of the UK’s finest independent labels.
Skint 100 12″
A1 Slash Dot Dash
A2 Close to Home
A3 Slash Dot Dash (Accapella)
B1 Jin Go Lo Ba (Jon Carter remix)
B2 Jin Go Lo Ba (Dejay Delite mix)
1 Slash Dot Dash
2 Close to Home
Skint 100 CDX
1. Slash Dot Dash (Dylan edit)
2. Jin Go Lo Ba (Jon Carter Mix)
3. What They Looking For
4. Slash Dot Dash (Accapella)
5. Slash Dot Dash (Video)
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