Better Living Through Chemistry

Fatboy Slim - Better Living Through Chemistry
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Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 34 ratings
1996 Ratings: #305
Liked by 2 people
September 23, 1996 / Release Date
LP / Format
Skint, Astralwerks / Label
Big Beat, Electronic / Genres
Fatboy Slim / Producer
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Favourite Tracks: Song For Lindy, Santa Cruz, Going Out of My Head, The Weekend Starts Here, Everybody Needs a 303, Michael Jackson, Next to Nothing
Least Favourite Track: 10th and Crenshaw


Norman Cook became a man of many musical projects after he finished his role as a bassist for The Housemartins in 1988, from Beats International to Freak Power to Pizzaman. But this album marked the start of the name that many of us know him as today (i.e. Fatboy Slim).
Better Living Through Chemistry serves a great dose of sample-heavy electronic music that was quite common in the 1990’s. We also get some charismatically constructed drum loops throughout, as well as a funky guitar ... read more


Norman Cook's alter ego jumps on the bandwagon of the big beats craze and plays with the tension.

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Track List

  1. Song For Lindy
  2. Santa Cruz
  3. Going Out Of My Head
  4. The Weekend Starts Here
  5. Everybody Needs A 303
  6. Give The Po' Man A Break
  7. 10th And Crenshaw
  8. First Down
  9. Punk To Funk
  10. The Sound Of Milwaukee
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Added on: August 22, 2013