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Palookaville Should we call him Fatman? Club king Slim, a.k.a. Norman Cook, seems to have grown up a little on Palookaville, judging by melancholy...Palookaville Should we call him Fatman? Club king Slim, a.k.a. Norman Cook, seems to have grown up a little on Palookaville, judging by melancholy...2004-10-08
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Palookaville

Lead Performer: Fatboy Slim; Producer (group): Astralwerks; Status: In Season

Should we call him Fatman? Club king Slim, a.k.a. Norman Cook, seems to have grown up a little on Palookaville, judging by melancholy numbers like ”Put It Back Together.” But his party jams — ”Slash Dot Dash” and its high-BPM (beats-per-minute) ilk — feel half-cocked, like Cook can’t quite commit to the moment. As for tracking on the Bootsy Collins-assisted cover of ”The Joker, ”let’s not and say we did.

Originally posted October 8 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT

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