The Fatboy Slim Collection
Fatboy Slim (also known as Norman Cook, formally of the Housemartins) has composed a collection of tracks so dependent on samples that they ll keep Name That Tune fans busy for hours. The single Going out of My Head is crafted with funky beats thrown down on top of the guitar riff from the Who s classic I Can t Explain. Mr. Slim borrows, begs, and steals from some of the best.
Amp is, of course, the late night MTV program that s helped turn America onto that electronica stuff, and this is the sequel to 1997 s commercially successful Amp collection. Amp 2 gets things started off right with a house-rockin unreleased track from Fatboy Slim, but can t sustain such sheer energy throughout, courtesy of flaccid beats from the likes of Prodigy and Adam F.