Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Fatboy Slim, Bootsy Collins and Steve Miller?!?

The new Fatboy record Palookaville is ready for release, and the first single is a cover of the old Steve Miller tune The Joker, featuring starman Bootsy on lead vocals. Now I was a fan of Fatboy until he kept retreading the same old beats, and I'm a fan of Steve Miller too, so I have to admit to being intrigued by this cover. I don't think it reaches the level of coolness that the original did, but it's a fairly decent version - it reminds me a bit of Fatboy's old band Beats International and their late '80s hit cover of the SOS Band tune Love Be Good To Me. Will it spark renewed interest in Norman's career? You be the judge...

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