January 27 2011
This week we are exploring the music of Fatboy Slim on the Seven o'Clock Sample. It would be in poor taste if I were to skip over one of his biggest hits, The ROCKAFELLER SKANK.
It was a hit single on the 1998 album You've Come a Long Way, Baby. Interesting fact about this song's samples. Fatboy Slim has stated that to clear the samples and release the song he had to release 100% of the track's royalties, 25% to each artist, and so he receives no royalties himself.
This song incorporates 4 main samples...
#1. Detroit soul group the Just Brothers track "Sliced Tomatoes".
#2. Some rockabilly drums from Bobby Fuller's "I Fought The Law (And The Law Won)"
#3. Some cool guitar licks from the movie Beat Girl by the John Barry Orchestra.
#4. The main vocal hook, comes from a sample of DITC crew member Lord Finesse. He did the intro for a track by the Vinyl Dogs called "Vinyl Dog Vibe" Check it out now...