Fatboy Slim ‎– Better Living Through Chemistry

Skint ‎– BRASSIC 2LP
2 × Vinyl, 12", Album


A1 Song For Lindy
A2 10th & Crenshaw
A3 Give The Po' Man A Break
B1 Going Out Of My Head
B2 Everybody Needs A 303
B3 First Down
C1 The Weekend Starts Here
C2 The Sound Of Milwaukee
D1 Santa Cruz
D2 Punk To Funk
D3 Crenshaw Siren Beats

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Distributed by 3MV/Vital.UK. & EFA for G.A.S. Territory.
Tracks published by Polygram Music, except:
A1 by Polygram Music/Skratch Music
B1 by Polygram Music/Fabulous Music
D2 by Polygram Music/KPM Music

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5025425505218
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, etched): BRASSIC 2 LP - A1 NEIL MASTERPIECE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, etched): BRASSIC 2 LP - B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side C, etched): BRASSIC 2 LP - C1 NEIL MASTERPIECE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side D, etched): BRASSIC 2 LP - D1

Other Versions (5 of 30) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BRASSIC 2CD Fatboy Slim Better Living Through Chemistry(CD, Album) Skint BRASSIC 2CD UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
ESCA 7325 Fatboy Slim Better Living Through Chemistry(CD, Album) Skint ESCA 7325 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
none Fatboy Slim Better Living Through Chemistry (Cass, Album, Unofficial) Indigo Music none 1996 Sell This Version
491490 2 Fatboy Slim Better Living Through Chemistry(CD, Album) Skint 491490 2 South Korea 1999 Sell This Version
BRASSIC2CDS Fatboy Slim Better Living Through Chemistry (20th Anniversary Edition)(CD, Album + CD, Comp) Skint BRASSIC2CDS Europe 2016 Sell This Version


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April 30, 2018
is there anything obvious on the original version of Better Living Through Chemistry (Skint ‎– BRASSIC 2LP) that differentiates it from the reissue? (also Skint ‎– BRASSIC 2LP)


September 9, 2007
This is Norman Cook's first album as the infamous Fatboy Slim, and possibly could also be his best. The album begins on a high with 'Song For Lindy', a funky piece of breakbeat, that can be played for all sorts of occasions, and possibly his greatest tune. There are also more commercial numbers such as 'Going Out Of My Head', that samples a Yvonne Elliman cover of The Who's 'I Can't Explain', in full effect.

There are also classic Big Beat songs too such as the siren-laden '10th and Crenshaw', The wah-wah rock-and-roll of 'The Sound Of Milwaukee', The absolute classic 'Everybody Needs a 303' that has not aged a bit. It also has a couple of slowies like 'Santa Cruz' and 'The Weekend Starts Here', that perfectly gives the album more variation.

Overall, this is the Big Beat movement at it's peek, and the lack of guest spots, crossover potential and profanity (In Heaven and Star 69, anyone?), make this album a timeless, and somehow underrated classic. This Rocks!

PS: On the vinyl release, the bonus track 'Crenshaw Siren Beats' is a reprise of track A2.