Fatboy SlimThe Rockafeller Skank

Label:Skint – SkINT 35
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:Acid, Big Beat


AThe Rockafeller Skank6:53
B 1Always Read The Label5:43
B 2Tweakers Delight3:08

Companies, etc.



Rockafeller Skank is taken from the forthcoming Skint album "Let's Hear It From The Little Guy".

℗ Skint Records 1998 © Skint Records 1998.

Made In England.

The Rockafeller Skank is entirely based on the old Just Brothers funk classic 'Sliced Tomatoes'.
B 2 is the 303 riff sequence from previous Fatboy Slim track 'Everybody Needs a 303'

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5025425503566
  • Barcode (Text): 5 025425 503566
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): SKINT 35 - A1 SIMON - THE EXCHANGE PR-m K
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): SKINT 35AA1 PR-m SIMON - THE EXCHANGE E

Other Versions (5 of 35)

View All
Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
The Rockafeller Skank (12", Promo)SkintSKINT 35PUK1998
The Rockafeller Skank (CD, Single)SkintSkINT 35cDUK1998
The Rockafeller Skank (CD, Maxi-Single)Skint, SkintSKI 665968 2, 665968 2Europe1998
The Rockafeller Skank (CD, Maxi-Single)AstralwerksASW 6242US1998
The Rockafeller Skank / Gangster Tripping (CD, Maxi-Single, Promo)Sony Music Entertainment (Colombia)PMD 52098Colombia1998



  • Big-Beat-Beddy's avatar
    Edited 8 months ago
    Feel-good big beat that is essentially a dance remix of the Just Brothers' surf-rock "Sliced Tomatoes". The uptempo groove is driven by drum patterns built from David Bowie's 1967 "Join The Gang" and The Bobby Fuller Four's 1965 "I Fought The Law". Cartoonish and somewhat cheesy, with a lacklustre middle-section, the shift on this record to a more commercial sound won the Fatboy legions of fans, but arguably lost big beat its leftfield credibility, contributing to the genre's decline. ★★★★☆

    "Always Read The Label" is laidback, Latin-infused big beat that nods away contentedly in the background. ★★★★☆
    • Putyrhandsup's avatar
      Edited 18 years ago
      Ok, Rockafella Skank is the big pop tune here that everyone knows, and you know, it's not bad, in fact it works pretty well with something like SL2. But really the truely joyful surprise is Tweaker's Delight tucked away on the B-side. It's just mental acid. A plain old simple acidapella that you can stick over everything and anything. Last things I stuck it over were the Plump Djs bootleg of 'I Feel Love' and 'Wuthering Heights' by Kate Bush. Both were a roof raising success believe it or not...


      For sale on Discogs

      Sell a copy



      Videos (6)