With Fatboy Slim albums, the clue is always in the title, and Norman Cook's
third outing is no exception. While "You've Come A Long Way, Baby" was one
long whoop of triumph, "Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars" is the
sound of a person taking stock of their life.
Norman was staying at LA's Chateau Marmont hotel, when the title came to
him. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston had come along to see him DJ the night
before, Bill Murray said hello in the lobby and the pop star life was his
for the taking. But as for Norman himself?
"I was wandering around sweating and shaking, not having been to bed for
about two days," he remembers with a wry grin. "And I was thinking, 'You
can take the boy out of the gutter but you can't take the gutter out of the
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