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The Week In Pop: From The Earliest MP3 To The Latest Britney Spears, A Pop History Of Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner”

“Tom’s Diner” is one of those songs you know even if you don’t realize it. Suzanne Vega’s signature song — written about the same NYC diner they used for exterior shots in Seinfeld — has been remixed, covered, and sampled so many times by so many musicians that its melody is basically imprinted on our… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 30, 2015 - 12:54 pm

Watch A Surprisingly Cool 5-Minute Video About Fatboy Slim’s “The Rockafeller Skank”

Fatboy Slim’s big beat breakout track “The Rockafeller Skank” felt like a giddy novelty in 1998, when it came out. But it hit huge, and the song, when you run across it now, is still nearly as much of a goofy blast as it ever was. The speaker company Bose has now put together a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014 - 10:00 am

David Byrne & Fatboy Slim – “Please Don’t” (Feat. Santigold) Video

We brought you this track from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s Imelda Marco concept album in January, and today Byrne debuted a video to go with it. Says Byrne: “We did a photo session for a magazine the other day, and I told the interviewer that on this song, by the time you get to… More »

By: jessica / March 17, 2010 - 2:06 pm

David Byrne & Fatboy Slim – “Why Don’t You Love Me?” (Feat. Cyndi Lauper & Tori Amos)

Make this the third take on David Byrne’s highly collaborative bizarro concept album about shoe-loving dictator’s widow Imelda Marcos. Totally normal sentence. A co-credit on the sounds goes to Fatboy Slim, and credits on the vocals are spread among a deep cross-section of female headliners (from St. Vincent and Róisín Murphy to Sharon Jones) and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 24, 2010 - 1:56 pm

David Byrne & Fatboy Slim – “Here Lies Love” (Feat. Florence Welch)

“Here Lies Love” is the scene-setting title track from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s post-BPA Imelda Marcos concept album. As we’ve mentioned, each track on the 2-CD collection features a different guest vocalist — basically a number of accomplished female vocalists and Steve Earle. (That, and Byrne plays the “American Troglodyte,” duets with My Brightest… More »

By: brandon / February 4, 2010 - 9:31 am

New David Byrne & Fatboy Slim (Feat. Santigold) – “Please Don’t”

Here lies the first listen from Here Lies Love, the weirdo concept album about Imelda Marcos, the shoe-obsessed widow of the Philippines’ former dictator. It comes courtesy of everyone’s favorite dignified oddball/indie rock renaissance man David Byrne, in collaboration with Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim. The two teamed up on Cook’s last collab-heavy project theMore »

By: Amrit Singh / January 19, 2010 - 2:13 pm

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we’rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

David Byrne Ropes Santigold, Tori Amos Into Weird Concept Album

Details are emerging on the Renaissance Man’s Here Lies Love, a concept album about Imelda Marcos, shoe-obsessed widow of the Philippines’ former dictator. Byrne wrote the project with Fatboy Slim and promises every song will have a different vocalist. Among them: Santigold, Roisin Murphy, Sharon Jones, Alice Russell, and Tori Amos. Read more at 6More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 10, 2009 - 3:21 pm

New BPA (Feat. Emmy The Great) – “Seattle”

The BPA, aka Brighton Port Authority, aka Fatboy Slim, is a conceptual project involving a dozen or so people. We showed you the infectious “Toe Jam” with David Byrne and Dizzee Rascal. Now you can hear “Seattle” with Emmy The Great. There’s also “The Tapes Have Been Found,” a (very unfunny) faux-history of the “band.”… More »

By: brandon / October 30, 2008 - 3:48 pm

New BPA (Feat. David Byrne & Dizzee Rascal) Video – “Toe Jam”

A number of people get naked in “Toe Jam,” but the synchronized black boxes are good at covering up the naughty parts. Also, it’s not David Byrne or Dizzee Rascal doing the stripping. Though Byrne does use some strong language. And Fatboy Slim uses the BPA moniker so he can take a break from being… More »

By: brandon / June 12, 2008 - 9:22 am