Bootsy Collins & Blur’s Damon Albarn To Guest On New Fatboy Slim Album

Bootsy Collins and Blur’s Damon Albarn are among the guests appearing on the next Fatboy Slim album, “Palookaville.” Due Oct. 5 via Astralwerks, the set is the fourth studio release from the artist also known as Norman Cook.

The onetime Housemartins bassist-turned-DJ leans on Collins to provide vocals on a remake of the Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker,” which will be the album’s first single. The original track reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1974.

Collins contributed to the Fatboy Slim track “Weapon of Choice,” on 2000’s “Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars.” Slim was in turn among the guests on Collins’ latest album, “Play With Bootsy.”

Albarn appears on the cut “Put It Back Together,” while Blackalicious member Lateef is heard on two tracks, “Wonderful Night” and “The Journey.” Manchester, England, DJ/remixer/producer Justin Robertson and Brighton, England-based band Johnny Quality also guest on the set.


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