David Fleming
It's All Academic   www.davidflemingsite.com   
Day 132: Fatboy Slim (Praise You)

September 5, 2020

"Ladies and Gentlemen of the Congregation, it is time to give praise. We have so much to be thankful for. Please open your hymnal to page 132 and let's sing together 'Praising Praise You.'

Thy name is a stage name, an oxymoron1.

Your style relies on proxy lure-on2.

Thy sampled "Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids."3

A nice cultural nod to what Camille first intended.4

The obscurity of the core lyrics brought her royalties

Not seen from her 1970's loyalties.5

The piano you use apparently perfunctory

In its original use in white man country.6

Speaking of white,

That's Steve Miller, right?7

Add sound effects from Atari systems8

So that lawyers won't know what hit them.9

Meanwhile Spike starts a flash mob,10

Soon to be a cultural smash job.

We have to praise you like we should.

Take yo praise for all that is good.

1"Fatboy Slim." Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatboy_Slim#cite_note-8

2"Big Beat." Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_beat

3Whosampled.com.  https://www.whosampled.com/sample/19/Fatboy-Slim-Praise-You-Camille-Yarbrough-Take-Yo%27-Praise/

4Whosampled.com.  https://www.whosampled.com/sample/19/Fatboy-Slim-Praise-You-Camille-Yarbrough-Take-Yo%27-Praise/

5"Praise You." Songfacts. https://www.songfacts.com/facts/fatboy-slim/praise-you

6Whosampled.com.  https://www.whosampled.com/sample/19/Fatboy-Slim-Praise-You-Camille-Yarbrough-Take-Yo%27-Praise/

7Whosampled.com.  https://www.whosampled.com/sample/19/Fatboy-Slim-Praise-You-Camille-Yarbrough-Take-Yo%27-Praise/

8Doyle, Tom. "Classic Tracks: Fatboy Slim 'Praise You.'" Sound On Sound. January 2017.

9Salmon, Richard. "Sample Clearance." Sound On Sound. March 2008. https://www.soundonsound.com/sound-advice/sample-clearance

10Tigerlily. "How Fatboy Slim's 'Praise You' Birthed Flash Mobs." Fresh Music Freaks. February 28, 2019. https://freshmusicfreaks.com/tbt-fatboy-slims-praise-you-video-1999-flash-mob/

"Praise You." Fatboy Slim. You've Come A Long Way, Baby. Astralworks. 1998. Video Link Here.

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