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David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's collaboration, Here Lies Love, includes 22 songs about the rise and fall of Imelda Marcos.
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April 16, 2010 The former Talking Heads frontman has been busy lately. He's written a book, Bicycle Diaries, and designed whimsical bike racks in New York City. Now he's recorded a pop song cycle, Here Lies Love, about Imelda Marcos, the infamous wife of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
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On Here Lies Love, David Byrne teams up with Fatboy Slim to tell the story of Imelda Marcos.
March 29, 2010 Here Lies Love, a musical collaboration between David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, depicts the parallel stories of Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos and her servant, Estella Cumpas. The story is told in 22 songs with 22 singers, who include Sharon Jones, Tori Amos, St. Vincent and Steve Earle. Hear the album in its entirety until its release on April 6.
January 29, 2009 Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, presents a "long lost album that never quite got finished"...until now. I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat, released under the moniker The Brighton Port Authority, features collaborations with the likes of David Byrne, Martha Wainwright and Iggy Pop. The result is a collection of energetic and animated songs that recall a 1970s dance party.
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September 8, 2001 Lisa Simeone talks with deejay and producer Fatboy Slim about his career and his song and video Weapon of Choice. Fatboy Slim is the pseudonym of Norman Cook, the mix-master who dominated the MTV Video Music Awards this week.
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