Freak Power was a band founded by bassist Norman Cook (later to become known as Fatboy Slim), Ashley Slater (the trombonist with the anarchic British jazz big band Loose Tubes), and vocalist Jesse Graham, also known as "the Bass Cadet." Their music was a mix of acid jazz with funk and soul, along with trip hop.
The single "Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out" was a minor hit in UK Singles Chart when originally released in 1993. There was renewed interest in the track after TV exposure in the 1995 Levi's jeans television advert "Taxi" directed by Baillie Walsh. The band released two albums: Drive-Thru Booty in 1994 and More of Everything for Everybody in 1996. The debut album featured the hit singles "Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out" and "Rush" released on 4th and Broadway. The title of the song is a play on Timothy Leary's "Turn on, tune in, drop out". "Song #6" from the band's follow-up album was featured in the 2004 movie Code 46.
Brighton Music Walk of Fame Connection
Formed in Brighton