Everything Freddy's Vinyl Bundle
Dr Boondigga And The Big BW (2xLP)
Fat Freddy's Drop shake loose with 'Dr Boondigga & The Big BW'. Released in 2009 after two years of beat reduction and sonic fine tuning.
Produced and Performed by Fat Freddy's Drop.
Recorded, Engineered and Mixed by Mu in Lyall Bay, Wellington.
Art and design by Otis Frizzell.
- Big BW
- The Raft
- Pull the Catch
- The Camel
- The Nod
- Wild Wind
Heavyweight soul providers Fat Freddy’s Drop take flight once again with their third full-length release Blackbird.
Featuring nine tracks, Blackbird was written and recorded at Bays, the band’s own studio, which was one of the last vinyl pressing plants in New Zealand and then an apostolic church. Fitchie says, “What you hear on the album is the sound of Bays; the room itself, the vibe of the place and the performance we can get out of the band in there.”
“Blackbird is truer to FFD's musical philosophy than anything else we've done”, says Chopper Reeds. “The song structures are open and unruly - just like our live shows - whilst we've pushed ourselves to deliver rich and deeply layered arrangements that showcase Joe Dukie's exceptional voice. We feel totally at home melding together this unholy mix of disco, rootsy dub, blues, soul and electronic funk - it's what we do.”
- Clean The House
- Silver and Gold
- Never Moving
- Mother Mother
Following the worldwide success of 'Blackbird' album released in 2013, Freddy's is back with new album ‘BAYS’.
The predominantly studio written album draws on the lexicon of genres that have come to epitomize Freddys sound. Opening with the slow burn funk of ‘Wairunga Blues’ the album journeys through a hybrid of reggae, jazz with techno rhythms underpinning Freddy’s signature horns and Joe Dukie’s soulful and introspective vocal, arriving finally on the crooked blues jam of ‘Novak’.
Recorded at Freddys BAYS Studio in Kilbirnie, Wellington a former 1950s HMV vinyl pressing plant, the new album exudes a confidence of a band truly comfortable in their skin.
“It’s been a more creative process writing this album in the studio rather than recording songs which have been well road-tested”, Freddy’s vocalist Joe Dukie said.
- Wairunga Blues
- Slings & Arrows
- 10 Feet Tall
- Fish In The Sea
- Cortina Motors
Based On A True Story (2xLP)
'Based On A True Story' aka BOATS the debut studio album from Fat Freddy's Drop unleashed ten years ago in May 2005. The album debuted at #1 and went Gold on its first release day in New Zealand, and won the band a stash of NZ Music Awards and a legion of fans worldwide. BOATS album features 10 fresh slices of future funk, with surprises, fakes & freaky sidesteps throughout. There are new versions of previously released singles like 'This Room', 'Hope' & 'Ernie' (also known as 'Willow Tree'), alongside the recent 12 inch 'Flashback' & six completely new tracks, all mystic supernovas of soul.
- Cay's Crays
- This Room
- Ray Ray
- Dark Days
- Wandering Eye
- Del Fuego