Fat Freddys Drop: Live at the Matterhorn (Vinyl LP)
Limited double 180 gram vinyl LP pressing. The album that captured the essence of Fat Freddy’s Drop jam origins, Live at Matterhorn is being released on heavyweight vinyl for the first time. The album features four tracks - ‘Runnin’, ‘Rain’, ‘No Parking’ and ‘Bounce’ - that span a total of 70 minutes with the songs taking up a side each. The recording was made in March 2001 when Freddy’s was honing its sound and chops in the Wellington underground music scene. The stage was literally the back garden of Wellington’s den of inequity The Matterhorn. The audience consisted of a random collection of 30 people most of whom from memory were hospitality workers having a drink after work. Fredd’s had started as a few musician mates playing along to instrumental b-side records dropped by DJ MU and by 2001 had grown to a solid six piece who liked nothing better than to jam. Live At Matterhorn went on to sell Platinum in New Zealand and while it pre-dates the bands record breaking Based On A True Story studio album it is a touchstone for those wanting to experience Freddy’s early jams, the source for where Freddy’s story began.