FAT FREDDY’S DROP / “Roady”


MP3 09 Roady.mp3 (6.56 MB)

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3 Responses to “FAT FREDDY’S DROP / “Roady””

Stephanie Renee Says:
June 11th, 2006 at 8:46 am

As usual, you have introduced me to music that I absolutely love! First there was Beady Belle…then Corinne Bailey Rae…and now THIS! I have a good buddy from Australia who adores funky music, and I’m sure that there’s “something in the water” (since the Earth is 70% covered with it) that causes various groups from all around the globe to absorb these ethereal grooves and rhythms.

THANK YOU for once again expanding my horizons.


Qawi Robinson Says:
June 12th, 2006 at 12:19 pm

Nice list of tracks. As Mtume said, “Truly uncategorizable – It’s going to take me a while to figure this band out.”

I was sitting here listening to the mellow reggae beat of Roady, thinking of how Bob Marley cross-pollinated a New Zealand sound. Then about 3/4ths through the song out breaks a rap and the tone changes. More Raw, more Funky, more protest-song like, and sax that would make Maceo Parker smile a bit. I almost felt duped in a good way musically. Then I listened to Hope and started scratching my head. Could this be on the SAME album, let alone could this be done by the SAME group?!? Then I heard Wandering Eye and really got confused. Is this a mash up of 70’s Funk/Reggae using early 80’s instruments?

All in all, of the set I like Roady the best. For some strange reason it reminds me of the UK Soul Artist Omar (Lye-Fook).


Jonas Says:
June 18th, 2006 at 7:31 pm

Excellent to find you exposing FFD for people, they are truly brilliant, and need to be known by everybody! I do what I can, and was introduced to them myself by a friend who lived in Aotearoa.

I saw them play three weeks ago, in Ireland, at a one-day festival, they played for an hour, and what sounded like 3 tunes, based on the pauses between them, but they melted everything together, I am sure they played blips of every track on the record. It was very good!


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