Okay, before we go any further don't get put off by the number of tracks on this CD, this is a full seventy minute recording! Fat Freddy's Drop are in essence a collaboration of six Wellington based musicians, each an integral part of their own group, but in Fat Freddy's Drop they explore the freedom and space given them by such a collaboration, delivering a live presence that swings between crafted songs and improvisation.
Based around the legendary DJ MU (Roots Foundation, Bongmaster) and his ever-present MPC 2000, Fat Freddy's also features the distinctive talents of Dallas Tamaira ('Better Than Change') on vocals, Iain Gordon (Bongmaster, EBB) on analogue keys, Warren Maxwell (TrinityRoots) on sax, Toby Laing (Black Seeds) on trumpet and Tehimana Kerr (old school Exponent) on guitar. 'Live at the Matterhorn' was captured on DAT and is perfect example of Fat Freddys Drop in full swing. Featuring favourites 'Runnin', 'Rain', 'No Parking' & 'Bounce', in their full expanded 'live' glory, this recording is essential for any of you who have been fortunate to catch these talented guys in person, and for the rest of you laggards, well Fat Freddy's are currently one of this country's hottest and most original live acts. After being out of print for what seems like an eternity, 'Live at the Matterhorn' is finally available again - re-released on the back of mega-selling success story 'Based On A True Story' - 'Live at the Matterhorn' has already reached Number One on the national "heatseekers" charts.