Fat Freddy's Drop - Dr Boondigga and the Big BW

Second Studio Album on Double Vinyl 2LP Records

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Dr Boondigga and the Big BW is the second studio album by New Zealand reggae band Fat Freddy's Drop, originally released in June 2009 via The Drop.

About the Band:

Fat Freddy’s Drop are a New Zealand seven-piece band from Wellington, whose musical style has been characterised as any combination of dub, reggae, soul, jazz, rhythm and blues, and techno. Originally a jam band formed in the late 1990s by musicians from other bands in Wellington, Fat Freddy’s Drop gradually became its members' main focus. Fat Freddy’s Drop are known for their improvised live performances; songs on their studio albums are versions refined over years of playing them live in New Zealand, and on tour abroad.

The group gained international recognition in 2003 after their single Midnight Marauders was re-distributed by record labels and DJs in Germany. The first studio album by Fat Freddy’s Drop, Based on a True Story, was the first independently distributed album to reach first place in New Zealand record sales directly after release in 2005, and is the highest-selling album by a national artist in the country's history. Based on a True Story won Best Album at the New Zealand Music Awards the same year, and remained on the top 40 New Zealand sales chart for over two years, establishing them as one of the most successful contemporary bands in the island nation.

The current members of the band are:

  • DJ Fitchie aka Chris Faiumu – MPC, Producer
  • Joe Dukie aka Dallas Tamaira - Vocals
  • Chopper Reeds aka Scott Towers  - Saxophone
  • Tony Chang aka Toby Laing – Trumpet
  • Dobie Blaze aka Iain Gordon – Keyboard
  • Hopepa aka Joe Lindsay - Trombone
  • Jetlag Johnson aka Tehimana Kerr – Guitar
  • MC Slave aka Mark Williams – MC & Videographer

About the Album:

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. 

The album became a number-one album in New Zealand in its first week of release and was certified Platinum in four days. It has since been certified 2x Platinum.

The album also reached #45 on the Australian ARIA Albums charts, #97 in France and #97 in Germany.

Check out a couple of tracks from the album:  Boondigga, The Raft and Pull the Catch.

This is a Double Album 2LP Record set on 180 Gram Vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve, pressed in New Zealand.






Big BW









The Raft



Pull The Catch                         



The Camel     Vocals: Alice Russell       



The Nod



Wild Wind





SKU 730003461316
Record Label The Drop
Label / Model # Inertia
Catalogue Number DRP015LP
Country NZ - New Zealand
Release Date (Year) 10 November 2009
Original Release Date (Year) 02 June 2009
Barcode # 730003461316
Shipping Weight 0.4450kg
Shipping Width 0.009m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000887m3
Type New
Format Second Studio Album, Limited Edition on Double Vinyl 2LP Records, Gatefold Sleeve
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Reggae
Genre Dub
Genre Funk / Soul
Genre Jazz

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