Fat Freddys Drop* ‎– Based On A True Story

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Ernie 7:17
Cay's Crays 7:07
This Room 5:00
Ray Ray 7:38
Flashback 6:40
Dark Days 9:49
Del Fuego 5:24
Hope 7:19
Wandering Eye 6:30
Roady 7:08

Versions (11)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DRP 007 Fat Freddys Drop* Based On A True Story(2xLP, Album) The Drop DRP 007 New Zealand 2005 Sell This Version
SK072LP Fat Freddy's Drop Based On A True Story(2xLP, Album) Sonar Kollektiv SK072LP Germany 2005 Sell This Version
DRP007 Fat Freddy's Drop Based On A True Story(2xLP, Album, gat) The Drop DRP007 New Zealand 2005 Sell This Version
DRP006 Fat Freddy's Drop Based On A True Story(CD, Album) The Drop DRP006 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
SK072CD Fat Freddy's Drop Based On A True Story(CD, Album, Dig) Sonar Kollektiv SK072CD Germany 2005 Sell This Version
KCDL002 Fat Freddy's Drop Based On A True Story(CD, Album, Dig) Kartel, Quango Records KCDL002 US 2005 Sell This Version
KCDL002 Fat Freddy's Drop Based On A True Story(CD, Album, Dig) Kartel KCDL002 UK 2005 Sell This Version
DRP006 Fat Freddy's Drop Based On A True Story(CD, Album, Jew) The Drop DRP006 New Zealand 2005 Sell This Version
DRP 007 Fat Freddy's Drop Based On A True Story(CD, Album, Promo) The Drop DRP 007 US 2005 Sell This Version
KCDL002 Fat Freddy's Drop Based On A True Story(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Kartel KCDL002 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
DRP007 Fat Freddy's Drop Based On A True Story(2xLP, Album, RP, Gat) The Drop DRP007 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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WaxBuildup

WaxBuildup

January 5, 2019
referencing Based On A True Story, 2xLP, Album, RP, Gat, DRP007
just had a copy returned that has two tracks from blackbird on side 3
TommyVF

TommyVF

February 27, 2017
referencing Based On A True Story, 2xLP, Album, DRP 007
Lots of mellow moments on this one. Long build ups, Joe Dukie's superb voice, yummy stuff.
.Soundboy.

.Soundboy.

November 11, 2014
referencing Based On A True Story, 2xLP, Album, DRP 007
If you own this great record, try spinnin' it @ 45 rpm. It's fantastic.
So.Wax.records

So.Wax.records

October 30, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Based On A True Story, 2xLP, Album, RP, Gat, DRP007
Tracklisting order seems to affect all copies, have one from 2012 & and another from 2014. Same label inversions and tracklist order on both copies.
But good pressing, sound quality is top notch!
Zlimbaland

Zlimbaland

January 29, 2008
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Based On A True Story, CD, Album, Dig, SK072CD

My first review has to be for this album! Because - simply put - it is a true masterpiece!

"Based on a True Story" is my favourite album for the last 2.5 years now. It is soulful dub/ reggae! The tracks slowly evolve on laidback rhythms and beats. Some tracks have a little funky touch. The horns played here perfectly blend into the song. Not like these cheesy elements, trumpets tend to be sometimes. Warm bass and melodies!

And then that voice!

Joe Dukie has that, what you call in german a "voice of a century". His singing gives me shivers! The lyrics are interesting and spreading positive vibes ("what's the world without soul?" - Ray Ray / "something mystic in the soul connection, something magic in your misty eyes" - Flashback)!

Music for the Soul! Music for the Heart!

scoundrel

scoundrel

November 1, 2007
referencing Based On A True Story, CD, Album, Dig, KCDL002

I was first introduced to Fat Freddy's Drop by a track of theirs on a Jazzanova remix album -- no better introduction, I assure you. They advertise themselves as a "dub funk jam band," and their debut album, _Based on a True Story_, certainly soaks in the dub magic: the reverb, the syncopated beats, the laconic vocals. "This Room" starts off with some tichy percussion, while "Ray Ray" indulges the ultra-chill side of things, dipping a toe into R&B before segueing into an arch, stripped-down dub. This musical bait-and-switch happens again with "Dark Days," which start off almost folksy before it begins to bop along. I wonder how much of this morphing is a result of their jam band philosophy? In any case, it keeps the tracks interesting. The female vocals on "Roady" add an exciting dash of texture, while "Del Fuego" doesn't exhibit much fire, but instead opts for more introspection. And "Hope" rounds out the album on that same mellow note, touching on gospel elements with its lingering Rhodes chords.