Last year while in Barcelona playing the Rocafort Records party, I co-headlined the night with a band that I had heard of but never had the opportunity to see live. That band was Phat Fred, local legends in every way and a stage show that was so animated and exciting that I could very well understand why they are loved. Rocafort Records recently released their latest 7″ from the band that will surely give you a sweet tooth. Apple Pie b/w Chocolate Cake is a definite nod to and influence taken from some of the greats including The Meters with a serious Junior Walker & The All Stars approach. Simple yet sweet on both sides, but Chocolate Cake has been our favorite snack since childhood and we’re enjoying the sugar rush!
“No fancy stuff here, just old fashioned trusted formulas that involve funky drummer breaks, Hammond organ riffs, and, in the case of Chocolate Cake, a good dose of King Curtis southern soul sax. Enjoy the swampy, uncomplicated groove that never fails to please.”