7 Sep 2020

Fur Patrol launch fundraising campaign to release Pet on vinyl

From RNZ Music, 5:00 pm on 7 September 2020

Chart topping Kiwi rock band Fur Patrol have launched a PledgeMe campaign to raise up to $20,000 to release their debut album Pet on vinyl.

Fur Patrol’s Pet, which came out in 2000, has never been available on vinyl before. The record spent a total of 30 weeks in the NZ Top 40 chart and includes singles such as ‘Now’, ‘Holy’, ‘Andrew’ and ‘Lydia’.

‘Lydia’, the record’s biggest single, went to number one on the New Zealand Singles Chart on 24 December 2000, knocking Destiny's Child from the top spot.

Fur Patrol Pet cover art

Fur Patrol Pet cover art Photo: Supplied

The band are offering pledgers a variety of rewards including a personalised recording of ‘Lydia’ with a chosen name sung in place of “you-know-who”, or even a private acoustic show.

Each and every pledger will receive a digital download of Pet, plus a previously unreleased EP of a live performance recorded at RNZ Music's decommissioned Helen Young Studios.  

Recorded by RNZ Music stalwart Andre Upston in the year 2000, the EP features live recordings of ‘Holy’, ‘Andrew’, ‘Hauling You Around’, and ‘Lydia’, plus the rare track ‘Fall’ and a never-before-released cut ‘Just Like You’. 

The Pet vinyl pressing will also include, for the very first time, the oh-so-'90s 'hidden track' ‘Bottles & Jars’.

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