Sunday, June 3, 2012

new release: Dudley Whitemud sings Aqua's Aquarium

We're big fans of the program Amateur Hour, heard on CKUW out of Winnipeg, hosted by Kent Davies (you should consider a donation to their fine station).

A few months ago, Kent had Joe Stover on his program from Cuif Media, a underground collective of artists from Winnipeg in the late 90s to mid 2000's.

At the end of the show, they played one of the most popular items in the Cuif Media library: Dudley Whitemud Sings Selections From Aqua's Aquarium.

Since Happy Puppy's own Fudge had recorded a cover of "Barbie Girl" in surf style, we know that Aqua were capable of writing some really great melodies that could be heard past the dance-pop production.

So we were very curious to hear this album, featuring acoustic folk-country renditions of Aqua's debut album. After the broadcast, we contacted Kent and Cuif Media to see if we could re-release this album officially.

Big thanks to Kent who puts us in touch with Dudley (aka Brock Unger) and provided us with a copy of the album for release here on Happy Puppy, and also to Brock and Cuif Media for giving us permission. Free download!