Vanilla Fudge ~ Spirit Of ’67

Vanilla Fudge


Vanilla Fudge is back? I don’t know if this is a permanent thing, but, I hope that it is. The band is Mark Stein on keyboards & vocals, Vince Martell on guitars & vocals, Carmine Appice on drums & vocals, and new band member Pete Bremy on bass & vocals. While Vanilla Fudge’s biggest hit was a cover of the Supremes’ “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”, this whole album is a cover album. The band picked the year 1967 for this album, with songs like “Gimme Some Lovin'”, by Steve Winwood & Spencer Davis, Jagger & Richards song “Ruby Tuesday”, The Who’s “I Can See For Miles”, Smokey Robinson’s “The Tracks Of My Tears”, The Monkee’s “I’m A Believer”, written by Neil Diamond, Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” written by Steve Stills, The Door’s “Break On Through (To The Other Side)”, Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade Of Pale” and starting the album off with another Motown classic “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”. As Vanilla Fudge is apt to do, they change it to a different song, in some cases. The songs retain their own, but, updated to different types of genres. “I Can See For Miles” is slowed down a bit, as is “Ruby Tuesday”, while “The Tracks Of My Tears”, “Whiter Shade Of Pale” & “The Letter”, were done a bit faster & harder. I really liked this album, even though I’m not normally a cover song guy, but, Vanilla Fudge seems to always make their cover songs, their own. I give this album 5 out of 5 Music Guru Stars. Favorite songs are “I’m A Believer”, “Ruby Tuesday” & “I heard It Through The Grapevine”.

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