Vanilla Fudge - S/T Self-Titled - 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

Vanilla Fudge (Atco 33-224) is the first and self-titled album by the American psychedelic rock band "Vanilla Fudge". It was released in 1967 and consists entirely of covers of songs, which were slowed down to about half speed of the original recordings by their original artists.


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Album Description:

In the rich tapestry of rock music history, certain albums stand as monuments to artistic exploration and sonic innovation. Vanilla Fudge's self-titled 1968 release, commonly referred to as their debut album, is a shining example of a band pushing the boundaries of rock music. This 12" vinyl LP album, released in Canada on the record label ATCO SD 33-224, is a captivating journey into the realm of psychedelic rock.

Vanilla Fudge emerged during the vibrant era of the late 1960s, known for its experimentation and cultural shifts. Comprising Mark Stein on keyboards and vocals, Vince Martell on guitar, Tim Bogert on bass, and Carmine Appice on drums, Vanilla Fudge took the rock music landscape by storm. The band's distinctive style blended elements of psychedelia, progressive rock, and heavy blues, creating a sound that was both ethereal and powerful.

The self-titled album by Vanilla Fudge offers an immersive listening experience that defies conventional expectations. The band's unique reinterpretations of popular songs are a defining characteristic of their sound. O

The self-titled album showcases the immense talent and technical prowess of Vanilla Fudge. The band's instrumental skills are on full display throughout the record, with intricate solos, intricate time signatures, and mesmerizing improvisations. The standout track, "Ticket to Ride," exemplifies their ability to reimagine songs in unexpected ways. The extended intro, driven by Mark Stein's ethereal organ work, leads into a breathtaking interpretation that veers away from the original, transforming it into a captivating and immersive experience.

Vanilla Fudge's self-titled album represents a significant contribution to the evolution of psychedelic rock. The band's willingness to experiment with song structures, extended improvisations, and unconventional time signatures set them apart from their contemporaries. Tracks like "Bang Bang" and "Take Me for a Little While" showcase the band's ability to create intricate layers of sound, incorporating elements of blues, soul, and psychedelia. Vanilla Fudge's groundbreaking approach laid the foundation for future progressive rock acts and left an indelible mark on the genre.

Despite initially polarizing critics and some listeners, Vanilla Fudge's self-titled album has gained recognition as a groundbreaking work. Its influence can be heard in the music of subsequent generations of artists, including the likes of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and King Crimson. The album's innovative sound, experimental approach, and musical prowess continue to inspire and captivate listeners to this day.

Music Genre:  American Psychedelic Acid Rock
Album Production information: Produced by Shadow Morton
Sound and recording engineers: Joe Veneri, Bill Stahl

Record Label Information:

  White ATCO SD 33-224
Media Format: 12" Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 210 gram  

Year and Country:

  1968 Made in Canada

Band Members and Musicians on: Vanilla Fudge S/T Self-Titled
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Carmine Appice - drums, vocals

    Carmine Appice (born 15 December1946) is an American rock drummer. He is best known for his associations with Vanilla Fudge; Cactus; the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice; Rod Stewart; King Kobra; and Blue Murder. He is also Vinny Appice's older brother.

    Appice received classical music training, and was influenced early on by the work of jazz drummers Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa. Appice first came to prominence as the drummer with the late 1960s psychedelic band Vanilla Fudge. He contributed distinctive background harmonies with bassist Tim Bogert. After five albums, the pair left Vanilla Fudge to form the blues rock quartet Cactus, with vocalist Rusty Day and guitarist Jim McCarty.

    In 1972, Appice and Bogert formed the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice with guitarist Jeff Beck. The band released two albums, Beck, Bogert & Appice (1972) and Triumvirate (1974), before disbanding.


    In 1976, Appice joined Rod Stewart's band, touring, recording, and writing two of Stewart's biggest hits, "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" and "Young Turks". He left Stewart to record his first solo album, Rockers (1977), and tour Japan and North America with an all-star band.

    In the early 1980s, Appice toured with Ozzy Osbourne and Ted Nugent. In the mid-1980s, he formed King Kobra for two Capitol albums and international touring. And in the late 1980s, Carmine played on a Pink Floyd record Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and formed Blue Murder with Whitesnake's John Sykes and The Firm's Tony Franklin.

    In the 1990s, Appice continued to record and tour with various artists, including Leslie West, Jeff Beck, and Vanilla Fudge. He also released several solo albums, including Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus (2019) and Energy Overload (2021).

    Appice is a highly respected drummer who has been praised for his technical skill, versatility, and creativity. He is considered one of the most influential drummers in rock history and has been inducted into the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame (2013) and the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame (2014).

    Appice is married to radio personality Leslie Gold and lives in New York City. He has two children from a previous marriage.

    Here are some of Carmine Appice's most notable achievements:

    • nducted into the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013
    • Inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2014
    • Played with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck, Bogert & Appice, Rod Stewart, King Kobra, and Blue Murder
    • Recorded over 40 albums
    • Released several solo albums
    • Taught drumming clinics and workshops worldwide
    • Authored several books on drumming
    • Considered one of the most influential drummers in rock history
    Carmine Appice is a true legend of rock drumming. He has influenced countless drummers over the years and continues to be a force in the music industry.

  • Tim Bogert - bass, vocals
  • Vince Martell - guitar, vocals
  • Mark Stein - lead vocals, keyboards

Track Listing of: Vanilla Fudge S/T Self-Titled

The Song/tracks on "Vanilla Fudge S/T Self-Titled " are

  • Ticket to Ride (John Lennon-Paul McCartney) 5:40
  • People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield) 6:30
  • She's Not There (Rod Argent) 4:55
  • Bang Bang (Sonny Bono) 5:20
  • STRA (Illusions of My Childhood Part One) 0:20
  • You Keep Me Hanging On (Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Eddie Holland) 7:20
  • Side 1 of the album ends with: "The following is a series of high-frequency tones..."
  • WBER (Illusions of My Childhood Part Two) 0:23
  • Take Me For A Little While (Trade Martin) 3:27
  • RYFI (Illusions of My Childhood Part Three) 0:23
  • Eleanor Rigby (John Lennon-Paul McCartney) 8:24
  • ELDS


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"Vanilla Fudge" White Colour ATCO Record Label Details: ATCO SD 33-224 ℗ 1967 Atlantic Recording Corp Sound Copyright

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