MARK STEIN/THE PIGEONS While The World Was Eating Vanilla Fudge (1966)

While The World Was Eating Vanilla Fudge (1966)
Pre-Fudge

Early recordings of the band that would become, after the addition of drummer Carmine Appice, the Vanilla Fudge. There’s nothing groundbreaking here, no real hints of the psych madness the band would develop only a year later on their debut, just club-worthy covers of mid-sixties staples like “Mustang Sally,” “Midnight Hour,” “Good Lovin’” and more. Still, it’s a fun listen and the band members’ individual characteristics, especially Mark Stein’s keyboard work and vocals, point the way. The player below should give you a good indication of what to expect. By 1967, the newly christened Fudge were still heavy into covers, but had psychedelicized their sound enough to make non-originals like The Supremes’ “You Keep Me Hanging On” an enduring soundtrack to the Fillmore years. We’ve got Box Of Fudge in the archives, which includes a fun comparison of the group’s aforementioned take on The Supremes to Status Quo’s “Picture Of Matchstick Men.” Find The Pigeons at Amazon.


Midnight Hour (3:50)
Good Lovin’ (2:09)
I Who Have Nothing (4:17)
Upset The People (3:07)
Mustang Sally (3:42)
You’re My Soul And Inspiration (3:32)
About Me (2:41)
Don’t Look Back (3:38)

4 Comments

  • 1
    Willard
    October 31, 2012 - 13:04 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • 2
    rap
    October 31, 2012 - 21:00 | Permalink

    Carmine Appice was Vanilla Fudge’s drummer — and frequent vocalist. Vinnie (drummer with Dio, Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell) is his younger brother.

  • 3
    Willard
    October 31, 2012 - 21:05 | Permalink

    Oops, thanks for the catch. I even met Vinnie once, just a few days after he joined Sabbath on the road, if memory serves. But… you’ve just seen how well my memory functions.

  • 4
    November 1, 2012 - 11:12 | Permalink

    Oh, Holy Sound Hound, Officer of mine Soul, ,, ~ Thanx!

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