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Vanilla Fudge: Vanilla Fudge (ATCO 33.224)

uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, October 1967

ON FIRST hearing, this album is unbelievable. Tracks like 'Ticket To Ride' and 'Bang Bang' are given the full 'You Keep Me Hanging On' treatment. In other words, all traces of the original melody have been eliminated. Injected instead are Mothers Of Invention-type sounds, including plenty of control room effects. It's impossible to decide whether or not Vanilla Fudge are good musicians because this album is dedicated to A&R men everywhere.

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