I remember the first time I heard Vanilla Fudge on the radio… their top ten hit “You Keep Me Hanging On” was playing and it blew me away. A remake of the Supremes’ hit song, “You Keep Me Hanging On” except with a few major changes… the song was hard rock with psychedelic overtones… I’d never heard anything like it. It turned out to be the band’s only hit but they influenced a ton of bands, especially Deep Purple. The band still tours today with three of it’s four original members, and continues to record an album every few years. And their albums are excellent, but yes, they’re still mostly covers of hits done with that amazing Vanilla Fudge flavor. Today their one big hit is another forgotten oldie.
Photo of record sleeve by Atlantic Records.