Psychedelic Symphonic Rock legends Vanilla Fudge have signed to Golden Robots Records and will release their version of Led Zeppelins ‘Immigrant Song’ 22 September, with a new album due out in 2021.
Featuring original members Mark Stein, Carmine Appice, Vinnie Martel and Tim Bogert the band will release ‘The Supreme Vanilla Fudge’, a ten track reworking of the music of The Supremes delivered in the unique Vanilla Fudge style.
Bogert, who no longer tours, plays on a some songs, with touring bassist Pete Bremy performing on the remaining tracks.
Mark Stein told MetalTalk: “Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin is one of the monster tracks of all time.
“How do you top that? Well, you can’t but we decided to just have fun with it.
“I came up with this ‘On Green Dolphin Street’ kinda chord progression as the intro on the synth with a heavy-duty brass sound that worked pretty well.
“The guys fell into it right quick and it rocks the house.
“Carmine did a great job with the drum track and Tim and Vince killed it.
“I did the vocals in Florida and sent it back to Carmine in Los Angeles and he mixed it. Hope you dig it.”
As for signing to Golden Robot Records, Mark Alexander-Erber (President & Founder) told us: “GRR is honoured to have such a classic band on the label, considering they had the main song, ‘You Keep Me Hangin’ On’, in the recent Quentin Tarantino movie ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’.
“It shows you their legacy will continue for some time yet.
“We are excited to release the new remastered Led Zeppelin and Supremes albums over the next 12 months.”
Vanilla Fudge celebrated their 50 Year Anniversary in 2017 and are still rocking the world as hard as ever.