VANILLA FUDGE – “Out Through The In Door”

Jun 1st, 2007

Title: CD / “Out Through The In Door”
Release Date: 01.06.2007
Label: Escapi/Edel

It was 1967 when no lesser than Ahmet Ertegun signed VANILLA FUDGE to Atco Records. Their first single was a cover of the hit-single „You Keep Me Hanging On“ of The Supremes. In the year after that huge success, the single climbed up to position 6 of the Billboard Charts. The first full length album, entitled „Vanilla Fudge“, had been released in the same year, followed by a headliner tour through the USA. Their second full length album “The Beat Goes On“ as well as their masterpiece „Renaissance“ had both been put onto the market in 1968, this time followed by a tour with all-time heros like Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream. In December 1968, the Jeff Beck Group should have been the opener for VANILLA FUDGE, but they had to cancel their appearances, but a substitute had quickly been found: Led Zeppelin was a new band from England, and their record company wanted them to tour the US before the release of their first album. The almighty Led Zeppelin were opener for VANILLA FUDGE, whose next album „Near The Beginning“ was released at the beginning of 1969. In September, the last album of VANILLA FUDGE, „Rock & Roll“, had been released. Their cometlike rise ended here. VANILLA FUDGE split up in 1970, and let their fans wait 12 years for a reunion. At the same time, a “Best Of Vanilla Fudge” compilation was released, and in 1984, the band released a reunion album called „Mystery“. Another nine years later, the VANILLA FUDGE compilation „Psychedelic Sundae“ was released at Rhyno Records. And now, VANILLA FUDGE will release their first studio album in 23 years. „Out Through The In Door“ is a homage to Led Zeppelin, the band which was opener for them about 40 years ago. It all goes in circles…