Legendary late 60s/early 70s heavy rockers Vanilla Fudge, who celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017 and are still together (their line-up includeds all four original members - Mark Stein, Carmine Appice, Vinnie Martel and Tim Bogert (who no longer tours but will appear on a few tracks on the record), along with touring bassist Pete Bremy), have signed a deal with Golden Robot Records. To celebrate this announcement, the band will drop a remastered version of its cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" on September 22.
Vanilla Fudge will release a new album in 2021, "The Supreme Vanilla Fudge", which will see them rework ten songs from the legendary The Supremes, done in the classic Fudge way.
Mark Stein said: "'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".
Mark Alexander-Erber, president and founder of Golden Robot, said: "GRR is honored 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".