Vanilla Fudge - Mystery (1984)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Wounded Bird WOU 9149 | rel: 2006 | 335Mb
Quiet Riot's producer gives Vanilla Fudge – whom producer Shadow Morton discovered in the late '60s – a "bang your head" onslaught of big hair drums, compressed guitar, and tired homogenization. The fun psychedelic distortion of Vinny Martell is totally stripped away – he is relegated to rhythm guitar on one song and backing vocals on three. That is a total travesty. It is one thing to have the leader of Beck, Bogert & Appice, one Jeff Beck, funk up "My World Is Empty," even under the disguise of J. Toad (shades of George Harrison in his L'Angelo Mysterioso garb), but this version of the Supremes is so far removed from what made Vanilla Fudge so special that, really, it should be included as a bonus track on a reissue of the 1973 Epic debut Beck, Bogert & Appice.