Vanilla Fudge - While The World Was Eating (Album Cover Art) - Framed Print - 16"H x 16"W
A 16"H x 16"W" framed print of While The World Was Eating Album Cover Art
Vanilla Fudge is an American rock band known predominantly for their extended rock arrangements of contemporary hit songs, most notably "You Keep Me Hangin' On". The band's original lineup; Mark Stein, Tim Bogert, Vince Martell, and Carmine Appice, recorded five albums during the years 1967–69, before disbanding in 1970. The band has been cited as "one of the few American links between psychedelia and what soon became heavy metal." Vanilla Fudge also is known to have influenced other major bands such as The Nice, Deep Purple, Yes, Styx, and Led Zeppelin.
Originally calling themselves The Electric Pigeons, they soon shortened the name to The Pigeons. Carmine Appice explained the name change to "Vanilla Fudge":
"In April 1967 the Pigeons got signed to Atlantic Records. But there was one drawback, however: Atlantic didn't want to sign "The Pigeons". Ahmet Ertegun, the label's founder and president, didn't like that name and told us we had to change it. We didn't mind, in fact, I had always thought the Pigeons was a weird thing to be called but had just gone with it. We tried to think up a new name but were getting nowhere until we played a gig at the Page 2 club on Long Island and ended up talking to a chick named Dee Dee who worked there. She told us how her grandfather used to call her Vanilla Fudge. Then she looked at us and added 'Maybe you guys should call yourselves that---you're like white soul music'. We liked it. We told our manager, Phil Basile. He liked it. We told Atlantic and they liked it, too. So Vanilla Fudge it was".