Header

THE BEAT GOES ON

Vanilla Fudge

Proto-Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Vanilla Fudge The Beat Goes On album cover
1.49 | 37 ratings | 9 reviews | 3% 5 stars

Poor. Only for completionists


Write a review
Buy VANILLA FUDGE Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1968

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Sketch (3:01)
Phase 1:
2. Intro: The Beat Goes On (1:59)
3. Variations On A Theme By Mozart: (6:59)
Divertimento No. 13 IN F Major
Old Black Joe (Traditional)
Don't Fence Me In
12th Street Rag
In The Mood
Hound Dog
I Want To Hold Your Hand / I Feel Fine /
Day Tripper / She Loves You
Phase 2:
4. The Beat Goes On (1:38)
5. Beethoven: Fur Elise/Moonlight Sonata (6:37)
6. The Beat Goes On (1:07)
7. The Beast Goes On (1:03)
Phase 3:
8. Voices In Time (8:17)
Phase 4:
9. The Beat Goes On (1:05)
10. Merchant: (9:52)
The Game Is Over: Vince
The Game Is Over: Tim
The Game Is Over: Carmine
The Game Is Over: Mark
11. The Beat Goes On (2:23)

Total Time: 44:01

Lyrics

Search VANILLA FUDGE The Beat Goes On lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search VANILLA FUDGE The Beat Goes On tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Vince Martell / guitar, lead vocals
- Bill Pascali / organ, keyboards
- Carmine Appice / drums
- Tim Bogart / bass

Releases information

Shadow Morton - ATCO 33237 / Sundazed Music Inc. #6142
Re-released 2008 by The Demon Music Group under the label Edsel Records EDSD 2019 on a 2 CD bundle together with Vanilla Fudge

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
and to Bungalow Bill for the last updates
Edit this entry

VANILLA FUDGE MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy VANILLA FUDGE The Beat Goes On Music


The Complete Atco SinglesThe Complete Atco Singles
Remastered
Real Gone Music 2014
Audio CD$9.99
$16.45 (used)
Vanilla FudgeVanilla Fudge
Elektra / Wea 1990
Audio CD$4.68
$5.99 (used)
HitsHits
Rhino Flashback 1997
Audio CD$2.79
$0.66 (used)
Near the BeginningNear the Beginning
Sundazed Music Inc. 1998
Audio CD$8.58
$6.00 (used)
RenaissanceRenaissance
Sundazed Music Inc. 1998
Audio CD$8.58
$11.73 (used)
Rock & RollRock & Roll
Sundazed Music Inc. 1998
Audio CD$8.61
$6.65 (used)
The Best of Vanilla FudgeThe Best of Vanilla Fudge
Atlantic / Wea 1990
Audio CD$27.10
$4.95 (used)
Extended VersionsExtended Versions
SBME SPECIAL MKTS. 2007
Audio CD$1.71
$1.94 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Vanilla Fudge - Renaissance.Orig US ATCO Records SD 33-244. EX++ US $26.00 [0 bids]
1h 8m
Vanilla Fudge & Iron Butterfly - Hits [CD New] US $6.78 Buy It Now 1h 38m
VANILLA FUDGE - YOU KEEP ME HANGING ON - RARE EP 7"45 VINYL RECORD 1968 US $8.29 Buy It Now 2h 21m
MURRAY THE K PRESENTS BEE GEES, VANILLA FUDGE VARIOUS ARTISTS LP 512 US $17.99 Buy It Now 3h 15m
The Vanilla Fudge Come By Day Come By Night ATCA6590 G-VG (45-29898) US $3.57 Buy It Now 5h 21m
VANILLA FUDGE 'MYSTERY' GERMAN IMPORT LP US $15.20 Buy It Now 6h 20m
PSYCHEDELIC ROCK 45S-LOT OF 7-VANILLA FUDGE, PEOPLE, BLOODROCK-SEE LIST [0350] US $11.00 [0 bids]
7h 22m
VANILLA FUDGE RENAISSANCE SD 33-244 ORIG. 1st PRESS 1968 CLASSIC ROCK PSYCH US $24.00 Buy It Now 7h 55m
VANILLA FUDGE JAPAN OBI GRAMMOPHON ROCK & ROLL US $149.99 Buy It Now 8h 13m
VANILLA FUDGE JAPAN OBI GRAMMOPHON THE BEAT GOES ON US $149.99 Buy It Now 8h 13m
Vanilla Fudge - When Two Worlds Collide - 250206 US $10.38 Buy It Now 9h 24m
VANILLA FUDGE---THE BEAT GOES ON US $6.00 [1 bids]
9h 35m
VANILLA FUDGE "YOU KEEP ME HANGIN ON" / "TAKE ME FOR A LITTLE WHILE" 7" 45 US $7.99 Buy It Now 10h 3m
RENAISSANCE-VANILLA FUDGE VG++ VINYL US $11.92 [0 bids]
US $15.95 Buy It Now
10h 4m
VANILLA FUDGE - NEAR THE BEGINNING (ORIGINAL SHRINK WRAP) US $99.00 [0 bids]
10h 7m
Vanilla Fudge - Near The Beginning [CD New] US $12.58 Buy It Now 10h 14m
THE VANILLA FUDGE The Look Of Love (Bacharach) rare one sided 1968 RADIO PROMO US $86.96 [0 bids]
US $113.05 Buy It Now
10h 31m
VANILLA FUDGE Atco Stereo 33-224 from 67 RARE PSYCH US $7.00 Buy It Now 10h 52m
VANILLA FUDGE My World is empty w/ EDIT & You Keep me LIVE UK CD single SEALED US $34.99 Buy It Now 11h 16m
VANILLA FUDGE "THE BEAT GOES ON" TAI SHEN KT-3069 STEREO CHINA IMPORT (VG/EX) US $9.99 [0 bids]
11h 47m
VANILLA FUDGE YOU KEEP ME HANGIN' ON 45RPM THE CREAM SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE 45RPM US $19.95 Buy It Now 11h 59m
VANILLA FUDGE - NEAR THE BEGINNING NEW CD US $20.78 Buy It Now 12h
VANILLA FUDGE-SELF TITLED CANADA vinyl psych LP US $10.98 Buy It Now 12h 3m
VANILLA FUDGE Rock & Roll 1970 UK ATCO 1st PRESS Nr MINT US $38.88 [4 bids]
13h 7m
VANILLA FUDGE TAKE ME FOR A LITTLE WHILE/THOUGHTS 45RPM US $3.98 Buy It Now 13h 10m
THE VANILLA FUDGE You Keep Me Hanging On/Eleanor Rigby/Ticket To Ride 1967 RADIO US $87.99 [0 bids]
US $114.39 Buy It Now
13h 53m
VANILLA FUDGE WHERE IS MY MIND / LOOK OF 45 ATCO 6554 VG-EX (45s-4880) US $3.57 Buy It Now 14h 8m
VANILLA FUDGE: The Beat Goes On US $8.00 Buy It Now 14h 16m
Vanilla Fudge - Box of Fudge w/ Poster (4 CD Set) US $51.99 Buy It Now 14h 57m
Vanilla Fudge "Renaissance" ATCO SD-33-244, RARE Psychedelic Rock! US $9.99 [0 bids]
15h 24m
Vanilla Fudge "The Beat Goes On" ATCO SD-33-237, RARE Psychedelic Rock! US $9.99 [0 bids]
15h 24m
Vanilla Fudge Rock & Roll On Atco X 303 reel to reel tape US $20.00 [0 bids]
15h 51m
Vanilla Fudge The Beat Goes On Atco ATX 237 reel to reel tape US $20.00 [0 bids]
15h 51m
Clean VANILLA FUDGE Good Good Lovin/ SHOTGUN Single ATCO Records Soul Psych 45 US $7.00 Buy It Now 16h 3m
VANILLA FUDGE NEW VINYL US $38.79 Buy It Now 16h 49m
Vanilla Fudge 1967 ATCO lp US $10.00 Buy It Now 16h 55m
VANILLA FUDGE SELF TITLED LP PURPLE AND GOLD ATCO LABEL 712 US $12.99 Buy It Now 17h 11m
THE VANILLA FUDGE-YOU KEEP ME HANGIN' ON / COME BY DAY, COME BY NIGHT 1968 7" 45 US $4.99 Buy It Now 17h 14m
Vanilla Fudge Renaissance SD 33-244 Atco Records 1968 LP US $12.75 Buy It Now 17h 18m
VANILLA FUDGE US $6.96 [0 bids]
17h 19m
Vanilla Fudge Rock & Roll LP Record Album Atco SD 33-303 1969 stereo US $5.00 [0 bids]
US $6.50 Buy It Now
17h 21m
? Vanilla Fudge - Near the Beginning (Atco 33-278) (Carmine Appice) w/ "Shotgun" US $14.99 Buy It Now 18h 11m
Vanilla Fudge Mystery SEALED Appice Bogert Stein Originals Hard Rock Psych LP US $19.99 Buy It Now 18h 14m
Vintage Vinyl Record 1967~Vanilla Fudge~ATCO Stereo~SD 33-224~12" LP US $9.74 Buy It Now 18h 46m
VANILLA FUDGE - ROCK & ROLL NEW CD US $20.78 Buy It Now 18h 59m
Vanilla Fudge - Near the Beginning (1998 Sudazed Remaster with 3 Bonus Tracks US $8.95 Buy It Now 19h 5m
VANILLA FUDGE~Thoughts bw Take Me For A Little While ATCO 45-6616 wOCS US $2.95 Buy It Now 20h 38m
Hits by Vanilla Fudge (CD, 1999, Rhino Flashback (Label)) US $3.86 Buy It Now 21h
CREAM-BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD-BEE GEES-IRON BUTTERFLY-VANILLA FUDGE WLP PROMO LP US $10.99 [0 bids]
21h 39m
OLD Rock Pop Music Record Album ~VANILLA FUDGE~ Vintage Vinyl DISC LP RARE 1967 US $24.95 [0 bids]
21h 40m
VANILLA FUDGE Self Titled Orig. ATCO 12" LP Plum Lbl US $5.99 [0 bids]
1 day
ORIG.1968 LP-"VANILLA FUDGE"THE BEAT GOES ON-CARMINE APPICE-CACTUS-KING KOBRA US $4.99 [0 bids]
US $9.99 Buy It Now
1 day
Carmine Appice Signed 7" Belgium Be My Baby Vinyl Record 45 Vanilla Fudge Cactus US $199.99 Buy It Now 1 day
THE VANILLA FUDGE - YOU KEEP ME HANGING ON 7" VINYL US $16.89 Buy It Now 1 day
VANILLA FUDGE - NEAR THE BEGINNING - NEW CD US $9.62 Buy It Now 1 day
psych - the pigeons - while the world was eating vanilla fudge near mint record US $9.99 [0 bids]
1 day
UNPLAYED***THE VANILLA FUDGE*YOU KEEP ME HANGIN' ON / COME BY DAY COME BY NIGHT US $10.00 Buy It Now 1 day
VANILLA FUDGE-ROCK & ROLL (BONUS TRACKS) (RMST) CD NEW US $20.16 Buy It Now 1 day
1967 Vanilla Fudge "You Keep Me Hangin' On-Come By Day" 45 US $2.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Cactus - One Way...Or Another (Vanilla Fudge/Jeff Beck/Linea Records/Germany) CD US $11.00 [0 bids]
1 day
VANILLA FUDGE - TWO WORLDS COLLIDE NEW CD US $25.37 Buy It Now 1 day
VANILLA FUDGE "THE BEAT GOES ON" LP 1968 US ATCO STEREO SD33-237 NM 1A/1B US $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Lot of (4) PSYCH LPs vanilla fudge SHOCKING BLUE galaxy gen RARE EARTH love buzz US $7.99 [0 bids]
US $16.00 Buy It Now
1 day
ORIGINAL PRESSING STILL FACTORY SEALED LP~VANILLA FUDGE~ROCK & ROLL~ATCO~HEAR IT US $89.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Vanilla Fudge - Rock & Roll [CD New] US $12.64 Buy It Now 1 day
Vanilla Fudge [Vinyl New] US $23.34 Buy It Now 1 day
VANILLA FUDGE - HITS [VANILLA FUDGE] [CD] [1 DISC] - NEW CD US $3.80 Buy It Now 1 day
VANILLA FUDGE RENAISSANCE LP-ROCK-SD33-244 1968 RECORDING FREE SHIPPING FAST SH US $12.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Vanilla Fudge SD 33-224 Atco Records 1967 LP US $0.99 [0 bids]
1 day
The Best of Vanilla Fudge by Vanilla Fudge (CD, Nov-1988, Rhino (Label)) US $4.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Vanilla Fudge Rock And Roll Classic Vintage Vinyl US $3.99 [0 bids]
US $10.00 Buy It Now
1 day
Vintage Mag Tape, Vanilla Fudge "Renaissance" US $10.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Vanilla Fudge ATCO 6655 Shotgun and Good Good Lovin US $4.50 Buy It Now 1 day
While The World Was Eating Vanilla Fudge The Pigeons~1970 Psych Rock~FAST SHIP! US $11.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Vanilla Fudge First Pressing ATCO Yellow Label VG+ US $2.99 [0 bids]
US $4.99 Buy It Now
1 day
Vanilla Fudge - Rock & Roll - Atco 1969 - US $3.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Vanilla Fudge - LP - ATCO Records SD 33-224 -1967 - VG+ US $9.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Vanilla Fudge Ranaissance LP 1968 Atco records by AtlanticFirst Pressing VG US $8.99 [0 bids]
1 day
VANILLA FUDGE: Shotgun / Good Good Lovin' (rock & pop vinyl 45) US $12.00 Buy It Now 1 day
VANILLA FUDGE: Where Is My Mind / Look Of Love (rock & pop 45) US $10.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Vanilla Fudge S/T Debut Album Atco 33-224 Stereo LP VG++/NM US $4.99 [0 bids]
1 day
VANILLA FUDGE self titled LP Record 1984 like new US $42.50 Buy It Now 1 day
VANILLA FUDGE-near the beginning-BREAKS ACID PSYCH-canada press- VG+ US $8.86 [0 bids]
US $17.11 Buy It Now
1 day
Vanilla Fudge - Mystery 84 Bogert Appice US $4.00 [0 bids]
1 day
VANILLA FUDGE - THOUGHTS / TAKE ME FOR A LITLE WHILE - UNPLAYED MINT- W/ SLEEVE US $5.50 [0 bids]
US $8.00 Buy It Now
1 day
VANILLA FUDGE - PSYCHEDELIC SUNDAE: THE BEST OF VANILLA FUDGE - NEW US $9.73 Buy It Now 1 day
VANILLA FUDGE LP-THE BEAT GOES ON/ATCO REC. 1968 1ST STEREO PRESS SD 33-237 VG++ US $9.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Vanilla Fudge-MYSTERY-LP-ATCO 790.149-1-MINT-German Pressing-1984 US $22.50 Buy It Now 1 day
Vanilla Fudge - The Beat Goes On US $7.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Vanilla Fudge - Vanilla Fudge / ATCO Records - SD 33-224 US $7.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Vanilla Fudge - Renaissance (1998 Sudazed Remaster with 3 Bonus Tracks) US $10.29 Buy It Now 1 day
VANILLA FUDGE-S/T-JAPAN CD B50 US $14.50 Buy It Now 2 days
Vanilla Fudge Near the Begining US $3.99 [0 bids]
2 days
Vanilla Fudge(7" Vinyl)Where Is My Mind-Atlantic-584179-UK-VG/VG US $18.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Vanilla Fudge(7" Vinyl)Where Is My Mind-Atlantic-584179-UK-VG+/Ex US $18.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Live: The Best of Vanilla Fudge (Vinyl LP, Feb-2004, Sundazed 180 gram) **NEW** US $15.00 Buy It Now 2 days
VANILLA FUDGE Near The Beginning ATCO SD 33-278 / Shrink Wrap-VG+ US $6.99 [0 bids]
2 days
VANILLA FUDGE - VANILLA FUDGE [1967] - NEW CD US $6.87 Buy It Now 2 days
VANILLA FUDGE -(45)- THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND / LORD IN THE COUNTRY-ATCO -1970 US $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
VANILLA FUDGE Renaissance US $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days

More places to buy VANILLA FUDGE music online Buy VANILLA FUDGE & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for VANILLA FUDGE DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

VANILLA FUDGE The Beat Goes On ratings distribution


1.49
(37 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(3%)
3%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(8%)
8%
Good, but non-essential (27%)
27%
Collectors/fans only (19%)
19%
Poor. Only for completionists (43%)
43%

VANILLA FUDGE The Beat Goes On reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Sean Trane
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk
1 stars Third on the list , this is actually their second one and from far their worst. This is a wild experience gone terribly wrong and 35 years later still does not sound good. Avoid this unless you are a die-hard fan . Still quite an audacious bet though.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Sean Trane (BETA) | Report this review (#28016) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, February 16, 2004

Review by loserboy
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars VANILLA FUDGE's "The Beat Goes On" would have to rank as perhaps the most psychedelic albums in my collection. IMHO this album has been blacklisted for far too long... I think the world has really missed this one... Without a question this album contains some of the wildest combinations of classical, pop, rock and psychedelic you will ever hear. Mark Stein's organ work is killer on this album with some real tasty runs. The foundation of the album is based on 4 distinct phases with Phase 1 paying tribute to the BEATLES, phase 2 touching Beethoven's classic moonlight Sonata, Phase 3 a collage of historical speeches and Phase 4 a collection of shorter whimsical numbers with sitar, tabla and other worldly instruments. Although this is not an album I would listen to every day, it is a very aggressive album full of highly imaginative song writing and clever instrumentation.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to loserboy (BETA) | Report this review (#28015) | Review Permalink
Posted Saturday, March 20, 2004

Review by ZowieZiggy
PROG REVIEWER
1 stars Thanks to the Fudge, one can combine the Fab Four, Ludwig van B. and several from the most important political giants from the twentieth century.

But it is not really for the best. There will be some classical influences with the opening number, some good instrumental parts for "The Beat Goes On" (from Sony) and lots of useless (partial) songs.

The band released a good debut cover album but they completely messed up their second one. There are lots of very short, dull and poorly chosen tracks. The track "Variations On A Theme By Mozart" is absolutely disgusting during its seven minutes.

It is really incredible that this album charted in the US (it peaked at the seventeenth spot). Some might say it is heresy, but my preferred number on this album is by far "Für Elise" from van B. Again, Fudge are proposing a great psyche intro, very heavy keys just before the sweetest piano break of "Elise". I have always loved this melody and it is so pleasant to hear a decent song in here.

These partial speeches that can be heard during "Voices In Time" are great historical moments. Chamberlain, Churchill, Roosevelt etc. are just placed one after the other with some background "music". Over eight minutes. I appreciated very much the mix of one of the best known Churchill speeches during the intro for "Fool's Overture" from Supertramp, but to listen to this one is not an experience you would like to face every week (nor every month, nor every year). It is boring to death.

This album holds some of the craziest psychedelia, at times avant-garde."Merchant" has funny dialogues about "trips", "the interest of "The Beatles" for Indian meditation etc. But frankly, what is the need of all of this ? Getting poor ideas with some average (at best ) musical moments ?

My advise would be just to stay from this work. One painful star.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to ZowieZiggy (BETA) | Report this review (#156172) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, December 21, 2007

Review by Marty McFly
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Errors and Omissions Team
1 stars I still hear Mario tune in Variations On A Theme By Mozart, I can't resist that, even good old chap Mario still had years to be conceived and published. However, mastermind Mozart was already dead many years, but his legacy remained untouched, waiting to be turned into Prog songs.

Wait what ? Not at all, this is collection of Beatles covers, little Psychedelic touch and the rest is take on Classical music. Very surprised to hear this combination, but Beatles parts are big letdown. They doesn't offer anything new, so the only thing that is left are classical pieces, this time with feeling of 60s.

But these are too short (these guys are doing some parts of these covers in "original" sound, as beginning of "Fur Elise", so again - nothing new).

1(+), but as collection of nice combination (I like both Classical music and The Beatles), it's quite good. Still offering enough so it's not complete disappointment. Even it's not so good anyway.

However, there is too much of empty, void places of just radio transmission, public statements, things like this. I suppose that back then, it seemed like a very good idea, but it's actually boring.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Marty McFly (BETA) | Report this review (#286886) | Review Permalink
Posted Thursday, June 17, 2010

Review by stefro
PROG REVIEWER
1 stars So, you've produced a hit, epoch-defining album(albeit based entirely on other people's songs) kick-started the sonic lifeline of heavy rock, been name-checked by just about every single up-and-coming English-or-American outfit with dreams of psychedelic stardom and signed a lucrative deal with a major record label. What next? I know, lets make an album based around deliberately unconventional and highly un-commercial forms! We'll throw in some white noise squalls, old FM broadcasts, dissonant sound collages, hissing electronic effects, garbled vocals, split-level sonics, reel-to-reel tape relays, reverse recordings, clanging metallic fills, muffled radio speeches, click tracks, bangs, howls, coughs, screams and whatever else the company has stocked away in those dusty old vaults. We'll stitch the 'recordings' together, splice them through a million-and-one relay effects, add the occasional bass rumble, guitar twang, drum fill and whatever the [%*!#] else takes our fancy and hey! We're artists! The people will love it! It's so new and exciting.....! Oh, but wait a minute, we've forgotten something. We've forgotten to include any SONGS. Oh dear.....

STEFAN TURNER, STOKE NEWINGTON, 2012

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to stefro (BETA) | Report this review (#706504) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Review by J-Man
PROG REVIEWER
1 stars Vanilla Fudge's debut may not have moved me a whole lot as a listener, but I certainly understand the album's place as a seminal album in the development of psychedelic and heavy rock music. The success of that album only increases the confusion generated by The Beat Goes On, the American outfit's controversial sophomore observation - this experimental album is a 'head scratcher' for sure, and though some have hailed it as a misunderstood masterpiece, I will join the choir of folks that just don't get it. The Beat Goes On has a few interesting things going on, but the band's total disregard for musical structure and composition makes for a tough pill to swallow, even when looked at from a historical perspective.

Although the music on 1967's Vanilla Fudge was primarily straightforward organ-led psychedelic rock, the same can not be said for The Beat Goes On. There are flirtations with conventional music, like the piano intro "Sketch" and a few Beatles covers in rapid succession, but a majority of the music seems to have very little direction at all - a good portion of side two can hardly be called music, if truth be told. As cool as a sound collage of twentieth century political figures can be if done right, it seems out of place and overly long when it takes up eight minutes on a rock album. The Beat Goes On does have some cool musical ideas from time to time, but they rarely expand beyond interesting fragments; although Vanilla Fudge sticks to cover tracks once again, they never actually recreate any of the tracks they pay homage to. Instead, they briefly touch on numerous compositions, and the result is an incoherent mess.

It's actually a shame that the band never decided to flesh out any of the tunes here, as I think a heavy psychedelic version of "Fur Elise" or "Hound Dog" could have made for an entertaining listen. The Beat Goes On aims to transport the listener through history, musical and otherwise, and although this is a great concept, the execution is baffling. A directionless and confusing album, The Beat Goes On is a failed experiment in my book, and a disappointing followup to Vanilla Fudge's 1967 debut. This is only recommended to the most die-hard of psychedelic collectors - all others should proceed with extreme caution.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to J-Man (BETA) | Report this review (#896420) | Review Permalink
Posted Sunday, January 20, 2013

Latest members reviews

2 stars Oh boy, what did I get myself into? Around the same time Vanilla Fudge was tinkering with the material that would end up becoming Renaissance, producer George "Shadow" Morton got the bright idea to create an avant-garde album that would detail the history of modern music as well as some ot ... (read more)

Report this review (#1218674) | Posted by KingCrInuYasha | Sunday, July 20, 2014 | Review Permanlink

1 stars An album that's so difficult to describe yet so awful. I suppose it's classed as a concept record. It can hardly be described as a rock record. Full of pointless hippy dialogue from the band members and what appears to be samples from possibly world leaders of the time (I may be wrong as my at ... (read more)

Report this review (#112095) | Posted by kingdhansak | Wednesday, February 14, 2007 | Review Permanlink

1 stars What happened? After such an important and stunning record the Fudge went rancid. Too much crummy dope? Not enough? Who knows, but here you will find an LP that might be Rock's worst experiment. Imagine mixing ideas stolen from Mozart in with an annoying Sonny and Cher tune. Each member ... (read more)

Report this review (#95155) | Posted by vingaton | Thursday, October 19, 2006 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of VANILLA FUDGE "The Beat Goes On"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.42 seconds