When I attended this concert (vanilla Fudge / Mountain), I went with the sole purpose of finally getting a chance to see Leslie West live. After all, VF was a a little before my time in therir prime. But, it was the Vanilla Fudge set that was the highlight of the show. I guess I was a little naive at the time of the show - not realizing who was in the original band - Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice (of Beck, Bogert, Appice and Cactus fame). And I actually knew most of the songs they played that night. When they went into Shotgun - wow - I was a convert for life!!

A few comments about the recording. Another show from Denver's Paramount echo chamber. I did not have the best seats for this show (about half way back on the right side), the mix isn't great and the drums get buried in the music, but all in all it's very listenable and gives you VF's last hurrah ( I understand that Tim has retired from public playing for good). Also, my mic jack came unplugged for about 90 seconds during Aint That Peculiar.

Samples included - enjoy !!

Vanilla Fudge
November 22, 2002 (2002-11-22)
Paramount Theatre
Denver, Colorado

01) (4:12) Star Spangled Banner
02) (4:56) Aint That Peculiar (with 90 second gap removed)
03) (5:08) Take Me for a LIttle While
04) (7:54) People Get Ready
05) (5:38) Shotgun
06) (7:39) Carmine Appice drum solo
07) (8:34) Tearing Up My Heart
08) (15:24) Season of the Witch
09) (10:47) Do Ya Think I'm Sexy
10) (7:14) You Keep Me Hangin' On

Total 1:17:26

Tim Bogert - Bass, vocals
Carmine Appice - Drums, vocals
Bill Pascali - Keyboards, vocals
Vince Martell - Guitar, vocals

Sonic Studios DSM6 > 85 cycle bass roll-off > Sony D7 DAT

Sony DTC-ZE700 > Wavelab (tracking and tweaking) > you !