The Beat Goes On

The Beat Goes On  is the second album by the American psychedelic rock band Vanilla Fudge, released in early 1968.  The album doesn’t contain any real “songs”, but rather a sound collage featuring many different elements:  the voices of world leaders past and present, the band reciting pre-written mantras and reflections, and excerpts of songs (done “Vanilla Fudge style”) by The Beatles and Sonny Bono.  (More from Wikipedia)
Vanilla Fudge had a well developed formula of covering a variety of hit songs in a slowed down, psychedelicized manner; their debut album, Vanilla Fudge (1967) was filled with them.  Vanilla Fudge probably could not have kept this up for long no matter what, but they basically set themselves up for the so-called sophomore jinx with their second effort, a more textured and ambitious concept album constructed around another Sonny and Cher song (“The Beat Goes On”), called The Beat Goes On
(April 2014)
Last edited: March 22, 2021