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Friday, September 01, 2006

Dan, 1969

Let's jump in the way-back machine, to 1969, and remember Rock Club as it originally was:

Rock Club: Hey Dan, this week's choice is between Led Zeppelin, a new band formed from the remnants of the Yardbirds, and the Allman Brothers. What's your vote?

Dan: Well, those are both fine groups, but my friend Jim, who just returned from Nam, said he heard this great new group while he was in the bush...

Rock Club: No, Dan, you always do this. Just pick a band.

Dan: Okay, I'm sorry...hmmm...well, Led Zeppelin's intriguing, but I'm going with the Allmans, because I'm really excited for the opening band, the Vanilla Fudge, because their bass player used to be in a band with the guy from Moby Grape. It's a side project called Fudgy Raisin, they got a great review in Rolling Stone. And he was also the sound technician on Humble Pie's great new album.

Rock Club: The Vanilla Wha...?

Dan: ...Fudge. Remember the name, the Vanilla Fudge. They're gonna be massive. Oh shit, I just remembered, I can't go, I volunteered to take over the campus this weekend. I'm supposed to storm the Dean's office that night. Sorry, guys--my philanthropy comes first.

Rock Club: Okay, well, we'll be off in the corner dropping acid, if you need us. See ya.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Actually, Vanilla Fudge are still huge....they are playing at Jaxx some time this month. Nothing says success like a show at Jaxx...

Potsy said...

Okay, now this deserves high praise. Well crafted and entertaining...

Jumbo Slice said...

Ha! All very true. I love Fudge.