Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice, says the band’s new effort, “Spirit of ’67 should have been our second album.” The Long Island, New York band known for their progressive/psychedelic reworking of classic tunes — such as “You Keep Me Hanging On,” which went Top 5 and landed them on The Ed Sullivan Show — is clearly pleased that they’re playing to their strengths.

The idea for a new album happened nearly a decade ago after the band was reformed and months after they were featured on last summer’s BluesFest Tour/Johnny Winter Tribute.