Velvett Fogg were a psychedelic rock band and active during the late 1960's. They were one of the many new bands from the Birmingham underground scene. Toni Iommi was a brief member at the time but left to form Black Sabbath. They were given a record deal by Pye Records, through which they released their first and only studio album, the self-titled Velvett Fogg. The original package was accompanied by a quote from the legendary U.K. disc jockey John Peel, who commented that "there is a lot of good music on this record. Remember Velvett Fogg - you will hear the name again." However, despite favourable reviews, the album didn't become as commercially successful as expected and the band soon broke up. The album has since become a much sought after title.