Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cactus - Cactus (1970)

Classic 1970 debut by this super group featuring Vanilla Fudge’s rhythm section (Tim Bogert on bass and Carmen Appice on drums), the Amboy Dukes’ Rusty Day on vocals and Detroit Wheels guitarist Jim McCarty. Cactus were one of the most under-rated bands in the early 70's.Certainly Zeppelin stole much of the fire. Just take a listen to Parchman Farm and No Need to Worry.These two songs contain some of the most pivitol lead guitar in the 70's. McCarty is never mentioned as a guitar god,yet he paves the way for hard rock and blues playing the way it should have been; he certainly wipes the floor with Clapton. Cactus as an outfit was a band that could have gone more.Unfortunately they all went their ways.It is only until now that people recognize the legacy that was. Rusty Day RIP, his vocals soared.Although he is asleep,his voice echoes on and on ,as does CACTUS.
Track Listing...
1. Parchman Farm (3:07)
2. My Lady From South Of Detroit (4:26)
3. Bro. Bill (5:12)
4. You Can’t Judge A Book By The (6:31)
5. Let Me Swin (3:51)
6. No Need To Worry (6:14)
7. Oleo (4:51)
8. Feel So Good (6:04)

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