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Cactus was arguably the best and hottest, most rambunctious kick ass blues rock band of the early '70s. Formed by Vanilla Fudge's legendary rhythm section, bassist Tim Bogert and drummer Carmine Appice, the band was supposed to feature Jeff Beck and rising star Rod Stewart as well but the band was completed by ex-Detroit Wheels guitarist Jim McCarty and ex-Amboy Dukes singer Rusty Day.
Their self-titled debut turns the blues up to 11 and lets the boogie commence. Recorded at Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady studio with his engineer, Eddie Kramer, Cactus' 1971 follow-up One Way...Or Another offered a similar mix of R&B covers and originals like "Hometown Bust," a succulent slab of the band's drug 'n' drum-fueled lifestyle.
Appropriate for all ages.