CACTUS RESTRICTIONS French Release 12" Vinyl LP Album

This album "CACTUS - Restrictions" is the third and the last album by the original line-up of the American hard rock supergroup Cactus, released in 1971 under the Atco label. The music heard is mostly heavy blues and rock with cover of a blues standard, "Evil" as a hard rocking, very heavy and riffy song. (on the album it was credited as Chester Burnett (Howlin' Wolf's real name) although actually it was written for Howlin' Wolf by his bass player Willie Dixon)

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Music Genre:

Blues Rock, Hard Rock 

Album Production Information:


The album: "CACTUS - Restrictions" was produced by: Geoffrey Haslam

This album was recorded at: Electric Lady Studios New York, NY

Record Label Information:

ATCO 40307

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1971 Made in France
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: CACTUS - Restrictions
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Carmine Appice

    Carmine Appice (born 15 December1946) is an American rock drummer. He is best known for his associations with Vanilla Fudge; Cactus; the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice; Rod Stewart; King Kobra; and Blue Murder. He is also Vinny Appice's older brother.

    Appice received classical music training, and was influenced early on by the work of jazz drummers Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa. Appice first came to prominence as the drummer with the late 1960s psychedelic band Vanilla Fudge. He contributed distinctive background harmonies with bassist Tim Bogert. After five albums, the pair left Vanilla Fudge to form the blues rock quartet Cactus, with vocalist Rusty Day and guitarist Jim McCarty.

    In 1972, Appice and Bogert formed the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice with guitarist Jeff Beck. The band released two albums, Beck, Bogert & Appice (1972) and Triumvirate (1974), before disbanding.


    In 1976, Appice joined Rod Stewart's band, touring, recording, and writing two of Stewart's biggest hits, "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" and "Young Turks". He left Stewart to record his first solo album, Rockers (1977), and tour Japan and North America with an all-star band.

    In the early 1980s, Appice toured with Ozzy Osbourne and Ted Nugent. In the mid-1980s, he formed King Kobra for two Capitol albums and international touring. And in the late 1980s, Carmine played on a Pink Floyd record Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and formed Blue Murder with Whitesnake's John Sykes and The Firm's Tony Franklin.

    In the 1990s, Appice continued to record and tour with various artists, including Leslie West, Jeff Beck, and Vanilla Fudge. He also released several solo albums, including Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus (2019) and Energy Overload (2021).

    Appice is a highly respected drummer who has been praised for his technical skill, versatility, and creativity. He is considered one of the most influential drummers in rock history and has been inducted into the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame (2013) and the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame (2014).

    Appice is married to radio personality Leslie Gold and lives in New York City. He has two children from a previous marriage.

    Here are some of Carmine Appice's most notable achievements:

    • nducted into the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013
    • Inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2014
    • Played with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck, Bogert & Appice, Rod Stewart, King Kobra, and Blue Murder
    • Recorded over 40 albums
    • Released several solo albums
    • Taught drumming clinics and workshops worldwide
    • Authored several books on drumming
    • Considered one of the most influential drummers in rock history
    Carmine Appice is a true legend of rock drumming. He has influenced countless drummers over the years and continues to be a force in the music industry.

  • Tim Bogert
  • Rusty Day
  • Jim McCarty
  • Guests:
  • Ron Leejack
  • Albhy Galuten
Complete Track-listing of the album "CACTUS - Restrictions"

The detailed tracklist of this record "CACTUS - Restrictions" is:

    Side One:
  1. Restrictions
  2. Token Chokin'
  3. Guiltless Glider
    Side Two:
  1. Evil
  2. Alaska
  3. Sweet Sixteen
  4. Bag Drag
  5. Mean night in Cleveland
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Photo of "CACTUS - Restrictions" ATCO Orange and White Record Label with catalognr 40 307
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Band Description:

  Cactus is a rock supergroup that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band was formed by former members of Vanilla Fudge, Jeff Beck Group, and the Amboy Dukes, and is often regarded as one of the pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal music.

 Cactus was founded in 1969 by Carmine Appice, a drummer who had previously played with Vanilla Fudge, and Tim Bogert, a bassist who had played with the band. Together with guitarist Jim McCarty, who had previously played with Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, and Rusty Day, a singer who had been part of the Amboy Dukes, the band created a sound that was characterized by powerful riffs, driving rhythms, and bluesy vocals.

 Cactus released its self-titled debut album in 1970, which was produced by legendary producer and engineer Eddie Kramer. The album featured such classic tracks as "Parchman Farm," "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover," and "Let Me Swim," and established the band as one of the most exciting and innovative groups of the era.

 Cactus continued to release critically acclaimed albums throughout the 1970s, including One Way...Or Another (1971), Restrictions (1971), and 'Ot 'n' Sweaty (1972). However, despite their success, the band was unable to achieve the same level of commercial success as some of their peers, such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.

 In the years since, Cactus has continued to influence countless bands and musicians with their hard-hitting sound and energetic live performances. The band's members have also gone on to work with some of the biggest names in music, including Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, and Jeff Beck.

Timeline of Cactus band-members from 1969 until 1974:

- 1969: Cactus is formed with the original lineup consisting of Carmine Appice (drums), Tim Bogert (bass/vocals), Rusty Day (vocals/harmonica), and Jim McCarty (guitar).

- 1970: The band releases their self-titled debut album, "Cactus", which receives positive reviews for its heavy rock sound.

- 1971: Rusty Day leaves the band, and Jeff Beck Group's lead vocalist Rod Stewart is briefly considered as a replacement. However, that idea doesn't come to fruition.

- 1971: Werner Fritzschings (guitar) and Duane Hitchings (keyboards) join Cactus, expanding the band's musical palette.

- 1972: Cactus releases their third album, "Ot 'N' Sweaty", showcasing their bluesy and hard rock fusion.

- 1973: The band's lineup undergoes changes as Duane Hitchings and Jim McCarty depart.

- 1973: The remaining members disband, marking the end of Cactus' initial era.

CACTUS Barely Contained – The Studio Sessions 2CD Limited Edition

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 Rhino Handmade – RHM27872 , 2004 , USA

his is a individually numbered limited edition from the Rhino RecordsHandmade collection with 2 CD filled with music by the 1960s / 1970s Supergroup and Hard Rock band "CACTUS".

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   CACTUS - Self-Titled ( USA )
 Cactus - self-titled   LP

ATCO Records SD 33-340 (33340) / ST-C-701915 PR , 1970 , USA

The self-titled CACTUS album is their first official full-length record and was released in 1970.

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  CACTUS - Self-Titled ( JAPAN )
 CACTUS - Self-Titled ( JAPAN ) 12" LP

ATLANTIC P-8128 , 1989 , Japan

This is the Japanese release of Cactus' first album

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  CACTUS -  One Way or Another ( USA )
  CACTUS -  One Way or Another 12" LP

ATCO SD 33-356 (33356) / ST-C-712131 PR , 1971 , USA

"One Way... or Another" is the second official full-length record released by the American Super-Group "Cactus"

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  CACTUS - One Way or Another ( France )
 CACTUS - One Way or Another ( France )  3 12" LP

ATCO 40 216 , France

This is the French Edition of Cactus' second album , which has a completely different album cover illustration

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  CACTUS -  Restrictions ( USA )
 CACTUS -  Restrictions ( USA )  12" LP

ATCO SD 33-377 , 1971 , USA

Restrictions is the third and the last album by the original line-up of the American hard rock supergroup Cactus

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  CACTUS -  Restrictions ( France )
  CACTUS -  Restrictions ( France ) 12" LP

ATCO 40307 , 1971 , France

This is the French Edition of Cactus' final album with the original line-up

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