CACTUS a Hard Rock/BluesRock band from Long Island, New York it was formed by Tim Bogart and Carmine Appice in 1975. The Cactus band had it's main period 1969 until 1972, core band-members have been Carmine Appice - Drums, Jim McCarty - Guitars, Rusty Day - Vocals, Tim Bogert - Bass. .
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.
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".Show Details
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.Show Details
ATLANTIC P-8128 , 1989 , Japan
This is the Japanese release of Cactus' first albumShow Details
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"Show Details
ATCO 40 216 , France
This is the French Edition of Cactus' second album , which has a completely different album cover illustrationShow Details
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 CactusShow Details
ATCO 40307 , 1971 , France
This is the French Edition of Cactus' final album with the original line-upShow Details