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Cactus: Cactus (LP, Vinyl 180g, Ltd)
Die Debüt LP von 1970 endlich wieder auf Vinyl. Cactus waren der Vanilla Fudge Bassist Tim Bogert und Schlagzeuger Carmine Appice, dazu kamen Sänger Rusty Day und Gitarrist Jim McCarty.
Artikeleigenschaften von Cactus: Cactus (LP, Vinyl 180g, Ltd)
|Cactus - Cactus (LP, Vinyl 180g, Ltd) LP 1|
|02||My Lady from South of Detroit|
|04||You Can't Judge a Book By the Cover|
|05||Let Me Swim|
|06||No Need to Worry|
|08||Feel So Good|
Originally cast as a super group, Cactus were the brainchild of Long Island boys Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice, two ferociously talented players who had cut their musical teeth in psychedelic heavies Vanilla Fudge with Atlantic records in the late sixties. Their original plan began to subside when Jeff Beck's expected involvement was compromised by an automobile accident, which as a result would put him out of action for over a year. Bogert and Appice looked closer to home for a trusted addition to the rhythm section recruiting Rusty Day from the Amboy Dukes taking on lead vocals and Jim McCarty of (Mitch Ryder and the) Detroit Wheels taking Beck's place to provide a menacing and prominent lead guitar. Although the band never enjoyed the level of commercial success its pedigree may suggest, Cactus were nonetheless hugely respected by other musicians. Addressing a small invited audience in Ultra Sonic Studios in their native Long Island, the band plunged into their past three albums delivering a blitzkrieg, pronouncing their affection for boogie with an electrifying demeanour.
Launching into a fiery take on Evil with McCarty's guitar licks ripping any lingering ambience to shreds, a dominant blues spectacular is only tormented by furious bursts of fuzz guitar which offer their own testament alongside the thundering bass of Tim Bogert. The heavy riffing of Oleo threatens the more harmonic Bro Bill, but the blues return to tease with a grinding rendition of No Need To Worry with Carmine Appice taking up guitar. Cactus exhibit everything you'd desire from a rock band in 1971 and having even tackled their new single Token Chokin', a friendly blues number from the Restrictions album that was rarely performed live, the band were richly applauded by a galvanized audience. Cactus were in their home territory both geographically and musically expending boogie workouts with blues jams on songs such as the show closer Big Mama Boogie (parts 1 & 2).
The pulse of the rhythm section commanded a momentum that Rusty Day tackled easily, such was the vigour of the Amboy Dukes' vocal prowess and if a performance of this immensity could be summarised in one word, there hasn't yet been one invented that could describe the intensity and profound reverence inspired by this performance. This performance also signalled the closure of a chapter in the Cactus story with McCarty and Day leaving shortly after this and before recording took place for the fourth album Ot' `AI Sweaty in 1972. Ironically, both Boget and Appice would finally join with their intended accomplice Jeff Beck to form the super group Beck, Bogert, and Appice. Klondike has captured a unique facet of heavy blues•rock with the WLIR•FM broadcast recorded at Ultra Sonic Studios in Long Island, January 1971. Exposing a robust powerhouse performance delivered from a profoundly underrated band who given their lack of reflective prose and melodic depth, held all the goodies in the bag with the amps turned up high.
Die Vinilplatte von Cactus ist eine Platte die seit Jahren in meiner Sammlung gefehlt hat. Super Musik, super Pressung und super Geliefert. Besten Dank