|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||hard rock blues rock classic rock 70s rock|
|Decades:||1970s 1990s 2000s|
Formed in 1969, the original Cactus comprised Rusty Day (Russell Edward Davidson, USA, d. 6 March 1982, USA; vocals), Jim McCarty (guitar, ex-Mitch Ryder and Buddy Miles Express), and two former members of Vanilla Fudge, Tim Bogert (b. 27 August 1944, Ridgefield, New Jersey, USA; bass) and Carmine Appice (b. 15 December 1946, Staten Island, New York, USA; drums). Their exciting, uncompromising brand of hard rock was best displayed on their second album One Way... Or Another (1971), but internal disputes hampered their progress. Day and McCarty left to join Detroit in 1971, but although a reshaped line-up featuring Werner Fritzschings (guitar), Duane Hitchings (keyboards) and Peter French (vocals) completed the part live Ot N Sweaty, the initial rhythm section abandoned their creation to form Beck, Bogert And Appice. Hitchings then instigated the New Cactus Band with Mike Pinera (b. 29 September 1948, Tampa, Florida, USA; guitar, ex-Iron...