Cactus (Cactus album)

Cactus
Cactus (album) - Cactus - Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1, 1970
RecordedOctober–December 1969
StudioUltra-Sonic Recording Studios, Inc., Hempstead, New York
Genre
Length40:16
LabelAtco
ProducerCactus
Cactus chronology
Cactus
(1970)
One Way... or Another
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]

Cactus is the eponymous debut studio album by American hard rock band Cactus. Released in 1970 through Atco Records.[2] It includes original songs from the band as well as two covers of Mose Allison's version of a blues standard, "Parchman Farm" and Willie Dixon's "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover".[3] The album is also notable for the track "Let Me Swim" which later loosely inspired the 1978 guitar solo "Eruption" composed by Eddie Van Halen.[4][5]

Track listing[]

All titles written and arranged by Appice, Bogert, Day and McCarty, except where noted.

  1. "Parchman Farm" (Mose Allison) – 3:06
  2. "My Lady from South of Detroit" – 4:26
  3. "Bro. Bill" – 5:10
  4. "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover" (Willie Dixon) – 6:30
  5. "Let Me Swim" – 3:50
  6. "No Need to Worry" – 6:14
  7. "Oleo" – 4:51
  8. "Feel So Good" – 6:03

Personnel[]

Cactus[]

Production[]

Notes[]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Marios (2014-02-01). "Rockasteria: Cactus - Cactus (1970 us, superb hard blues rock, debut album, japan SHM remaster)". Rockasteria. Retrieved 2022-04-26.
  3. ^ Cactus - Cactus | Songs, Reviews, Crs | AllMusic, retrieved 2022-04-26
  4. ^ Van Halen - The Cactus Connection, retrieved 2022-04-26
  5. ^ "Eruption". Van Halen News Desk. 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2022-04-26.