Classic 70s rock legends CACTUS will release his new album, “Tightrope”, April 2 via Cleopatra Records. The effort will be available on digipak CD, a deluxe 2LP box set with a gatefold cover and colorful vinyl, and, of course, digital platforms everywhere.
CACTUS became known as “the American ZEPPELIN LED“, a nickname they possessed due to their explosive blues rock style, understated yet undeniably brilliant musicality, not to mention their energetic and lively stage presence that has made them a staple of arena rock venues across the world. Now the band is back with a smashing new album called “Tightrope” which strikes a delicate balance between powerful and catchy rockers and more complex and intoxicating album tracks. Still led by the iconic drummer Carmine Appice alongside long-time members Jimmy kunes singing and Randy Pratt on the harmonica, “Tightrope” is, according to Appice, “one of the best CACTUS albums we’ve ever made. From the game to the production and the songs we really took a step forward. “They are joined by the new lead guitarist / singer. Paul warren (ex-Rod stewart, Tina turner, Joe cocker) and James caputo on bass. “Tightrope” will give as long CACTUS fans a reason to cheer on as it includes special guest appearances from the original CACTUS guitarist Jim mccarty and singer Phil Naro.
List of tracks:
02. Daddy was a Rolling Stone
03. All brewed
04. Poison in paradise
05. Third time passed
06. Shake that thing
07. Primitive touch
08. Preaching Woman Man Blues
ten. Suite 1 & 2: Everlong, all crazy
11. On the way to a fall
12. Wear it
CACTUS has had a long and eventful history. Formed in 1970 from the ashes of VANILLA FUDGE through Carmine Appice and Tim bogert, the initial programming also included Mccarty and singer Rust day. (Appice and Bogert had initially planned a new group with Jeff Beck which was postponed to 1973, due to Beckalmost fatal car crash in 1969.) Jim mccarty had come from MITCH RYDER AND DETROIT WHEELS and played with THE BUDDY MILES EXPRESS. Tim and Carmine also found the singer Day in THE DUKS OF AMBOY with Ted nugent. Together, the four musicians formed CACTUS, named after the peyote cactus, which provided a key ingredient in mind-altering drugs.
While CACTUS were successful early on and quickly built a loyal fan base, by early 1973 the group had collapsed mainly due to the lack of real support from their label and the fact that Beck was now ready to play with Carmine and Tim. It was not until 2006, three decades after the tragic death of Rust day, that the group reformed with Pratt and Kunes. When Tim bogert was forced to retire after a serious motorcycle accident, Pierre Bremy jumped in both CACTUS and VANILLA FUDGE.
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