Cactus (Cactus album)

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Cactus
Cactus (album) - Cactus - Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1, 1970
RecordedOctober–December 1969
StudioUltra-Sonic Recording Studios, Inc., Hempstead, New York
GenreHard rock, blues rock, heavy metal
Length40:16
LabelAtco
ProducerCactus
Cactus chronology
Cactus
(1970)
One Way...Or Another
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Cactus is the debut album by the American hard rock band Cactus, released in 1970 under the Atco label. It includes original songs as well as two covers: Mose Allison's version of a blues standard, "Parchman Farm" and Willie Dixon's "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover".[2]

Track listing[edit]

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[edit]

Cactus
Technical
  • Bill Stahl - recording engineer
  • Gene Paul - remix engineer
  • Mark L. Rollins, Jr. - art direction, photography

Notes[edit]