Brian and I saw Cactus” first performance in 30 years at B.B. King last week. We didn't know anything about the band until B heard them on the Radio Chick’s show so we checked out a few songs and grabbed tickets...good thing because they sold out!
Cactus is authentic rock n’ roll with roots in blues and serious musicianship. I was totally blown away by drumming God Carmine Appice, and not just because he sports a porn ‘stache (although it helps):
Plus Jim McCarty on black Les Paul standard, Tim Bogert bringing the sick bass and vocalist Jimmy Kunes whose voice was HUGE! Not too shabby for a bunch of dudes in their 50s and 60s (I am guessing here...real rock n’ rollers are ageless).
You'll have to hunt around for MP3s or come over and listen to our box set...but for the dirty rock lover, this band is an absolute must-have. Give ‘em a listen if you like Led Zeppelin, Mott The Hoople, Vanilla Fudge, Jethro Tull, Cream, James Gang…