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    KNAC.COM: What about Cactus, anything ever likely to happen with that band?
    CARMINE: Yeah! We have been recording some new Cactus stuff for a concept that we have. What we are going to try and do is do a new Cactus record, we have four or five songs already, but since Rusty is dead, we are trying to get people who are Cactus fans -- who are singers -- to come in and sing, and so far a couple of people have said that they would do it. Lemmy from Motorhead and Doug from King’s X said that they would do it, and I am trying to get Michael Anthony to sing a track because all the guys in Van Halen were big Cactus fans. I approached David Lee Roth about it, but you never know with him. I know he is a big Cactus fan because a few years ago he asked me to put a band together with him and he was going to do some Cactus songs and he said, “I figured I might as well call you and get the original instead of trying to get someone to try and learn how to play Cactus.” Eddie [Van Halen], I talked to him last week and told him that we were going out and doing a Vanilla Fudge tour and he said, “Why don’t you do a Cactus tour? Cactus was rockin! Cactus ruled!” And then I said, “Why don’t you give me a song for Cactus? (laughs) People keep saying, “When are you going to do something with Cactus?” so we decided that we would try and do this. We recorded the stuff and then this tour came up and so when this all levels out, probably toward the winter, we will probably work on getting the actual singers together for the tracks that we have and then actually go get the record deal and there are a few labels that are interested in doing a Cactus tribute album sort of thing with new songs. Kid Rock is supposed to be a fan, and Jim Mcarty [guitarist for Cactus] knows him, so that would be cool. We would have Kid Rock, Lemmy and Doug; that would be a good start.

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    Originally posted by PHOENIX:
    KNAC.COM: What about Cactus, anything ever likely to happen with that band?
    CARMINE: Yeah! We have been recording some new Cactus stuff for a concept that we have. What we are going to try and do is do a new Cactus record, we have four or five songs already, but since Rusty is dead, we are trying to get people who are Cactus fans -- who are singers -- to come in and sing, and so far a couple of people have said that they would do it. Lemmy from Motorhead and Doug from King’s X said that they would do it, and I am trying to get Michael Anthony to sing a track because all the guys in Van Halen were big Cactus fans. I approached David Lee Roth about it, but you never know with him. I know he is a big Cactus fan because a few years ago he asked me to put a band together with him and he was going to do some Cactus songs and he said, “I figured I might as well call you and get the original instead of trying to get someone to try and learn how to play Cactus.” Eddie [Van Halen], I talked to him last week and told him that we were going out and doing a Vanilla Fudge tour and he said, “Why don’t you do a Cactus tour? Cactus was rockin! Cactus ruled!” And then I said to Eddie,
    “Why don’t you do a Van Halen tour??!!!"

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    Sorry, don't mean to offend... but who is cactus?

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    Mr. Ashcroft,

    Cactus was what you could call a "semi-supergroup" of the very early 70s. Appice and bass player Tim Bogert had played together in Vanilla Fudge in the late 60s. The lineup changed regularly and included alum from Rod Stewart's band (besides Appice) and Iron Butterfly.

    This band got zero radio from about 1975 on, but was (and still is) well-remembered by lots of guys that followed. For a critical insight into what Cactus was about, pick up Chuck Eddy's "Stairway to Hell" book. He reviews a couple of their albums...

    The Real Deal
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    I posted some info from the website, ALLMUSIC.COM, the other day regarding Todd Rundgren. Here is what they have regarding the band CACTUS :

    The plan was for the Vanilla Fudge rhythm section of bassist Tim Bogert and drummer Carmine Appice to join with guitar god Jeff Beck and his singer Rod Stewart in a supergroup of sorts. The plan was derailed when Beck had a motorcycle accident that incapacitated him for 18 months. Stewart then joined pal Ron Wood in the revamped Faces (and pursued a somewhat lucrative solo career), leaving Bogert and Appice to find alternates for their dream band. They recruited guitarist Jim McCarty from Mitch Ryder's disassembling Detroit Wheels, and singer Rusty Day from Ted Nugent's Amboy Dukes. One can only wonder what might have been.
    What was, was Cactus, a generic boogie band that never got beyond opening-act status and never sold many records. The band's first album, Cactus, was OK, with a speed-demon version of Mose Allison's "Parchman Farm," but their music never amounted to anything more than the formulaic on subsequent releases. The band had a short life.

    After Cactus' dissolution in 1972, Bogert and Appice finally joined with Beck to form Beck, Bogert & Appice. However, that group's one release showed very little magic, and BB&A lasted little more than a year. — Jim Newsom


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    " I know what you're thinking: "Do I want to watch Mard? We know that horses were very strong and could actually stop airplanes from flying away. The ones made out of stone called "statues" -- occasionally came to life and rode off is a colonial cliche. How many more times do we need to hear about how the oppressive Raj's wore villainous black capes, crafted cunning plastic masks to impersonate people, and drained all the blood from their slaves so they could keep the fluid in bottles in their dungeons? I mean, YAWN!

    But if you're willing to sit through this dry sort of historical drama one more time -- or even just this dry historical review -- you will not be disappointed. In fact, some of you might just learn something they didn't teach you in school!-
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    Thanks, you guys rule!

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    You're welcome, Mr. Ashcroft, but except for about 10 or 12 guys further on up the food chain, I'm pretty sure that YOU'RE the guy that rules.

    The Real Deal

    PS: When are you gonna prosecute Janet Reno for crimes against the United States?

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