Cactus I (1970
(1970) - Singles: "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover", "Bro.
- "One Way...Or Another" (1971) - Singles: "Long
"Rock n' Roll Children"
- "Restrictions" (1971) - Singles: "Evil",
- "Fully Unleashed: The
Live Gigs" (live) (2-CDs) (2004)
Cactus II (1971)
- Tim Bogert -
- Carmine Appice -
- Jim McCarty - guitar
- Rusty Day - vocals/harmonica
- Ron Leejack - guitar
Cactus III (1971
Jim McCarty forms Rockets
later, The Detroit Blues Band. Rusty Day joins Mitch
Cactus IV (1972)
Tim Bogert and Carmine
Appice form Beck, Bogert and Appice (with Jeff Beck).
Tim Bogert later joins Boxer.
'N' Sweaty" (1972)
Cactus V / The New
Cactus Band (1972
- Duane Hitchings - keyboards/flute/vocals
- Mike Pinera - guitar/vocals - b. September 29,
- formerly with Blues Image, Iron
Butterfly, and Ramatam.
- Manuel Bertematti - drums/vocals - formerly with Blues
- Jerry Norris - drums/vocals
- Roland Robinson - bass/vocals
Group disbands. Mike Pinera later forms Thee Image,
plays with Alice Cooper's band, and joined The Classic Rock
All-Stars [with Pete
Hoorelbeke (aka, Pete Rivera) (formerly with Rare
Earth), Jerry Corbetta (formerly with Sugarloaf),
and Dennis Noda (formerly with Cannibal and the Headhunters)].
- "Son of Cactus" (1973)
Cactus VI (1976
- 1979?) (reformed)
Rusty Day forms Uncle Acid & The Permanent Damage
- Rusty Day - vocals
- Various musicians, including guitarists Steve Dansby
Sanders, bassists John Sauter (formerly with Ted Nugent)
and Mondo Thomas, and drummers Gary Moffatt (formerly
Travers) and Frankie Robbins.
The Cactus Collection" (1996) - Since almost all of the
albums are not currently available on CD, this is all we have...and
a great selection of music it is! This anthology concentrates on
the first three albums, which contain the best of their material.
The music is high energy and still sounds fresh today. Virtuoso
all-around with INCREDIBLE guitar work from Jim McCarty.
just doesn't get any better than this. Highly recommended.
- "Barely Contained: The
Studio Sessions" (2-CDs) (2004)
Tim Bogert solo:
- "Progressions" (1981)
- "Master's Brew"
Carmine Appice solo:
Mind Radio (Guitar Zeus II)" (1997)
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