|Studio album by|
|Released||July 18, 2006|
|Studio||Electric Randyland; Sound Asylum|
|Genre||Hard rock, blues rock|
|Producer||Jim McCarty, Carmine Appice|
Cactus V is the fifth album by American rock supergroup Cactus released in 2006.
Cactus re-emerged in May 2006 in New York City. A radio broadcast on The Radiochick Show, and their first show since 1972 at B.B. King's Blues Club in Times Square on June 3. The 2006 version of Cactus saw original members Appice, Bogert and McCarty reunited and joined by former Savoy Brown frontman Jimmy Kunes on vocals instead of original singer Rusty Day. This show was a warm up for the gig which sparked the reunion, an appearance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Norje, Sweden on June 9. Randy Pratt of The Lizards joined the band in New York and Sweden on harmonica. The band went into the studio and recorded Cactus V. It was their first album together in 34 years.
All songs composed by Carmine Appice, Tim Bogert, Jimmy Kunes and Jim McCarty; except where indicated
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