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|One Way... or Another|
|Studio album by|
|Released||February 24, 1971|
|Studio||Electric Lady Studios, New York City, NY|
|Genre||Hard rock, blues rock, heavy metal|
One Way... or Another is the second album by American hard rock band Cactus, released in 1971 under the Atco label. It includes several original songs as well as two cover versions: Little Richard's 1956 big hit "Long Tall Sally" (also recorded by Elvis Presley) and Chuck Willis' "I Feel So Bad" as "Feel So Bad".. [Their first album contained the opposite song "Feel So Good"].
Following the same six originals, two covers formula of their debut album Cactus, Cactus released their second album One Way... or Another in February 1971. The album was released just seven months after their first, and was recorded at the new Electric Lady Studio with the renowned Eddie Kramer and his team at the engineers console. "Long Tall Sally", in a slower tempo than the original, opens the album with a rousing start. The album then runs through a string of original compositions interspersed with Chuck Willis' 1954 song "Feel So Bad". Also included is a short instrumental, "Song for Aries", that showcases McCarty's underrated lead guitar.
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