Title - 'Cactus: An Evening in Tokyo'
Artist - Cactus
The band referred to as America’s Led Zeppelin, Cactus, offer this stunning concert performance recorded in late 2012 at the Garden Shimokitazawa club in Tokyo!
Featuring founding member and Vanilla Fudge/Ozzy Osbourne alum Carmine Appice plus Detroit blues legend Jim McCarty (formerly of Mitch Ryder’s backing band The Detroit Wheels), and vocalist Jimmy Kunes (formerly of Savoy Brown), An Evening in Tokyo is a live musical tour de force!
This fantastic live set gets off to a blistering start with 'Swim,' before Appice introduces the balls-out 'One Way ... Or Another.' Not the Blondie song, it's a showcase cut for Cactus live, that's for sure. Chock full of everything that made the band great, including a wicked guitar and drum jam midway through, Appice introduces the band behind him before heading into Pratt's harmonica-driven 'Bro. Bill.'
Next up, as the blues funk of 'You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover' begins to play behind him, Appice informs us that we might know the song and that it is "Pratt's favorite song right here." After thanking the Japanese audience (in Japanese, no less) that's followed by the harmonic hum of 'Alaska,' and then both 'Electric Blue' ("We're gonna get real spacey now") and the drum intro'd 'Muscle And Soul.'
Channeling Whitesnake's David Coverdale on 'Evil,' let alone Tommy Lee on a seemingly never ending drum solo from Appice himself, this incredible, vibrant, pounding new Cactus live CD is brought to a close with the highly impressive 'Parchman Farm,' and then finally their beloved 'Rock N' Roll Children.'
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