Friday Freak Flag Flying ~ “No Need To Worry” ~ Cactus

Cactus Band 1970

Oh Yeah “Detroit Style”.

This is the original line up on this song recorded Dec. 19, 1971 in their final appearance. Ellis Auditorium in Memphis, TN.

Jim McCarty – guitar
Rusty Day – vocals, harp
Carmine Appice – drums
Tim Bogert – bass

Together they only put out three albums Cactus (1970), One Way…Or Another (1971), Restrictions (1971).

This poor band was so misrepresented by their label nobody hardly knew them. Jim McCarty (the Detroit Wheels) has to be one of the most underrated guitarists ever, yet he played as good as anybody out there at that time period. Detroiters knew it as with Rusty Day’s (The Amboy Dukes) powerful lungs for vocals & harp. Appice & Bogart were a little more well-known because Vanilla Fudge literally had a wider audience.

This performance sets their talents in stone. Just too bad that it took 33 years before the whole world got to know it along with us here. They missed out on a lot of money along the way but Thank God they finally got their due.



“No Need To Worry” written by the band.
Originally released from their second album.
Version playing:
Released in 2004 – Fully Unleashed: The Live Gigs




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