'Ot 'n' Sweaty

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'Ot 'N' Sweaty
Cactus - 'Ot 'N' Sweaty album cover.jpg
Studio album (some live tracks) by Cactus
Released August 28, 1972
Recorded 1972
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 35:53
Label Atco
Producer Geoffrey Haslam
Cactus chronology
'Ot 'N' Sweaty
Cactus V
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'Ot 'n' Sweaty is the fourth album by the American rock band Cactus. It was released in 1972. Original members Jim McCarty and Rusty Day had left the group, so bass guitarist Tim Bogert and drummer Carmine Appice were joined by Werner Fritzschings on guitar, Duane Hitchings on keyboards and Peter French (ex-Leaf Hound and Atomic Rooster) on vocals. This was the band's final album before their long hiatus that lasted until 2006. The first three songs (filled up the first side of the original LP) were recorded live on April 3, 1972, in Puerto Rico at the Mar Y Sol Pop Festival, and the rest (the second side of the LP) were recorded in studio (so on the album's front cover is pointed after the band's name: On Stage In Puerto Rico And In The Studio). The pinnacle tracks for this album are "Bad Stuff", "Bringing Me Down", "Bedroom Mazurka", "Telling You" and a live recording of "Let Me Swim", which was a song by the original Cactus on their 1970 debut album[1].

Track listing[edit]

1."Swim (Let Me Swim)"Appice, Bogert, Day, McCarty4:42
2."Bad Mother Boogie (Big Mama Boogie - Part II)"Appice, Bogert, French, Fritzschings, Hitchings5:21
3."Our Lil Rock 'n' Roll Thing"Appice, Bogert, French, Fritzschings, Hitchings7:01
4."Bad Stuff"French, Johnson3:11
5."Bringing Me Down"Appice, Bogert, French, Fritzschings, Hitchings5:25
6."Bedroom Mazurka"French, Hitchings4:38
7."Telling You"French, Hitchings5:09
8."Underneath the Arches"Connelly, Flanagan, McCarty0:26


  • Carmine Appice – Drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Tim Bogert – Bass, backing vocals
  • Werner Fritzschings – Guitar
  • Peter French – Lead and backing vocals
  • Duane Hitchings – Keyboards, organ, electric and acoustic pianos

Album credits[edit]

  • Yves Bigot – Liner Notes
  • Andree Buchler – Re-Release Coordinator
  • Thierry Amsallem – Re-Release Coordinator
  • Michael Delugg – Engineer
  • Jimmy Douglass – Engineer
  • Ahmet Ertegün – Liner Notes
  • David Gahr – Photography
  • Geoffrey Haslam – Producer, Remixing, Mixing
  • Joel Kerr – Engineer
  • Bernie Kirsh – Assistant Engineer
  • Richard Mantel – Art Direction, Design
  • Claude Nobs – Liner Notes, Re-Release Coordinator
  • David Palmer – Engineer
  • Buzz Richmond – Assistant Engineer
  • Jean Ristori – Mastering
  • Tom Scott – Engineer
  • Ray Thompson – Engineer
  • Urs Tschuppert – Design
  • James E. Vickers – Engineer
  • David Willardson – Cover Art