The Cacti Hi-Fi

The Cacti Hi-Fi

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Blood, Sweat, and Feedback. Riff Heavy Power-Rock encompassing vocal and guitar harmonies over the monterous drumming of Ross Busch. Foo Fighters play the Who with half the drugs.

Biography

In early 2006, Ross Busch and Charlie Abbott laid the foundation for a rock and roll band. With the addition of Zach Lewis and Zac Spangler the quartet quickly refined their gritty classic rock riffs into polished, noise-pop gems. With a thundering rhythm section and screaming guitars Spangler’s sharp/harmonious vocal sings with no shortage of Gen-nothing angst and irony. This band is perfect for its time and place, in a generation caught up on the past youthful, honest rock n’ roll is imperative. Wearing the influence on their sleeves, The Cacti Hi-Fi play rock n’ roll with the same reckless abandon that characterized the 1960’s.

Getting their start playing dive-bars and all-ages clubs the Cacti have quickly risen to premier local and regional stages along side national acts including The Burden Brothers, Spitalfield, and Aberdeen City. In September ’06 the Cacti released their self-titled EP and have since sold hundreds of copies to fans in Madison and Minneapolis. The Cacti have also booked apprx. 80 local and regional shows independently and plan to tour extensively this summer.

There is something special about this band. As younger artists they have continually turned heads while trying to break an adult music scene. They have the voice, ambition, and work ethic to do what they want in this business, don’t miss it.

Jason Prescott

Lyrics

Blur

Written By: Zac Spangler

the coffee smells of your room in the summer time...
and i know these feelings go away with the snow
and it screams, and it holds to the road like a storm
turning like a top and i know
you're pretty when you pick me up

i raise my glass to the times we felt alone
she leaves me in the dark and i say
"leaving you is like i'm holding on too strong"
i wanna be free, don't wanna be free

and i know these feelings go away
sometimes in the night, yeah
some people got alot to say oh boy
and it screams, and it holds to the road like a storm
turning like a top and i know
you're pretty when you beat me up

i raise my glass to the times we felt
she leaves me in the dark and i said
leaving you is like i'm holding on too strong
I want to be free.

said i want to be free

Come Around

Written By: Zac Spangler

There are certain reasons for, my reaction to you
and i can't blame the dirty rain, for keeping me from you

it'll never be enough you say
it'll never be enough

sweetheart come around
unblind your eyes and lay with me

well i got distracted i guess
you kissed my lips as a joke
sunny days and bluish greys
a quiet song we sang and wrote

it'll never be enough you say
it'll never be enough

sweetheart come around
unblind your eyes and lay with me

Take Me Home

Written By: Zac Spangler

well, I'm sorry for the things I said last night
I was drunk and stupid and I lied
oh keep me satisfied

if you've had enough of me, please just take me home
oh take me home

well meet me in the parking lot outside
talk for hours into the night
oh keep me satisfied

if you've had enough of me please just take me home
oh take me home

well cut me loose, don't make me choose
and a simple song, was never enough for you

if you've had enough of me, please just take me home

take me home.

Discography

'06 - The Cacti Hi-Fi EP (myspace.com/thecactihifi)
'07 - Raw-Tracks.com release (Take Me Home, Caroline) recorded at Smart Studios Madison, WI

Set List

20+ originals

Current Set list

Footsteps (intro)
Collide
Said a Lie
Take Me Home
Junebug
Texas
Blur
Red Wine
Take What's Left
Swee Sanity
Caroline

Covers:
I come from the water (Toadies)
Won't Get Fooled Again (the Who)