Here we are playing an original behemoth of a song called Elephant March. We like it and hope you do too.
Another live recording of an original called Walter Waltz. It starts somewhere otherwordly, snaps into shape around 1:50, and goes quickly back into the ether.
This one was written before Cactus Cat was born, when it was just two dudes jamming on ukulele and guitar and occasionally saxophone. It turned out substantially prettier than we thought possible.
The musical foundation of Cactus Cat is instrumental surf rock, and from there we have comfortably and deliberately gone off the rails. Here's us sticking to those surf rock roots and playing the bejeezus out of Comanche (1961) by The Revels.
Like all good surf rock it rocks, it rolls, it screams, and it's a lot of fun to play.
We consistently look around the world for musical influences. This is a rendition of Kaun Komsott by Ros Serey Sothea, known in Cambodia as "The Queen with the Golden Voice". It's a beautiful melody with a great guitar intro and some lush chord progressions. We pick it up a bit starting around 1:25.
We can't for the life of us figure out when Kaun Komsott was originally written or recorded, but was definitely in Cambodia sometime in the 1970s.