The thirteen sleazy blues-rock songs contained on ‘Baby’ take the Detroit Cobras retro charm and rock & roll energy and parcel it up into feisty bite-size morsels. Many of the songs are from the archives of Motown soul and rock & roll and have been remoulded in the Detroit Cobras style. This style is a raw, cut back to the essence of the original and then delivered with passion and energy. The tracks that they have penned themselves are so in keeping as to be indistinguishable from genuine hits of that era.
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Amongst the great tracks on this album is the menacingly mournful ‘I Wanna Holler’ which is an instant winner. If it is energy you are after then ‘Everybody’s Going Wild’ and ‘Cha Cha Twist’ (as used in the recent Coke ads) will see you right. These are balanced with the more soulful renditions of ‘Weak Spot’ and ‘Mean Man’.
Label : Rough Trade
Release Date : 01 November 2004
Website : www.roughtraderecords.com
The Detroit Cobras are Rachel Nagy (vocals), Maribel Restrepo (guitar), Joey Mazzola (bass), Steve Nawara (guitar) and Kenny Tudrick (drums)