The Detroit Cobras – Baby (CD Review)

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

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  • Slippin’ Around
  • I Wanna Holler (But The Town’s Too Small)
  • Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
  • Weak Spot
  • Everybody’s Going Wild
  • Hot Dog (Watch Me Eat)
  • Mean Man
  • Now You’re Gone
  • It’s Raining
  • Just Can’t Please You
  • The Real Thing
  • Baby Help Me
  • Cha Cha Twist

The Detroit Cobras are Rachel Nagy (vocals), Maribel Restrepo (guitar), Joey Mazzola (bass), Steve Nawara (guitar) and Kenny Tudrick (drums)

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