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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Baby Cobras

An enjoyable debate is how best to categorise The Detroit Cobras.
A popular search engine describes them as garage rock.
There is a touch of rockabilly there with Rachel Nagy's voice not dissimilar to Imelda May's.
Throw in a touch of soul and/or indie for good measure and you could keep the debate going for a long time.
Alternatively why not just listen to the music.
Two tracks from their third album Baby on Rough Trade from 2004.There is also a Bloodshot version from 2005 which also includes their excellent EP Seven Easy Pieces
A particular favourite of our good friend Dirk I believe.
They come from Detroit.

The Detroit Cobras -I Wanna Holler (But the Town's too Small

The Detroit Cobras - It's Raining


  1. Great band. Always had them down as rhythm & blues meself. Don't really care what it's called, I love it all the same.

  2. Who was it who said that there are only two kinds of music, good and bad? I don't know the Detroit Cobras, but on the evidence of these tunes, they make the good stuff.

  3. Again, I'm with the Robster I've always thought of them as r&b. Haven't played this album for ages

  4. Great record, great band. Now THEY would be a great live act.