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Detroit Cobras Audio CD
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If you went to high school in COOLVILLE U.S.A., then the Detroit Cobras would have played at your prom.

Crawling out from the weed-choked lots of the once proud town, The Detroit Cobras whip out ass-shaking anthems to good times, wild times, and the high and lows of L-U-V; you best believe it and you best not mess with it. Blurring the lines between R&B and R&R and soul, the ... Read more in Amazon's Detroit Cobras Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rough Trade Records
  • ASIN: B00006JM54
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 228,553 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Hey Sailor 2:260.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. He Did It 2:220.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Find Me A Home 1:310.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Oh My Lover 1:340.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Cry On 2:150.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Stupidity 1:560.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Bye Bye Baby 2:310.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Boss Lady 2:090.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Laughing At You 1:350.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Can't Miss Nothing 1:540.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Right Around The Corner 2:270.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Won't You Dance With Me 2:140.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Let's Forget About The Past 2:460.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Shout Bama Lama 2:010.89  Buy MP3 

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Play twice! 27 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD
The Detroit Cobras have a healthy disregard for musical fashion and play almost exclusively brilliant, scorching covers of favourites from their vinyl collections from the fifties onwards, paying welcome particular attention to artists with a Detroit connection. There have been a number of line-up changes over the years but always with Rachel Nagy's vocals backed up with Maribel Restrepo on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, and on this record with Dante Aliano (guitar), Eddie Hawrsh (that's how it is spelled on this record)(bass and keyboards) and Damian Lang (drums).

Although fourteen songs are thoroughly dealt with, the whole album is over in half an hour because when a song is done, it's done, and sometimes this only takes a minute and a half. If only more bands would adopt this policy!

Hey Sailor is actually Mickey Lee Lane's Hey Sah-Lo-Ney, which he cut for Swan back in 1965. The Ronettes are an obvious source of inspiration and for He Did It the Cobras reach back to their pre-Spector days at Colpix, and a song co-written by Jackie DeShannon (now a Cobras' fan after hearing their versions of He Did it and Breakaway). Find Me A Home is more properly known as Home In Your Heart when first recorded by Solomon Burke, who also had the original of the much-covered Stupidity. Oh My Lover may be known to you if you ever turned over your copy of the Chiffons' He's So Fine and played the other side. Cry On is a cover of an early Irma Thomas hit written by Allen Toussaint (contrary to other reviews it has nothing to do with Ronnie Mack).
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you don't move to this..... 12 July 2002
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
.....then I suspect you're six foot under. Bought this on the strength of hearing "Hey Sailor" and it hasn't left the car stereo since. If ever a band made you shake your ass and smile like a demented cheshire cat then the DC's are it. Garage Soul just about sums it up but there's so much richness, warmth and melody in amongst the fuzz and grit it's just a heavenly combination, and in many respects very, very hard to pigeonhole.
In a nutshell if you like good soul/dance music (in the 50's/60's sense), and stuff that'll make you smile, give the Cobras some earspace, I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
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3.0 out of 5 stars a little let down! 18 April 2010
Format:Audio CD
i must confess to being dissappointed after 'mink'. the pure garage power seems lost in a more proffessional production job.
I think the song choices are rather too much soul and not enough rock'n'roll.
By no means a bad album but not the same feel as the first.
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