This release Includes the SEVEN EASY PIECES EP (2003).
The Detroit Cobras: Rachel Nagy (vocals); Maribel Restrepo, Chris Fachini (guitar); Joey Mazzola (bass guitar); Kenny Trudick (drums).
On 2005's BABY, the Detroit Cobras' first outing for esteemed alt-country label Bloodshot Records, the Motor City garage-rock band runs through another set of vintage--and largely forgotten--R&B/soul nuggets. Standouts include the surging "I Wanna Holler," the swaggering, funky "Mean Man" (written by Allen Toussaint), and the pleading, mid-tempo rocker "Baby Help Me" (penned by Bobby Womack), which all showcase Rachel Nagy's husky vocals and the band's guitar-laden, no-frills arrangements. In addition to the sole original, the raucous "Hot Dog," this release also presents the group's 2003 EP, 7 EASY PIECES. For listeners interested in the state of 21st-century garage-rock, this fun, rollicking set is an excellent place to start.
Magnet (p.92) - "They inject their obscure R&B, soul, gospel, blues and primitive rock with a grittily affectionate reinvention that rises far beyond impersonation."