The Detroit Cobras, Baby

Robin Banks

By Robin Banks

on 04.22.11 in Reviews


The Detroit Cobras

The Detroit Cobras, a Detroit R&B cover band, are entertainers first and foremost and golden-age R&B and rockabilly revivalists a distant second. There's no denying Rachel Nagy's hardened vocals — from the back of her throat and the point of her cocked hip — or the tight ship that is her backing band. Baby, their fourth full-length, also includes a rare Detroit Cobras original: "Hot Dog (Watch Me Eat)," a slick rocker with more double entendres than a Fox sitcom. You've got the album, now where's the party?