The Detroit Cobras are an American garage rock band from Detroit, Michigan, formed in 1994. The Detroit Cobras signed with Sympathy for the Record Industry and released their first full-length album, Mink Rat or Rabbit, in 1998. After a three-year gap, they released a second album, Life, Love and Leaving Their retro-garage rock formula proved popular in the UK and prompted the London-based Rough Trade Records to sign the band. They released an EP, Seven Easy Pieces, in 2003 and their third full...
The Detroit Cobras are an American garage rock band from Detroit, Michigan, formed in 1994.
The Detroit Cobras signed with Sympathy for the Record Industry and released their first full-length album, Mink Rat or Rabbit, in 1998. After a three-year gap, they released a second album, Life, Love and Leaving Their retro-garage rock formula proved popular in the UK and prompted the London-based Rough Trade Records to sign the band. They released an EP, Seven Easy Pieces, in 2003 and their third full-length album, Baby, in 2004. Baby broke with the Cobras' tradition in that it included one original song, "Hot Dog (Watch Me Eat)". Baby was picked up for release in the US by Bloodshot (who added the songs from the Seven Easy Pieces EP to the end of Baby . In April 2007, Bloodshot released the band's fourth full-length, Tied & True.
The band is known for multiple lineup changes. They generally have a touring lineup different from their recording lineup. Greg Cartwright of Reigning Sound (aka Greg Oblivian of The Oblivians) has been a constant creative force along with Nagy and Ramirez, who have been around since the group's genesis.
In the summer of 2008, The Detroit Cobras went on tour in support of X on their 13x31 tour. For the summer of 2009, The Detroit Cobras headlined a tour w/ the Dex Romweber Duo in support.
Albums and EPs
Mink Rat or Rabbit LP, CD (1998, Sympathy for the Record Industry) Life, Love and Leaving LP, CD (2001, Sympathy for the Record Industry) Seven Easy Pieces EP CD (2003, Rough Trade) Baby LP, CD (2004, Rough Trade; 2005, Bloodshot including Seven Easy Pieces and Enhanced Video of Cha Cha Twist) Tied & True LP, CD (2007, Bloodshot) The Original Recordings CD, 7" Box Set (Singles and Unreleased 1995-1997) (2008, Munster Records)
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