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The Detroit Cobras

The Detroit Cobras

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The Detroit Cobras


Years Active: 1995 to present

Genre: Garage rock

Country: Detroit, Michigan


Gina Rodriguez
Kenny Tudrick
Joey Mazzola
Mary Ramirez
Rachel Nagy

Artist Bio:

The Detroit Cobras are an American garage rock cover band from Detroit, Michigan, formed in 1994. Their material is non-original and consists of material chosen from their personal record collections that they rearrange and perform. 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 2005. 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 of 2007, Bloodshot released the bands fourth full-length, Tied & True. The band is known for multiple lineup changes, as noted in the side bar. 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......[Read More]