Detroit Cobras - Mink, Rat Or Rabbit
Continuing their commitment to celebrating and shining a light on classic and influential music from Detroit, Third Man Records is honoured to be able to re-introduce the world to the undeniable importance of the Detroit Cobras. As one of the earliest salvos in the great Detroit garage explosion of the turn of the century, the Detroit Cobras 'Mink, Rat or Rabbit' is a landmark album. Comprised solely of cover songs (as has always been the band's MO) the Cobra's spirited takes on Motown classics ('I'll Keep Holding On' originally by the Marvellettes), garage punk laments ('Bad Girl' originally known as 'Bad Man' by the Oblivians) girl group Tear-Jerkers ('Easier to Cry' originally by the Shangri-Las) and New Orleans soul standards ('Breaka-way' originally by Irma Thomas) and the end result is nothing short of a staple that any record collection is empty without. The album art is finally corrected after 15 years of incorrect song titles.