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2016
| TMR371
$15.95

Mink, Rat or Rabbit (Vinyl Reissue)

The Cobras' debut album, reissued on wax by Jack White's Third Man Records

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 (1998) is a landmark album.

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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 (1998) is a landmark album. Comprised solely of covers 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 (“Break-a-way” originally by Irma Thomas) and the end result is nothing short of a staple that any record collection is empty without.

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  • Takes forgotten gems to a higher plane of existence.

    — One Album A Day
  • The Detroit Cobras manage a pretty rare feat with their debut LP by transcending classic R&B material by sticking not to the original sound or slavishly recreating arrangements and stylistic trappings of the genre, but by finding the essence of the rough-and-tumble spirit of the original streetwise tunes.

    — Allmusic

Track List

  1. Cha-Chat Twist
  2. I'll Keep Holding On
  3. Putty (In Your Hands)
  4. It's Easier to Cry
  5. Bad Girl
  6. The Slummer the Slum
  7. Midnite Blues
  8. You Knows What to Do
  9. Can't Do Without You
  10. Hittin' on Nothing
  11. Out of This World
  12. Chumba
  13. Break-a-Way

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