Continuing their commitment to celebrating and shining a light on classic
and influential music from Detroit, Third Man Records is honored 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.
* Hometown: Detroit
* Album art FINALLY corrected after 15 years of incorrect song titles.
* ''Cha Cha Twist'' was prominently featured in ''Jackass: The Music''
soundtrack to the hit Johnny Knoxville movie.
* Features reprints of classic and highly sought-after original Detroit
Cobras concert advertisements of the era, designed by band guitarist
and noted artist Steve Shaw.
* Public Relations: Big Hassle
* ''Cobras albums are crackling pieces of heaven, combining all the
music's sex and danger with the detail of an archivist.'' - Pitchfork
1. Cha-Cha 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