Baby (The Detroit Cobras album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedSept 27, 2005
Genre Garage soul, punk blues
Label Bloodshot
The Detroit Cobras chronology
Life, Love and Leaving
Tied & True
Professional ratings
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BBC favorable [2]
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Splendid favorable [4]
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Baby is the third studio album by The Detroit Cobras. It was originally released in the United Kingdom by Rough Trade Records in November 2004. The following year Bloodshot Records released the album in the United States. Bloodshot's release included the Seven Easy Pieces EP in its entirety.

The Detroit Cobras band that plays garage rock

The Detroit Cobras are an American garage rock band from Detroit, Michigan, formed in 1994.

Rough Trade Records British record label

Rough Trade Records is an independent record label based in London, England. It was formed in 1978 by Geoff Travis who had opened a record store off Ladbroke Grove. Having successfully promoted and sold records by punk rock and early post-punk and indie pop bands such as the Smiths and Desperate Bicycles, Travis began to manage acts and distribute bands such as Scritti Politti and began the label, which was informed by left-wing politics and structured as a co-operative. Soon after, Rough Trade also set up a distribution arm that serviced independent retail outlets across Britain, a network that became known as the Cartel.

Bloodshot Records is an independent record label based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in roots-infused indie rock, punk rock, and alternative country.


Track listing

  1. "Slipping Around"
  2. "I Wanna Holler (But the Town's Too Small)"
  3. "Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand"
  4. "Weak Spot"
  5. "Everybody's Going Wild"
  6. "Hot Dog (Watch Me Eat)"

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  7. "Mean Man"
  8. "Now You're Gone"
  9. "It's Raining"
  10. "Just Can't Please You"
  11. "The Real Thing"
  12. "Baby Help Me"
  13. "Cha Cha Twist"


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