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The Detroit Cobras - Mink Rat Or Rabbit album

The Detroit Cobras - Mink Rat Or Rabbit album
  • Performer The Detroit Cobras
  • Title Mink Rat Or Rabbit
  • Date of release 1998
  • Country US
  • Style Garage Rock
  • Other formats MOD MIDI MP1 APE MIDI DXD WMA
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1579 mb
  • Size FLAC 1982 mb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 376

Mink, Rat or Rabbit is the first album by The Detroit Cobras, released 24 February 1998 (see 1998 in music). The title quotes a line from Irma Thomas's "Hittin on Nothing" complaining that the singer has not received a promised mink coat. Original by Brice Coefield. I'll Keep Holding On. Original by The Marvelettes. Putty (In Your Hands). Original by The Shirelles. Easier To Cry. Original by The Shangri-Las. Original by The Oblivians. Original by The 5 Royales.

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 the Cobras tackle on Mink Rat.

Band Name The Detroit Cobras. Album Name Mink, Rat or Rabbit. Data de lançamento 24 Fevereiro 1998. Labels Sympathy For The Record Industry.

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The Detroit Cobras are an American garage rock band from Detroit, Michigan, formed in 1994. 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. The two albums consisted entirely of cover versions of popular songs from the 1960s.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Cha Cha Twist
Written-By – Hank Ballard
A2 I'll Keep Holding On
Written-By – I. Hunter*, W. Stevenson*
A3 Putty (In Your Hands)
Written-By – J. Patton*, K. Rodgers*
A4 Easier To Cry
Written-By – J. Jackson*, J. Deangelis*, R. Steinberg*
A5 Bad Girl
Written-By – Cartwright*, Oblivians
A6 Slummer (The Slum)
Written-By – Lowman Pauling, Obediah Carter*
B1 Midnight Blues
Written-By – Charlie Rich
B2 You Knows What To Do
Written-By – Gurdy*, Holland*
B3 Can't Do Without You
Written-By – C. Carter*, D. Wilson*
B4 Hittin' On Nothing
Written-By – N. Neville*
B5 Out Of This World
Written-By – George Washington*
B6 Chumbawa
Written-By – Gabriel & The Angels
B7 Breakaway
Written-By – Jackie DeShannon, Sharon Sheeley*


  • Artwork [Label Side B] – K. Myers
  • Bass – Jeff Meier
  • Design [Album Design] – Steve Shaw
  • Drums, Vocals – Damian Lang
  • Guitar, Vocals – Maribel Restrepo, Steve Shaw
  • Mixed By, Producer – The Detroit Cobras
  • Mixed By, Producer, Engineer – Al Sutton
  • Photography By [Back Cover] – David Italy
  • Photography By [Front Cover] – Dennis Metea
  • Vocals – Rachel Nagy


Edition of 1000 copies.

Tracklist on the back cover is not correct. The track 'Jackson' (listed as A5) is not present on the record and the track B3 'Can't Do Without You' is only printed on the center label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Etched): SFTRI-525-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Etched): SFTRI-525-B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SFTRI 525 The Detroit Cobras Mink Rat Or Rabbit ‎(LP, Album, Ltd) Sympathy For The Record Industry SFTRI 525 US 1998
RTRADLP068 The Detroit Cobras Mink Rat Or Rabbit ‎(LP, Album) Rough Trade RTRADLP068 UK 2004
SINCD64 The Detroit Cobras Mink Rat Or Rabbit ‎(CD, Album) Sinnamon Records, Rough Trade SINCD64 Spain 2004
RTRADCD 068 The Detroit Cobras Mink Rat Or Rabbit ‎(CD, Album, RE) Rough Trade RTRADCD 068 UK 2004
RTRADCD068 The Detroit Cobras Mink Rat Or Rabbit ‎(CD) Rough Trade, Shock RTRADCD068 Australia 2004