|

Click here to expand and collapse the player

Life, Love & Leaving

Rate It! Avg: 4.0 (5 ratings)
Retail
Member
Life, Love & Leaving album cover
01
Hey Sailor
2:26
$0.49
$0.99
02
He Did It
2:22
$0.49
$0.99
03
Find Me a Home
1:31
$0.49
$0.99
04
Oh My Lover
1:34
$0.49
$0.99
05
Cry On
2:15
$0.49
$0.99
06
Stupidity
1:56
$0.49
$0.99
07
Bye Bye Baby
2:31
$0.49
$0.99
08
Boss Lady
2:09
$0.49
$0.99
09
Laughing At You
1:35
$0.49
$0.99
10
Can't Miss Nothing
1:54
$0.49
$0.99
11
Right Around the Corner
2:27
$0.49
$0.99
12
Won't You Dance With Me
2:14
$0.49
$0.99
13
Let's Forget About the Past
2:46
$0.49
$0.99
14
Shout Bama Lama
2:01
$0.49
$0.99
Album Information

Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 29:41

Find a problem with a track? Let us know.

Write a Review 1 Member Review

Please register before you review a release. Register

user avatar

Not a miss on the whole shebang

ricardo222

Starts off with a blast and ends in a conflagration. I love the shit out of Rachael and this recording.

They Say All Music Guide

Admittedly, the Detroit Cobras are simply a cover band. But with their release Life, Love and Leaving on the Long Beach label Sympathy for the Record Industry (the label responsible for the White Stripes’ incredible international success), they’ve been given a bit of credence and an opportunity to showcase their amazing homegrown chops. These 14 songs, all Motown, soul, and good ole rock & roll standards, are the perfect material to bring this Detroit garage rock combo to life. Guitarists Dante Aliano and Maribel Restrepo set the frets afire with seething twangs and fuzz-box chord progressions. And singer Rachael Nagy attacks each song with aplomb, like Janis Joplin crossed with Mary Wells — a hearty bar band crooner with showstopping resplendence. In fact, Nagy’s most impressive track on the record is a cover of Wells’ “Bye Bye Baby.” Other standouts include her stunningly sincere renditions of Jackie Deshanon’s “He Did It” and Otis Redding’s “Shout Bama Lama.” Like labelmates the White Stripes, the Cobras’ sound is stripped down to ’60s proportions so that the production takes a back-seat to heart-rending voices and screaming guitars. In this regard, Detroit mainstay Al Sutton triumphs, producing a minimal gem of an album. Life, Love and Leaving is clearly one of the best records of the Detroit garage rock scene. Though the Cobras may never really get their due in the shadow of so many more flashy, press-friendly Motown rockers, they have the much-coveted gift of musicality that sets them apart from most of their noisy neighbors. – Ken Taylor

more »