Tied & True

Tied & True

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by The Detroit Cobras
     
 

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The Detroit Cobras have built an international reputation from mining their estimable record collection for raw and emphatic R&B tunes and giving them a hard, sweaty reinterpretation dominated by hard-edged guitars, but they've turned things down a few notches on their fourth album, Tied & True. Though Tied & True once again features the Cobras runningSee more details below

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The Detroit Cobras have built an international reputation from mining their estimable record collection for raw and emphatic R&B tunes and giving them a hard, sweaty reinterpretation dominated by hard-edged guitars, but they've turned things down a few notches on their fourth album, Tied & True. Though Tied & True once again features the Cobras running through a baker's dozen of soulful chestnuts (and say what you will, but this band knows a great song when they hear one), the attack is more subtle this time out, and the more measured approach serves them well. The band still knows how to deliver the rock & roll goods, but guitarists Mary Ramirez and Greg Cartwright (the latter on loan from Reigning Sound) aim less for sonic overkill than giving vocalist Rachel Nagy a proper backdrop for her passionate, throaty vocals, and the results are more soulful and satisfying than what the band came up with on 2005's Baby. Similarly, drummer Kenny Tudrick doesn't shy away from the Big Beat, but also drives these arrangements with imagination that's less about bash and more about groove. Greg Cartwright didn't produce this set like he did on Baby, but his influence is clearly felt on this music, which boasts more of a Southern sense of rhythm and heart than the Detroit Cobras' earlier albums and recalls the rollicking but passionate tone of his best work with Reigning Sound. And Rachel Nagy is in great form on these sessions, filling these tunes with emotional energy while creating a sultry sense of mystery on the slower numbers. Folks looking for a re-creation of the Detroit Cobras' rowdy live shows might be thrown at first by Tied & True's more low-key attack, but the results are soul satisfying music that ranks with their best studio work to date.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2007
Label:
Bloodshot Records
UPC:
0744302013923
catalogNumber:
139
Rank:
67700

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Detroit Cobras   Primary Artist
Kenny Tudrick   Guitar,Drums,Group Member
Greg Cartwright   Guitar,Percussion,Group Member
Ryan Pritts   Background Vocals,Timpani
Rachel Nagy   Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Ko Shih   Bass
Jeliana Frelitz   Background Vocals
Eddie Hawrysch   Piano
Carol Anne Schumacher   Bass,Group Member
Mary Ramirez   Guitar

Technical Credits

Titus Turner   Composer
Brenton Dowe   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Eddy Grant   Composer
George Marino   Mastering
Jerry Ragovoy   Composer
Willie Schofield   Composer
Robert West   Composer
Toni Wine   Composer
Dr. John   Composer
John Smerek   Producer,Engineer
Irving Gordon   Composer
James McDougal   Composer
Roy Alfred   Composer
Renford Cogle   Composer
Seth David   Composer
Bob Elgin   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Rachel Nagy   Producer,Audio Production
Norman Meade   Composer
Arthur Bickerton   Composer
Steve Nawara   Paintings
John Smereck   Audio Production
Mary Ramirez   Audio Production

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