Posted: May 29, 2007 11:37 pm
what exactly are the Cobras pioneers of
I can't think of a relatively known post '77 band that covered R&B oldies excloo in a rocked-up way until the DC's came around. There may have been some local acts, but not in Detroit, at least. shit, it was a big deal to hear a cover of Jackie Wilson's "Whispers"
C'mon .... even you putative swingers have to admit they seemingly pulled some of those covers out of .... a hat. The Mysterians cover on Tangerine, ferchristsakes? Davis Jones & the Fenders? 99 and 1/2, NOT Pickett's?
the 'garage' bands all covered the same tunes the Rolling Stones did - we had to look to England to get our music back.
also, the point is that they've been successful with it, or as much as they want to be. so go and get green, green bay
What i do agree with is the incredeeebley huge number of ignoramuses who don't know that those are covers, incl. a majors A&R rep i met once at a DC's show who was there to "research signing potential" hawhaw
she had just moved to Detroit from Athens, GA. more haw