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The Detroit Cobras - Seven Easy Pieces

After much cheerleading from Jack White, The Detroit Cobras are the latest talented itinerants to be plucked from the Motor City's second-hand record shops and dive bars. Like most of their compatriots, ex-exotic dancer and butcher Rachel Nagy and her bandmates make uncomplicated party music, overhauling '60s R&B sides in a gnarled garage style close to fellow travellers The Dirtbombs. Little originality here, of course, but it's hard not to fall for such affectionate and confident revivalism.

Rating: 3 / 10


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Robert Wyatt interviewed: "I'm not a born rebel..."


Today (January 28, 2015), social media reliably informs me that Robert Wyatt is 70, which seems a reasonable justification for reposting this long and, I hope, interesting transcript of an interview I did with him at home in Louth back in 2007, a little before the marvellous “Comicopera” was...