The Gories & The Detroit Cobras
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THE GORIES & THE DETROIT COBRAS
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THE GORIES (USA)
The emergence of the Gories heralded a new Golden Age of Detroit rock beginning in the late '80s; a renaissance of noise and rustbelt rock that lasts through to today. Formed in 1986 by three Detroit natives -- Mick Collins, Peg O'Neill, and Dan Kroha (none of whom previously knew how to play an instrument) -- the Gories took their name from a band of the same name that appeared in the Gidget series of the late '50s/early '60s. Comprised of two guitarists and a drummer (i.e., no bass), the Gories concocted a primal, raw yet soulful blend of garage punk, culling a wealth of inspiration and cover material from Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf, and John Lee Hooker. The three-piece also paid homage to the Keggs and Nick & the Jaguars, two other bassless bands from Detroit. The Gories began their recorded career in 1987 with two tracks on the Wanghead compilation It Came from the Garage II, the same compilation that featured Nine Pound Hammer (who would go on to become Nashville Pussy). Len Punch, the owner of Wanghead, recorded and released their first album, Houserockin', in 1989. According to legend, these first Gories recordings were executed in a tin shack. For their second album, Alex Chilton of Big Star joined them as producer, recording I Know You Fine, But How You Doin' for the French label New Rose. Throughout this entire period, the band continued to release various 7" singles, including a cover of Spinal Tap's "Give Me Some Money" for the Sub Pop Singles Club. In 1992, Crypt released Outta Here, their third album and what would be their last for some time to come. Following an especially tumultuous European tour, the Gories broke up unceremoniously. Mick Collins continued to perform in Blacktop, King Sound Quartet, the Screws, and the Dirtbombs, and contributed to Andre Williams' Silky and The Black Godfather and Speedball Baby's Uptight. Dan Kroha spent some time in Rocket 455, the gender-bending bassless trio the Demolition Doll Rods, and Danny and the Darleens, as well as playing solo and making multiple cameo appearances. Peg O'Neill recorded a few tracks with '68 Comeback and played for a time with New Orleans act the Darkest Hours. In 2009, the Gories reunited to play a handful of shows with their former sister band, the Oblivians, who were also re-forming after a lengthy hiatus. Shows in Detroit, Memphis, and throughout Europe that summer led to more sporadic Gories shows in the years that followed, bringing the band out of a decidedly disbanded phase into a state of semi-activity. In late 2013 a live album
entitled The Shaw Tapes surfaced, comprised of gritty audio from a sparsely attended 1988 gig at a rented storefront outside of Detroit. The live album was released on Third Man Records, label of the White Stripes' Jack White, an
outspoken fan of the Gories and someone whose music was deeply influenced by the band.


THE DETROIT COBRAS


"What the Detroit Cobras peddle is rock & roll, just as raw and funky as it was originally intended."


Blurring the lines between R&B and R&R and soul, The Detroit Cobras are the go-to party band for those in the know.
Surrounding themselves with a rotationg cast of some of Motown's finest rockers, The Detroit Cobras specialize in unearthing and reinvigorating the hits, near hits and sometimes total misses from the deep and groovy history of soul, and making them their own. The Detroit Cobras albums are like a secret decoder ring that helps lead the way to a better, more soulful forgotten world.


Detroit Cobras Pay Tribute to Rachel Nagy: When Rachel Nagy, vocalist with the Detroit Cobras, died in January 2022, it shook the rock & roll world. She was young, in her prime, and those that knew her loved her. Those that only knew her music loved her for that. It was and is a tragedy.
This week, the band will be completed by Marcus Durant of Zen Guerrilla and recently of Wayne Kramer’s MC50, as they perform a tribute to Nagy at Zebulon.
A statement posted on the Zebulon website by guitarist Mary Cobra reads: “I first crossed paths with Marcus Durant, former lead singer of Zen Guerilla, in 2018. My band (The Detroit Cobras) was opening for Wayne Kramer’s MC50, an anniversary celebration of the MC5’s “Kick Out The Jams”. Marcus was handling lead vocals for MC50, honoring former front man, Rob Tyner, with intense performances that went beyond an imitation, or a vocal impersonation. It came from a deeper place and that certainly caught my attention. As a teenager I had the pleasure of working with Tyner and saw more than a passing similarity in Marcus’ vocal approach. Stepping into another singer’s shoes and staying true to yourself is just as hard as it sounds. But Marcus had dedication, passion, and an uncanny ability to connect with the audience. Rachel Nagy, of the Detroit Cobras, was an equally impressive vocalist and the two admired each other’s delivery and stage presence.”
“Rachel Nagy tragically passed away last year and much like losing Rob Tyner, this loss was a heavy one…not just for Detroiters, but for music fans all around the world. When talk eventually turned to a possible memorial concert, Marcus offered his services and he handled it with grace and power. A new dynamic was born and we’ve decided to take this celebration of Rachel to the people. Rest in Power, Rachel Nagy!”
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