Anticipation is a wonderful thing. It’s around eight on a balmy Friday night; you’ve showered the day’s work away, shaved those sideburns to razor sharpness and now you’re greasing up that quiff to Slipping Around. You slap on your aftershave to the irresistible twist of I Wanna Holler (But The Town’s Too Small). You pause to picture your sweetheart getting herself ready across town during Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand and Weak Spot, and that burning longing is well underway.
By the time Mean Man kicks in, you’re dressed in your sharpest gear and you’re buckling up those shiny boots. Pause again to picture you and your baby smooching on the dancefloor to It’s Raining; you check your reflection in the mirror – will she like what she sees? Yes, because it’s The Real Thing. If she’s listening to this too, an unforgettable night of Cha Cha Twist awaits you both.
The Detroit Cobras have given us the most self-assured, swoonsomely soulful, balls-out bluesy, Rock ‘n’ Roll album of this or any other year. Baby is the perfect precursor to a hot, sticky night out; truly the ultimate collection of songs for libidinous lovers everywhere.