The cover artwork for the new Cobra Verde LP was just posted a couple of days ago on the Scat website (www.scatrecords.com-- see below), and I gotta say that it looks pretty awesome... unlike the Gary Panter cover artwork for this Cobra Verde 45, which looks like absolute shit.
I sorta slagged this single when I reviewed it in Brushback #5 ("goes nowhere not quite fast enough"), only I was probably just annoyed by the typo on the label, because I think it's a great record now. I mean, at the time Cobra Verde were pretty much the primary line-up of Death of Samantha moved forward a few years, and since Death of Samantha stand as one of the finest American rock outfits ever, how could you go wrong? Manly rock is manly rock, after all, and if Cobra Verde aren't full-on manly then nothing is. Well, while just about every record Doug Gillard plays on is worth a listen or two (the guy's a friggin' amazing guitar player and writer), I'll cop to not liking parts of Cobra Verde's output all that much. If that doesn't make me look stupid then owning a Hold Steady CD certainly does. Jeez, what the fuck was I thinking?
Cobra Verde -
"One Step Away From Myself"
"Everything To You"
(these files are now listen-only)