You didn't know her but Rachel Nagy died yesterday. Rachel was the lead singer of one of the most vibrant bands that has ever come out of Detroit's rich rock and soul history. The Cobras are on so many playlists of mine that it seems like I listen to them every week. Strong and soulful...she will be missed. Rest in peace.
"The Cobras have made a career of playing other people’s music, and have sometimes been lazily dismissed as a “cover band.” And though, technically, that tag is true, the band — particularly Nagy — brings a gruff, road-traveled beauty to the music. The singer offers a deep sense of empathy to the lyrics, toward both the songwriters and the songs’ subjects. And lines like, “I’m going to take him by the balls and drag him all the way back to town” make men fret. Hers is unrepentant and believable."