Viva La Muerte CD (1995)

Artist: Cobra Verde

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Scat Records
SKU 60117650
UPC 753417003620
UPC 14 00753417003620
Format CD
Release Date 7/5/1995
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Author Cobra Verde
Associated Artist/Work Guided By Voices
Artist Influence Alice Cooper
Artist Influence Brian Eno
Artist Influence David Bowie
Artist Influence Pere Ubu
Artist Influence Roxy Music
Artist Influence Television
Artist Influence The Electric Eels
Artist Influence The Gun Club
Artist Influence The Rolling Stones
Artist Influence The Stooges
Artist Influence The Troggs
Artist Influence The Velvet Underground
Artist Contemporary Cynics
Artist Contemporary Dead Moon
Artist Contemporary Dinosaur Jr.
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Artist Contemporary Household Names
Artist Contemporary Iggy Pop
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Artist Contemporary Mono Men
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Artist Contemporary Prisonshake
Artist Contemporary Queens of the Stone Age
Artist Contemporary Railroad Jerk
Artist Contemporary Ricked Wicky
Artist Contemporary Royal Trux
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Artist Contemporary The Beatings
Artist Contemporary The Delta 72
Artist Contemporary The Everyothers
Artist Contemporary The Goldstars
Artist Contemporary The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Artist Contemporary Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments
Artist Contemporary Urge Overkill
Artist Follower California X
Artist Follower Coffinberry
Artist Follower The Cherry Valence
Artist Follower This Moment in Black History
Technical Info
Engineer Don Depew
Producer Cobra Verde
CatalogID 36
Lable Name Scat
Released 07/12/1994
Original Release 1994
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00753417003620
Album Notes and Credits
Cobra Verde: John Petkovic (vocals, guitar); Doug Gillard (guitar); Don Depew (bass); Dave Swanson (drums).
Personnel: Doug Gillard (vocals, guitar, electric piano); Dave Swanson (vocals, guitar, drums, percussion); John Petkovic (vocals, guitar); Don Depew (guitar, piano).
Recording information: 609 Recoding.
Arising from the ashes of Cleveland's beloved '80s avant-glam weirdos Death of Samantha, Cobra Verde distilled their previous band's union of classic glam rock and the art-damaged punk of Pere Ubu and the Fall on this 1994 debut, VIVA LA MUERTE. With equal parts intellect, arty nerve, and straight-up rock-&-roll brutishness, frontman John Petkovic leads the swaggering unit through nine riffy rave-ups (like the opening one-two punch of "Was It Good" and "Gimme Your Heart") that still manage to satiate the band's inner pop jones (the sunny "Montenegro"). The whole album cooks and provides ample justification for Rob Pollard's casting them as Guided By Voices for the MAG EARWHIG album.
Artist Overview
Born from the ashes of '80s indie band Death of Samantha, Cleveland's Cobra Verde gild their rust belt rock with several coats of glitter. Led by singer John Petkovic, the band has been putting an arty twist on meat-and-potatoes bar rock since the release of their 1993 debut, VIVA LA MUERTE. While never achieving a tremendous amount of commercial success, the members of Cobra Verde have had their various brushes with fame, including briefly working as the backing band for Robert Pollard in Guided By Voices and appearing on the short-lived teen drama the O.C. as a Foreigner cover band. Regardless of mainstream acceptance (one way or the other), Cobra Verde continued to release compelling albums into the 2000s, providing a rough-and-tumble version of Roxy Music-style art rock for the new millennium.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (12/29/94-1/12/95, p.174) - "...in [the]...fine, provocative Cleveland-rock tradition: brooding glam coated in smokestack grime, DIAMOND DOGS sabotaged by `Final Solution'-era Pere Ubu."
Alternative Press (9/94, p.66) - "...they love to rub against the better end of `70s rock worship....this band may be the most logical heir to the Peter Laughner-era Pere Ubu to happen along yet..."
Option (11-12/94, p.107) - "...With their pushy beats, thick textures and honestly displayed melodies, the band never sounds defeated or depressed but actually works the music against the words to memorably lively effect..."
NME (Magazine) (11/5/94, p.48) - 7 - Very Good - "...skip merrily between Girls Against Boys style noise into bizarre Television style ballads..."
Disc 1
1 Was It Good
2 Gimmie Your Heart
3 Montenegro
4 Despair
5 Debt
6 Already Dead
7 Until The Killing Time
8 I Thought You Knew (What Pleasure Was)
9 Cease To Exist
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