Advance word was that the Detroit Cobras had called on the Reigning Sound's Greg Cartwright to produce their album sessions, but on the new Baby disc he's only credited with "production assistance." Hmm. Maybe he chose to downplay his participation, since Baby is a huge disappointment. Loaded down with dead-ass renditions of predictable R&B choices that could've come straight off a Mr. Finewine playlist - Ruby Johnson's Weak Spot, Irma Thomas's It's Raining and Betty Harris's Mean Man - the yawn-inducing disc offers only one original tune, the mediocre Hot Dog (Watch Me Eat), which Cartwright helped write. That the Cobras felt compelled to include their crack at Hank Ballard's Cha Cha Twist - a cut from their first album - in order to sell Baby suggests they know they're flying on fumes.