The most traditional rockers of the CBGBs set, Mink DeVille released its self-titled album ( also known as Cabretta) in the Spring of 1977. Critics caught on quickly, relishing the band's obvious influences which ranged from the Rolling Stones to Lou Reed. Rolling Stone critic John Milward wrote:
Mink Deville shoots for the groin, and given time to more thoroughly digest influences, the group could be a killer.
"Spanish Stroll", the Lou Reed soundalike, was a Top 20 hit in the UK ( and went #3 in The Netherlands). That's bassist Rubén Sigüenza breaking out the Spanish tongue to sask his lady where she's going with his car: "¡Hey Rosita! ¿Dónde vas con mi carro, Rosita? Tú sabes que te quiero, pero tú me quitas todo".