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    Ry Cooder Talks with BBC Radio 2's Mike Harding About His New Album: "Totally Brilliant," Raves Harding
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    Ry Cooder appeared on the latest episode of BBC Radio 2's Mike Harding show to discuss his latest album, Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, out now on Perro Verde / Nonesuch Records. Harding, whose show features the best in folk, roots, and acoustic music, plays three songs from Pull Up Some Dust—"No Banker Left Behind," "Christmas Time This Year," and No Hard Feelings"—and talks with Cooder about the making of the new album, which Harding describes as "totally brilliant."

    Harding, introducing the segment, admits: "Ry Cooder is one of my favorite roots musicians ever: he's an amazing guitarist, a razor-sharp writer, and a fantastic producer." He goes on to say of the album, which takes aim at corporate and political corruption, that "as well as being full of absolutely brilliant music, the lyrics certainly pull no punches."

    Listen to the show online at bbc.co.uk; Cooder's segment begins about 28 minutes in.

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    In a new review of the album, BoingBoing places Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down "in the tradition of the great titles of Woody Guthrie and Haywire Harry McClintlock." Reviewer Cory Doctorow describes the album's songs as "a combination of Mexican-style corridos, stomping blues, shitkicking C&W tracks, and other forms of great American music, tackling such themes as financial corruption, immigration, the plight of migrant workers, the double sorrow of dying for a war based on a lie, and other outrages of the modern age."

    Even with the strong political statements the album makes, Doctorow notes the solid musical foundation on which they sit.

    Read the review at boingboing.net.

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    To pick up a copy of Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout, and the album is also available to purchase as MP3s and FLAC lossless files.

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Ry Cooder Talks with BBC Radio 2's Mike Harding About His New Album: "Totally Brilliant," Raves Harding

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Ry Cooder appeared on the latest episode of BBC Radio 2's Mike Harding show to discuss his latest album, Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, which Harding describes as "totally brilliant." BoingBoing places the album "in the tradition of the great titles of Woody Guthrie and Haywire Harry McClintlock ... As you'd expect from Cooder, the songs are musically tight and eminently singable and danceable."

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Ry Cooder appeared on the latest episode of BBC Radio 2's Mike Harding show to discuss his latest album, Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, out now on Perro Verde / Nonesuch Records. Harding, whose show features the best in folk, roots, and acoustic music, plays three songs from Pull Up Some Dust—"No Banker Left Behind," "Christmas Time This Year," and No Hard Feelings"—and talks with Cooder about the making of the new album, which Harding describes as "totally brilliant."

Harding, introducing the segment, admits: "Ry Cooder is one of my favorite roots musicians ever: he's an amazing guitarist, a razor-sharp writer, and a fantastic producer." He goes on to say of the album, which takes aim at corporate and political corruption, that "as well as being full of absolutely brilliant music, the lyrics certainly pull no punches."

Listen to the show online at bbc.co.uk; Cooder's segment begins about 28 minutes in.

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In a new review of the album, BoingBoing places Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down "in the tradition of the great titles of Woody Guthrie and Haywire Harry McClintlock." Reviewer Cory Doctorow describes the album's songs as "a combination of Mexican-style corridos, stomping blues, shitkicking C&W tracks, and other forms of great American music, tackling such themes as financial corruption, immigration, the plight of migrant workers, the double sorrow of dying for a war based on a lie, and other outrages of the modern age."

Even with the strong political statements the album makes, Doctorow notes the solid musical foundation on which they sit.

Read the review at boingboing.net.

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To pick up a copy of Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout, and the album is also available to purchase as MP3s and FLAC lossless files.

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