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And he also brings along something rather new for him, a concept album built along a developing lyrical theme.
By telling the story through Buddy Red Cat, Lefty mouse, and Reverend Tom Toad, it offers an amusing and tearful journey of friendship and hardship in their travels.
Once again, Ry Cooder revisites the things that mean the most to him; social justice, displacement of the poor and a time when music had tangible origins.
I have all of RC's older albums. Nothing new seems to have it. This one almost seems to be a finger in the eye of fans.Published 5 months ago by David Lay
I have several of his CDs and like them all. I already have this one but bought another as a gift for a friend who is retiring as a union organizer of over 20 years. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mary Aldridge Dean
Ry Cooder's stuff is really a breath of fresh air. If you just want art that is constantly heard on the radio,
ad nauseum, which apparently has received somebody's seal of... Read more
..and some filler too, but overall it's a feisty and fun record. ""Red Cat Till I DIe" is a standout.Published 10 months ago by Brad Edmondson
It has just that kind of cinematic, character-driven quality. I can't really add anything to what other reviewers have said about it musically, but as storytelling, it's a... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Paul F. Wilson
Ry Cooder is a living legend, his music has brought happiness to millions with his music and the evocative eras he writes about. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Chris Nally
i am no practiced hand at reviewing music. i tend to think of it as being too subjective an art form for any opinion of mine to be valuable.
this is my favorite album. Read more
Ry Cooder / My Name Is Buddy: This is Orwell's Animal Farm re-imagined for The Dust Bowl. Buddy, a cat, makes his way through a hard and uncompassionate country in search of a... Read morePublished on January 12, 2012 by J. Bynum
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Amazon deleted my one and only review. I complained about a toxic smelling plastic used in a coffee cup, and my effort to rid it of the odor.
My guess is the seller complained, and as Amazon is in the buisness of making money, they want to move as much product as possible and keep only... Read More
Nov 29, 2010 by ThatSamIAm | See all 8 posts
|Cooder is great and $||
You get what you pay for. You want cheap?
In any case, I don't think Cooder is a "pop" artist.
Aug 17, 2008 by J. Kelly | See all 3 posts