Ry Cooder’s latest album, Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, has been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Americana Album.
The Telegraph calls it “bitingly satirical, magnificent.”
Inspired by a news headline about the Wall Street bailout, Cooder began work on Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down with the track “No Banker Left Behind” (below), an ode to the corrupt few spared from the financial crisis while most were left to fend for themselves.
Uncut calls this “one of his best albums ever . . . an impassioned portrait of 21st century America and its injustices” in which Cooder is “remade as a modern-day Woody Guthrie, fearless and funny, for like Guthrie he nails his targets with droll humour while empathising with society’s underdogs.” The magazine recently named it to its list of the Top 50 Albums of the 2011 and, presaging the Grammy nomination, one of the year’s Best of Americana.
Wall Street Part of Town
Ry Cooder: “Wall Street Part of Town” by Nonesuch Records
No Banker Left Behind