BESIDES WORKING WITH HIS “BOP-TILLyou- drop” pop on the senior Cooder’s
last several records, drummer and composer Joachim Cooder produced the
new double- disc The UFO Has Landed: The Ry Cooder Anthology [Rhino].
“I had already produced Ry’s soundtrack compilation [1995’s Music by Ry
Cooder], so I volunteered to put this one together, too,” he explains.
“When starting out, I knew that I wanted the songs to flow together
sonically, rather than being arranged chronologically. I tied together
songs that reminded me of each other, such as ‘Smells Like Money’ and
‘Down in Hollywood,’ which both have the same kind of groove, and
‘Drive Like I Never Been Hurt’ and ‘Crazy ’Bout an Automobile
(EveryWoman I Know),’ because they are both car songs, and Ry loves
The selections on the two discs span Ry Cooder’s complete catalog—from his eponymous 1970 debut to 2008’s I, Flathead— including music from major films such as Paris, Texas and Alamo Bay. “A lot of people mostly know Ry from the Buena Vista Social Club period, and maybe aren’t as familiar with his film work, all those great albums from the ’70s and ’80s, or his more recent albums,” says Joachim. “So I wanted to tie everything together, because in Ry’s mind, there is no difference between all of those things. Being in Cuba playing with those legendary performers, or being in a studio in L.A. with other great musicians—it’s all the same to him.”
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