Ry Cooder's Election Special, due out from Nonesuch/Perro Verde Records on August 21, 2012, is a wake-up call as the United States heads into the fall election season.
"Howdy there neighbor-let me ask you something. Do you really think Charlie and Davy sit around on the couch with family and friends watching re-runs of Dancing with the Stars?," asks Cooder. "See, 'Wasting Away in Margaritaville' was a good song in its day, but we need a different kind of a song now if we're going to make headway against the likes of Charlie and Dave. Those type of guys are plenty swift, they're all deacons in the High Church of the Next Dollar. We need to get smarter, fast. The world is full of C and D students in high places and there's more coming up all the time. Don't be one."
1. Mutt Romney Blues
2. Brother Is Gone
3. The Wall Street Part of Town
5. Cold Cold Feeling
6. Going to Tampa
8. The 90 and the 9
9. Take Your Hands Off It