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Ry Cooder: Bop Till You Drop (Warners Import)

Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 21 July 1979

RYLAND P. Cooder is a most reliable fellow. Ever since the days when he was laying down that stinging bottleneck guitar behind the likes of Captain Beefheart and Taj Mahal and Randy Newman and – for that one titanic moment on the Performance soundtrack – Mick Jagger, his name has been synonymous with quality, integrity and a total absence of bullshit.

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