Ry Cooder - I, Flathead (Remastered) (2008/2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Ry Cooder - I, Flathead (Remastered) (2008/2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ry Cooder - I, Flathead (Remastered) (2008/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:00 | 1.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Ry Cooder's I, Flathead, is the culmination of his ambitious and fascinating "California Trilogy", the last of three albums in which the singer and guitarist journeys through the real and imagined history of mid-20th century, multi-ethnic California, sampling the sounds of its barrios and byways, its nightclubs and honkytonks. He encounters the disenfranchised, the hopeful, the cheerfully strange and seriously nefarious, along with the occasional alien who races around in a souped-up flying saucer on the desert salt flats. On previous instalments, Chávez Ravine (2005) and My Name Is Buddy (2007), learning the facts and stories behind Cooder's songs made them even more compelling, whether it was the not-quite vanished legacy of the Chávez Ravine neighbourhood of Los Angeles, bulldozed to make way for Dodger Stadium, or the allegorical, Bound For Glory-like adventures of Buddy Red Cat in a time of commie-baiting and union-busting. This time, however, no research is necessary: Cooder, a California native, has written a remarkable 104-page novella to accompany this disc, a surreally funny page-turner of a tale about itinerant musician Kash Buk and the various characters he meets in his travels out west, all of whom get to narrate parts of the story. If you mixed John Steinbeck with, say, Thomas Pynchon, and threw in a bit of Popular Mechanics for good measure, it might read something like the I, Flathead narrative.


1. Drive Like I Never Been Hurt (04:07)
2. Waitin' for Some Girl (03:48)
3. Johnny Cash (03:08)
4. Can I Smoke in Here? (04:19)
5. Steel Guitar Heaven (03:40)
6. Ridin' with the Blues (03:01)
7. Pink-O-Boogie (03:05)
8. Fernando Sez (04:44)
9. Spayed Kooley (02:09)
10. Filipino Dance Hall Girl (03:54)
11. My Dwarf Is Getting Tired (03:59)
12. Flathead One More Time (03:12)
13. 5000 Country Music Songs (06:41)
14. Little Trona Girl (03:13)

foobar2000 1.4 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2021-07-27 12:11:46

Analyzed: Ry Cooder / I, Flathead

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR7 -0.10 dB -8.98 dB 4:07 01-Drive Like I Never Been Hurt
DR8 -0.10 dB -9.70 dB 3:49 02-Waitin' for Some Girl
DR7 -0.10 dB -8.69 dB 3:09 03-Johnny Cash
DR13 -0.10 dB -15.37 dB 4:19 04-Can I Smoke in Here?
DR10 -0.10 dB -13.06 dB 3:41 05-Steel Guitar Heaven
DR5 -0.10 dB -7.37 dB 3:01 06-Ridin' with the Blues
DR7 -0.10 dB -8.18 dB 3:06 07-Pink-O-Boogie
DR7 -0.10 dB -8.60 dB 4:44 08-Fernando Sez
DR7 -0.10 dB -9.63 dB 2:10 09-Spayed Kooley
DR7 -0.10 dB -8.98 dB 3:54 10-Filipino Dance Hall Girl
DR9 -0.10 dB -10.63 dB 4:00 11-My Dwarf Is Getting Tired
DR10 -0.10 dB -12.58 dB 3:12 12-Flathead One More Time
DR7 -0.10 dB -9.47 dB 6:41 13-5000 Country Music Songs
DR8 -0.10 dB -9.91 dB 3:13 14-Little Trona Girl

Number of tracks: 14
Official DR value: DR8

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2620 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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