Lee Perry

Lee Scratch Perry

Lee “Scratch” Perry

This nOde last updated December 30th, 2006 and is permanently morphing…
(5 Caban (Earth) / 10 K’ank’in – 57/260 – 12.19.13.16.17)

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  • “I am an internal linkalien from the other world, from outer space, I don’t have no land, no estate, no property, no house. Not on this earth. I live in space – I’m only a visitor here.  Some people are only here to collect property. I am here with my suitcase to collect only the good brains.”
  • internal linkDub! The internal linkdrum is the beat of the heart. Boom, boom. The bass is the internal linkbrain. Walking bass, talking bass. So those two are perfect together.”
  • “Every internal linktime  the music reach a stop, instead of killing the music, we take the music back to the lab and perform a medical operation and bring the music back in a new  generation.”
  • Who taught you the most about music? – “The earth, the air, the internal linkwater, and the fire.”
  • “I am the internal linkinternet and I am the winternet.   And they don’t see nothing yet!”
  • “When I left school there was nothing to do except field work. Hard, hard labour. I didn’t fancy that. So I started playing dominoes. Through internal linkdominoes I learned to read the minds of others. This has proved eternally useful to me.”
  • “All people who love my music will be fully supported. They will be protected by my internal linkUFO spaceship. Them that don’t love my music shall surely perish. They won’t have any food, won’t have any mood, won’t have any good feeling, won’t get any healing. internal linkGo into the gutter and suffer, won’t have any bread or butter, can’t find a job, no earning, no money, no internal linkhoney, no lover. It will be kaput.”
  • “I discovered that internal linkteachers could teach me nothing. I refused to waste my time listening. I go to trees and flowers in the jungle and have them show I what I should know, learn what I should learn.”
  • “Why I am so happy is because the people who want to hear the internal linktruth are hearing it. And one of these days all of these record companies are going to kaput, and they are going to be liquidated, and run out of money and run out of good luck and run into bad luck, and that will serve them right for stealing Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, sir!”
  • “It was only four tracks on the machine, but I was picking up twenty from the extra terrestrial squad.”
  • “Without music you are all dead; with music you are alive. There is nothing music can’t do.”
  • aka The Upsetter, the Super-Ape, Pipecock Jackson, Inspector Gadget, the Firmanent Computer.

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  • cut his first record _Old For New_ in 1959 Young Lee Perry
  • speaks in free-associative verse
  • once walked backwards for days while repeatedly striking the ground with a hammer
  • bottled his own urine
  • ate money
  • internal linkautodidactic
  • mixing technique – “track bouncing”
In The Mix
  • set up Upsetter Studios in 1968.  prototyped the Reggae bass heavy slowed down ska with the track _People Funny Boy_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
  • worked with internal linkBob Marley and the Wailers
  • Black Ark studio – torched the studio in 1979
Black Ark burned
    • main topic in an issue of  _Grand Royal_ magazine in 1996
    • currently lives in Zurich, Switzerland
    • 1997 internal linkTibetan Freedom Concert
    • co-produced internal link_The Clash_ 12″atomjacked inventory cache/CDatomjacked inventory cache on CBS (1977)

 

    The Clash s/t

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    • release off of internal link_Kung Fu Meets The internal linkDragon_ CD
    • release _Arkalogy_ CDx3  (1997)

     

    Lee Scratch Perry - Arkalogy

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    release _Technomajikal_  (1997)

    Lee Scratch Perry - Technomajikal
    • _Maxi internal linkMerlin_
    • internal link_UFO Attack (internal linkAmbient Version)_
    • _Technologically_
    • internal link_L.S.D. – L.S.P. (Flute Mix)_
    • _Unitcorn_ internal link6:04
    • _X-Perry-Ment_ 6:04
    • _L.S.D. – L.S.P. (Hard internal linkTrance Mix)_
    • _UFO Attack (Instrumental)_ 6:04
    • _Maxi Merlin (Radio Version)_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _X-Perry-Ment (Radio Version)_
    • _Crazy House_

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    Waveforms:

    • internal link_23rd Dub_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Prophet (live)_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Perry and Pri
    • _Dub Fire_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Perry and Mad Professor on Ariwa
    • _Jungle Safari_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Perry and Mad Professor
    • _Thank You_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Perry and Mad Professor
    • _Rise And Shine Dub_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by King Tubby and Lee Perry
    • _Come By Yah Dub_ MP3atomjacked inventory cacheby King Tubby and Lee Perry
    • _Drifter_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by King Tubby and Lee Perry
    • _Pay It All Back/Train To Doomsville MP3_atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Perry and Dub Syndicate
    • _Allergic To Lies_atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Perry and Dub Syndicate
    • _Upsetter Sign On_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Perry & The Upsetters
    • _Curly Dub_ MP3 (160k)atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters
    • _Bionic Rats_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters
    • _Django Shoots First_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Perry and Lord Cosmic
    • _Return Of Django_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by The Upsetters off of _Return Of Django_ on Trojan
    • release _Arkology_ CDx3 (1997)
      • 4. _Vampire_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache by Devon Irons
      • 5. internal link_Vamp A Dub_ MP3 atomjacked inventory cache by The Upsetters
      • 41. _Rastman Shuffle_ MP3 (96k)atomjacked inventory cache by Upsetters & Dillinger
      • 38. _Bird In Hand_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by The Upsetters
    • _Rub And Squeeze_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Perry & The Soulettes
    • _Puss In Bag (openupthecookbook)_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Perry & The Soulettes
    • _Roast Duck_ MP3 (160k)atomjacked inventory cache by King Scratch & The Dynamites off of _Chicken Scratch_ on Heartbeat
    • _Dreamland_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Bob Marley vs. internal linkLee Scratch Perry (feat. Bunny Wailer) off of _Best Of The Upsetter Years 1970-1971_ on Cult (1999)
    • _Blackboard Jungle_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
      • sampled in track _Outlands_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache(ed2k128k)Hunab Ku p2p by The internal linkOrb off of _Orb’s Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld_  CDx2 atomjacked inventory cache on Island 1991 – “calling the meek and the humble… welcome to blackboard jungle… so don’t you crumble.. just be humble…”; “calling…calling…calling…”
      • also sampled in track _Inspection (Check One)_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache(ed2k128k)Hunab Ku p2p by Leftfield off of _Leftism_ promo cassetteatomjacked inventory cache (1995)
    The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
    • _Chase The Devil_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Punky Monkey_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Mystic Power Of Dub_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Dub Connection_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Move Out Dub_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Rock This Boat_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • internal link_Babylon Thief Dub_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
      • based on _Police & Thieves_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache (160k) by Junior Marvin
    • _Rootically Dub_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Satan Dub_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Thunder And internal linkLightning_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Vibrate On_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Nuh Fi Run It Down_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Rebels Dub_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Arkwell Dub_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Bounce Back Dub_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Roast Fish And Cornbread MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Dancing Boots_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Introduce Myself_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Chicken Scratch_ MP3 (160k)atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Doctor Dick_ MP3 (160k)atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Sugar Bag_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Wind Up Doll_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Push, Push_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • internal link_Kung Fu Man_ MP3 (160k)atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Set Them Free_ MP3 (256k)atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Pussy Galore_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Cane River Rock_ MP3 (96k)atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Stay Dread_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Kiss Me Neck_ MP3 (256k)atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Cow Thief Skank_ (160k)atomjacked inventory cache
    • _The Dub Organiser_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Cold Weather_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Kentucky Skank_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Bathroom Skank_  MP3 (160k)atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Burning internal linkWire_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Hot Tip_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache
      • “yo ala kami so mocha…” from beginning of track sampled in track _Outlands_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by The internal linkOrb off of _The Orb’s Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld_ CDx2atomjacked inventory cache (1991) (near the beginning, the mumbling right before “calling the meek…”)
    • _Black IPA_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Perry & The Upsetters
    • _Solid As A Rock_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Perry & The Dynamites
    • _Please Don’t Go_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Perry & The Soulettes
    • _Jane Ann & The Pumpkin_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Just Keep It Up_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Gruma_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by King Scratch & The Dynamites
    • _Feel Like Jumping_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _By Saint Peter_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Perry & The Soulettes
    • _Man To Man_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache & Lee Perry & The Wailers
    • release _Super Ape_ 12″ (1976) by Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters
      • a2 _Croaking Lizard_ MP3 (160k)atomjacked inventory cache
      • a6 _Dread Lion_ MP3 (160k)atomjacked inventory cache
      • b3 internal link_Patience_
      • b5 _Super Ape_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • internal link_Dragon Slayer_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters off of _Return Of Wax_ 12″ on Justic League (1975)
    • _Tackoo_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Bushweed Corntrash_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Dub The Rhythm_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Big Apple Coconut_ MP3 (24k)atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Samurai Swordsman_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters
    • release _Experryments At The Grassroots Of Dub_ on Ariwa (1995)
      • 2. _Dubbing With The Super Ape_ MP3 (160k)atomjacked inventory cache
    • _Uncle Charley_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by The Upsetters off of _The Upsetter Compact Set CDx2
    • _Smokey Room_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Max Romeo & The Upsetters off of _War Ina internal linkBabylon_ 12″ on Mango (1976)
    • _Babylon Fall_ MP3 (256k)atomjacked inventory cache off of _Jamaican ET_ on Sanctuary/Trojan (2002)
    • _Better Days_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache by Carlton & His Shoes off of _Upsetter Collection: The Upsetters & Friends 1969-1973_ compilation CD on Trojan
    • _Black Ark Experryments_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Scratch Perry & Mad Professor
    • _Free Up The internal linkPrisoners_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Scratch Perry off of _Soundz From The Hotline_ compilation CD on Heartbeat (1992)
    • _Three Times Three_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Lee Scratch Perry – King Tubby – Upsetters
      • melody line is _Three Blind Mice_

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