Welcome to Eternal Thunder, the first web site dedicated to the works of Lee "Scratch" Perry. First launched in 1996, Eternal Thunder is the only Lee Perry fan site to get official approval from the Upsetter. This web site includes a discography, biography, library, podcast and magazine, all with exclusive and upsetting content. Stay red and enjoy your visit.
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May 3, 2013
After Lee Perry split from Studio One, he ended up working for West Indian Record Limited as session supervisor and even record distributor, roaring around Kingston on his Honda 50 motorbike delivering WIRL's latest platters. More importantly, he was able to hustle some studio time where he could record now and pay later.
While at WIRL, Scratch recorded a handful of songs, including the remarkable "Set Them Free" and "Run For Cover", the first of a few songs aimed straight to the head of his former employers. Later on, when he finally struck out on his own as a producer, several of his first hits, including the monumental "People Funny Boy" were recorded at WIRL.
There have been previous releases of this material, but on cheap and dubious labels that are best left on the shelf. (Although Kingston Sounds' twin Jamaican Recordings can be quite doubtful themselves: their Dub Treasures From The Black Ark set from 2010 was a huge disappointment, as it was a crudely remixed set of Perry produced instrumentals that were mostly not recorded at the Black Ark.) While this looks like a nice set, it's not as interesting or complete as it could be, perhaps due to Trojan claiming rights on several of Perry's recordings from this period.
Lee Perry at WIRL Records is scheduled for a May 20 release.
March 30, 2013
From Lee Perry's Facebook page:
NEWS FLASH FROM LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY
People of the universe,
This is a very important message to all my fans!
One morning I woke up and had a dream, the dream manifest and has to become true NOW: Compulsory!
I want to return to JAMAICA to create a self-sustained community with full natural anti-poison plantations, LSP special healing magic house, run by electric solar sunshine energy natural agriculture.
I found a piece of land huge with its own spring of clear water source of life and sound, I want to start building cottages and am looking for fans and investors who could support and participate in this project - people who understand and decide quickly.
I need to go back to the jungle, the birds, the trees, the water. If you love to share my dream, contact me.
Also worth a news flash is this nice looking preview of Scratch's forthcoming album Back On The Controls with Daniel Boyle from Rolling Lion Studio. Daniel says that the album should be released later this year. Until then, check out House Of Dread, a set of tasty dub tracks from the Rolling Lion crew on iTunes.
January 19, 2013
Director Volker Schaner describes Vision of Paradise, his documentary about Lee Perry, as a "mind blowing encounter" and a "fairy tale documentary". Schaner has spent the last 13 years chronicling the life and ideas of the Upsetter, and the result is "an immense collection of intimate footage full of surpise, excitement, and poetry."
Schaner first discovered Scratch's music as a teenager in Germany and it came as a revelation to him. After finishing university, he formed his own production company and worked on everything from children's animation to documentaries and TV commercials. Schaner's desire to make a movie with Lee Perry eventually began to take shape in 2000 when he began to meet regularly with Scratch and got the encounters on tape.
Rather than a strict documentary, Vision Of Paradise seems to be many things – a platform for Lee Perry's message, a guide on how to change the world through music, and above all, a film that gives us a unique insight into the mind and work of Lee Perry. Currently Schaner is looking for post-production funding via the popular Kickstarter website (he is encouraging people to help him "kick finish this project"). Featuring video shot in Switzerland, England, Germany and Ethiopia, Vision Of Paradise looks like a fascinating project ("the vision of Perry's eyes is the vision of paradise!"). Check out the trailer and see for yourself.
Lee Perry's exciting new album with Daniel Boyle recorded at Rolling Lion Studio last year is nearing completion. Daniel is currently mixing the tracks with Scratch's input and hopes to have an album released later this year. Unlike other ill-fated collaborations, this one seems to be the real deal. Take the YouTube tour!
November 20, 2012
Trojan presents the return of Return Of The Super Ape this month as they release an expanded version of Super Ape that also includes the Return Of The Super Ape album along with 10 bonus tracks.
Or is this Retread Of The Super Ape? It's a rather odd release, considering that Trojan more or less did the same thing in 2007 when they released Apeology, a neat collection that included the original Jamaican version of Super Ape, Return Of The Super Ape, and some bonus tracks.
The bonus tracks on this new release are certainly puzzling – how did they think that songs such as "Party Time" by The Heptones and "Big Pussy Sally" by Lord Creator would be a good fit for this collection? Certainly Super Ape and Return Of The Super Ape are amongst the most distinctive and atmospheric works Lee Perry produced and so to include a hodge-podge of Black Ark numbers which mostly seem to have no direct relation to these two albums is certainly clumsy. There are a few tracks that intrigue me (such as an eight minute version of "War Ina Babylon" and a six minute "Chase The Devil") but unless these are previously unheard alternate mixes or disco mixes, it seems that Trojan is simply recycling material instead of giving us a more solid new Lee Perry compilation.
October 28, 2012
Lee Perry has been a busy man in 2012, keeping the tapes rolling with three releases this year: The Orbserver in the Star House, Humanicity, and Master Piece.
For many years, Scratch has only been as good as the people he's working with. While some collaborations have resulted in some fine music, more often than not, the combinations have been decidedly ill-fated, resulting in mediocre and even awful material. Of course, these days Lee Perry spends his time as shambolic journeyman, often walking in and out of projects, leaving the other participants scratching their heads behind the mixing desk and wondering how to craft a final product.
The Orbserver in the Star House – a collaboration between Scratch and Alex Paterson from The Orb – was highly-anticipated, given the aura surrounding that influential ambient band. Certainly Paterson's trippy, dub-influenced and science fiction-inspired endeavors in the 1990s with The Orb makes him a good candidate for a collaboration with the Upsetter, whose own eccentric and cosmic outlook is well known. It seems as if Paterson and Perry genuinely had a good time while making Orbserver in the Star House, even if the end result is somewhat tepid.
Overall, Orbserver in the Star House is, well, okay. While the album does certainly contain some enjoyable dub/pop moments, the album as a whole lacks cohesion. As one reviewer muses, Perry bumbles his way throughout the album, albeit in a agreeable way. While some songs work really well, others are quite lopsided. Perry's strange cover of "Police And Thieves" is perhaps the most awkward number, sounding as if Scratch was listening to a completely different rhythm track while recording his vocals – square pegs in round holes.
Perhaps if I was a serious Orb fan I would find more to like on Orbserver in the Star House; overall, the album leaves me rather nonplussed. However, when it's good, it's quite good, with Perry and Peterson in a lively mood and obviously glad to be in each other's company.
Speaking of good company, Humanicity is a nice surprise. This new digital album is a refreshing set of songs that are the brainchild of French multi-instrumentalist Olivier Gangloff (AKA Easy Riddim Maker or ERM). Olivier got together with his friend and engineer Romain Ferrey (AKA Easy Mode) to record an album specifically for Lee Perry then invited Scratch to their studio in Strasbourg to hear the results. Perry obviously liked what he heard, as the Upsetter sounds lucid and full of energy throughout this wonderful album.
Unlike many recent works where Perry's vocals sound practically shoe-horned into the mix, on Humanicity they fit like hand in glove. Scratch reins in his usual ramblings and sounds very focused on almost every song. Musically, the album is very tight, with excellent playing from Gangloff and expert production by Ferrey. Even when Scratch indulges in some eye-rolling scatology on "Rastafari" (chatting about his "electric cock"), it's playful instead of embarrassing. Overall, Humanicity is quite brilliant and represents Lee Perry at his very best. Look for it on iTunes or Amazon.
From the sublime to the ridiculous: Master Piece is, quite simply, anything but. This story behind this obscure and weird album is that these songs were originally recorded in 2010, released as Unfinished Master Piece and now have been re-released in a more finished state. With music this mediocre, it's hard to tell (anyone who dares put AutoTune on a Lee Perry vocal can't be taken seriously). Master Piece is yet another uninspired and confusing "collaboration" where someone with some rhythm tracks had Lee Perry phone in some incoherent vocals and turn it into an album. Overall, Master Piece is a mess and best left in obscurity where it belongs.
September 20, 2012
Pressure Sounds continues their string of incredible Lee Perry collections with the November release of The Sound Doctor, a mighty set of rare and unreleased Randy's and Black Ark scorchers. From Steve Barker's sleeve notes:
In 1972, Scratch publicly declared his ambition to build a studio where the 'sufferers' could record. By late 1973 The Black Ark was open for business. Sound Doctor documents Scratch's recording of the sufferers as he and his Black Ark studio became the heartbeat of Rasta and rebel culture in Kingston.
The backbone of this set is Perry's cuts with all manner of Kingston sufferers: ranging from Rasta stalwart Pat 'Jah Lion' Francis, to the unknown Jah T and a who's who of Kingston's brethren: Count Sticky, Jimmy Riley, Shenley Duffus, Delroy Butler, Tinga Stewart, and others. These songs are deep and thoughtful with their reflections on the nature of life.
Highlights of Sound Doctor include Delroy Butler's brooding "Oppression", the laid back "Different Experience" by Brother Roy, Tony (Clinton) Fearon's mournful "Message To The Nation", and perhaps the most anticipated track is a previously unreleased Junior Byles song, "Army Of Love". There is also a dub plate mix of the excellent "Roots Train" by Junior Murvin, drastically remixed to become "Horny Train".
September 2, 2012
Good news for Full Experience fans. Hot on the heels of their excellent reissue of Keith Hudson's Furnace, Sunspot Records will rerelease the great Full Experience EP, Aura Meets Lee Perry at Black Ark.
This five track platter was originally released in limited numbers back in 1990 on the French Blue Moon label and quickly became a collector's item. It contains five of the twelve songs that the female trio Full Experience (Aura Lewis, Candy McKenzie and Pamela Reed) recorded at the Black Ark in 1977. Sadly, thanks to some bad vibes between Lee Perry, South African singer Aura Lewis and Jimmy Cliff (who was supposed to release an album on his Sun Power label), these tracks were poorly mastered and never got the proper release they deserved.
More than a decade later, Aura Lewis took the five tracks in her possession to France, where they were released with the dull title Aura Meets Lee "Scratch" Perry at Black Ark Studio. While the material is not as amazing as other Black Ark works, these obscure songs are an interesting piece of the Black Ark pie. While some tracks are similar to last year's Candy McKenzie reissue, other songs hint at what might have been – a unique blend of reggae and West African styles that Aura brought to the Black Ark.
Aura Meets Lee Perry is scheduled for release on September 24 on high quality vinyl.
July 14, 2012
After a long drought of Lee Perry-related releases (with the exception of Pressure Sounds' High Plains Drifter), Trojan gets back in the game with Disco Devil, an excellent collection of Black Ark discomixes.
Years ago, Trojan had a mighty collection of Black Ark discomixes entitled Open The Gate that was essential listening for any Lee Perry fan. Since then, there has certainly been a need for another, more complete collection of Scratch's astounding 12" singles. While not complete as it could be, the track listing for Disco Devil looks very tasty, including massive cuts such as Max Romeo's "Norman", "Roots Train" by Junior Murvin and Dillinger, and the chilling "Open The Gate" by Watty Burnett. If I had been compiling this collection, I would have done my best to include more of the obscure Black Ark discomixes, such as Eric Donaldson's excellent recut of "Cherry Oh Baby", "Punky Reggae Party" by Bob Marley or "Mash Down" by The Roots. However, all things considered, Disco Devil is a good-looking release and certainly fills a gap for those who don't have the original platters.
Disco Devil is scheduled for an August 2012 release.
Norman – Max Romeo & the Upsetters
April 14, 2012
For those of you who have always wanted a Lee Perry doll to sit on your desk, mixing board, or bookshelf, the time is now.
Press Pop has just released this cute little number, a toy figurine of The Upsetter with adjustable arms and head, as well as gold chain and removable ball cap. Personally, I would have preferred a Lee Perry action figure, with 1970s tank top and bell bottoms – kung fu grip, spliff, reel of master tape, Chris Blackwell figure sold separately.
March 17, 2012
Trojan Records hops back on the Upsetting Train and drops a few good looking Lee Perry releases later this month.
Lee Perry Presents Candy McKenzie, an album of previously unreleased Black Ark soul that was previously available in a limited edition LP will now be released on CD. And speaking of soul, George Faith's Super Eight – the original Jamaican release of To Be A Lover – will also be released on CD for the first time. One of the most under rated Black Ark albums, this smooth set has never been properly released on CD except for a limited edition in 2003. Would have been nice to see some better sleeve art, since neither the original Black Art Jamaican release nor the Island version are very attractive. Both CDs will be released on March 26.
The killer Full Experience tune "Young Gifted And Broke" will also be released as a limited edition Attack 7" single, backed with "Can't See You". It's a shame that Full Experience never really got off the ground, despite recording some promising material with Lee Perry; this single showcases two of their best songs.
Check out DJ Komodo's massive Lee Perry mix at Soundcloud.
February 18, 2012
Lee Perry is back at the controls in an intriguing new project with London-based producer Daniel Boyle.
January 22, 2012
Pressure Sounds' latest release is a collection of Lee Perry's early reggae scorchers called High Plains Drifter.
From 1968 to 1973 Lee Perry was truly finding his stride as a producer. After making a splash with "People Funny Boy", Scratch quickly became a force to be reckoned with: he founded his own Upsetter record label, had top ten hits in England, and made crucial collaborations with the Wailers and Junior Byles, creating some of reggae's finest moments in the process. During this time, Scratch's productions were also at their most upsetting, featuring samples, sound effects, wild DJ cuts, and other innovative touches that were years ahead of their time. While most reggae fans revere Scratch for his epochal Black Ark material, the music he produced during these early years stands out as some of the tightest and grooviest music to come out of Jamaica.
High Plains Drifter contains 20 tracks of lost gems ranging from spooky Upsetters instrumentals to reggae ravers by vocal trios such as The Bleechers and The Mellotones. The collection has been compiled from obscure Jamaican singles and one dub plate ("Don't Want To Lose You" by an unknown vocalist).
If you listen closely, High Plains Drifter showcases many of Perry's musical and pop culture passions, from soul to spaghetti westerns to rhythm and blues. The collection also contains a few revelations for serious Upsetter trainspotters – Busty Brown's "It's Growing" is almost unrecognizable as the basis for the eerie "Return Of The Super Ape" almost a decade later; "Buttoo Girl" by The Inspirations uses the well-known "Shocks Of Mighty" rhythm track.
Although the title of the compilation suggests a collection of spaghetti western-inpired numbers, it's mainly soul and blues inspired reggae here. Dave Barker's "Sitting And Waiting" is a terrific cover of "Waiting And Drinking", a jump blues track by Calvin Boze that Scratch might have heard on a Jamaican sound system in his younger days. The soul highlights come from "Ain't No Love" by Jimmy and The Inspirations (a cover of Eddie Floyd's "I've Never Found A Girl") and Busty Brown's "It's Growing". The spaghetti western sound is heard in the title track (an alternate version of "Dig Your Grave" by The Upsetters), Count Sticky's "Boss" (a minimal DJ number) and "The Man With No Name", which sounds more like a Lloyd Charmers Hippy Boys number than the Upsetters. Perhaps my favourite track on the album is "Amigo", a stripped down alternate version of one of my favourite Upsetters tunes, "Sipreano". While not as great as the original, it's a kooky and enjoyable organ skank.
Although most of the album are straight up reggae ravers, there are also a few well chosen roots tracks, notably "Awake" by The Ethiopians (available from Pressure Sounds as a 7" single) and the doleful "Iniquity Workers" by the Faithful Brothers. Also notable is a Junior Byles track – always a cause for celebration, even if it is a rather lightweight calypso number, "Rub Up Festival 71".
High Plains Drifter will be released on February 14 2012 on CD format and double vinyl LP with limited edition artwork.
December 13, 2011
Pressure Sounds will be releasing four new Lee Perry 7" singles in January 2012, followed by a new compilation.
The four singles are rare tracks from 1968-73, including "Awake" by The Ethiopians, "Ain't No Love" by Jimmy & The Inspirations, "Rockfort Psychedelion" by Count Sticky and "High Plains Drifter" by The Upsetters.
The singles will be followed by the album High Plains Drifter in February 2012, a collection of Upsetting productions from the pre-Black Ark days that range from soul-flavoured reggae to spaghetti western Upsetters numbers. While it's always fantastic to hear more Black Ark material, a collection of early Scratch productions looks very tasty.
There will also be a limited edition 12" single of the George Faith roots track "Guide Line" including the original vocal and version and two Perry-esque remixes by Dougie Conscious.
More details about these Upsetting releases at the Pressure Sounds web site.
November 12, 2011
This month sees two new Lee Perry releases of note, one a curious candidate for reissue, the other a forgotten piece of Black Ark soul.
The Return of Pipecock Jackxon is a strange album that was originally issued in 1980 and has just been re-released by Honest Jon's in the UK. The story behind this album is rather fascinating: in 1979, a Dutch impresario named Henk Targowski travelled to Jamaica and contacted Lee Perry with the intent of releasing some of his material in Europe. What started out as an attempt at a business deal soon snowballed into a crazy and overwhelming situation which concluded with Scratch dismantling and destroying the Black Ark before leaving Jamaica for good a year later. Pipecock Jackxon was the result of this imbroglio, an odd mix of 1978 out takes from the Roast Fish, Collie Weed And Cornbread album as well as new material recorded at the Black Ark. While it has some enjoyable moments, it is a decidedly uneven and unfinished sounding album. As Scratch later said of the release, "They were in a haste to catch a flight that isn't ready. If I have an album, I have to be there, I have to mix my album. So it's a bad spell me cast 'pon them, them fall into the twilight zone."
The Honest Jon's reissue makes an attempt to rescue the album from the "twilight zone" Scratch describes. While the original LP was clearly put together in some haste and haphazardly released, this reissue presents it as a more finished document, cutting out the odd pieces of interview clips with Scratch that were a part of the original. In the discography, I describe Pipecock Jackxon as "a strangely enjoyable album" but really have to wonder why it was chosen by Honest Jon's for re-release. At a time when so little reggae is being reissued, it would make more sense to seek out some of the stronger Black Ark material out there (such as the Anachron collection Turn And Fire, a set of killer Black Ark discomixes). An interesting but hardly essential release.
A more satisfying offering is Lee "Scratch" Perry Presents Candy McKenzie, recently released in a limited edition LP from Trojan. Candy McKenzie was a young British singer who first met Lee Perry in London in 1977. Later, she travelled to Jamaica and along with Aura Lewis and Pamela Reed sang as Full Experience, a trio that cut some very promising material at the Black Ark but ultimately didn't get a chance to fulfill their potential. McKenzie recorded an album's worth of material with Lee Perry that remained mostly unreleased until this new Trojan album. The recent Pressure Sounds collection Return Of Sound System Scratch gave us a hint of McKenzie's true talent with "Long Enough" (AKA "Walking In The Sun") which really showcases McKenzie's bold, soulful voice much better than her previously released material, the fun but mediocre "Breakfast In Bed" and "Disco Fits". As Trojan's Laurence Cane-Honeysett notes, the music from the album is really "a variety of high quality music that bordered on both the sublime and the ridiculous." As mentioned earlier, at a time when so little reggae is being reissued, let's hope the album contains more of the sublime and less of the ridiculous.
September 5, 2011
Lee Perry's latest album is a very likeable collaboration with Bill Laswell called Rise Again. When it comes to Scratch's modern solo work, who he works with is an important barometer for what the finished product will be like, so on the heels of the excellent Mighty Upsetter album with Adrian Sherwood, it's good news that the Upsetter has teamed up with the talented Laswell for his latest offering.
According to music critic Chris Brazier, "Laswell's pet concept is 'collision music' which involves bringing together musicians from wildly divergent but complementary spheres and seeing what comes out." Certainly this concept wouldn't be lost on Lee Perry, whose own approach to music involves a lot of diverse influences and eclectic elements.
Although Scratch claims that he recorded his vocals for Rise Again in bits and pieces while on tour rather than spend any serious time with Laswell in the studio, the end result is quite coherent. Keeping in the tradition of featuring "special guests" (who, like Scratch, no doubt recorded their parts in bits and pieces rather than a Black Ark style jam session with Laswell at the mixing desk), the album features Sly Dunbar, Tunde Adebimpe from TV On The Radio as well as the unforgettable vocals of Ejigayehu "Gigi" Shibabaw. Along with Mighty Upsetter, Rise Again represents some of Scratch's best work in recent years.
April 11, 2011
Pressure Sounds upsets with the amazing sequel to Sound System Scratch, Return Of Sound System Scratch. This incredible collection of Black Ark dub plates and heavy roots music is now available on CD, MP3 and double LP; serious collectors will want to check for the limited edition double LP. As if all of this wasn't enough, Pressure Sounds have also come up with a cool 7" single of "Strong Drink", a melodica cut of Junior Murvin's "False Teacher" featuring a mind-bending dub plate version on the B-side.
Return Of Sound System Scratch is arguably a stronger collection than Sound System Scratch. Sound quality is better throughout (although audiophiles always seem to find something to moan about when it comes to reggae) and the choice of material – almost everything is previously unreleased – is excellent. Although all of the tracks are great, a few deserve special mention. The first revelation is the previously unreleased "Righteous Land" by Aleas Jube; while Jube's vocals are nothing special, the jaunty rhythm track is a delight, especially when stripped down on its dub version, "Righteous Rocking". Junior Murvin's terrific version of the Impressions' sublime "People Get Ready" is here as "Get Ready" in a seldom-heard alternate mix. Another revelation comes from Full Experience vocalist Candy Mackenzie, who performs a gritty cover of Jeff Barry's "Walkin' In The Sun", retitled "Long Enough". Mackenzie's brassy vocals give the song an authenticity that is lacking on the original tune; perhaps Scratch was inspired by the later B.B. King version. Leo Graham fans will be happy to hear "Revelation Time", a sterling roots number that is reminiscent of Leo's Joe Gibbs single "Perilous Time". The melancholy "Darkness In The City" by Jimmy Riley has always been one of my favourite early Black Ark tracks. It's a harrowing tune that paints a vivid picture of urban violence on top of a bouncy, minimalist keyboard skank. Mistakenly credited to Judge Winchester on the 1974 Black Art single, it's nice to see this haunting roots track see the light of day again. And of course there are the dub plates and alternate mixes of well known tunes such as "I've Got The Groove" by George Faith, the Upsetters' "Enter The Dragon" and Scratch's powerful "Jah Jah Ah Natty Dread", here in previously unheard, extra Upsetting, outer space style.
In a word, outstanding. Return Of Sound System Scratch proves that we're not scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to Lee Perry releases, because Scratch had a very deep barrel.
March 1, 2011
Pressure Sounds drops another amazing Lee Perry collection in April with The Return Of Sound System Scratch, an incredible 18 track set of more unreleased dub plates and rare Black Ark material.
Apparently the treasure trove of rare Lee Perry dub plates that was uncovered for last year's Sound System Scratch was bigger than we thought! With the exception of three tracks, everything on Return Of Sound System Scratch is previously unreleased. Highlights include the devastating "Darkness In The City" by Jimmy Riley (mistakenly credited to Judge Winchester on the 1974 Black Art single), a dub plate mix of "Jah Jah Ah Natty Dread" by Lee Perry, and the unreleased "Righteous Land" by the mysterious Aleas Jube.
As with Sound System Scratch, Pressure Sounds will be releasing the collection on CD and double LP and also has some new 7" singles in the works. Amazing!
While Trojan is content with releasing yet another Lee Perry collection with old chestnuts like "Return Of Django", Pressure Sounds digs deep and comes up with another stunning release of rare material. How they keep on doing it, I don't know – but I'm very glad that they are!
I'm still tinkering with and making new additions to the discography, including a listing of the nice UK Black Art singles that I had overlooked for a long time as well as the Pressure Sounds 7" releases of "Dub Plate Pressure" and "Chim Cherie ". It's certainly fun to be adding new singles to the discography in the age of MP3s!
February 21, 2011
A few updates to the Eternal Thunder discography, including the excellent Pressure Sounds dub plate compilation Sound System Scratch and Trojan's Sipple Out Deh collection. As you browse through the 7" singles section, watch for a few titles that link up to pages that provide more information about the song. And I've also updated the popular Bogus section, where you can learn which Scratch collections to avoid. Thankfully, a survey of Amazon shows that there are certainly a lot less of these bogus collections out there than before, but unfortunately bootleggers and pirates live on.
Trojan has announced a new Lee Perry collection called Reggae Genius: 20 Upsetter Classics. While I give Trojan credit for including a couple of interesting choices on this collection, the track listing is mainly a well worn set of songs that will be completely humdrum to any serious fan. (Does Trojan really need to include "Tighten Up" on another CD? My calculations show that this is now the ten zillionth time.) I suppose that with the music industry being in the doldrums at the moment, Trojan has to play it safe and go with material that has a proven track record, but surely a collection of more obscure Lee Perry material would sell better than yet another CD with "Return Of Django" and "Police And Thieves".
Speaking of obscure Lee Perry material, check out the excellent Black Ark Nuggets channel on YouTube. It features nothing but rare Black Ark singles, including gems like "Who Feels It Knows It" by The Avengers and "Give Jah Praise" by Norris Reid. This is the kind of material that should be rescued from vinyl oblivion and released on CD.
January 31, 2011