HISTORY, MYSTERY, PROPHECY - LEE PERRY
LP: Mango MLPS 9774
LP: Lion Of Judah LP1
CD: Island 539 774-2
1984


1. Mr. Music
2. The Ganja Man
3. Nice Time
4. Tiger Lion
5. Funky Joe
6. Heads Of Government
7. Daniel
8. Bed Jamming

History, Mystery, Prophecy is one of the weakest Lee Perry solo albums. Recorded at a time when Scratch had a long-standing grudge with Island Records, it sounds as if he was forced into a new wave lounge act at the Holiday Inn, complete with skinny black leather tie and other 1980s affectations. The songs all have a watered down, synth pop sound to them, and more often than not border on embarrassing. The album is saved by a few good songs: "Mr. Music", an enjoyable pop reggae groove, "Daniel" (AKA "Jah Road Block"), and the hilarious, X-rated "Bed Jamming".

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