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