THE UPSETTER: ESSENTIAL MADNESS FROM THE SCRATCH FILES - LEE PERRY
CD: Metro METR1
2000


01. The Upsetter
02. Kimble
03. People Funny Boy
04. Uncle Desmond
05. You Crummy
06. What A Botheration
07. Yakety Yak
08. Cow Thief Skank
09. Bathroom Skank
10. Justice To The People
11. Kentucky Skank
12. Cold Weather
13. Public Jestering
14. Fist Of Fury
15. Stay Dread
16. White Belly Rat
17. City Too Hot
18. Bionic Rats

The Upsetter is a fine collection of Scratch's solo work, spanning from the rocksteady era to the Black Ark days. Oddly, they include the rare "Uncle Desmond", which is sung by the Mellotones. Personally, I would have left off Scratch's lame version of "Yakety Yak" and the ridiculous "Bathroom Skank", but overall this is a solid set of work, and nice to have all of these tunes in one collection.

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