I couldn’t wait any longer to post up my week-end Dub mix. This mix features Lee Perry. (aka Scratch, the Upsetter, the Super-Ape, Pipecock Jackxon, the Firmament Computer, Inspector Gadget).
I just got my tickets to the Dub Champions Festival with Lee "Scratch" Perry & Subatomic Sound System: 40th Anniversary of Super Ape, Thursday, September 3, 2015 in San Francisco. I'm really psyched (though not so trim).
With “People Funny Boy”, Perry used what may be the first sampling (a baby crying to goad his former boss, Joe Gibbs) & created the style that would become reggae. Along with King Tubby, he was one of the instigators of Dub. He was probably the most prolific producer of all. Perry’s style consisted of improvising his cuts on the fly, whirling like a dervish behind the mixing board, blowing ganja smoke directly onto the tape reels. He would drink tape head cleaner when he ran out of Dragon Stout. By the late 70s Perry was seeing UFOs, kicking out any dreadlocks from Black Ark, & covering the walls with deranged scatological prophecies. In 1979, during a bout of severely eccentric behavior, Perry supposedly trashed & burned his studio & may have wound up briefly in a mental institution.
Perry has given up the demon Alcohol & the Jah ganga (he’s 79 years of age) & lives in Switzerland with his wife Mireille & a couple kids.
He is still recording (two tracks here are from 2014) & performing (Lee Perry & the White Belly Rats, Lee Perry & Dub Is A Weapon, Lee Perry & Dubblestandart; Lee Perry & Subatomic Sound System).
Currently there are two feature length movies about his life & work: Volker Schaner's Vision of Paradise & The Upsetter by filmmakers Ethan Higbee & Adam Bhala Lough.
But enough about LSP. If you’re here now, you already know. I’m just rambling.
Super Ape from The Upsetters – Super Ape
Creation Dub, pt. 1 from Lee Perry & the Upsetters – Ape-ology
People Funny Boy from Lee King Perry single
Dub Organizer from The Upsetters 14 Dub – Blackboard Jungle
Dub Revolution, pt 1 from Lee Perry & the Upsetters – Arkology CD1
In These Times Dub from Arkology CD2
Chrome Optimism (with David Lynch) from Nu School of Planet Dub
Creation Dub, pt. 2 (see pt 1)
I Do Voodoo (with Gudrun) from Nu School of Planet Dub
Zion Blood – from The Upsetters – Super Ape
Revelation Dub from The Upsetters – Arkology CD1
Groovy Dub from Lee Perry – Megatron Dub 2
Psycha & Trim from The Upsetters - Return of the Super Ape
Creation Dub, pt. 3 (see pt 1)
Return of the Super Ape from The Upsetters – Return of the Super Ape
I & I Brukout,