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Lee 'Scratch' Perry

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Reggae Part 2: Black Punks On 'Erb

Report and Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, October 1976

We've got wars and rumours of war...('Armagedon' by Bunny Wailer) ...

Jamaica: The Young Lion Roars, part 1

Report and Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, May 1978

"WELCOME TO REMA," reads the spray-can graffiti down by 7th Street in Trenchtown. "Peace, Love And Unity". Over on the other side of the Calamite ...

Lee 'Scratch' Perry: Curse of the Vampires

Interview by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, July 1981

Legendary Jamaican producer Lee "Scratch" Perry raps and rants in New York. Richard Grabel listens to his method and madness. ...

Lee "Scratch" Perry: Reggae's Mad Scientist

Profile and Interview by Chris Salewicz, Spin, May 1985

WHEN PEOPLE said to Bob Marley that his friend Lee "Scratch" Perry was mad, Marley would reply, "Him not mad, him just Scratch." ...

Lee "Scratch" Perry: Time Boom or De Devil Dead (On-U)

Review by Richard Gehr, Village Voice, The, June 1987

History. It started as a stripping-down process concocted to provide Jamaican reggae with skanky instrumentals over which crooners might croon and toasters might toast. ...

Lee 'Scratch' Perry: The 30 Year Itch

Interview by Push, Melody Maker, October 1987

"I AM the first black Jew you've ever seen," he says. Later he declares, "I am Hitler! I rule the swastika!" ...

Lee 'Scratch' Perry: Dingwalls, London

Live Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, January 1988

SOMETIMES there are concerts that leave your mind so thoroughly evacuated, that the only way to galvanise your diminished sense of being is to work ...

Lee Perry: From the Secret Laboratory (Mango)/Maxi Priest: Bonafide (Charisma)

Review by Carol Cooper, Village Voice, The, November 1990

THIS YEAR'S New Music Seminar featured a panel called ‘Reggae in the ‘90s: Does Dancehall Rule?’ Both Jamaican and New York’s regional enthusiasm for dancehall ...

Lee Scratch Perry: Arkology, Volumes 1-3; Augustus Pablo and Junior Delgardo CDs

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, August 1997

Junior Delgado: Dance A Dub (Big Cat); Augustus Pablo: Augustus Pablo Presents DJs From 70s-80s (Big Cat) ...

A Bluffers Guide To Dub

Guide by John McCready, Jockey Slut, 2000

Note: This piece originally featured in Jockey Slut magazine and was written to serve as an introduction to those who had heard the word Dub ...

Into the Heart of the Ark: An Audience with Lee

Book Excerpt by Chris Salewicz, Rock's Backpages, November 2000

In an excerpt from his book Rude Boy: Once Upon a Time in Jamaica, Chris Salewicz recounts his February 1978 meeting with legendary reggae producer ...

The RC INTERVIEW: Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

Interview by Daryl Easlea, Record Collector, 2004

LET NO ONE tell you otherwise. An hour with reggae maverick Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is a wondrous thing. His ‘madness’, however stage-managed, is there, almost ...

George Faith: Super Eight (Trojan)

Review by Mike Atherton, Echoes, May 2012

TROJAN RECORDS' resolution for 2012 was obviously to make all fans of creative, forward-looking, barmy producer Lee "Scratch" Perry very happy indeed, and so far ...

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