Weird old genius wizard. Last few records have slipped though.
I haven't heard any of his newest stuff, I mainly stick to the classics. I also like any song where he randomly slips an animal noise in for no reason. I remember the first time I heard any of Perry's stuff, I was like 15 and suddenly in the middle of the intro to this reggae song there was a cow mooing, and I was all "brah that's hella crazy."
Well probably not like that but you get the picture.
His early work is incredible. The Upsetters were untouchable. And who says the green corn makes you unproductive:
AlbumsThe Upsetter (1969) Return of Django (1969) Clint Eastwood (1970) Many Moods of the Upsetters (1970) Scratch the Upsetter Again (1970) The Good, the Bad and the Upsetters (1970) Eastwood Rides Again (1970) Africa's Blood (1972) Cloak and Dagger (1973) Rhythm Shower (1973) Upsetters 14 Dub Blackboard Jungle aka Blackboard Jungle Dub (1973) Black Ark era
Double Seven (1974) DIP Presents the Upsetter (1975) Musical Bones (1975) Return of Wax (1975) Kung Fu Meets the Dragon aka Heart of the Dragon (1975) Revolution Dub (1975) Super Ape aka Scratch the Super Ape (1976) Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread (1978) Return of the Super Ape (1978) The Return of Pipecock Jackxon (1980) Mystic Miracle Star (with the Majestics) (1982) History, Mystery & Prophecy (1984) Battle Of Armagideon (Millionaire Liquidator) (1986) Time Boom X De Devil Dead (with Dub Syndicate) (1987) On the Wire (1988) Satan Kicked the Bucket (with Bullwackie) (1988) Chicken Scratch (1989) Mystic Warrior (1989) Mystic Warrior Dub (with Mad Professor) (1989) From The Secret Laboratory (with Dub Syndicate) (1990) Message From Yard (with Bullwackie) (1990) Satan's Dub (with Bullwackie) (1990) Lord God Muzik (1991) Sounds From The Hotline (1991) The Upsetter and The Beat (1992) Excaliburman (1992) Spiritual Healing (1994) Black Ark Experryments (with Mad Professor) (1995) Experryments at the Grass Roots of Dub (with Mad Professor) (1995) Super Ape Inna Jungle (with Mad Professor) (1995) Who Put The Voodoo Pon Reggae (with Mad Professor) (1996) Dub Take the Voodoo Out of Reggae (Mad Professor with Lee Perry) (1996) Technomajikal (1997) Dub Fire (with Mad Professor) (1998) The Original Super Ape (1998) Son of Thunder (2000) Songs to Bring Back the Ark (2000) Techno Party (2000) Jamaican E.T. (2002) Earthman Skanking (2003) Encore (2003) Alien Starman (2003) Panic in Babylon (2004) Alive, more than ever (2006) End of an American Dream (2007) The Mighty Upsetter (2008) Repentance (2008) Scratch Came Scratch Saw Scratch Conquered (2008) Iron Devil (2008) Dub Setter (with Adrian Sherwood) (2009) Return from Planet Dub (with Dubblestandart) (2009) Blackboard Jungle Vol.1 & 2 (with Dubblestandart & Subatomic Sound System) (2009) Mad Alien Dub (2010) 'The Unfinished Masterpiece' (2010) Revelation (2010) Chrome Optimism Remixes (with Dubblestandart & David Lynch) (2009) Rise Again (2011)  Compilation albumsChicken Scratch (produced by Coxsone Dodd) (1963–1966) Reggae Greats: Lee "Scratch" Perry (1984) Open The Gate (1989) Upsetter Collection (1994) Upsetters A Go Go (1995) Introducing Lee Perry (1996) Words Of My Mouth Vol.1 (The Producer Series) (1996) Voodooism (Pressure Sounds) (1996) Arkology (1997) The Upsetter Shop Vol.1: Upsetter In Dub (1997) Dry Acid (1998) Lee Perry Arkive (1998) Produced and Directed By The Upsetter (Pressure Sounds) (1998) Lost Treasures of The Ark (1999) Upsetter Shop Vol.2 1969-1973 (1999) Words Of My Mouth Vol.2 (The Producer Series) (1999) Words Of My Mouth Vol.3 (Live As One/The Producer Series) (2000) Scratch Walking (2001) Black Ark In Dub (2002) Divine Madness ... Definitely (Pressure Sounds) (2002) Dub Triptych (2000) Trojan Upsetter Box Set (2002) This is Ska and Reggae Roots (2005) The Upsetter Selection - A Lee Perry Jukebox (2007) High Plains Drifter - Jamaican 45's 1968-73 (2012), Pressure Sounds - Lee Perry and the Upsetters
Post by billypilgrim on Jun 28, 2012 11:14:29 GMT -5
Arkology is an amazing compilation of 50+ songs that Perry produced. It's got stuff by The Congos, Max Romeo, Augustus Pablo, Junior Murvin, The Heptones, The Upsetters, and Perry's own stuff. Even with 3 CDs though, it barely scratches the surface of his amazing career.
Dub is a genre of music which grew out of reggae music in the 1960s, and is commonly considered a subgenre, though it has developed to extend beyond the scope of reggae. Music in this genre consists predominantly of instrumental remixes of existing recordings and is achieved by significantly manipulating and reshaping the recordings, usually by removing the vocals from an existing music piece, emphasizing the drum and bass parts (this stripped down track is sometimes referred to as a 'riddim'). Other techniques include dynamically adding extensive echo, reverb, panoramic delay, and occasional dubbing of vocal or instrumental snippets from the original version or other works.
Dub music is characterized by a "version" or "double" of an existing song, often instrumental, using B-sides of 45 RPM records and typically emphasizing the drums and bass for a sound popular in local sound systems. The instrumental tracks are typically drenched in sound effects such as echo, reverberation, with instruments and vocals dropping in and out of the mix. Another hallmark of the dub sound is the prominent use of bass guitar. The music sometimes features other noises, such as birds singing, thunder and lightning, water flowing, and producers shouting instructions at the musicians. It can be further augmented by live DJs. The many-layered sounds with varying echoes and volumes are often said to create soundscapes, or sound sculptures, drawing attention to the shape and depth of the space between sounds as well as to the sounds themselves. There is usually a distinctly organic feel to the music, even though the effects are electronically created.