Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, live tonight at The Vogue in Indianapolis, IN.
Yup. The Upsetter killed The Devil in #NAPTOWN.
So awesome, man.
I never thought I would ever get to see this man play live.
He’s been a huge influence on me since I first discovered his work through The Beastie Boys’ old magazine ‘Grand Royal’.
I found a tape (!!!) called ‘All The Hits’ for a dollar (!!!) after I read the article. That mug STAYED in the deck. My friends would come over and wonder why I was listening to this hissy, odd sounding tape EVERY TIME they came over. I don’t even think I could explain it at the time. It just touched me.
I’ve been throwing references to his work in mine ever since, going as far back as the first Mudkids album and most recently with ‘The Tinkerer’s Dub (Mpozitivity)’ on my latest release, Rusty Redenbacher - ‘The Tinkerer’
In later years, I came to realize how massive his influence was on reggae music. He recorded and produced some incredible sides for Bob Marley And The Wailers, when they were making the move from ‘ska’ into what is now recognized worldwide as ‘reggae’ music.
He invented ‘Dub’ reggae. He’s one of the first people to truly use the studio as an instrument. He was doing things with a four track in 1970 that people can’t figure out or replicate today. Just amazing.
Well, I saw Scratch kill the devil last night with Muhbabay in my hometown. It was one of the best nights out I’ve had in a long time, thought I should share some of it with you.
SCRATCH THE DUB ORGANIZER! HEAR ME NOW! BIG UP @djIndianaJones! BIG UP CRUSHSTAR INTERNATIONAL! BIG UP YUH SELF!