Lee Scratch Perry Interview in L.A. | CounterPunch

Source: Scratch in LA: an Interview With Lee Perry | Counter Punch

Lee Scratch Perry performing at the Dub Club in Los Angeles.
Lee “Scratch” Perry performing at the Dub Club in Los Angeles. Courtesy of Stephen A. Cooper.

Lee “Scratch” Perry Interview

Lee Scratch Perry, was in Los Angeles, Ca. to promote his new album “Super Ape Returns to Conquer”. The album is a sonically superb reimagining of his classic ‘76 Super Ape album.

The capacity crowd knew they were watching a living legend and might never get the chance again; most would have stayed all night watching the octogenarian perform if they could have, swaying, skanking, and smiling with the rising sun.

Lee “Scratch” Perry, known as “The Upsetter,” not only propelled Bob Marley and countless other Jamaican musicians’ careers to international stardom but he pioneered dub music, which, in turn, birthed hip-hop.

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