R.I.P. Lee Scratch Perry

DannyL

Wild Horses
the two big things for people my age was the grand royal retrospective and the arkology boxset. he had zero presence on radio which is interesting. my favorite is peobably the meditations gear off of arkology
I'd forgotten about that Grand Royal piece! Yeah, that was huge. Another cultural product that time's cruel ravages have somehow taken from my hands.
 

luka

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It was about 23 pages long my Impression is that piece is what paved the way for the island box set
 

DannyL

Wild Horses
Yeah. It's always weird when Americans engage with reggae as well. They often fuck it up. I can't recall if that piece did or not
 

luka

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Nah it was cool but it was interesting g in that it made Perry an auteur and the rest of the scene disappeared
 

luka

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I like Perry and I'm happy to give him auteur status but definitely I never heard him once on the radio in London which is also interesting. I like the music, personally, but it had no community appeal
 

william_kent

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he got played on the radio in the North West - although it was on Steve Barker's "On The Wire" show for BBC radio Lancashire rather the local pirates
 

luka

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Have you got Irish blood? A lot of people here can't stand the Irish (eg Craner) but I think they have a lot of spunk, I really like them
 

version

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WebEschatology

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He got, this is how it works, he got elevated for being weird (cow moos. Babies crying)
i don't think it's just that he was weird that was part of it sure but it was also because for a guy from a island like Jamaica with not much in terms of traditional music knowledge theory etc was able to craft this indisputible sound that even by the standards of Scientist, Tubby, Jammy and them man was more singular
 

WebEschatology

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maybe his own music didn't really get play but the stuff he produced DEFINITLY did and has done,shit when i was at a protest outside Tottenham police station they were blasting out War Ina babylon

side note : Wretch 32 was there, this was after the footage of his dad getting tasered came out
 

william_kent

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I would place him firmly within in the afrofurturist tradition - he's up there with Sun Ra - may appear to be mad, but that's just because he's on another level - he actually spoke a lot of sense
 

WebEschatology

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yes he did the stuff with animal noises and baby cries me personally i did that stuff but honestly when listening to them tunes he did unless its pointed out i don't really notice

they ain't a focal point in the same way certain producers/sound art field recording people would make them
 
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