Lee Scratch Perry - Super Ape Returns To Conquer

Lee Scratch Perry - Super Ape Returns To Conquer
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22nd Sep 2017
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Lee Scratch Perry - Super Ape Returns To Conquer

•    Dub reggae legend Lee Scratch Perry returns to the studio with a brand new album of wide-ranging narrative

•    Includes special guests Subatomic Sound System

Forty-one years after Lee "Scratch" Perry defined dub music with his seminal 1976 Super Ape album, he returns with NYC's Subatomic Sound System to conquer again, reincarnating the magic of his Black Ark studio in Jamaica, heavy on Ethiopian horns and percussion, while reinvigorating it with the 21st century booming bass and beats that capture the energy of their innovative live electronic show.

Without doubt the best known and most charismatic of all Jamaican record producers, Lee "Scratch" Perry is a legend of reggae and dub and his story is inseparable from that of the development of Jamaican music. Scratch found his popularity back in the 60s with quirky instrumental numbers whose titles often took inspiration from the spaghetti westerns that were popular in Kingston's downtown cinemas at the time.

Perry was a pioneer in the 1970s development of dub music with his early adoption of remixing and studio effects to create new instrumental or vocal versions of existing reggae tracks. He has worked with and produced for a wide variety of artists, including Bob Marley and the Wailers, Junior Murvin, the Congos, Max Romeo, Adrian Sherwood, the Beastie Boys, Ari Up, and many others.

His place in the history of popular music is assured and the influence of the sounds he created can be heard reverberating around the world. He is Jamaica’s answer to Joe Meek, Phil Spector and Brian Wilson all rolled into one.

New Ark Subatomic Energy
Zion's Blood
Chase the Devil
War Ina Babylon
Dread Lion
Patience Dub
Super Ape
Curly Dub (Sing Along Jah Jah Children)    
Underground Roots
Dub Along
Go Deya (Three In One)
So It Conquer
Croaking Lizard (Dubstrumental Mix)
Black Vest (Dubstrumental Mix)
Super Ape (Dubstrumental Mix)
Dread Lion (Dubstrumental Mix)