Thursday, June 2, 2011
THE UPSETTER: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LEE 'SCRATCH' PERRY
Legendary Jamaican musician and self-confessed madman Rainford Hugh Perry - better known as Lee 'Scratch' Perry - has been credited with, pretty much, creating reggae music. Either way, the dude played a huge role in the genre's development, popularising reggae and dub music around the world. Perry worked with Bob Marley, producing some of his biggest hits. He's also worked with Junior Murvin, The Wailers, The Clash and Beastie Boys. And in the '70s, in his heyday, working from home out of his own Black Ark Studios, Perry's supposed to have produced up to 20 songs a week! Not bad for someone blazed out of his skull.
Narrated by Benicio Del Toro, The Upsetter's showing around America 'til June.