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May 23 2017

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When the Subatomic Sound System begins to thump out the room, a few songs later, a gurgly, almost cartoonish voice emanates from the speakers. It’s clear that the voice is live, but it’s coming from somewhere not on stage. It’s a recognizable voice, with a touch more age and rust on it. It’s Lee Scratch Perry, toasting, somewhere backstage with a microphone.

He emerges two songs in wearing his hand-crafted suit of mis-matched elements, a hat bedazzled with sequins, buttons, other metal objects, a feather. On his shoes, two small mirrors. He holds the mic next to his mouth, and sticking out from his hand, several sticks on incense wafting into his face.

The living legend has always been rough around the edges, but at 81, his “Ras-tafar-I!” refrain is even more croaky and indistinct. Legendary percussionist Larry McDonald (of 1970s Black Ark fame) does a lot in tempering Perry’s loose lyricism and helps to frame the classic Rasta against Brooklyn-based Subatomic Sound System. The product is remarkably close to Perry’s original feel, but with Augustus Pablo-esque diversions with Subatomic main guy John Emch’s melodica bursts. 

Live review: Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry in Detroit at El Club Monday, May 15 2017

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This was pub’d the day b4 we saw Scratch.

I was sitting outside smoking things in between acts and offered a seat at ‘my’ picnic table to a kindly-lookin’ Rasta who was standing nearby. He politely declined, explaining that he’d soon be sitting down for quite some time :) I knew that meant he’s Scratch’s drummer (as it turned out, congas!) so I said, “Then please allow me to profusely thank you in advance,” and him smile an’ laff. He’s in the first and second images, and the 2nd is a V nice color pic of him. You can see why I’d offer him a seat! Such a big sweetie.

The 3rd image shows de DJ playin’ melodica. Mi na know why it have a rubber tube fi de mout'piece, insteada di usyal stubby lickle t'ing. Mi a nevah see dat befaar. He really nailed all he did.

The sax player’s also brilliant.

Deffo in the top 5 concerts I’ve seen - prolly more like top 3!

Swear to God/dess, LSP had about seven pounds of rings on each hand :)

Oh, and yes, dem a light a spliff pon di stage.

Via Photo Gallery: Lee Scratch Perry and Subatomic Sound System

May 20 2017

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Lotsa folks a quarter his age can’t kick over their heads!

Lee Scratch Perry (@ScratchLee) | Twitter

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May 19 2017

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A brutal riddim put together by Lee Perry.

Words Of My Mouth: Gatherers
Kuchy Skank: Upsetters
Hot Tip: Prince Django
Wha Yu A Go Tell Jah Say?: Max Romeo
Rubba Rubba Words: Upsetters
Wisdom : Jah Lloyd (as Jah Lion)
What About Africa: Glen Adams
Islington Rock: Augustus Pablo
Little Flute Chant: Tommy McCook
Words: Sangie Davis & Lee Perry
Lion A De Winner: Lee Perry

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“It doesn’t get much bigger than this wee beauty! Anthony ‘Sangie’ Davis with a classic vocal over typically funky 1973 rhythm from Lee Perry with the great Tin Legs on drums”

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Saw him perform Monday 15 May   XD   Fucking brilliant!

May 31 2015

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...  "This is a double-bodied Harmonics Guitar that I constructed out of two 3/4 scale standard guitars last year. The first version of this guitar was created in 1982 for use in my Symphony No. 2.  Since then I’ve done a number of variations. This one was made to be used like a standard guitar that can be played standing up.  The very early models required being seated.  The main purpose of this guitar is to bring out single harmonics or clusters of harmonics that exist on the length of a string up to the limits of the range of hearing or the amp being used.  Up to 32 to 64 different harmonics on each string depending on how it’s tuned.  The guitar facing away from your body plays mainly just harmonics.  The one against the body sounds the same as a slide guitar.  You can use either one or both guitars balancing them the way you want.  When using 2 amps you can get an extreme stereo guitar effect. The fret positions do not correspond to the pitches since the strings are longer than usual. The guitar can only be played with a slide bar.


This particular guitar was used in four solo shows that I did in Europe last year.  The photo is from the show at La Machine du Moulin Rouge, Paris.


I will include an instruction sheet explaining how I play it, string it, tune it and other pertinent info.  You can play it, string it or tune it any way you want of course.  Also included here are a long glass slide bar (which I prefer), a tuning wrench for the dulcimer pins that are used instead of machine heads and a strap that is screwed in with sheetrock screws.  It is adjustable or you can screw in a different one if you like.  It runs from the back of the body on one guitar to the front of the other."  ...


No-Wave pioneer Glenn Branca is auctioning off a beautifully ridiculous guitar | Dangerous Minds

March 08 2015

MerelyGifted
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Joy Division
Twenty Four Hours
Closer (1980)

Please also vide: Fall Sound
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March 07 2015

MerelyGifted
03:29
Rios, Pontes e Overdrives
Chico Science e Nação Zumbi
Da Lama ao Caos (1994)

Please vide: The Fall - Light/Fireworks

March 06 2015

MerelyGifted
05:26
The Fall
Industrial Estate
Live at the Witch Trials (1979)
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The Fall
Before the Moon Falls
Dragnet (1979)
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The Fall
Intro
Totale's Turns (It's Now or Never) (1980)
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The Fall
The Container Drivers
Grotesque (After the Gramme) (1980)
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The Fall
Prole Art Threat
Slates (1981)
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