Lee Scratch Perry – His Best Album

Well the album that I like best is Time Boom and De Devil Dead.

Time Boom and De Devil Dead is Lee’s apotheosis. It brings together all his studio techniques and tricks, dubbing, lyrics, panache, politics, social comment, and musical genius into one package.

Here’s a few tracks from YouTube that illustrate the brilliance of this album.

Photography – Lee Scratch Perry – Some thoughts and photos

The main trouble with Lee Scratch Perry is that he is so quiet, unassuming and reticent.

If he could only liven up himself and be a little more flamboyant he’d be more interesting.

2012 was a great year for Lee Scratch Perry gigs. The band was hot and Lee was on form. You would think he was 78 years old and had smoked enough ganga to build a haystack. He was scintillating, scampering and prancing around the stage like a teenager.

His costume was so bright that you needed sunglasses to look at him.

What a character.

This man is a living legend. He not only revolutionised Studio One in Jamaica but set up his own weird studio – The Black Ark – where he pioneered the most amazing studio techniques to create a great deal of music that pushed the limits in every respect. It was an honour to see him!


I tried a few effects. I thought it was appropriate.

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Opher’s World Tributes to Rock Geniuses – Book Launch – Now available on Kindle for just £1.99 – Enjoy!!

My new book is already up on Kindle and Amazon. I’ve already started on the Part 2!!

I hope you love it as much as I enjoyed writing it!!

Part 2 will follow in a while!!

I’m doing the Nick Harper book first though!!

PS – The photo of Lee Scratch Perry is one I took a couple of years ago!!