The following text is uploaded courtesy of Dan Cody and links to a great new interview with Lee Perry on the site nomajesty.com: well worth a visit!
With an influential career spanning six decades, Lee Scratch Perry has had more of an impact on Jamaican music than most. Producing music with some of Reggae’s biggest names including Max Romeo and the one and only Bob Marley, before going on to create Dub for the world, Scratch has truly left his mark on music history.
Scratch’s own career in music as a performer has taken him all over the world, from Jamaica, to London and even Switzerland, and he has made some unforgettably unique music in each. Records like Super Ape by Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters remain some of the greatest the genre has to offer.
Scratch spoke to Dan Cody from Negril, Jamaica, where the singer has been spending time with his family, performing in local concerts, taking part in community projects and working with local unknown singers. In the interview they talked about Perry’s recent series of paintings he has created with British artist Peter Harris, how they reflect on the politics of the world, and how he feels a second Reggae ‘revolution’ is on its way.