Lee "Scratch" Perry

Scratch Attack!

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Although it suffers a bit from shoddy packaging, ugly graphics, and no liner information to speak of, Scratch Attack! is a reissue of two excellent and long-unavailable Lee "Scratch" Perry LPs, The Upsetters: Chapter 1 and Blackboard Jungle Dub. The material is weirdly wonderful and represents some of Perry's earliest and most unrestrained efforts at dub madness. Issued on one disc, they ebb and flow seamlessly (set your CD player or playlist on "shuffle" for proof), with tracks like "Scratch the Dub Organizer" and "Dub from Africa" especially delicious. This is a great way to dig deep into Perry's unique mindset without spending a ton of money.

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