While others might debate his sanity or dwell on his imposing legacy, The Upsetter himself stays focused on creating something new.
Ask a lot of people both inside and outside of Jamaica about Lee “Scratch” Perry and they’ll tell you he’s crazy. Even if they acknowledge that the Grammy winning producer and reggae artist has made important musical contributions, the main thing is that he’s out of his mind. It’s hard to blame them. The now scrawny, wizened 76 year-old from Kendal, Jamaica certainly seems crazy. He wears baseball caps and sneakers encrusted with medallions and assorted knick knacks and saying wildly nonsensical and often rhyming things in interviews. He dyes his beard pink a lot too.
Thanks to Emch at Subatomic Sound System for sharing.