Artist / Grupp: Lee "Scratch" Perry
Releasedatum: 01/07/1997, 07/1997
Label: Island Jamaica
Antal delar i set: 3
Studio / Live: S
Undergenre: Roots Reggae
Producent: Lee "Scratch" Perry
Catalogue Number: CRNCD 6
Album Notes: Personnel includes: Lee Perry (vocals, percussion); The Heptones, Max Romeo, Junior Murvin, Earl George Faith, The Meditations, The Congos, Errol Walker, Davon Irons, Raphael Green, Winston "Dr. Alimantado" Thompson, Lester "Dillinger" Bullocks, Pat "Jah Lion" Francis, Michael "Mikey Dread" Campbell, Enos Barnes, Junior Dread, Marcia Griffiths, Cynthia Schloss, Full Experience (vocals); Earl "Chinna" Smith, Geoffery Chung, Robert "Billy Boy" Johnson, Phill (guitar); Richard "Dirty Harry" Hall (saxophone); Vin "Don D. Jr." (trombone); Theophieius Beckford (piano); Augustus Pablo (melodica); Winston Wright (organ); Robbie Shakespeare (bass); Mikey "Boo" Richards, Lowell "Sly" Dunbar (drums); Noel "Skully" Simms, Uziah "Sticky" Thompson (percussion).
Recorded at The Black Ark, Kingston, Jamaica between 1975 and 1979.
Black Ark was the name of a one-room shack studio that Lee Perry built in the garden of his home at 5 Cardiff Crescent in the Washington Gardens suburb of Kingston, Jamaica. Beginning in 1974, he helped revolutionize the use of a studio as a musical instrument, while making some of the most sumptuous and grooving reggae records of that decade. ARKOLOGY documents only a thin slice of his studio's rich history, but even that slice is enough to overstuff three discs with hits, dubs and previously unheard treats.
Here you'll find the obvious choices that should be a part of any good reggae collection: international hits like Max Romeo's "War Ina Babylon," Junior Murvin's "Police And Thieves," George Faith's "To Be A Lover," Perry's own "Curly Locks," among many others. But you'll also find the ultra-rare dub versions of these tracks, in their brazenly deconstructed state by Perry and his faithful and ever-evolving band of Upsetters. ARKOLOGY serves multiple purposes and satisfies mightily over its three installments.
Album Reviews: Rolling Stone - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Perry was crazy like George Clinton, drawing dynamic performances from a fluid cast of singers and sidemen and camouflaging his calls for social change and spiritual retribution in cool licks and cartoonish mysticism..."
Q - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...ARKOLOGY...unearths what is ancient history in reggae terms and yet which still sounds as if it comes from maybe 100 years hence..."
Spin - 9 (out of 10) - "...reveals Perry's alchemical use of ramshackle studio technology. Most cuts swim in a haze of sacred reverb froth, displaying a jarring, third-world `musique concrete,' with sound effects ranging from leonine roars to acid house-style bleeps and buzzes..."
Vibe - "...the most prescient producer...ever to emerge from Jamaica..."
Spin - "If he didn't quite invent dub, he did carry its bricolage deeper into both the stratosphere and the Earth's core than anyone else."
Vibe (10/97, p.172) - "...the most prescient producer...ever to emerge from Jamaica..."
Rolling Stone (7/10-24/97, p.120) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Perry was crazy like George Clinton, drawing dynamic performances from a fluid cast of singers and sidemen and camouflaging his calls for social change and spiritual retribution in cool licks and cartoonish mysticism..."
Spin (8/97, pp.115-116) - 9 (out of 10) - "...reveals Perry's alchemical use of ramshackle studio technology. Most cuts swim in a haze of sacred reverb froth, displaying a jarring, third-world `musique concrete,' with sound effects ranging from leonine roars to acid house-style bleeps and buzzes..."
Q (5/97, pp.140) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...ARKOLOGY...unearths what is ancient history in reggae terms and yet which still sounds as if it comes from maybe 100 years hence..."
Titles on disc 1
1.: Dub Revolution, Pt. 1 - Perry, Lee "Scratch" & the Upsetters
2.: One Step Forward - Romeo, Max
3.: One Step Dub - Upsetters
4.: Vampire - Irons, Devon
5.: Vamp a Dub - Upsetters
6.: Sufferers Time - Heptones, Sufferer's Time - Heptones
7.: Sufferers Dub - Upsetters, Sufferer's Dub - Upsetters
8.: Sufferers Heights - Junior Dread, Sufferer's Heights - Junior Dread
9.: Don't Blame on I - Congos
10.: Much Smarter - Meditations
11.: Much Smarter Dub - Upsetters
12.: Life Is Not Easy - Meditations
13.: Life Is Not Easy Dub - Upsetters
14.: Tedious - Murvin, Junior
15.: War Ina Babylon - Romeo, Max
16.: Revelation Dub - Upsetters
17.: Mr. President - Heptones, Mr President - Heptones & Jah Lion
18.: Chase the Devil - Romeo, Max
Titles on disc 2
1.: Dreadlocks in Moonlight
2.: Dread at the Controls - Dread, Mikey
3.: In These Times - Walker, Errol
4.: In These Times Dub - Upsetters
5.: Norman - Romeo, Max
6.: Police & Thieves - Murvin, Junior
7.: Magic Touch - DaCosta, Glen
8.: Soldier and Police War - Jah Lion
9.: Grumblin' Dub - Upsetters
10.: Bad Weed - Murvin, Junior
11.: John Public - Walker, Errol
12.: John Public - Barnes, Enos
13.: Roots Train - Dillinger
14.: No Peace - Meditations
15.: No Peace Dub - Upsetters, No Peace Dub - Meditations
16.: Rasta Train - Doctor Alimantado
17.: Party Time, Pt. 2 - Upsetters
Titles on disc 3
1.: Vibrate On - Pablo, Augustus
2.: Vibrator - Upsetters, Vibrators - Upsetters
3.: Bird in Hand - Upsetters
4.: Congoman - Congos
5.: Dyon Anasawa - Upsetters, Dyon Anasawa - Upsetters & Full Experience
6.: Rastaman Shuffle - Upsetters
7.: Why Must I - Heptones, Why Must I (Version) - Heptones & Lee Perry
8.: Make up Your Mind - Heptones
9.: Closer Together - Upsetters, Closer Together - Upsetter Revue & Junior Murvin
10.: Groovy Situation - Rowe, Keith
11.: Groovy Dub - Upsetters
12.: To Be a Lover (Have Some Mercy) - Faith, George
13.: Soul Fire
14.: Curly Locks
15.: Feast of the Passover - Congos
16.: Roast Fish and Cornbread
17.: Corn Fish Dub - Upsetters, Corn Fish Dub
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