Lee Scratch Perry is playing Eric’s in February. Seriously. Getintothis‘ has a pair of passes to his show to be won. Dubnobasswithmyheadman!
Lee Scratch Perry plays Eric’s on Sunday February 17.
Yup, you read that correctly. The legendary producer and counter-culture icon crash lands in Liverpool ready to obliterate our senses with his sonic kicks and on stage psycho babble.
Without doubt the most respected and charismatic of all Jamaican record producers, Rainford Hugh Perry (nicknamed Lee, by his mother) aka Scratch / The Upsetter is one of reggae’s longest serving veterans and his story is inseparable from that of the development of world music.
By 1968 he had formed his own label, Upsetter Records, and was enjoying hits with songs like The Untouchables‘ Tighten Up. But he became best known for his quirky instrumental numbers whose titles often took inspiration from the Spaghetti Westerns playing in downtown Kingston cinemas.
These Upsetter instrumentals found favour in the UK with the skinheads of the late 60s, and Scratch scored his first British chart hit in 1969 with Return of Django.
His place in the history of popular music is assured and his musical influence can be heard reverberating around the world. He is Jamaica’s answer to Joe Meek, Brian Eno, Phil Spector and Brian Wilson all rolled into one.
To celebrate this unique live offering, we’ve got two passes up for grabs for two very lucky readers. To be in with a chance of winning, follow Getintothis on Twitter, answer the following question and add #ScratchPerry.
Q) Which actor, acclaimed for his roles in famous Westerns, lends his name to Lee Scratch Perry’s third album?
a) Clint Eastwood
b) John Wayne
c) Paul Newman
Lee Scratch Perry plays Eric’s on Sunday February 17, tickets £27.50.