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Album Review

Like their first meeting (Time Boom X de Devil Dead), the second collaboration between Lee "Scratch" Perry and his acolyte, Adrian Sherwood, is a perfect mixture of Perry's manic toasting and singing and the sinuous beat supplied by the Sherwood-led Dub Syndicate and the Roots Radics. Money and attacks on capitalism (specifically the World Bank) fuel Perry's ire on this disc, but just when the going gets heavy, Scratch pulls out a tribute to cartoon detective Inspector Gadget, as well as a great cover of Leroy Sibbles' "Party Time." As with their earlier release, Perry and Sherwood work well together, perhaps due to Sherwood's fondness for psychedelicizing his dub mixes and Perry's preference for flat-out weirdness. In any event, this collaboration between pupil and teacher is one of the better releases from this portion of Perry's long musical journey.

Customer Reviews

Secret Shame

'From The Secret Laboratory' should have been a great album in theory. The title is great and follows the fact that he left Jamaica and had set up base in Switzerland. The collaberation with upcoming producer Adrian Sherwood on new material looked promising but is in fact very disappointing. The best moments come from re-used Black Ark tracks like 'Party Time' and 'Vibrate On' but you might as well just find the originals. For Collectors Only.

Biography

Born: 20 March 1936 in Hanover, Jamaica

Genre: Reggae

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Some call him a genius, others claim he's certifiably insane, a madman. Truth is, he's both, but more importantly, Lee Perry is a towering figure in reggae -- a producer, mixer, and songwriter who, along with King Tubby, helped shape the sound of dub and made reggae music such a powerful part of the pop music world. Along with producing some of the most influential acts (Bob Marley & the Wailers and the Congos to name but two) in reggae history, Perry's approach to production and dub mixing was breathtakingly...
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From the Secret Laboratory, Lee "Scratch" Perry
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  • £10.89
  • Genres: Reggae, Music, Rock, Dub
  • Released: 01 January 1990

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