iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from High Plains Drifter by Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

iTunes Review

Though Lee Perry is perhaps most revered for his pioneering ventures into the realms of dub, or for epochal mid-‘70s productions like Police and Thieves and Heart of the Congos, his earlier work is equally worthy of attention. High Plains Drifter collects 20 boxy, eccentric reggae instrumentals from the dawn of Perry’s career. Though contemporary Perry productions like the pugnacious “Return of Django” became minor hits upon their release in the U.K., the material collected here was never issued outside of Jamaica. Nonetheless, these less-heralded tunes are every bit the match for their more famous counterparts. Take “Val Blows In," a storming instrumental featuring tenor player Val Bennett, or the equally heavy “Next to You," a bit of tightly coiled island funk graced by the shouted exhortations of the excitable Dave Barker, who cut the chart-topping “Double Barrel” for Perry and Coxsone Dodd in 1971. High Plains Drifter is a formidable piece of scholarship and boasts a selection of incredible rarities that will surprise even the most devoted Lee Perry fanatic.

Biography

Born: March 20, 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...
Full Bio

Top Albums and Songs by Lee "Scratch" Perry

High Plains Drifter, Lee "Scratch" Perry
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Influencers

Influenced by This Artist

Contemporaries