Nov 29, 2014
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Posts tagged: The Upsetter

Fashion Fridays: Official Lee “Scratch” Perry Tees + Buttons


Lee “Scratch” Perry would be a hell of a Halloween costume. Perry’s personal uniform is a compilation of personal artifacts so distinctive that it would be impossible to replicate. So while we’re sure someone’s tried, we doubt anyone else out there could do Scratch justice. Better to spend your Oct. 31st enjoying the many “haunted” and “spooky” tunes the reggae/dub pioneer has had his hand in over the years. From Bob Marley’s original “Duppy Conqueror” (produced by Perry on the Upsetter label in 1970) to his latest release, “Black Ark Vampires,” (premiered right here yesterday) Perry’s catalog is ripe for Halloween listening. If you really must express your love for LSP through your attire, head over to his website, where a pair of smartly designed new tees and some slick new pins are now for sale.

The tees, designed by New Analog and hand printed by One69A, are the first official shirts ever commissioned for The Upsetter, while the pins are currently available for pre-order at £3 a pop. Pree di business below.

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Visual Culture: Lee “Scratch” Perry’s “The Death of Baphomet” Art Show

Words by Jesse Serwer


Lee “Scratch” Perry isn’t known as The Upsetter for no reason.

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LargeUp Premiere: Lee “Scratch” Perry — “Stand In Love”

Words by Jesse Serwer–

Anyone with more than a passing familiarity with dancehall knows the name XTerminator. The record label and production house of the late Philip “Fattis” Burrell played a pivotal role in the careers of Capleton, Luciano, Beres Hammond and Buju Banton, and introduced the world to Sizzla.

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Impressions: Lee “Scratch” Perry in NYC

Photos by Richard Rose—

Lee Scratch Perry

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Poll: Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Best Album + 9/23 NYC Show

Words by LargeUp Crew—

The second annual Dub Champions Festival kicks off in NYC tonight and, needless to say, we are amped, with an empasis on amp. Yes, that was us who just bought the the Guitar Center out of earplugs, in preparation for this weekend’s events. Not only will Scientist be reconvening live on stage with Roots Radics and Johnny Osbourne for a live performance of 1981’s Scientist Rids the Curse of the Evil Vampires—a contender for greatest dub album of all time—but for the second year, the fest will host a live performance by our toppa top personal hero, Lee “Scratch” Perry.

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Mini Lee: Lee “Scratch” Perry Figurine

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Press Pop, a Japanese toy maker, recently unveiled the design for its latest figurine: a miniature version of Lee “Scratch” Perry, decked out in a Jamaica tank, pink pants and a removable trucker hat. Oh, and can’t forget the pink beard. The toy is designed by Archer Prewitt of the indie rock band The Sea and Cake, who was formerly a colorist for Marvel Comics. According to the company’s site, the doll will be out this summer. (Spotted at Spliffingon’s Tumblr)

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