DREADLOCKS IN MOONLIGHT * LEE PERRY * ISLAND 6370 * UK
I have never ascribed to the view that Lee Perry is 'crazy' or 'mad' or any of the derogatory and thoughtless words that many commentators, mostly in the commercial sector, carelessly refer to him and his creativity as, and I am sure that much of what is too easily termed as madness is in fact a very astute sense of self and its relation to image. That's not to say that he, like everybody else, doesn't have darker recess in his mind, though he allows more of his thoughts and feelings freer rein than most, but look beyond that apparent psychosis and there is a profound body of good sense that all 'sane' people can relate to. On this record - from the period that 'the madman image', so beloved by the big record companies, came together in the form it has kept until today - Lee Perry is using language in not only a creative and poetic way but there is also an astute socially-philosophical and psychological aspect to his categorizations here, and, as he pertinently reminds us, "The knife that stick the sheep, a go stick the goat".
|Justice To The People||Ten To Twelve||Wishes Of The Wicked||Sipreano|
|Kimble||Jungle Lion||Cow Thief Skank||Roast Fish & Corn Bread|
|When Jah Speak||Dreader Locks||Son Of Thunder||Judas|
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