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Lee 'Scratch' Perry - the man of style and fashion

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:28 pm    Post subject: Lee 'Scratch' Perry - the man of style and fashion Reply with quote

The Jamaica Observer published an article about Lee Perry:

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/html/20080615T220000-0500_136767_OBS_LEE__SCRATCH__PERRY___THE_MAN_OF_STYLE_AND_FASHION_.asp

It seems nowaday's Jamaica is mostly impressed with the man's hairstyle Wink


Lee 'Scratch' Perry - the man of style and fashion
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Monday, June 16, 2008

There are fashion icons, there are fashionistas and then there is the inimitable Lee 'Scratch' Perry. The elusive man himself slipped into the crowd at Caribbean Fashion Week but Pulse boss Kingsley Cooper announced that he was in the house. Of course, that meant that Scratch had to stand up so the enthusiastic patrons could actually see him and was later escorted on stage by Carolyn Cooper.

Notorious for his flamboyant style, Scratch didn't let us down and Spragga Benz and Scoffery remarked, "A him set the trend for Ele. Just look at the man, he must be Ele's grandfather."
As popular for his music as he is for his eccentricities, Lee Scratch is a reggae and dub artiste who has been highly influential in the development and acceptance of reggae and dub music in Jamaica and overseas. He is also known as Pipecock Jaxxon and The Upsetter.
In 2003, Scratch won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album with the album Jamaican ET. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Perry #100 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artistes of All Time.
More recently, he teamed up with a group of Swiss musicians and performed under the name Lee Perry and the White Belly Rats, and made a brief visit to the United States using the New York City based group Dub Is A Weapon as his backing band. Born Rainford Hugh Perry in Kendal, the 72-year-old Perry lives in Switzerland with his wife.
Welcome home, Scratch.
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Klaus5



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm im not sure how i feel about Lee Perry.

He is pretty funny to watch (check out the vids on youtube of when Jools Holland visited him) but mainly because he gives the impression of being completely insane, and does make/produce alot of good music.

On the other hand, his big ego and in your face style goes a bit against his rastafari preaching, as does his advertising of alcohol (im sure he sings against alcohol in some songs). And that pum-pum video was a pretty sexist. He seems more interested in money than his religion, which i have nothing really against in itself if thats how someone wants to live, but he seems quite hypocritical.
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