Honest Jon's reissue Lee Scratch Perry's 1980 masterpiece, the final record made at the Black Ark studio before its ultimate demise.

Appearing after his equally seminal series of 'Super Ape', 'War In A Babylon', 'Police And Thieves' and 'Return Of The Super Ape' LPs, it finds Perry during a turbulent period - his Black Ark compound has been occupied by occult Rasta factions, his wife has left him and nobody came to visit any more - but the music within is evidently some of the greatest he ever made.

It opens with the eleven minute sexual boast 'Bed Jammin', a psyched-out and heavy rolling session with nutty lyrics set to humid, grinding groove, besides the stunning, almost-baroque Casio keys and lagging steppers' drums of 'Untitled Rhythm' or the swooning 'Give Thanx To Jah', thru to the cuckoo soul of 'Who Killer The Chicken' and the blunted delirium of 'Some Have Fe Holla'.

This music is everything, there's pop, electronic experimentation, soul, and funk, all imagined with the most incredible, psychedelic vision - a combination which should only be ignored by the foolish. A stone cold classic record.

 

Tracklist:

Bed Jammin

 

Untitled Rhythm

 

Give Thanx To Jah

 

Easy Knocking

 

Who Killed The Chicken

 

Babylon Cookie Jar A Crumble

 

Some Have Fe Halla

 

 

Label: Honest Jons

Catalogue Number: HJRLP109

LEE 'SCRATCH' PERRY - THE RETURN OF PIPECOCK JACKXON

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