Lee “Scratch” Perry – The Return Of Pipecock Jackxon
Originally released in 1980, this album from Lee “Scratch” Perry is the final work to emerge from his Black Ark studio, before its permanent destruction. It concludes a series of LP masterworks such as Super Ape, War In Babylon, Police And Thieves, and Return Of The Super Ape.
Enthrallingly, it crosses the sound world of Roast Fish Collie Weed & Cornbread with new hybrids — like the irresistible 11-minute opener; rolling and delirious, a kind of reggae prophecy of Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing,” but musically richer, and more glazed, randy and visionary. Includes an insert with extensive notes by David Katz.