The Upsetters - The Good, The Bad And The Upsetters

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This reissue, put out by Hot Milk Records, is the first time the album has been widely available, and it shows Perry's dub production values in an embryonic form. The songs are dense demonstrations of the competency of Perry's musicians, and give an indication of Perry's ability to draw out the best in those he worked with. 'It's Alright' feels like the greatest instrumental the Beastie Boys never recorded. There are some indications of the Perry's eccentricity also, for instance the knee jerk rhythm section of 'Dracula' contrasted against its over-bearing fart of an organ line. Elsewhere, the inclusion of two versions of songs by the Wailers remind the listener of the crucial role Perry played in laying out the sonic template for his contemporaries.

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