Tuesday, February 19, 2008

This Old Record Is Quite Good

Lee 'Scratch' Perry: Roast Duck (C&N, 1965)
Now, I'm not an expert on these matters, but when the lady at the start of this record groans and says, "Uummmm, hungry now", I'm not entirely convinced she's talking about food. The singer sort of confirms this suspicion of mine by revealing that when he tried to deliver said item he was told, "The front door locked, I have to enter from the back," now, this might all be a figment of my imagination, but I can't help shaking the feeling there's a subtext here that's just within our grasp...

More Adventures Of Young Lee Perry here.

10 comments:

BLTP said...

Do you think there's ever been a song "about" food that was ever ABOUT what you might have for your tea?

Planet Mondo said...

Have you tried 'Dr Kitch' by Lord Kitchener.

http://www.lyricsandsongs.com/song/583083.html

Yikes alive

Rob said...

there's a track on the CD called Rape Bait :(
Different world, etcetc

Mark said...

I once interviewed LSP and just before I left, someone advised me to buy him a gift as he "likes presents". So I got him a toy King Kong. When he turned up he was a bit mardy but as soon as he saw the toy he screamed "You've brought me a Super Ape!!" and was an absolute joy in the interview

Rob said...

hey mark: excellent story - great to think of LSP screaming with child-like glee...

Alex said...

Saltfish by The Mighty Sparrow is about the lovely salted cod and nothing else as far as I know.

rockmother said...

I love Lee Scratch Perry despite the fact he is beyond barking and out the other side..

dk said...

Hooray for Scratch! He still knows how to rock a concert hall...

John said...

I'm rather partial to a bit of Lee Perry, and I'm a bit of a fan of this blog as it happens. Warm regards from SE19.

Rob said...

Hey John: Good to have you here - glad you like the track...