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Lee "Scratch" Perry and the Majestics

  • Mystic Miracle Star [Heartbeat, 1982] B+

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Mystic Miracle Star [Heartbeat, 1982]
Found the hypnogroove a little flat even for a Clash producer's reggae record until I discovered that the Majestics' bottom was two guys named LaVilla and Schwartz. But if they're more rock than rockers, they're perfect for the legendary Perry, who does a mean Dylan on harp and whose crazed rhyming puns and mystagogical patter sound like Marcus Garvey on Highway 61. Move over Jesu, here come Jah. B+