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Bashment (Digital Only,Re-mastered)


Download links and information about Bashment (Digital Only,Re-mastered) by Lee Perry & The Upsetters. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 40:42 minutes.

Artist: Lee Perry & The Upsetters
Release date: 1998
Genre: Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub
Tracks: 14
Duration: 40:42
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No. Title Length
1. Windup Doll (featuring Lee) 3:00
2. People (featuring Lee) 2:55
3. Something You Got (featuring Lee) 3:19
4. Water Pump (featuring Lee) 2:51
5. Labrish (featuring Lee) 3:26
6. Django Shoots First (featuring Lee) 2:44
7. Rides Again (featuring Lee) 3:53
8. Night Doctor (featuring Lee) 2:23
9. Rude Walking (featuring Lee) 3:11
10. Funny Baby (featuring Lee) 2:12
11. Set 'Dem Free (featuring Lee) 2:28
12. Run for Cover (featuring Lee) 2:46
13. Set Me Free (featuring Lee) 2:47
14. All and All (featuring Lee) 2:47



A wild ride across the late '60s/early '70s, Bashment bundles up a batch of Lee Perry's own numbers and productions, including both vocal tracks and instrumentals, from the rocksteady and early reggae years. Chronologically challenged and thematically diverse, the ride is a bumpy one, but entertaining nonetheless. The earliest numbers date from 1967, with Perry's "Run for Cover" the best of the bunch, a glorious rocksteady 45 aimed straight at Coxsone Dodd's head, with harmonies provided by the Sensations. The flip of that single, a cover of Chris Kenner's "Something You Got," is also included. On "Wind Up Doll" Perry illustrates his flippancy toward woman, but a few years later he turns the tables with "Water Pump," objectifying himself in pure rude reggae fashion. And then there are the rude boys, who are given an eloquently defense on "Set Dem Free," a powerful retort to Prince Buster's "Judge Dread." Perry didn't have the sweet vocals so integral to the rocksteady age, but his sensational rhythms and unique delivery would certainly make a mark in the reggae age. Whether he's bemoaning the grudgeful as on "People Weird" (aka "People Funny Boy") and "Funny Baby" (aka "You Crummy") or just bemoaning his own fate, as he and Bunny Lee hilariously do on "Labrish," Perry's idiosyncratic view of the world was always a wonder to behold. But it was the instrumentals that were really garnering attention, and there's a handful of sizzling ones here to whet one's appetite. One of the most flamboyant, "Night Doctor," was actually overseen by organist Ansel Collins, and features Sly Dunbar's recording debut. Although at times only hinting at the heights Perry reached during these years, this set is still a good taster, and with broad strokes illustrates Perry's eclectic themes and adventurous productions.