Boomkat Product Review:
Still mighty cool after all these years, Lee "Scratch" Perry has been teasing us for the last few months with ace remixes of his new album tracks from Kode 9 and Moody Boyz ahead of the release of 'The Mighty Upsetter'. Now upon us, it's clear that those remixes are better than anything from the album but there's still enough quaintly odd lyrics and cheeky riddims to keep the faithful bobbing. Roots Manuva crops up on 'International Broadcaster' next to wickedy-wack scratching and a horns lead production from Adrian Sherwood and Jazzwad while 'Rockhead' is amusing for the chorus of "Crackheads/rockheads/madheads". The original digi-dub version of 'Yellow Tongue' featuring Samia Farah is one of the album's few highlights alongside the forward riddim on 'God Smiled' but you'll struggle to find any serious quality here. It's unfortunately like witnessing your senile uncle doing reggae karaoke at christmas. OK when you're merry, but sober it makes for uncomfortable observations.