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I never liked to work because I don't want no one to be a slave. I want to be worked in my mind. Every thing that's going on, there's some big spirit behind me who send me to do the thing that I must do.
- Lee 'Scratch' Perry

I'm a miracle man, things happen which I don't plan, I've never planned anything. Whatsoever I do, I want it to be an instant action object, instant reaction subject. Instant input, instant output.
- Lee 'Scratch' Perry

Upsetter to me was like a teacher. Upsetter is not just a producer only. He is an artist, producer, writer, everything. ...I see Upsetter as an inspirer. He is not an imitator, he's an originator, and you cannot keep telling an originator that he's mad. I'm saying they shouldn't wait until he is dead, they should recognize him now while he's still alive, so he can enjoy some of that high.
- Dr. Alimantado about Lee Perry (aka The Upsetter)

- Submitted by: LucidLupin

It was only four tracks on the machine, but I was picking up twenty from the extra terrestrial squad.

When I left school there was nothing to do except field work. Hard, hard labour. I didn't fancy that. So I started playing dominoes. Through dominoes I learned to read the minds of others. This has proved eternally useful to me.

God is black. The black record plastic can prove that to you! Look at the sun when it casts a shadow. That's the spirit. The spirit is black.

I am the internet and I am the winternet. And they don't see nothing yet!

- Lee Perry


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