Lee "Scratch" Perry, dub pioneer and founder of the legendary Black Ark studio, has slowly climbed back to mainstream relevance in recent years: He was named one of the greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stone in 2004, and had an album produced by Andrew W.K., everyone's favorite jock rocker. It's a far cry from the late '70s, when he (supposedly) burned down his studio in a fit of musical rebellion. Revelation continues Perry's recent progression; recorded on top of a mountain in Switzerland, he's collaborated with artists like Keith Richards and George Clinton on this collection of back-to-basics reggae jams. He's also working with Steve Marshall, whose collaboration on Perry's End Of An American Dream scored them a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album in 2007. Forty years in the game, Perry isn't showing any signs of slowing down (coincidentally, he hasn't smoked weed in years).
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