Why LSP is still on stage?

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Re: Why LSP is still on stage?

Postby Inyaki » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:31 am

jb welda wrote:seriously, in response to the original question, he is still on stage because people are willing to buy tickets to whatever it is he is offering, and promoters are willing to put the shows together, and he is getting paid. I would guess the true reason is right there somewhere.

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Re: Why LSP is still on stage?

Postby Negrote » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:07 pm

I remember ReggaeJam in Bersenbrück a few years ago, we where mourning over the weak Culture-show which took place in the rain that day; after a little while I did not pay much attention at all to the performance. Next day Joseph Hill passed away totally unexpected. That was shocking!

I also witnessed Albert Griffiths on his last European Tour. He gave 100% on stage, playing, singing and dancing for around 45 minutes with visibly bad health (took him quite a while to recover after the show), while the rest of the Gladiators played on for the whole concert for maybe 45 minutes more. Just to read next day in the local newspaper about his short and weak performance and general waste of money for shows like this.

I think everybody should be thankfull to get the chance to see the originators perform on stage still. Who cares about a weak show? If you do not consider worth going, just don't go. Everybody knows what to expect when he goes to see a veteran-artist.

Back to Scratch now: This man is a workaholic!!! Doing many projects still.

Believe me, jb, it's not about the dunza. But of cause, you are right, Switzerland is expensive!

Who knows, maybe he'll paint tonight again ...pooh pooh, jus' for u ... :shock:

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Re: Why LSP is still on stage?

Postby underated » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:09 pm

Negrote wrote:Back to Scratch now: This man is a workaholic!!! Doing many projects still.




Very good answer !
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Re: Why LSP is still on stage?

Postby iosumarti » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:46 pm

Thank you all for the quantity (and quality) of the answers!
I´m going to try to answer some of your replys:

-I know that LSP mades some art exhibition, thats way I wrote it.
-Negrote: I don´t know him personally so my words don´t have much value, but I saw him very close, and he looked bored, or tired. I have lot of musicians friends and when you are doing lot of shows, its difficult to keep the energy in all of them. Its obvius that he is a very active person: he makes live shows, collaborations, art...
I asked to the organization about interviewing him and they told me even them they couldn´t interview him... I know that in this world you to have to fight for something you really want... In spanish we say: "A la tercera va a la vencida" Something like at third time you will have it...
-Apart of trying to explain myself I want to continue with this interesting topic adding another thing: the lack of royalties or retirement payed to those artist.
Do you think maybe it would be some kind of compensation to all this people?

Thank you for replying and sorry about my english.
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Re: Why LSP is still on stage?

Postby jb welda » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:21 pm

>Everybody knows what to expect when he goes to see a veteran-artist.

I do not think that is a fair statement at all:

1. oftentimes "veteran" artists put on a better show, much better show, than all the up and comers put together. I have seen alton ellis really REALLY ram the place with mad professor and robotics, seen johnny osbourne and sugar minott together just pull off a massive set, vernon maytone buckley, stranjah cole, derrick morgan, errol dunkley, earl sixteen (maybe hes a bit younger than the rest), seen the same with many many vintage artists. its true some are tired and not up to it, particularly perhaps one night out of 5 or so but it is not so of all of them.

2. it gives a built in excuse for a less than adequate performance which is not something I can support. people are paying good money for an evenings entertainment and should be given value for that money. if the artist is not up to delivering the goods the majority of the time then in most cases I think it is time to take a rest or maybe give it up.

in scratch's case everytime I have seen him he has been active on stage and trying to give good value for the money, its just that in the majority of cases I didn't dig what he was doing much, what with all that "I got the biggest cock in the world" nonsense, and all the babbling and not really paying much attention to performing the songs the way I want to hear them (a big problem for some artists, like bob Dylan who in response tends to say: "I wrote the song so it goes any way I say it goes", which philosophically I have to agree with but still you suck, Bob and you wreck all your songs treating them like that).

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Re: Why LSP is still on stage?

Postby Roman » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:16 pm

edgar wrote:We should be happy that he is still among us


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Re: Why LSP is still on stage?

Postby jay-b » Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:52 pm

jb has it in one - if the punters are prepared to pay the show goes on - I went to see him a few years ago in Sydney Australia - I went because of who he was rather than who he is now ............
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Re: Why LSP is still on stage?

Postby arkmaster » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:21 pm

By now everyone should know what to expect when they go to see Scratch perform live.
Most go because he is a legend, but there is a whole generation of electronic music fans that are actually into it.
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Re: Why LSP is still on stage?

Postby asher selector » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:53 am

Iriiie Bless Irie Biiig Up ...

With my Brother we Organized one of the first show Him do after set Up Inna Switzerland , It was around 93/94 and The musicians was from UK , must of dem was playing for Dr Alimantado also & More ... The Show was Professionnal & was not yet the Show of Today ... him say at 3 pm him will Drive direct to the PALLADIUM & Everyone affi be ready for Sound Check at 3 , exacly at 3 him park is car & Come right on stage for the Sound Check , dat was around 93/94 & from the 70's I always LOVE Reggae Muzik ... Him come on stage , Plante a Scisaux ( for cut paper ) in the middle of the Stage , Go on the Drum and with a Lighter go around dem cimbals with flames ... than , take the Mic and say , If Someone a Play Wrong Keys ( Note ) is better Leave NOW ... and START & Everything go POSITIVE ... @ Night the Show was Biiig Biiig Biiigggg and Yes it SURPRISE ME NUFF , maybe Not POSITIVLY ahahhahhah him was on stage with a puppet & dress like a CARTOOONNN Hero but it was CRAZY BIG STILL ( First I was little disapointed by his Way & Dress of the Show but little by little I realize it WAS Lee Perry di MUZIKAL SCIENCE ) ... After dat first show we Organized LEE PERRY a few time More inna Geneva but it NEVA WAS LIKE THE FIRST SHOW , FIRST TIME ... Now I Overstand Verry Much the Massive who get Disapointed by the Man who GO to the SHOW but THIS MAN IS A MUZIKAL SCIENCE , MAGIK & Nuff Time dem Big Science people Have dem HEAD well well Above where we can't Overstand All dem Ways ...
Also , The day After the first Show we go EAT Together at the HOTEL Restaurant and have a Nice Nice Talk & Time & Everything Was with SENS ...
Yes , Lee Scratch Perry of Today is Not Scratch of the 70's But this MAN is a REAL JAMAICAN MUZIK LEGEND & Is NICE to know him STILL Love the MUZIK , LIVE SHOWS ( Sometime ahhahahaha ) & Last Time WE PLAY Together Him WAS full Full of ENERGY & Really IMPRESS ME Dat NIGHT ... Out of No-Sens come SENS ...

Biiiig Up & RASPECT ALL ...
Reggae Muzik More www.raspectshop.com Irie ...
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Re: Why LSP is still on stage?

Postby _NattY_ » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:27 am

I play with lsp (afeter show) few years back... here in italy.
the venue was packed and full, it was a very poor show, and him drawing a big flying penis thats cry out blood over the stage....not joking....
and chatting about **** and boom boom something all the time

peoples after 1,30h of show are shocked and freezed no one claps him, after the show I made one of my tuffest set because people are so upset to spending 15eu for a fake artist, so better loose memories and dancing over my tunes...
so in fact more than 1000 people were disgusted by his show...

after few years the same promoter put again is show on the agenda!!!!!! so story don't tell nothing to who listen just at how many peoples comes....and he made again a sold out :( so the point is that quality doesn't pay! :(

Here in italy every year Perry is booked and people continue to go to his show...
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Re: Why LSP is still on stage?

Postby Werner » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:47 am

arkmaster wrote:there is a whole generation of electronic music fans that are actually into it.


True. A month ago I was at an electronic music festival in Amsterdam that also had a small reggae (sound system) stage. Lee Perry was there, doing a highly improvised 2hr performance, chanting over a selection of his own records selected and played by Amsterdam's King Shiloh sound system. The small arena was packed for the whole 2hr performance, probably mostly with people who had no idea who he was or what his musical legacy is, apart maybe from what they had read in the festival program or heard from their friends. And it was not like these people didn't have a choice: there were something like five other stages they could go to if they wanted. But they didn't, apparently because they enjoyed what they were experiencing.
Personally, I also enjoyed it. Ok, maybe 2 hours was a bit too long, but I thought it was an interesting performance anyway, since it was the first time I had seen him do a show like this (chanting on a sound system). And observing him from up close during the whole performance, I can only admire how he, being well in his 70's (77?), still manages to please a crowd like this, have the flexibility of mind to just adapt to the situation (he didn't think twice when he was asked to climb on a bass scoop that was put there as an improvised "stage", so that people could actually see him), and clearly enjoy himself as well.

So that's my answer why LSP is still on stage.
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Re: Why LSP is still on stage?

Postby edgar » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:32 pm

Werner wrote:
arkmaster wrote:there is a whole generation of electronic music fans that are actually into it.


True. A month ago I was at an electronic music festival in Amsterdam that also had a small reggae (sound system) stage. Lee Perry was there, doing a highly improvised 2hr performance, chanting over a selection of his own records selected and played by Amsterdam's King Shiloh sound system. The small arena was packed for the whole 2hr performance, probably mostly with people who had no idea who he was or what his musical legacy is, apart maybe from what they had read in the festival program or heard from their friends. And it was not like these people didn't have a choice: there were something like five other stages they could go to if they wanted. But they didn't, apparently because they enjoyed what they were experiencing.
Personally, I also enjoyed it. Ok, maybe 2 hours was a bit too long, but I thought it was an interesting performance anyway, since it was the first time I had seen him do a show like this (chanting on a sound system). And observing him from up close during the whole performance, I can only admire how he, being well in his 70's (77?), still manages to please a crowd like this, have the flexibility of mind to just adapt to the situation (he didn't think twice when he was asked to climb on a bass scoop that was put there as an improvised "stage", so that people could actually see him), and clearly enjoy himself as well.

So that's my answer why LSP is still on stage.


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thank you putting this on here- best reggae track ever, apart from most bob marley tracks
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Re: Why LSP is still on stage?

Postby dom » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:43 pm

I was doing a few days dj'ing at reading womad festival one year, I think it was 1995, came out to the decks during the morning, before the festival had opened to the public and said

"yo, can you get me any a dem pills that make you **** all night?"

I said "what ecstasy?"

he said "no viagra!"

I'd never even heard of it!

Essential Music Festival Brighton 1996 maybe, he says to the packed tent

"Do you want to see Jesus Christ?"

2,000 people shout yeah

he dropped his pants and pointed to his knob,

"welcome to jesus christ" he says!

channel 4 tv were filming everything right in front of me, needless to say it was never broadcast!

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Re: Why LSP is still on stage?

Postby Roman » Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:14 pm

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