Super Ape

Super Ape is a dub studio album produced and engineered by Lee "Scratch" Perry, credited to his studio band The Upsetters.

Super Ape
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1976 (1976-08)
RecordedBlack Ark, Kingston, Jamaica
GenreDub
Length37:37
LabelIsland
ProducerLee Perry
The Upsetters chronology
Revolution Dub
(1975)
Super Ape
(1976)
Return of the Super Ape
(1978)
Lee "Scratch" Perry chronology
Revolution Dub
(1975)
Super Ape
(1976)
Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread
(1978)
Alternative cover
Jamaican album cover
Jamaican album cover
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In Jamaica, the album was released under the name Scratch the Super Ape in July 1976 on Perry's own Upsetter label. The Jamaican version had a different track order than the international version that was released in August the same year on Island Records.

The album was listed in the 1999 book The Rough Guide: Reggae: 100 Essential CDs.[1]

Super Ape was reissued on November 29, 2013 as Record Store Day Black Friday double vinyl release with three extra tracks: "Rastaman Shuffle", "Magic Touch" and "Corn Fish Dub". Side 4 featured an etching of the Super Ape album cover art.

Track listingEdit

All tracks composed by Lee "Scratch" Perry

Side oneEdit

  1. "Zion's Blood"
  2. "Croaking Lizard"
  3. "Black Vest"
  4. "Underground"
  5. "Curly Dub"

Side twoEdit

  1. "Dread Lion"
  2. "Three in One"
  3. "Patience"
  4. "Dub Along"
  5. "Super Ape"

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrow, Steve & Dalton, Peter (1999) Reggae: 100 Essential CDs, Rough Guides, ISBN 1-85828-567-4