London indie label WIAIWYA is equaly amazed and thrilled to be putting out the new single from Lee "Scratch" Perry on the occasion of Record Store Day 2019.
From the opening chimes of the famous bell (silent now until 2021) to the closing gongs and bongos, this is a rockabilly big beat glam ragga rock headrush, with a nod to Sergio Leone... exactly what you would expect when Woodie Taylor remixes Lee Scratch Perry, fronting Morrissey’s sometime band...
"Give me a rock beat, like Meatloaf..." Not a request that you get every day but then it's not every day you're taking orders from the legend that is Lee Scratch Perry!
I lived near the Mad Professor's studio in South London and had sold him a few bits of recording equipment. He knew that I had played drums with Morrissey, that I was a reggae fan and asked if I'd be interested in playing on a session.
I'd started doing a bit of production and when the track didn't get round to getting finished they agreed I could remix it. This is the fruit of my labours, with contributions from Boz Boorer (Morrissey/ Polecats), Jonny Bridgwood (Morrissey/Marianne Faithful) and Anthony Miller (Data/Friday Club).
- Woodie Taylor, 2019.
A1. Big Ben Rock (Woodie Taylor Remix)
B2. J'ai Tout Lu
Format: Limited 7-inch green Vinyl EP
Label: Where It's At Is Where You Are
Released: April 2019
Genre: Alternative Rock / Dub