Lee Perry Thinks U.S. President Evil, Takes Place In Long, Long Line

Michaelangelo Matos | November 19, 2008 3:15 am

We all know about how American musicians have reacted to Obama’s election (see here and here, for starters), but the invaluable Heatwave Blog has a new post showcasing four dancehall reggae songs about recent times. The pick hit is Al Moodie’s unexpectedly jubilant, near-ska “Everything Crash” (“The economy crash! WaMu crash! Lehman Brothers crash! Wachovia crash! Down to AIG, crash, too!”), while selections by Beniton the Menace (“Recession,” which recommends popping champagne to stave off the inevitable) and Beenie Man, as well as a new version of Lee Perry’s classic “Chase the Devil” (that should probably be retitled “Stupid George Bush, Your Days Are Numbered”), get more explicitly presidential. [The Heatwave Blog]