Babylon still trembles at Jamaica's cult classic

Film Jul 2, 2014

Babylon still trembles at Jamaica's cult classic

by Giovanni Fazio

Flashback: It's midnight at the Orson Welles Cinema, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980. Perry Henzell's breakthrough Jamaican film "The Harder They Come" has been playing here every weekend for nearly a decade now, but tonight it's still a full house. As the lights go down, the ...

On-U Sound from way out

Music Oct 27, 2006

On-U Sound from way out

by Jeff Hammond

At most live gigs, all eyes are on the band while the mixing desk is tucked out of sight with some guy in a T-shirt standing behind it simply making sure each instrument comes out at the right level. But indicating how far our perception ...

The man's on FAAAY-YA!

Music Sep 22, 2002

The man's on FAAAY-YA!

by Tom Bojko

"It was only four tracks on the machine," Jamaican music legend Lee "Scratch" Perry once said of an early mixing board, "but I was picking up 20 from the extraterrestrial squad." Last Sunday at the Tokyo club Yellow, the fit 68-year-old Perry burst onto the ...