Super Ape

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Super Ape
Studio album by The Upsetters
Released August 1976 (1976-08)
Recorded Black Ark, Kingston, Jamaica
Genre Dub
Length 37:37
Label Island
Producer Lee Perry
The Upsetters chronology
Revolution Dub
Super Ape
Return of the Super Ape
Lee "Scratch" Perry chronology
Revolution Dub
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Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread
Alternative cover
Jamaican album cover
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Super Ape is a dub album produced and engineered by Lee "Scratch" Perry, credited to his studio band The Upsetters.

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 listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Lee "Scratch" Perry

Side one[edit]

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

Side two[edit]

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



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