Lee 'Scratch' Perry has passed away in his native Jamaica over the weekend. He was 85.
Born Rainford Hugh Perry, the producer has worked with a varied range of artists, from Bob Marley & The Wailers to the Beastie Boys, The Clash, Andrew WK, and many others. Perry's homebuilt studio in Jamaica, the Black Ark, became quickly synonymous with unique sounds in reggae and eventually lead to the creation of dub music, but was eventually burnt down by Perry himself in a fit of rage in 1978.
Most Irish people, outside of his musical contributions, would likely be familiar with Lee 'Scratch' Perry from a series of adverts he did for Guinness. The advertisements, which aired on Irish television in the early aughts, saw Perry muse on a variety of subjects from everything from alternative medicine to, uh, Guinness.
Here's a collection of them, just because.