From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Upsetters was the name, originating in the 1960s, of the house band for Jamaican reggae producer Lee 'Scratch' Perry, who himself was known as The Upsetter - a name reputedly given to him by Coxsone Dodd in the days when he used to set up Dodd's sound system.
The Upsetters Mk.1 were Gladdys All-Stars, led by pianist Gladstone Anderson and it was they who originally recorded the international hits "Live Injection" and "Return Of Django". The Hippy Boys were recruited to do the subsequent tour in the UK, and they remained the studio band that is most associated with the name, going on to eventually to form the nucleus of Bob Marley's backing band The Wailers.
The tracks "Return of Django" and "Dollar In the Teeth" were used in the soundtrack of Grand Theft Auto: London and the track "Chase The Devil" from the album "War ina Babylon" by Max Romeo and the Upsetters is featured on the reggae radio station K-JAH Radio West in popular video game, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, released in October 2004.
Return of Django is featured in the movie This Is England.
- The Upsetter (1969)
- Return of Django (1969)
- Clint Eastwood (1970)
- Many Moods of the Upsetters (1970)
- Scratch the Upsetter Again (1970)
- The Good, the Bad and the Upsetters (1970)
- Eastwood Rides Again (1970)
- Africa's Blood (1972)
- Cloak and Dagger (1973)
- Rhythm Shower (1973)
- Upsetters 14 Dub Blackboard Jungle aka Blackboard Jungle Dub (1973)
Black Ark era
- Double Seven (1974)
- DIP Presents the Upsetter (1975)
- Musical Bones (1975)
- Return of Wax (1975)
- Kung Fu Meets the Dragon aka Heart of the Dragon (1975)
- Revolution Dub (1975)
- Super Ape aka Scratch the Super Ape (1976)
- Return of the Super Ape (1978)