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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 band included guitarist Alva Lewis, organist Glen Adams and brothers Aston 'Family Man' Barrett and Carlton Barrett, on bass guitar and drums respectively. The tracks "Return of Django" and "Dollar In the Teeth" were used in the soundtrack of Grand Theft Auto: London; and the track "I 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 the popular video game, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, released in October 2004. "Return of Django" was also featured in the movie, This Is England.