Feb 21 2004 Kelly Norton

I got my copy of THE GREY ALBUM in case EMI makes it go away. I was pleasantly surprised to find it’s a good album. DJ Danger Mouse, The Grey Album As a matter of principle, it is a great album. The short story is that DJ Danger Mouse created The Grey Album, a mix of Jay-Z’s Black Album and the Beatles’ White Album, without getting the proper permission from EMI who owns the rights to the Beatles’ recording. When the remix album proved popular, EMI’s lawyers issued cease-and-desist letters to record stores and web sites demanding that they destroy the album. Notice that destroying an album is something completely different from demanding appropriate royalties. This, my friends, is the reason I do not buy major label CD’s anymore. At one time, I averaged about four new CD’s per month; I have purchased three in the last two years. Downhill Battle is leading the fight with their Grey Tuesday protest. You can get the album from Illegal Art or Brian Flemming