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Damn the Man

May 24, 2009

Every now and then, somebody rebels against the authorities. Sometimes this rebellion takes a nearly unprecedented turn of awesome. Seeing something like this really warms the cockles of my heart. But aren’t you heartless, I hear you exclaiming? That’s, just simply untrue and maybe even hurtful. I just don’t care enough to care, after all a great man once said something along the lines of, “lets drink until we can’t feel feelings”.

But I digress, this isn’t about me but about Danger Mouse. He is the Dj who started the mashup craze by mixing the Beatles White album, with Jay-Z’s Black album creating of course the Grey album, and being the musical half of Gnarls Barkley.

He had a dispute with his record label, which wouldn’t allow him to release his new album Dark Night of the Soul, which was a collaboration with Sparklehorse, various singers and David Lynch. Yes that David Lynch. Lynch created a photo book based on the album, which was to be released with the album.
To fight back, he’s releasing the photo book with a blank CD-R.

An unnamed spokesperson for Danger Mouse says that “due to an ongoing dispute with EMI” the book of photographs will “now come with a blank, recordable CD-R. All copies will be clearly labeled: ‘For legal reasons, enclosed CD-R contains no music. Use it as you will.'”

Well played sir. Hear the album here:Dark Night of the Soul

via [NPR]

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