Turn it up to 11: tech's contributions to rock and...
<h2>Mashups: The Grey Album (2004)</h2><br><br>Making music is one thing. Making music from other music is something else — especially when it the sources are as varied as the Beatles and rap king Jay-Z. Yet that's exactly what Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton did with "The Grey Album," his seamless mashup of The Beatles' White Album with a cappella tracks from Jay-Z's Black Album. (The image above is a promotional poster, not the actual album cover, which consisted of an understated gray square). <br><br>The result was music to the ears of rock and rap fans alike, but one party was less enthusiastic: EMI, the Beatles' copyright holder, immediately ordered all retailers to stop selling the album. Music heads across the Internet rose up in response, and on Grey Tuesday a number of Web sites posted copies of "The Grey Album" for 24 hours, arguing that Danger Mouse's sampling was covered under fair use regulations.
Turn it up to 11: tech's contributions to rock and roll