Lily Allen Gets Big Pink Remix, Calls Out Ed O’Brien

brandon | September 15, 2009 - 5:08 pm

London duo the Big Pink recently offered some of A Brief History Of Love’s dusky electronic post-new romantic magic to Allen’s “22,” a song that could use it. Their dramatic face lift shows up as the b-side of the It’s Not Me, It’s You track’s 7″ single. While you listen, learn why Allen takes issue with Radiohead’s stance on music piracy.

Lily thoughts on file-sharing, via her MySpace blog:

I think music piracy is having a dangerous effect on British music, but some really rich and successful artists like Nick Mason from Pink Floyd and Ed O’Brien from Radiohead don’t seem to think so. Last week in an article in the Times these guys from huge bands said file sharing music is fine. It probably is fine for them. They do sell-out arena tours and have the biggest Ferrari collections in the world. For new talent though, file sharing is a disaster as it’s making it harder and harder for new acts to emerge.

The Ed O’Brien quote she’s referring to is here:

“My generation grew up with the point of view that you pay for your music. Every generation has a different method. File sharing is like a sampler, like taping your mate’s music. You go, ‘I like that, I’ll go and buy the album’. Or, ‘you know what, I’ll go and see them live’. What’s going on is a huge paradigm shift.”

Both make valid points. But maybe Lily would have more Ferraris if she stopped throwing away money?