she said no, no, no. Amy Winehouse is apparently none too pleased with producer Mark Ronson’s claim to U.K. late-show host Jools Holland that he “created” the finished songs on her Grammy-winning Back to Black from Winehouse’s own demos.He tried to take the praise for “Rehab,”
Wino took to her personal—not official and record-company sanctioned—Twitter page @amyjademermaid to vent her displeasure, posting: “One album i write an[d] you take half the credit. Make a career out of it? don’t think so BRUV.”
YouTube has footage of Ronson’s musical performance (with guests Boy George and Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt) on the show, which aired Friday night in England, but nothing of the interview. So it’s difficult to say for sure exactly how the songwriter and producer—there to promote his own new album—represented his part in Black’s creation.
Suffice it to say, Winehouse’s tweet does not bode especially well for the pair’s ongoing professional relationship, though she did claim in July that her upcoming followup, which she described as “very much the same as my second album, where there’s a lot of jukebox stuff and songs that are… just jukebox,” as being ready “in six months at most.”
Winehouse and Ronson last worked together on a cover of Lesley Gore’s 1963 weepie “It’s My Party” for an upcoming Quincy Jones tribute album, to be released in November.
UPDATE: The Guardian now has the complete (and frankly, pretty reasonable-sounding) quote that so riled Wino: When asked to describe what he does as a music producer, Ronson replied, “Working with someone like Amy Winehouse, she would come to me with just a song on an acoustic guitar and then you’d kind of dream up the rhythm arrangements and the track around it, all sorts of things. It’s really different, artist to artist.”
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