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- Posted on Jun 9th 2010 7:15AM by Chris Mugan
Speaking at a dance music conference, Ronson explained how the star behind 'The Fear' and 'It's Not Fair' was upset by hints that the US producer was responsible for her music.
Quoted in The Guardian, he said, "I know Lily is quite proud, and rightly so, she is very talented. There is no one behind Lily Allen, it's all her." The solo artist would phone Ronson, complaining about reports that described Ronson as "the man behind" her music.
"She would just get mad, and I would say, 'Well I didn't write that.' She'd be like 'f--- you' and hang up the phone," he remembered. Winehouse was another collaborator that refused to pull punches, Ronson admitted, especially about tracks he offered.
"Amy would just go, 'Nah, I don't like it','" he said. When Ronson offered to rework the song in question, "She'd say 'Nah, don't bother, it's s---.' That's really helpful because you can waste time taking an idea that you didn't like in the first place and making it vaguely better."
Both Allen and Winehouse provided vocals for Ronson's breakthrough album, 2007's 'Version.' He has now recorded the follow-up, 'Record Collection,' which features Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes and Boy George, due for release in September.