Tossing Salt Presents:
Music Fact or Fiction
Jack White, Drake, Marilyn Manson and More
July 8, 2018
Time to trip the light fandango (not the wrestler) and sing the blues. It’s time to do that Fact or Fiction thing, the music edition. I’m ready to sing and sing it loud. The statements and meat of the piece are from my friends over at 411mania.com/music. I’ve got the answers and can name that tune in five beats. Are you ready to do this? And away we go…
Jack White’s new vinyl release is exciting news.
FACT: For fans of Jack White or for those few who still enjoy vinyl and albums, it’s definitely great and exciting news. I’m not a big fan of White, but he’s a talented guy who has a good following and I know that he has many fans who are popping and excited for this right now.
Drake was wrong to use an unreleased Michael Jackson track on his new album.
FICTION: As long as he went about the proper procedures to obtain the rights to use said material, he’s definitely within his rights to do so. Maybe Robbie Brown, Jackson’s nephew, isn’t happy about it, but if the music and tracks are available for artists such as Drake (and Justin Timberlake) to use, I don’t see anything wrong with it.
You don’t think Ed Sheeran ripped off Marvin Gaye’s “Thinking Out Loud.”
FACT: If he did, it wasn’t intentional. The songs may have a few similarities, but they’re way different in many ways as well. This lawsuit is baseless and without merit.
Justin Timberlake’s new song “SoulMate” was solid.
FACT: It’s Justin Timberlake and even his bad material can be considered “solid” and this is not bad in any way, shape or form. It’s a good song and I like it. It’s Justin being Justin and a good strong piece of work by Mr. Dick In A Box. Good stuff.
You’re not a fan of Marilyn Manson’s cover of ‘Cry Little Sister’.
FICTION: While it’s not as good in my opinion as the original from the soundtrack of the great movie “Lost Boys”, it’s not bad at all. Manson doesn’t really change the song much, but has given it his own twist and spin and made this version his own. It’s a good cover.
The video for Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Solara’ was too weird to be any good.
FACT: The song isn’t bad at all, but I couldn’t really get into the video all that much. Maybe it was because of the weirdness or maybe it was just for other reasons, but I like the song better than the video and I think in this case, the video hurts more than helps and doesn’t really add anything extra to this track.
And there you go. Thanks for reading. Thoughts and comments are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, keep singing your songs. Have a great one and I’ll catch you later.