Johnny Marr, "The Messenger"

Johnny Marr, “The Messenger”

The first time you hear the title track from Johnny Marr’s forthcoming debut solo album, you’re like, “Huh, he just rewrote ‘What Difference Does It Make?’ Just like John Fogerty rewrote ‘Run Through the Jungle’ as ‘The Old Man Down the Road.’” (I hope he doesn’t get sued for copyright infringing himself!) But then you’re like, “Shut up. He’s Johnny Marr. He can do whatever he wants.”