Is Johnny Borrell upset by the pissweak sales of his solo album, Borrell1?
Of course he is.
But is he going to admit that?
No way. Take off your shirt and put on your brave face, baby:
''It is being heard and appreciated by as many people as possible! It is!After all, if anyone enjoys it, that's a bonus, right?
''If that's 500 people, that's 500 people. If those are the 500 people that are open enough at this point in time to heard this record, f***ing fantastic man.''
''I would rather play to 80 people who are switched on enough, and unprejudiced enough, to get what's going on with this band right now, than to play to 80,000 people who are there because that's the CD that's out this year or whatever.''Yeah, because why would you want to cram your pockets with a payday when you could, instead, be playing the backroom of a pub somewhere for peanuts and the odd lager top?
Because those 80 people (yes, Johnny is assuming about a sixth of everyone who bought the album will turn up) are there just to hear him. Or at least will listen patiently while they're waiting for the meat raffle to be drawn.