Thank you for sharing this.
Johnny is very charming, on and off screen.
Interesting tidbit about New Town Velocity, the standout track on the album in my opinion.
Played it back to back a few times by now, about half of the songs are pretty good (NTV, Say Demesne, Generate!Generate, Upstarts, European Me, The Lockdown).
The rest is well...rather forgettable.
Odd, isn't it P?
The one song he records much later on, almost as an afterthought, the one song that would fit in almost seemlessly on any album by The Smiths, ends up being the stand-out one on his solo debut.
It's taken Johnny 25 years to acknowledge that there is no point in running away from what he does best...
He completely owns that style of playing, it's his signature sound, it simply defines him.