Mark Greaney of JJ72 has "promised from the bottom of his heart" to come clean about the years of speculation over the meaning behind his bands name, provided the re-release of his bands eponymous debut sells more than a million copies.
The 30 year re-release itself is almost identical to the original album minus a slightly smaller font size used for the stark black sleeve cover. This differs from the 2020 twenty year re-release which included a mutilated rabbit on the cover and had remixes by Dodgy and Feeder. It sold poorly, but Greaney is confident the new version, with the surprise potential news that accompanies it, will fair better:
"The public has wanted to know for years and I have kept it a secret. Not even my own Mother knows and she is dead now. I suppose she will never know."
After years of speculation about the bands name this will comes as incredible news for fans of the band, but many will remember Greaneys history in keeping his promises. At an open mic night in Dublin five years ago Greaney promised to explain the mysterious name if everyone in the bar bought him a drink. He left through the pubs backdoor two hours later and has never returned to Ireland since.