I’m one card short of a full deck
I’m not quite the shilling
One wave short of a shipwreck
I’m not at my usual top billing
Taken from the fantastically quirky song I’m Going Slightly Mad from Queen’s fourteenth studio album Innuendo (1991).
When I was introducing the record to the company I said to them, if we worked really hard, and we got a little lucky with the video, and the band didn’t implode, that over the course of a year we could probably sell half a million records.
Quote by Gary Gersh, of A&R DGC Records, about Nirvana’s second album Nevermind (1991). The record would knock Michael Jackson off the number one slot, become one of the most iconic design covers and eventually sell 30 million records.