Well, not always, but it usually means the best of days are behind them.
Naturally with a comprehensive greatest hits album, you've gotta add a couple of fresh numbers into the mix, and if they're dance friendly even better. Cue the Seal, Haddaway and Snap references.
Not content with conquering the pop world, our hero decides its time to take to an acting career.
For one of the projects which involved a film and a soundtrack, I took inspiration from U2's majestic All I Want Is You video, and the prevailing interest we had in circuses and circus themes back then. Hello Natalie Merchant I'm talking to you.
Throughout the nineties, our hero is not content to rest on his laurels. He wants to be taken more seriously as an artist, so he really pushes the envelope with his career and musical choices.
I may be an obvious eighties lover, but when it comes down to things, I'm really a nineties boy at heart.
Here's a playlist that groups together some of the numerous references and inspiration points in the second part of the Vinyl Tiger series: the 90s and a couple of notes to go alongside them. Enjoy!
- SOUNDTRACKS AND SUPER DEALS
It wasn't always a comfy arrangement despite the tens of millions of dollars record companies were willing to pay to re-sign artists. And how many times as a fan did you shell out for a soundtrack album by your favourite artist? They were EVERYWHERE in the early nineties. I blame Prince [God rest his soul] for that.
- SEXUAL SHENANIGANS
- INDUSTRIAL POP, R&B, NINETIES POP
- HIDING IN EUROPE
- RYUICHI SAKAMOTO
- THE NEW COMPETITION