Looking into the forgotten crevices of popular culture.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Rick Astley - The Ultimate Collection?
Rick Astley'sUltimate Collection? Okay, I'm at a loss for words on this one. Shouldn't the collection have been called Rickrolling? Or rather, in the grand tradition of that Internet meme, shouldn't the packaging suggest that it is actually the greatest hits collection of another, far more critically acclaimed artist, and the purchaser only discovers it's Rick Astley'sUltimate Collection after taking the product home and opening the packaging? At least "Never Gonna Give You Up" is the first track; surely there's no reason to go further, especially if it was an ironic purchase.
Oh, and on the album cover above, doesn't Astley sort of look like a young Ricky Gervais?
Thirty-something suffering from nostalgia but, thankfully, not from bouts of irony. Here, I will revisit artifacts of popular culture not sufficiently explored elsewhere, though I may perhaps stray from that mission at times.