It seems Gen X men are dying early.
Perry was the bad boy on a TV show that redefined American soft power cultural values at the start of the 90s. Their wealth worship and myopic focus on youth was agenda setting and re-shaped what an entire generation aspired to obtain.
Flint led The Prodigy whose pride in their threat value was the late 1990s puncturing antidote to the kind of inflated sense of arrogance Beverly Hills 90210 inspired.
The malicious gleeful anger of The Prodigy became a soundtrack of angst to those economically failed by the cultural promise of neoliberalism’s Beverly Hills 90210 muse.
Two cultural books ends over a decade too short.