The past is a foreign country. With really bad taste in music.

1992: Undercover had stormed the charts with an ersatz version of Baker Street. MC Hammer had reinvented himself as Hammer and scored with the Addams Groove. Dr Spin's "Tetris" vied with the Ambassadors of Funk's "Super Mario Brothers" for chart supremacy. Tasmin Archer was enjoying success that would see her win the following year's Brit Award for Breakthrough Artist.


We're grateful to Barry, who spotted that the billboards underneath the bridge on Brockley Road have been ripped off, to reveal posters from 1992, which suggest the people of Brockley had marginally better musical taste than the rest of the country.