Talk about kicking someone when they’re down: not only did Aimee Mann lose out on a Best Original Song Oscar to Phil Collins - her song Save Me from Magnolia losing out to his more judging-panel-friendly ‘You’ll Be in My Heart’ from Tarzan - but also her record label, perhaps sickened by such a defeat, then refused to release her next album. You’d think the fact that it shared a few tracks with the very well received Magnolia soundtrack would have been enough to convince them, but no.

Mann then bought back the rights to the album and sold it online herself, got a retail deal, and went on to sell a few hundred thousand copies of Bachelor No 2, or the Last Remains of the Dodo (to give it its full title) on her own SuperEgo label. Not bad going.