“Shock me, shock me, shock me with that deviant behavior!”
Records stores are few and far between these days. Now they are just tiny hole-in-the-walls dedicated to the serious audiophile. But in the 1990s, the massive Tower Records was where you went to get your cassettes and CDs because you couldn’t download at lightning speeds, let alone stream anything. Empire Records was a movie about a small indie record shop and the quirky alt kids working there. This was during the height of grunge, complete with flannel, Doc Martins, apathy and resentment. The cast had up-and-coming stars with such developed characters for ennui and angst. But what did the movie catapult some of them into? Check out the then and nows of the cast of 1995s Empire Records.