A key cultural byword for the 1970s and 1980s as a period in history has to be excess. A time when the post-war economic trot and jog of the 1950s and ‘60s tumbled into a frantic sprint as the world shrunk beneath our feet. Money was everything. Those that had it, had a lot of it and what it was spent on, or rather what you were seen to be spending it on, defined happiness and success. Excess, money in quantities more than can be spent at any one time – the dawn of the first world problem.