The band ended two years later and Rutherford attempted a solo career which was short-lived. In 1989, three singles and the album Oh World were released. Two of the album tracks were produced by ABC. In late 2010, he released the album "The Cowboy Years" under the name "Paul Rutherford/Butt Cowboys".
2011 saw the reissue of the album Oh World and a collaboration with Claudia Brücken, the ex-Propaganda lead singer, on her latest album "Combined"