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Miroir Noir
09-08-2011, 02:51 PM
I was listening to a Human League compilation today at work. "Human (http://youtu.be/s1ysoohV_zA)" came on the middle of the album, and I realized that right there, at that specific point in their career, the band decided to make a song that would spend the next thirty years playing in bank lobbys and Burger King dining rooms. This song was their Ralph Wiggum moment (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Love_Lisa): if you watch the video, you can actually pin-point the second when this band stopped being awesome.

Yesterday I read this excellent Chuck Klosterman interview with Noel Gallagher (http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6937414/noel-gallagher-oasis), where Noel touches on similar themes about having "lost it" from a songwriting perspective in his own career. It also reminded me of sports; there's a classic image (http://cache2.allpostersimages.com/p/LRG/27/2759/Q84TD00Z/posters/dominis-john-yankee-mickey-mantle-flinging-his-batting-helmet-away-in-disgust-during-bad-day-at-bat.jpg) of Mickey Mantle tossing his batting helmet late in his career when he was in one of those terrible seasons that ended up costing him his lifetime .300 average. That image was the moment you knew it was over for the Mick.

What are some of the other classic moments when a good act definitively stopped being good? It could either be in the context of a gradual decline or an epic collapse, but what singular moment stands out as the point when you knew that the act had irredeemably lost it?

Edit: I put this in the misc. lounge because the topic lends itself to all sorts of arenas beyond music.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
09-08-2011, 02:58 PM
Fuck you, "Human" is an awesome song.

PotVsKtl
09-08-2011, 03:34 PM
http://quasherthoughts.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/neonbible.jpg

PotVsKtl
09-08-2011, 03:35 PM
http://sleevage.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/hailtothe_theif.jpg

PotVsKtl
09-08-2011, 03:37 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/OuWxlMqQpql3m87khtVS4D4Po1_500.jpg

HandBanana
09-08-2011, 03:39 PM
http://i53.tinypic.com/34dke9k.jpg

kitt kat
09-08-2011, 03:41 PM
http://quasherthoughts.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/neonbible.jpg

Here, here.

http://www.miomusik.com/bright_eyes/digital_ash_in_a_digital_urn_CD_z.jpg

http://images.wikia.com/lyricwiki/images/7/73/The_Smashing_Pumpkins_-_Adore.jpg

*shudder* I'll probably think of more later...

Boourns
09-08-2011, 03:48 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/46/M83-Hurry-Up-Were-Dreaming.jpg

suprefan
09-08-2011, 03:55 PM
http://gopaultech.com/files/2009/09/muse-the-resistance.jpg

Starraven
09-08-2011, 03:59 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8nw9KPNqpIk/TVwG1OqIv9I/AAAAAAAAAc0/bXfNfrrh1KI/s1600/marilyn-manson--mechanical-animals--albumcoverproject_com.jpg

HandBanana
09-08-2011, 04:04 PM
http://i.imgur.com/O67Zi.jpg

biggfoot17
09-08-2011, 04:11 PM
lol

nathanfairchild
09-08-2011, 04:12 PM
http://10minuteramble.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/fonzie_jumps_the_shark43.png

nosurprises12
09-08-2011, 04:14 PM
^ It's about time someone posted that.

PotVsKtl
09-08-2011, 04:18 PM
No, it's not. Go fuck paedos on Fark you gut-wrenching cunt.

PotVsKtl
09-08-2011, 04:19 PM
WAIT GUYS WHAT'S THE MOST OBVIOUS THING I COULD DO RIGHT HERE

faxman75
09-08-2011, 04:25 PM
A Ghost is Born and Adore are both great albums that still get play in my world. This thread is shit.

PotVsKtl
09-08-2011, 04:26 PM
Your face is shit beardo.

faxman75
09-08-2011, 04:31 PM
I wish this was facebook so I click *like* bro. That was sweet.

Also.

http://cdn.buzznet.com/media-cdn/jj1/headlines/2009/09/the-office-wedding-pictures.jpg

superfiction
09-08-2011, 04:47 PM
Here, here.

http://images.wikia.com/lyricwiki/images/7/73/The_Smashing_Pumpkins_-_Adore.jpg

*shudder* I'll probably think of more later...


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8nw9KPNqpIk/TVwG1OqIv9I/AAAAAAAAAc0/bXfNfrrh1KI/s1600/marilyn-manson--mechanical-animals--albumcoverproject_com.jpg

these were both my favorite albums from these bands growing up

TallGuyCM
09-08-2011, 05:00 PM
http://i2.listal.com/image/1940/600full-moonraker-poster.jpg

HandBanana
09-08-2011, 05:03 PM
http://i2.listal.com/image/1940/600full-moonraker-poster.jpg

Classic example of producers being like "WHATS HOT NOW? SPACE? EVERYBODY LOVES SPACE! PUT OUR THING THAT WE DO IN SPACE ALSO AND ALSO LASERS!"

Starraven
09-08-2011, 05:05 PM
http://www.aumtrails.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/image124.png

TallGuyCM
09-08-2011, 05:08 PM
Yeah man, American Idol was so amazing until that Ellen joined the show... :rolleyes

Neighborhood Creep
09-08-2011, 05:09 PM
It just wasn't the same after McCain joined

http://www.availableimages.com/television/d/13423-1/view+4.jpg

Starraven
09-08-2011, 05:10 PM
tbh i've never watched one episode of it :O~ Could have been the most emazing thing in the world!!!1

TallGuyCM
09-08-2011, 05:12 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZC1AZZT2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

AlecEiffel
09-08-2011, 05:17 PM
MKFHMRneWSU

PotVsKtl
09-08-2011, 05:17 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZC1AZZT2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

You're going to have to go back further than that.

kreutz2112
09-08-2011, 06:02 PM
Only one album.

kitt kat
09-08-2011, 06:03 PM
du0wJzA9JfM

nathanfairchild
09-08-2011, 06:04 PM
http://www.markmcguigan.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/the-black-album-1.jpg

rskapcat
09-08-2011, 06:13 PM
Fuck you, "Human" is an awesome song.

:pulse

MissingPerson
09-08-2011, 06:21 PM
Whatever about Neon Bible, I can't believe anybody even considered putting Adore or Hail To The Thief in here.

For God's sake, those are both amazing albums for pretty much exactly the same reasons you fools, you terrible fools.

Wheres the beef?
09-08-2011, 06:26 PM
http://i55.tinypic.com/28kld2w.jpg

prickly
09-08-2011, 06:56 PM
End thread/

RedHotSgtPeppers
09-08-2011, 08:34 PM
24 - after season 2.

Alias - after season 3.

The Doors - Other Voices (The album they shat out after Jim's death)

Cake - After Comfort Eagle.

Any Mario Party game after 3.

Seinfeld - after Larry David quit the show.

Boourns
09-08-2011, 09:09 PM
9hKV-otgCZA

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ae/The_Simpsons_4F23.png

TallGuyCM
09-08-2011, 09:11 PM
http://i55.tinypic.com/28kld2w.jpg

Winner.

suprefan
09-08-2011, 09:15 PM
A Ghost is Born and Adore are both great albums that still get play in my world. This thread is shit.

Juggalo world is not valid in this thread.


:nono

http://www.adultswim.com/pr/odd-future/index.html

nathanfairchild
09-08-2011, 09:46 PM
I'd say The Sopranos once Tony went into the coma.

Also:
http://www.starwars.com/movies/episode-i/img/ep_1.jpg

RedHotSgtPeppers
09-08-2011, 09:55 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2b/Tony-hawk-ground.JPG

RIP Tony Hawk series.