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    I was listening to a Human League compilation today at work. "Human" 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: 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, 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 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.
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    Fuck you, "Human" is an awesome song.
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    7/16/14 Planes Mistaken For Stars - Echo // 8/23-24/14 FYF Fest - Expo Park //8/25/14 Nine Inch Nails - Hollywood Bowl // 9/12-14/14 Riotfest - Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL
    9/18/14 Neutral Milk Hotel - Hollywood Bowl

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    "All of you coachella 'regulars' have nasty boy pussies and itchy dick4's on your asses.
    Why don't you all make like a tree and get chopped down and die. You all have been dreadfully mean to me.
    I Hate you. All of you. None of you will ever get to see a womans chest meat or finger blast hott cougies like me.
    Fuck you all. Consider this my resignation.
    Fair the well, you elitest scumbags."

    — Faxman75, who has clearly had enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    Here, here.





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

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    7/26 Au Revoir Simone @ The Roxy, 8/1 Arcade Fire, the Unicorns, Dan Deacon at the Forum, 8/2 Burger a-Go-Go, @ Observatory, 8/9 Warpaint @ Observatory, 8/10 Warpaint @ The Ace, 8/23-24 FYF Fest, 9/11 Swans @ Roxy, 9/18 Neutral Milk Hotel @ Hollywood Bowl, 9/19 Chvrches @ Palladium, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale

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    Quote Originally Posted by bug on your lip View Post
    you ever get this uneasy feeling that everyone of us on this board is actually in Hell?

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    "All of you coachella 'regulars' have nasty boy pussies and itchy dick4's on your asses.
    Why don't you all make like a tree and get chopped down and die. You all have been dreadfully mean to me.
    I Hate you. All of you. None of you will ever get to see a womans chest meat or finger blast hott cougies like me.
    Fuck you all. Consider this my resignation.
    Fair the well, you elitest scumbags."

    — Faxman75, who has clearly had enough

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    lol
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    August 1 - Black Label Society
    August 14 - Nine Inch Nails/Soundgarden/DEP
    August 27 - Röyksopp & Robyn
    August 30 - Sleep
    August 31 - Sleep
    September 5 - Seth Troxler
    September 14 - Lily Allen
    September 16 - Earth
    September 20 - Skeletonwitch
    September 21 - Nails
    October 3-5 - Austin City Limits
    October 10 - Bonobo
    October 12 - Austin City Limits: Day 3
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    ^ It's about time someone posted that.
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    I'd contribute to this discussion but I'm still busy reminiscing about the halcyon days of punk. You know, the mid-90s.

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    No, it's not. Go fuck paedos on Fark you gut-wrenching cunt.

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    WAIT GUYS WHAT'S THE MOST OBVIOUS THING I COULD DO RIGHT HERE

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    A Ghost is Born and Adore are both great albums that still get play in my world. This thread is shit.

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    Your face is shit beardo.

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    I wish this was facebook so I click *like* bro. That was sweet.

    Also.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kitt kat View Post
    Here, here.



    *shudder* I'll probably think of more later...
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    these were both my favorite albums from these bands growing up
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    8/06 - Herbie Hancock - Hollywood Bowl (?)
    8/07 - Haim - Wiltern (?)
    8/08 - Spoon - Hollywood Forever
    8/10 - Paul McCartney - Dodger Stadium
    8/12 - FKA Twigs - El Rey (?)


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    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    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!"
    "All of you coachella 'regulars' have nasty boy pussies and itchy dick4's on your asses.
    Why don't you all make like a tree and get chopped down and die. You all have been dreadfully mean to me.
    I Hate you. All of you. None of you will ever get to see a womans chest meat or finger blast hott cougies like me.
    Fuck you all. Consider this my resignation.
    Fair the well, you elitest scumbags."

    — Faxman75, who has clearly had enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by bug on your lip View Post
    you ever get this uneasy feeling that everyone of us on this board is actually in Hell?

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    Yeah man, American Idol was so amazing until that Ellen joined the show...
    8/06 - Herbie Hancock - Hollywood Bowl (?)
    8/07 - Haim - Wiltern (?)
    8/08 - Spoon - Hollywood Forever
    8/10 - Paul McCartney - Dodger Stadium
    8/12 - FKA Twigs - El Rey (?)


    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    It just wasn't the same after McCain joined

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    When Foster the People played Pumped Up Kicks I freaked the fuck out because I thought that song was long gone

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    tbh i've never watched one episode of it :O~ Could have been the most emazing thing in the world!!!1
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    8/06 - Herbie Hancock - Hollywood Bowl (?)
    8/07 - Haim - Wiltern (?)
    8/08 - Spoon - Hollywood Forever
    8/10 - Paul McCartney - Dodger Stadium
    8/12 - FKA Twigs - El Rey (?)


    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    You're going to have to go back further than that.

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    Only one album.
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    white power?!

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