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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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    4/5/14 - Trentemoller - Fonda // 4/9/14 - The Knife - Fox Theater Pomona // 4/22/14 - Dillinger Escape Plane - Glasshouse// 5/23/14 - 5/26/14 Punk Rock Bowling - Las Vegas
    5/28/14 - Elbow - Wiltern // 7/9/14 - Cloud Nothings - Roxy // 8/25/14 - Nine Inch Nails - Hollywood Bowl


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    Comments about she left the movie feeling bad and she one of those girls that fuck in the ass to saving her Vagina intercourse for marriage.

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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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    4/8 Summer Camp @ Echo, 4/11-13 Coachella, 4/17 SISU, Dum Dum Girls @ Roxy, 4/27 Ghost B.C. @ Fonda, 4/30 Mono @ Troubadour, 5/3 I Break Horses @ Bootleg Theater, 5/28-6/1 Primavera Sound, 6/4 Nisennenmondai @ Jazzhouse, 6/18-22 Sled Island

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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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    The drugs dont work as well on sunday as they worked on friday.

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    April 22 - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial
    April 24 - Godflesh / Mogwai
    April 26 - Cloud Nothings
    May 1 - Ghost
    May 2-4 - Austin Psych Fest
    May 23 - Saint Vitus
    May 27 - Fu Manchu
    June 6-8 - X Games Concerts
    June 12-14 - Sónar Barcelona
    June 27 - Deafheaven / Swans


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    ^ It's about time someone posted that.

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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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    4/27 - Ghost BC - Fonda (?)
    4/29 - Franz Ferdinand - Wiltern (?)
    4/30 - Mono - Troubadour (?)
    5/03 - Philip Glass - Royce Hall
    5/06 - Rodrigo y Gabriela - Orpheum (?)


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    I want to get the members of Brand New and Chvrches in a line and have all of them executed in front of their fans.
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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...
    4/27 - Ghost BC - Fonda (?)
    4/29 - Franz Ferdinand - Wiltern (?)
    4/30 - Mono - Troubadour (?)
    5/03 - Philip Glass - Royce Hall
    5/06 - Rodrigo y Gabriela - Orpheum (?)


    Quote Originally Posted by ThomThom View Post
    I want to get the members of Brand New and Chvrches in a line and have all of them executed in front of their fans.
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    It just wasn't the same after McCain joined

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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
    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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    4/27 - Ghost BC - Fonda (?)
    4/29 - Franz Ferdinand - Wiltern (?)
    4/30 - Mono - Troubadour (?)
    5/03 - Philip Glass - Royce Hall
    5/06 - Rodrigo y Gabriela - Orpheum (?)


    Quote Originally Posted by ThomThom View Post
    I want to get the members of Brand New and Chvrches in a line and have all of them executed in front of their fans.
    last.fm, if you care

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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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