I rarely ask people their opinion but as my wife pointed out I seem to be less of an asshole in the last few weeks so maybe I am softening up a bit. This topic comes courtesy of my buddy DH who mentioned the above phrase “Largest Fall From Grace Ever” today to me when we were discussing a band. I list a few of my favorite falls below –
- Music – Queensryche – This is what brought this topic up in the first place when we were listening to old ‘Ryche and then tested a 2011 album and after realizing we were listening to the worst album of all time. How a band how 3, maybe 4, great albums and then decided to make crap really is amazing. Prog rock darlings to basement recording butt of jokes. That is a truly epic fall from grace.
- Actor – Mickey Rourke. Look I know he has come back but I thought he was the next Brando and DeNiro at one time and instead look what he turned out to be. Maybe his story arc is just longer but still a huge fricking fall from grace.
- Politics – John Edwards. Boy you were the golden boy 8 years ago weren’t you. So close to being the VP and then boom…you sir are a one of a kind and certified asshole.
I could go on and list these one forever but each is the same, so much promise, so much failure. Any great falls on your radar?