I have a question.
If you witnessed a murder would you tell anyone?
What if someone who you loved killed a child right before your eyes?
Would you call the police?
Or would you keep it a secret?
Would you give a friend a towel to wipe the blood off their hands?
Would you help them dig a six foot hole in the ground and help your friend dispose of the body?
Most of us wouldn’t help a child murderer. Most of us would immediately call the police. Right? When I was young I witnessed a murder. Someone killed a child right before my eyes….
His name was Bill Watterson. This Seinfeld wannabe took my childhood hero and shoved a pitchfork down his throat in the name of Klout-Communism. He Kurt Cobained his career worse than Dave Chappell.
Let me talk for a minute about the band Korn. Unfortunately if you’re American you’ve probably had the displeasure of hearing about this tragedy. When Korn first came around in 1994 they were the best band ever.
Their first album is still one of my favorite albums ever written. The lead singer Jonathon Davis was a complete maniac who screamed like a maniac and everyone loved him because he was just a complete maniac.
Jonthan Davis: A Rockstar Very Unlike to Kill you Outside of Azeroth
Korn was a great band until something happened…
The band became successful and suddenly the desperation in Jonathon Davis’s lyrics became insincere. You simply can’t have your cake and eat it too. There are two options:
1.) You can be an unsuccessful maniac that everyone loves
2.) You can be successful and unloved (and not really a maniac.)
Let’s first take a look at Korn’s discography and see where they went wrong:
- Korn (1994)
- Life Is Peachy (1996)
- Follow the Leader (1998)
- Issues (1999)
- Untouchables (2002)
- Take a Look in the Mirror (2003)
- See You on the Other Side (2005)
- Untitled album (2007)
- Korn III: Remember Who You Are (2010)
- The Path of Totality (2011)
As you can clearly see, Korn hasn’t written a good album since 1999. 60% of their work is complete cow SHIT. How did this happen? A lot of people like to make suggestions that the band Korn lost their talent with success, or the loss of the band’s GENIUS guitar player Brian Welch…but I have a different theory.
Is it a coincidence that ever since World of Warcraft was released that Korn started to suck? I think not! These musicians just stopped practicing and quit writing good music simply for the sake of purple loot. They lost track of what was important in life. Rather than music, all they cared about was their stupid guild “Children of the Corn” and rather than writing quality music, they spend their time raiding and doing instances.
This is why Korn sucks.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love World of Warcraft and I think that everyone should play it. UNLESS YOU’RE IN THE BAND KORN.
If you’re in the band Korn you have a pet. You have a responsibility. If you lose your dog you don’t just “look for an hour” and call it quits, you get your ass out there and you find that fucking dog!”
“Learn from the pros motherfucker…”
I completely understand why people like Seinfeld and Bill Watterson get to the point in their career where they feel like they’ve accomplished everything. Trust me. I’ve listened to all of Korn’s albums and I’ve played every expansion of World of Warcraft.
“King Triton….lol….what a little bitch!”
If World of Warcraft would have stopped making expansions after “Wrath of the Licht King” I probably wouldn’t be typing this. I’d more than likely be logged on and still playing my lv. 80 Night Elf Rouge while ganking the alliance outside of every instance. However, sometimes you’re just never satisfied. In this case, Blizzard had to get greedy and release yet ANOTHER expansion and completely desecrate the beautiful world that it had created by filling up 1000 Needles with water.
1000 Needles: It’s just not the same without tents
In Korns case they completely desecrated their music with the release of Untouchachables in 2002. This album was horrible. Completely unlistenable. Just horrible beyond comprehension. And every album since then has just got worse and worse.
Sometimes I wonder what Nirvana would sound like today if Cobain wouldn’t have called it quits after “In Utero” They would probably suck. However, Kurt Cobain was too genius to ruin with precious work, and so was Seinfeld, and so was Dave Chappell. Maybe Jonathan Davis can learn a lesson from this and immediately blow his brains out.
Ozzy Osbourne once said if he could go back he would have never made the show “The Osbournes” because it forever ruined is image as a rockstar.
But those who quit will never know what their potential would have been. Just like Nirvana, we will never know how horrible another ten years of “Calvin and Hobbes” would have been. Who knows…it might have been fantastic. Who knows?
The answer is: nobody.
What’s your opinion? Should artists quit while they are ahead? Or run their talents into the ground until they completely suck?