Horrible 70s album titles like I've Got My Own Album To Do

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REO Speedwagon - You Can Tune A Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish or whatever the fuck that one is called
Eddie Harris - That Is Why You're Overweight

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Saturday, 1 October 2011 03:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

wasabi pea-sized masculinity (latebloomer), Saturday, 1 October 2011 03:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

Joe Walsh to thread.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 1 October 2011 04:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

The Man With The Flavored Toothpick (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 1 October 2011 04:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

the Harris title makes sense in context with the album art, the woman's hand holding a bon-bon or truffle or whatever

but why single out the 70's? i mean there aren't many worse album titles than say 'Dongs of Sevotion' or 'Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle'

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 1 October 2011 04:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh man prog rock totally wins this thread

Yes - Tormato
Gentle Giant - Pretentious - For the Sake of It
Caravan - If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You

geeta, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

Van der Graaf Generator - The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other

geeta, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

Caravan also wins for 'For Girls Who Go Plump in the Night'!

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

ha ha, yes!

Blind Dog at St. Dunstans was a pretty dreadful album title too

geeta, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

OK, time to defend prog rock :

Van der Graaf Generator - The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other is a quote from artist John Minton - "We're all awash in a sea of blood, and the least we can do is wave to each other", which isn't very quirky at all.

Gentle Giant - Pretentious - For the Sake of It. Never heard of this, probably a bootleg if it exists.

Caravan - yes awful, although I quite like the Blind Dog At St Dunstans title.

|III|||II|||I|I||| (Matt #2), Saturday, 1 October 2011 08:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ha yeah Joe Walsh's 'But Seriously Folks' was what immediately sprung to mind when I saw the thread title (xposts). Also:

Lowell George - Thanks, I'll Eat it Here

Gavin, Leeds, Saturday, 1 October 2011 08:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

some dude, Saturday, 1 October 2011 11:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

Frampton - I'm In You

Turrican, Saturday, 1 October 2011 11:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

Gentle Giant - Pretentious - For the Sake of It. Never heard of this, probably a bootleg if it exists.

It's a compilation, isn't it?

Not the 70s but it's hard to beat that run of three albums from Phil Collins: "Hello, I Must Be Going!", "No Jacket Required", "...But Seriously" ... which rips off Joe Walsh too!

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Saturday, 1 October 2011 12:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh, that Phil Collins and his waging war on restaurants that don't let him in!

Turrican, Saturday, 1 October 2011 12:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

Think I'd refuse to pay the bill in any restaurant that let Phil Collins in

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Saturday, 1 October 2011 12:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

I love puns MORE than the next man but...

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Saturday, 1 October 2011 12:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Saturday, 1 October 2011 12:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

Good lord, I never realized "Whale Meat" was a pun, I just thought it was a stupid album title.

Prostetnic Vogon Limbaugh (Dan Peterson), Saturday, 1 October 2011 12:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

Van der Graaf Generator - The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other is a quote from artist John Minton - "We're all awash in a sea of blood, and the least we can do is wave to each other", which isn't very quirky at all.

We're All Awash in a Sea of Blood would have been a way better album title

geeta, Saturday, 1 October 2011 18:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

Kansas were on a roll, as Leftoverture is some painful titling, and then came Point of Know Return.

Mike Love's Jagger (Spectrist), Saturday, 1 October 2011 18:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

It is obviously a great album, but I have always hated the title 'Hall of the Mountain Grill'

master musicians of jamiroquai (NickB), Saturday, 1 October 2011 20:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

Budgie - if I were brittania I'd waive the rules

blank, Saturday, 1 October 2011 21:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Lowell George one is especially bad because it was also what he wanted the first Little Feat album to be called. Amazing that he held onto it for SO LONG.

cwkiii, Saturday, 1 October 2011 21:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Sabbath's Technical Ecstacy is pretty ridiculous, especially considering the decidedly non-technical content.

Nate Carson, Saturday, 1 October 2011 21:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

per metal injection (Eazy), Saturday, 1 October 2011 21:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

Every song on D.I. Go Pop is like a horrible 70s album title.

GoshLovely, Saturday, 1 October 2011 23:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band
Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!
Bootsy? Player of the Year
This Boot is Made for Fonk-N

shake it, shake it, sugary pee (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 2 October 2011 00:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

This might be the third time in the last month I've posted this:

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 2 October 2011 00:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

jer.fairall, Sunday, 2 October 2011 00:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

jer.fairall, Sunday, 2 October 2011 00:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

geeta, Sunday, 2 October 2011 03:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'd think Budgie's "If I Were Brittania I'd Waive the Rules" kind of fits here.

earlnash, Sunday, 2 October 2011 03:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns - Say Blow By Blow Backwards
even Joe Walsh gets a headache thinking bout that one

Paul, Sunday, 2 October 2011 04:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

Jim Capaldi's "Whale Meat Again" was a protest song about the killing of Whales. (upthread)

Mark G, Monday, 3 October 2011 08:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

Makes it worse.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 3 October 2011 13:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

think there's a faces best-of, maybe released after the 70s but recalling its syntactic constructions, good little boys ... when they're asleep

honest weights, square dealings (schlump), Monday, 3 October 2011 13:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

This may be the best/worst:

per metal injection (Eazy), Monday, 10 October 2011 14:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

Faces - A Nod Is As Good As A Wink...To A Blind Horse

1971, so this may be the template

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Monday, 10 October 2011 14:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ringo Starr - Ringo's Rotogravure

OK this isn't verbose but it's one of those albums I used to stare at as a record-store clerk, thinking 'what a dumb title'

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Monday, 10 October 2011 14:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Monday, 10 October 2011 14:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

Is "Sometimes I Wish we were an Eagle" a pun?

She Got the Shakes, Monday, 10 October 2011 14:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

IMO "Too Old To Rock'n'Roll, Too Young To Die" is a great title. Sums up pretty well the thoughts of the first generation who grew up with rock music, and how they dealt with not being teenagers anymore.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Tuesday, 11 October 2011 13:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

Man - Do You Like It here Now, Are you Settling In? and (although I kinda like this one) 2 Oz. of Plastic With A Hole In The Middle.

Prostetnic Vogon Limbaugh (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 11 October 2011 15:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

I've been thinking (for no particular reason) about lame 70s album titles recently and just found this thread.

For sheer crassness, I can't help thinking of "Fanx Ta Ra" by Sad Cafe:

Daniel Giraffe, Sunday, 22 January 2012 07:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

xp Oh I get it... "Which one's Willie." Which means no one in the band was named Willie. Quite a hoot/hollar combo.

billstevejim, Sunday, 22 January 2012 08:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

Gentle Giant - Pretentious - For the Sake of It. Never heard of this, probably a bootleg if it exists.

This definitely exists and is not a bootleg. It's a compilation but at least the title can't be blamed on the band, the liner notes say the label came up with it. Although they did apparently play gigs with a backdrop with "PRETENTIOUS" in big letters above them.

The Eyeball Of Hull (Colonel Poo), Sunday, 22 January 2012 12:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

greg kihn to thread, surely

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Sunday, 22 January 2012 14:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

(i realize it's hardly in the true caravan spirit, but 1978's "next of kihn" would have been a prime offender even if he hadn't gone back to the well a dozen times)

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Sunday, 22 January 2012 14:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 22 January 2012 16:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

Maybe it's like, a little party, hence him being shrunk to mushroom size

i'm dubious about that. maybe there's a herb/pot joke going on there though

sonz of a croup da croupier (NickB), Tuesday, 9 June 2015 13:46 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Doesn't explain why he's dressed as Noddy.

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Tuesday, 9 June 2015 17:28 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

how was Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jive not made it here yet!

Cory Sklar, Tuesday, 9 June 2015 17:34 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

a title so good that Men at Work nabbed it for one of their tunes

too young for seapunk (Moodles), Tuesday, 9 June 2015 17:40 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Man this thread is like 5 solid years of #vnyl shipments

a silly gif of awkward larping (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 9 June 2015 18:40 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I would actually be stoked to get some of these records though!

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 10 June 2015 03:44 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

At the very least, they'd make for a fantastic display rack

doug watson, Wednesday, 10 June 2015 09:43 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I've Got My Own Records To Sell

a silly gif of awkward larping (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 10 June 2015 14:04 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

guessing that frankie miller has a lot more to offer this thread

irl friend of the geir (NickB), Friday, 12 June 2015 15:25 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

xpost hey I've heard four of those Braggin 1970s

Is It Any Wonder I'm Not the (President Keyes), Friday, 12 June 2015 15:38 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

'shazam' kind of the sore thumb of that list, thought it's pretty well regarded? (nb. i know nothing about the move's profile level in the us)

would not be surprised if the bs&t has already made an appearance, but...

& al kooper's act like nothing's wrong

no lime tangier, Friday, 12 June 2015 16:10 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

wife's dad moved out of his house into condo and i got a box of (mostly terrible) records but this one is pretty good and is close to the platonic ideal of this thread

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 19 June 2015 19:31 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

(fyi all the hardcover books have titles of the songs on the album, a nice touch)

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 19 June 2015 19:31 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Jack The Lad - Jackpot

soref, Friday, 19 June 2015 19:53 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

oh my god, seventies roger miller albums. i love his 60s sides but i had no idea.

Dear Folks, Sorry I Haven't Written Lately (1973)

"Painted Poetry" (1977)

and... (drumroll)... (sorry for huge image but this is just irresistible)

Making A Name For Myself (1979)

here i am in the land of large breakfasts (Doctor Casino), Friday, 19 June 2015 20:43 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Wow... that is... I'm speechless... they don't come much better...

I've sort of specialized in abysmal UK nonentities of the 70s on this thread but I think I might have run out of them :( someone prove me wrong please.

The Manner of Crawly (Tom D.), Friday, 19 June 2015 21:06 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

lol at the making a name for myself cover... dog looks super embarrassed. A+

tylerw, Friday, 19 June 2015 21:16 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Oh Tom I thought you'd found an inexhaustible motherlode of abysmal UK nonentities, don't say the supply has ended.

Tim, Friday, 19 June 2015 21:32 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, Making A Name For Myself is so good that it seems anticlimactic to post this one (don't think it's been done yet?)

Half as cool as Man Sized Action (Dan Peterson), Friday, 19 June 2015 21:42 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

'Hard Labor' by Three Dog Night

The title and basic concept make it seem like something that should fit here, but it comes out a little too disturbing and ends up looking more like it should Devo album cover or something? apparently this version was quickly pulled in favour of a censored edition with a large sticking plaster over the centre of the image

soref, Friday, 19 June 2015 21:45 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

not sure if it entirely fits -- the title is just swarbrick 2 -- but I've always found the cover of this one kind of hilarious and halfassed

tylerw, Friday, 19 June 2015 21:47 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

cigarette pushes it over the line into being appropriate for the thread imo

soref, Friday, 19 June 2015 21:54 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

haha yeah, i love swarbrick

tylerw, Friday, 19 June 2015 21:58 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

the swarb is awesome, but...

note the miniscule hands attempting to indeed lift the lid

no lime tangier, Friday, 19 June 2015 22:06 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Lol

tylerw, Friday, 19 June 2015 22:53 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Given Roger Millers sort of goofy sense of humor I suppose he really took to this type of album titling

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 19 June 2015 23:28 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Not to pat myself on the back but I kind of want to just retire from the thread after "Making A Name For Myself." I really don't think I can top that one. Nonetheless, a few of today's finds coming up...

here i am in the land of large breakfasts (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 20 June 2015 17:18 (1 week ago) Permalink

That does seem to be the clear winner, way ahead of the back.

This genre just keeps on giving, like film noir or something, pretty much every newly rediscovered example has something to offer.

Give 'Em Enough Rope Mother (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 20 June 2015 17:25 (1 week ago) Permalink

Uncle Jim's Music - There's A Song In This (1972)

Bureman & O'Rourke - Somebody Give Me A Smile (1976)

Valdy - Family Gathering (1974) (get it??? cause he's alone!!!)

This is, in fact, a self-titled album - but I would like special dispensation, based on the cover design, to enter it as Valdy and the Hometown Band - Folksinger Deluxe With Side of Fries (1976)

here i am in the land of large breakfasts (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 20 June 2015 17:26 (1 week ago) Permalink

https://plan59.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/records-4-049.jpg

^ Spotted this one in the wild today

feargal czukay (NickB), Saturday, 20 June 2015 17:27 (1 week ago) Permalink

hahaha

here i am in the land of large breakfasts (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 20 June 2015 17:28 (1 week ago) Permalink

That Family one made me think, "I bet he drowned his whole family in that lake."

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Saturday, 20 June 2015 18:07 (1 week ago) Permalink

Family Gathering, sorry.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Saturday, 20 June 2015 18:07 (1 week ago) Permalink

following on the brit-folk tip here is one that seems to fit

salthigh, Saturday, 20 June 2015 18:08 (1 week ago) Permalink

have we had this? Hello - Keeps Us Off The Streets

soref, Saturday, 20 June 2015 18:45 (1 week ago) Permalink

and the follow up, Hello - Again

soref, Saturday, 20 June 2015 18:47 (1 week ago) Permalink

(Naturally)

Give 'Em Enough Rope Mother (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 20 June 2015 18:56 (1 week ago) Permalink

Elton's guitarist had his own album to do...

The Manner of Crawly (Tom D.), Saturday, 20 June 2015 19:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

Talking of faces, Mick's wee brother claims "You Know the Name But Not the Face"

The Manner of Crawly (Tom D.), Saturday, 20 June 2015 19:04 (1 week ago) Permalink

gas mask their first album

xposts: john kirkpatrick also responsible for the rather verbose among the many attractions at the show will be a really high class band

no lime tangier, Saturday, 20 June 2015 20:19 (1 week ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Saturday, 20 June 2015 20:20 (1 week ago) Permalink

Poor Valdy :(

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 20 June 2015 23:28 (1 week ago) Permalink

Christopher Milk ‎– Some People Will Drink Anything!

soref, Sunday, 21 June 2015 00:30 (1 week ago) Permalink

The Swinging Blue Jeans ‎– Brand New And Faded

soref, Sunday, 21 June 2015 00:31 (1 week ago) Permalink

Christopher Milk ‎– Some People Will Drink Anything!

i am hoping against hope that this is not supposed to be a gag about his name being "milk"

ugh

here i am in the land of large breakfasts (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 21 June 2015 03:10 (1 week ago) Permalink

Christopher Milk wasn't a person--it was LA Glam band led by Rock Critic John Mendelsohn (whom you might remember his liner notes to Kinks albums and/or his vicious pans of early Led Zeppelin albums in Rolling Stone), his hyping of which diminished much of his journalistic cred rather quickly.

Love, Wilco (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 21 June 2015 03:21 (1 week ago) Permalink

Wow, that got to this one a few years before Cheap Trick did...

Love, Wilco (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 21 June 2015 03:26 (1 week ago) Permalink

Swarbrick's Lift the Lid... is especially classic bcs he's not even looking at the camera. What must the rejected shots have been like?

mahb, Monday, 22 June 2015 08:20 (1 week ago) Permalink

interesting blog post on Christopher Milk, had no idea he was also a musician

http://blackhairedboy.blogspot.com/2011/02/christopher-milk.html

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 23 June 2015 13:27 (1 week ago) Permalink


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