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 (four years ago) Permalink

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

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

Joe Walsh to thread.

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

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

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

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

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

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

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

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

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

Frampton - I'm In You

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

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

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

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

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

Makes it worse.

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

This may be the best/worst:

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

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

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

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

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

three 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four years ago) Permalink

greg kihn to thread, surely

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

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

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

Pre-history

Dennis Farnon: Caution! Men Swinging

Kenneth Without Anger (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 27 July 2016 19:43 (one month ago) Permalink

that looks uncomfortable

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Wednesday, 27 July 2016 19:44 (one month ago) Permalink

too bad the dude in the back isn't tooting on that 2x6

great Canadian prog-psych debut from 1969 (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 27 July 2016 19:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Apologies if these two from the Michael Stanley Band have already been posted:

"You Break It... You Bought It!"

"Greatest Hints"

24 Hour Sex Ban Man (Tom D.), Thursday, 28 July 2016 21:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Greatest Hints is terrific

great Canadian prog-psych debut from 1969 (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 29 July 2016 06:07 (one month ago) Permalink

brimstead, Friday, 29 July 2016 06:09 (one month ago) Permalink

keeping the spirit alive

brimstead, Friday, 29 July 2016 06:09 (one month ago) Permalink

Noir, "We Had to Let You Have It"

Andy Bown, "Come Back Romance, All Is Forgiven"

Aw naw, no' Annoni oan an' aw noo (Tom D.), Sunday, 31 July 2016 11:33 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

From 1981, just squeaks in? John James, "With A Suitcase Shaped Like That..."

Aw naw, no' Annoni oan an' aw noo (Tom D.), Sunday, 14 August 2016 17:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Rory Block - I've Got A Rock In My Sock! (1986) This was more horrible and 70s when I was assuming Rory was the 'doctor' in this shot.

The Temptations - Hear To Tempt You (1977) Kind of bog-standard hear/here stuff, but the underlining kinda takes it over the top for me.

Silence, followed by unintelligible stammering. (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 18 August 2016 16:40 (one month ago) Permalink

The "what are ya gonna do?" shrug and hand gesture that Rory is doing is what makes this one all-time, I think. Reminiscent of the hundreds of movie posters in roughly this vein:

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Thursday, 18 August 2016 17:27 (one month ago) Permalink

country gazette delivers the goods...

& bonus solo joint by their banjoist:

no lime tangier, Monday, 29 August 2016 08:26 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Is "banjo sandwich" some kinda of a pun that I don't get? Like a wordplay on some popular sandwich type?

Tuomas, Monday, 29 August 2016 09:07 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Those are some good ones. No idea what banjo sandwich is supposed to mean.

two crickets sassing each other (dowd), Monday, 29 August 2016 11:14 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Apparently it's an egg sandwich? Or something related.

two crickets sassing each other (dowd), Monday, 29 August 2016 11:30 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Their album title game is strong wow they cover all the bases

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 29 August 2016 13:25 (four weeks ago) Permalink

on the one hand it looks like something some guy did on his laser printer in '94 but OTOH it's by a guy who once had an album produced by Lindsey Buckingham, so I consider this a major find for this thread

The bald Phil Collins impersonator cash grab (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 5 September 2016 11:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

A title so witty it appears twice

ultros ultros-ghali, Monday, 5 September 2016 12:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

oh man. can only imagine the mind-warping sonic treasures within.

Silence, followed by unintelligible stammering. (Doctor Casino), Monday, 5 September 2016 15:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

his followup album was called Apocalypso Now.

new noise, Monday, 5 September 2016 15:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the cover art for this live album ("The Meaning of Live") is something

soref, Monday, 5 September 2016 20:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the lindsey buckingham-produced album

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 20:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Sean Tyla - Sean Tyla's Just Popped Out

(did we have this already?)

Rae Kwoniff (NickB), Tuesday, 6 September 2016 20:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Lawrence Gowan - ...But you can call me Larry

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Saturday, 10 September 2016 05:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Actually from 1982 so technically in the 70s Fuckers Trying to Go All New Wave camp:

Howard Werth, "6ix Of 1ne And ½ A Dozen Of The Other"

Bottlerockey (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 18:19 (one week ago) Permalink

This is also from 1982, coincidentally:

Bagatelle, "Are We Keeping You Up?"

Bottlerockey (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 18:24 (one week ago) Permalink

Fuck knows when this is from:

Bottlerockey (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 18:25 (one week ago) Permalink

jfc @ that Walter Egan sleeve. when pedophilia was cool!

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 14 September 2016 18:29 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah 70s rock was so gross and bizarre in how normalized that shit was

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 19:49 (one week ago) Permalink

can't remember if I posted this already but for a hip electronic dude Todd Tjere really threw it back with this title/art combo

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 19:50 (one week ago) Permalink

that egan cover is so bad you want to believe they were offering some kind of ill-advised commentary on those attitudes. but it is just about doin it with two cheerleaders.

tylerw, Wednesday, 14 September 2016 19:57 (one week ago) Permalink

it's album time, though -- that is genius.

tylerw, Wednesday, 14 September 2016 19:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Howard Werth, "6ix Of 1ne And ½ A Dozen Of The Other"

stellar example.

it's album time is a great title, cover, and album! strongly recommended. thanks ILM year-end polls for turning me onto terje generally.

Silence, followed by unintelligible stammering. (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 20:17 (one week ago) Permalink

ahead of its time

mookieproof, Thursday, 15 September 2016 00:29 (one week ago) Permalink

wow

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 15 September 2016 15:54 (one week ago) Permalink

I can't believe I JUST got the pun in "Fundamental Roll." Album cover aside, that first Egan album is a wonderful slice of Buddy Holly-influenced pop rock, recommended if you're into Marshall Crenshaw and/or Nick Lowe. (Or Fleetwood Mac.)

Wants to impose Sriracha law in America (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 15 September 2016 16:10 (one week ago) Permalink

ok can you explain "fundamental roll" to me i'm dumb

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 15 September 2016 16:11 (one week ago) Permalink

Roll = role

Wants to impose Sriracha law in America (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 15 September 2016 16:13 (one week ago) Permalink

It's not even a really good pun, it's just like "roots rock" = "fundamental roll."

Wants to impose Sriracha law in America (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 15 September 2016 16:16 (one week ago) Permalink

OMG With Mallets Aforethought!

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Thursday, 15 September 2016 16:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Speaking of "roll" puns, I noted the Brand X pun that took me years to get - Moroccan Roll = more rock and roll, in the puns you had missed thread.

nickn, Thursday, 15 September 2016 20:28 (one week ago) Permalink

ok can you explain "fundamental roll" to me i'm dumb

― Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:11 AM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Roll = role

― Wants to impose Sriracha law in America (Dan Peterson), Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:13 AM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

It's not even a really good pun, it's just like "roots rock" = "fundamental roll."

― Wants to impose Sriracha law in America (Dan Peterson), Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:16 AM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh ok i thought that there was some greater pun i wasn't getting

but as i've said before after not getting buck cherry for like 8 years or whatever i don't trust myself

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 September 2016 18:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Pheeel, Sunday, 18 September 2016 13:16 (one week ago) Permalink

have we had this?

Archie Bell & the Drells - Hard Not To Like It

soref, Sunday, 18 September 2016 20:06 (one week ago) Permalink

post movie posters album covers done in a busy/claustrophobic caricature style from the 70s and 80s

a full playlist of presidential sex jams (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 18 September 2016 20:45 (one week ago) Permalink

"Going Places" is like a whole nother different thing

los blue jeans, Sunday, 18 September 2016 22:58 (one week ago) Permalink

The Oak Ridge Boays - Y'all Come Back Saloon

Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks - Where's the Money?

Johnny "Guitar Watson" ‎– What The Hell Is This?

Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Ain't That a Bitch

cookware regression (Dinsdale), Monday, 19 September 2016 11:48 (one week ago) Permalink

So is all this stuff a reaction to the idea of the album as artistic statement? Or is it something else?

two crickets sassing each other (dowd), Monday, 19 September 2016 12:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Saw on FB this morn...

Andy Bown: Come Back Romance, All Is Forgiven

a full playlist of presidential sex jams (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 19 September 2016 15:00 (one week ago) Permalink

... been posted.

Bottlerockey (Tom D.), Monday, 19 September 2016 15:41 (one week ago) Permalink


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