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

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B. A. Robertson did have a 70s pre-fame album called 'Wringing Applause' which is maybe more in keeping with this thread

soref, Monday, 2 February 2015 16:27 (1 month ago) Permalink

Malkmus tweeted this one:

Οὖτις, Monday, 2 February 2015 16:38 (1 month ago) Permalink

yikes!

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 2 February 2015 16:49 (1 month ago) Permalink

nightmare fuel

bizarro gazzara, Monday, 2 February 2015 16:58 (1 month ago) Permalink

wha-

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 2 February 2015 17:01 (1 month ago) Permalink

almost as nightmarish as this:

let me be your fan taytay (NickB), Monday, 2 February 2015 17:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

(^ 1960s btw, doesn't count)

let me be your fan taytay (NickB), Monday, 2 February 2015 17:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

"I know, why don't we call the band, Toe Fat!"

A trumpet growing in a garden (Tom D.), Monday, 2 February 2015 17:12 (1 month ago) Permalink

i feel like the 70s is the sweet spot but i don't want to not see truly terrible album titles just because they happen to be from 1968 or 1982

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 2 February 2015 17:18 (1 month ago) Permalink

spotted in the wild yesterday:

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Monday, 2 February 2015 17:56 (1 month ago) Permalink

There's definitely a "long 70s" that could be marked out precisely by the sensibility that informs these album covers.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 2 February 2015 18:33 (1 month ago) Permalink

feel like 80-82 is v 70s still at least in the US

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 2 February 2015 18:41 (1 month ago) Permalink

"Mark Slade" is like a weird inversion of this:

Pheeel, Monday, 2 February 2015 22:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

that's the back cover

let me be your fan taytay (NickB), Monday, 2 February 2015 22:10 (1 month ago) Permalink

That Toe Fat album is fantastic; one of my all-time favorites. (It's pretty good, too.)

The cover to their second album, Two, is less creepy than just disgusting:

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 2 February 2015 22:13 (1 month ago) Permalink

That's not the proper cover though. This is the real one (Hypgnosis btw)

everything, Monday, 2 February 2015 22:33 (1 month ago) Permalink

i don't know if self-titled albums should really count but there you have it

let me be your fan taytay (NickB), Monday, 2 February 2015 22:39 (1 month ago) Permalink

re: Toe Fat

For the US release, a man and a topless woman in the background were replaced by the image of a sheep.

lol

Οὖτις, Monday, 2 February 2015 22:41 (1 month ago) Permalink

What is Toe Fat like musically?

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 3 February 2015 13:37 (1 month ago) Permalink

Blues rock I would guess.

A trumpet growing in a garden (Tom D.), Tuesday, 3 February 2015 14:32 (1 month ago) Permalink

Shadows, "Specs Appeal"

A trumpet growing in a garden (Tom D.), Tuesday, 3 February 2015 15:25 (1 month ago) Permalink

Try that again,

A trumpet growing in a garden (Tom D.), Tuesday, 3 February 2015 15:29 (1 month ago) Permalink

wow that's good

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 3 February 2015 18:17 (1 month ago) Permalink


Uncle Willard - 'Just One More Good Time'

Dokken played here for a Ribfest and people were total assholes (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 00:13 (1 month ago) Permalink

don't neglect that beautiful exclamation point!

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 00:24 (1 month ago) Permalink

apparently this record was Uncle Willard's only good time!

totally unachievable goals and no incentive to compromise (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 00:29 (1 month ago) Permalink

I would be comforted to learn that following his debut, seen upthread, James Bogush, Jr. shaved off his mustache, got a haircut, and formed Uncle Willard.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 00:36 (1 month ago) Permalink

Dinsdale, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 07:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

The multi-faceted Hugo Montenegro

Mark G, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 07:54 (1 month ago) Permalink

Is there an album called "I Know You Are But What Am I?"

billstevejim, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 09:31 (1 month ago) Permalink

From 99 though:

Dinsdale, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 09:37 (1 month ago) Permalink

Tom Heinl is probably Joe Walsh's son.

billstevejim, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 09:46 (1 month ago) Permalink

I know he is but what are you?

#Research (stevie), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 09:48 (1 month ago) Permalink

John Lee Hooker: Free Beer and Chicken

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 10:19 (1 month ago) Permalink

Canned Heat: Historical Figures and Ancient Heads

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 10:23 (1 month ago) Permalink

Is there an album called "I Know You Are But What Am I?"

― billstevejim, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 09:31 (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

http://www.discogs.com/Melniks-I-Know-You-Are-But-What-Am-I/release/6204789

http://www.discogs.com/Retro-Spankees-I-Know-You-Are-But-What-Am-I/master/648699

Mark G, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 12:30 (1 month ago) Permalink

The Melniks also have a albums called 'Fairway To Seven', 'Schmelnicks' and 'Have You Ever Noticed That Gordon From Sesame St Looks Exactly Like Errol From Hot Chocolate?'

soref, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 18:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

Nut-bloody-rageous (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 February 2015 23:37 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

That Toe Fat cover is the stuff of nightmares

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:13 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Just baffled by Tom D's latest. Even getting through the guy's logo is a struggle.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:49 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 16 February 2015 19:31 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Chuck Berry - Concerto in B. Goode

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 21 February 2015 23:17 (1 week ago) Permalink

That JLH record is v fun

Οὖτις, Saturday, 21 February 2015 23:52 (1 week ago) Permalink

Nate Mendel's new solo album is called If 'I Kill This Thing We're All Going To Eat For A Week’, which is in keeping with the spirit of this thread I feel.

MaresNest, Thursday, 5 March 2015 12:06 (Yesterday) Permalink

Stillwater (the real one) - I Reserve the Right! (1978)

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 5 March 2015 17:20 (Yesterday) Permalink

saw this in the bins the other day...

we reward the hake (NickB), Thursday, 5 March 2015 17:47 (Yesterday) Permalink

i don't know what that title is asking exactly, but really NO

we reward the hake (NickB), Thursday, 5 March 2015 17:48 (Yesterday) Permalink

Throbbing Gristle should have ripped off that sleeve.

Paul Johnson asks: Do homosexuals like John Major (Tom D.), Thursday, 5 March 2015 17:50 (Yesterday) Permalink

ha, that would've been perfect

we reward the hake (NickB), Thursday, 5 March 2015 17:54 (Yesterday) Permalink

Paul Johnson asks: Do homosexuals like John Major (Tom D.), Thursday, 5 March 2015 18:27 (Yesterday) Permalink


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