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 (4 years ago) Permalink

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

wasabi pea-sized masculinity (latebloomer), Saturday, 1 October 2011 03:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

Joe Walsh to thread.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 1 October 2011 04:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

The Man With The Flavored Toothpick (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 1 October 2011 04:35 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

geeta, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:42 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

some dude, Saturday, 1 October 2011 11:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

Frampton - I'm In You

Turrican, Saturday, 1 October 2011 11:43 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Saturday, 1 October 2011 12:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Saturday, 1 October 2011 12:26 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

blank, Saturday, 1 October 2011 21:31 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

per metal injection (Eazy), Saturday, 1 October 2011 21:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

GoshLovely, Saturday, 1 October 2011 23:36 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

jer.fairall, Sunday, 2 October 2011 00:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

jer.fairall, Sunday, 2 October 2011 00:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

geeta, Sunday, 2 October 2011 03:33 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

Makes it worse.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 3 October 2011 13:32 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

This may be the best/worst:

per metal injection (Eazy), Monday, 10 October 2011 14:04 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Monday, 10 October 2011 14:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

She Got the Shakes, Monday, 10 October 2011 14:51 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

greg kihn to thread, surely

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Sunday, 22 January 2012 14:22 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 22 January 2012 16:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Friday, 15 April 2016 16:58 (2 months ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Friday, 15 April 2016 17:23 (2 months ago) Permalink

Oh, as in there's wine (or champagne), so it's "fancy?"

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Friday, 15 April 2016 20:15 (2 months ago) Permalink

solo album from fairport convention bassist dave pegg

tylerw, Friday, 15 April 2016 22:05 (2 months ago) Permalink

haha i came straight here after seeing your tweet

mookieproof, Friday, 15 April 2016 22:12 (2 months ago) Permalink

fairport crew definitely did not take things too seriously

tylerw, Friday, 15 April 2016 22:17 (2 months ago) Permalink

Pegg looks feral in that pic

Wasn't he bros with Bonzo?

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 16 April 2016 00:47 (2 months ago) Permalink

Another one came to me today:

Can't Beat the Real Thing by Rocka-Rolla Classic

human life won't become a cat (man alive), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 16:59 (2 months ago) Permalink

some nu country dude really throwing it back to this vibe:

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 17:42 (2 months ago) Permalink

Looks like Jon Wurster.

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 17:43 (2 months ago) Permalink

Acoustic guitarist on stairs is too reminiscent of:

Double Nickels on the Pecunidigm (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 18:07 (2 months ago) Permalink

lol, i like that -- Buy Me A Boat!

tylerw, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 18:08 (2 months ago) Permalink

buy me a boat then i'lll blast right by u into outer space!!!!

the "Chris Janson" logo on that is really 70s too

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 18:50 (2 months ago) Permalink

yes, that logo is very...

real orgone kid (NickB), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 19:34 (2 months ago) Permalink

also kinda similar to...

Baby - Where Did All The Money Go?

real orgone kid (NickB), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 19:49 (2 months ago) Permalink

Did this ever get posted?

Acme Thunder - Let's All Get Naked

real orgone kid (NickB), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 19:54 (2 months ago) Permalink

Record Buying Public - Let's Not And Say We Did

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 20:17 (2 months ago) Permalink

Acne Thunder

andrew m., Tuesday, 19 April 2016 21:35 (2 months ago) Permalink

Man I had to check Acme Thunder out on Youtube... that is a singularly terrible band right there. Like they took all of the wrong cues from southern, prog and hard rock and whipped them into a shitty frappe.

a spate of non-fatal hammer attacks (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 22 April 2016 07:45 (2 months ago) Permalink

Kate Taylor, "It's In There - And It's Got To Come Out!"

(Henry) Green container bin with face (Tom D.), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 20:34 (2 months ago) Permalink

Sandy Hurvitz - Sandy’s Album is Here at Last

real orgone kid (NickB), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 21:35 (2 months ago) Permalink

Young Essra Mohawk right there. Pretty unexciting album but I like the title "Arch Godliness of Purplefull Magic."

a spate of non-fatal hammer attacks (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 29 April 2016 08:19 (1 month ago) Permalink

Hope I didn't miss this one above - I think this is the US cover


Chicken Shack - OK Ken?

Arch Godliness of Purplefull Magic (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 6 May 2016 00:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

Wilderness Road: Sold for Prevention of Disease Only

no lime tangier, Sunday, 15 May 2016 00:46 (1 month ago) Permalink

Wow

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Sunday, 15 May 2016 02:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

I wonder if there was a shop that bands that wanted to get an Earth, Wind and Fire look could go, like some big B. Coat Factory for the the hip star child in you.

earlnash, Sunday, 15 May 2016 02:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

was tipped off to their existence via a heathcote williams interview i read the other day. amazon review has me kind of curious: ...though the front cover displayed them as futuristic glam-rockers, Wilderness Road actually played a mutant hybrid of mountain music, psychedelia, rock, country and avant political satire

bonus gatefold photos

no lime tangier, Sunday, 15 May 2016 02:24 (1 month ago) Permalink

Great find.

sisterhood of the baggering vance (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 15 May 2016 05:50 (1 month ago) Permalink

... I thought so too, when I posted it 7 months ago! Here's what you said then:

ughhh

― Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Sunday, October 4, 2015 3:58 PM (7 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^otm

Larry 'Leg' Smith (Tom D.), Sunday, 15 May 2016 10:13 (1 month ago) Permalink

ahahahaaa, oops

sisterhood of the baggering vance (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 15 May 2016 14:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

exchanges that define the spirit of ILM

JWoww Gilberto (man alive), Sunday, 15 May 2016 14:19 (1 month ago) Permalink

Dirk Hamilton - You Can Sing On The Left Or Bark On The Right

Larry 'Leg' Smith (Tom D.), Friday, 27 May 2016 12:14 (1 month ago) Permalink

I've come to the conclusion that as an album title, "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols" sits comfortably in the tradition of this thread. And I'd love to see the cover re-imagined in the style of some of those featured here.

mahb, Friday, 27 May 2016 13:19 (1 month ago) Permalink

http://www.punk77.co.uk/graphics/pistolsgroup1.jpg

earlnash, Friday, 27 May 2016 13:51 (1 month ago) Permalink

earlnash, Friday, 27 May 2016 13:51 (1 month ago) Permalink

Apologies if these guys have been covered before:

"There's No Face Like Chrome"

"Sons of the Beaches"

Larry 'Leg' Smith (Tom D.), Saturday, 4 June 2016 23:12 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Pretty sure those are new to the thread. And great.

bucyrus ohio, vus cun nus en l’aria (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 5 June 2016 02:54 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Nick Jonas keepin' hope alive...

Last Year Was Complicated

Now I Know How Joan of Arcadia Felt (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 12 June 2016 04:34 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Also newly released:

Gotobeds: Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic

Now I Know How Joan of Arcadia Felt (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 12 June 2016 04:40 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Georgie Fame - All Me Own Work

soref, Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:16 (1 week ago) Permalink

Been there, done that, I'm afraid. Has "Been There, Done That" been used at all?

Larry 'Leg' Smith (Tom D.), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:22 (1 week ago) Permalink

... many times apparently.

Larry 'Leg' Smith (Tom D.), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:25 (1 week ago) Permalink

... almost a separate thread in the making, in fact.

Larry 'Leg' Smith (Tom D.), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:26 (1 week ago) Permalink

sorry, I just noticed you'd posted it when doing a search for Georgie Fame. search for "All Me Own Work" produced no results for some reason. good album, anyway.

GF also produced "No Worries", don't know if that's shown up yet

soref, Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:29 (1 week ago) Permalink

just decided, on my tombstone: "He had his own album to do."

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 03:13 (1 week ago) Permalink

lovechild of Niall Quinn and Bat Boy xp

reader, if you love him so much why don't you marry him? (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 07:30 (1 week ago) Permalink

mookieproof, Thursday, 16 June 2016 14:56 (1 week ago) Permalink

r.i.p. dude who was in wings who just died.

scott seward, Thursday, 16 June 2016 15:24 (1 week ago) Permalink

bonus points for being in a band called eire apparent.

new noise, Thursday, 16 June 2016 16:05 (1 week ago) Permalink

xp Georgie Fame looks so like Niall Quinn.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Friday, 17 June 2016 06:47 (1 week ago) Permalink


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