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

wyman throws his hat into the ring w/ his new solo album

tylerw, Thursday, 16 April 2015 14:32 (1 month ago) Permalink

admirable restraint in not spelling it 'bassics' or showing the back of the bass

bizarro gazzara, Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

classic back-to-skool chalkboard font though, full marks for that

yeovil knievel (NickB), Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

tracklist is pretty good
1. What & If & When & Why
2. I Lost My Ring
3. Love, Love, Love
4. Stuff (Can't Get Enough)
5. Running Back To You
6. She's Wonderful
7. Seventeen
8. I'll Pull You Through
9. November
10. Just A Friend Of Mine
11. It's A Lovely Day
12. I Got Time
13. Exciting (Bonus track for Itunes only)

tylerw, Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

13. Exciting (Bonus track for Itunes only)

yeovil knievel (NickB), Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:14 (1 month ago) Permalink

Would be better if the whole thing was within the parentheses:

(Exciting Bonus Track For iTunes Only)

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:41 (1 month ago) Permalink

7. Seventeen

Glad to see, as the years advance, Bill showing an interest in the more mature woman.

Quack and Merkt (Tom D.), Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

Wyman is one of the key originators of this genre, glad to see he's dedicated to seeing it through.

totally unachievable goals and no incentive to compromise (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 16 April 2015 16:09 (1 month ago) Permalink

That was the name of his autobiography as well as the album. A title so good, he decided to use it twice!

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 16 April 2015 17:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

'Back to Basics' gets minus points for not having him standing there with his back to the camera.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 16 April 2015 17:53 (1 month ago) Permalink

let's not fully judge til we see the back cover

tylerw, Thursday, 16 April 2015 17:54 (1 month ago) Permalink

admirable restraint in not spelling it 'bassics' or showing the back of the bass

― bizarro gazzara, Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:04 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

kinda bummed out by the no "bassics" part :(

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 16 April 2015 18:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

saw this at a thrift store today..
White Heart - Don't Wait for the Movie

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 16 April 2015 18:08 (1 month ago) Permalink

Paul Butterfield - Put It In Your Ear

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Thursday, 23 April 2015 22:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

a 2-fer from West, Bruce & Laing, who couldn't care less

SCHLITZ MIXED BAG (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 6 May 2015 04:44 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs - More Arse Than Class

soref, Wednesday, 6 May 2015 05:16 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

"Whatever Turns You On" has been posted before but it really is one of the best in thread IMO, never gets old.

I spotted a couple of borderline cases while rummaging yesterday, let me see...

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 6 May 2015 14:18 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Harry Chapin - Living Room Suite (1978)

Harry Chapin - Heads & Tales (1972)

(honorable mention: his Sniper and Other Love Songs, also 1972)

Johnny Carver - Double Exposure (1974)

Renaissance - Turn of the Cards (1974)

Also thought about The Association - Insight Out but that's '67 and probably does come from a different place.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 6 May 2015 14:29 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I meant to point out that the Aztecs album has a gatefold cover, inside can be seem here, possibly nsfw:

https://www.themonthly.com.au/sites/default/files/m/thatblockheadthing.jpg

soref, Wednesday, 6 May 2015 14:53 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

that one is from 1974, but this style of album title seems to have remained hale and hearty in Australia for at least a decade or so after mostly dying out in the rest of the English speaking world

soref, Wednesday, 6 May 2015 14:56 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

arse and class rhyme in Aus?

los blue jeans, Saturday, 9 May 2015 03:35 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

say 'ass' loudly through your nose...it will make sense

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 9 May 2015 03:37 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

got it, got it, the nasal thing

los blue jeans, Saturday, 9 May 2015 04:15 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

say 'ass' loudly through your nose...it will make sense

doesn't really explain angus young to me

mookieproof, Saturday, 9 May 2015 05:16 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

According to Eddie Hardin, you can't teach an old dog new tricks:

And yet:

Cram Session in Goniometry (Tom D.), Saturday, 9 May 2015 20:55 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

(I've posted that Philip Goodhand-Tait album before but I like that cover!)

Cram Session in Goniometry (Tom D.), Saturday, 9 May 2015 20:56 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

And here's an album by Eddie Hardin's mate, Ray Fenwick:

Cram Session in Goniometry (Tom D.), Saturday, 9 May 2015 20:59 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Stephen Stills - Illegal Stills

cis-het shitlord (Merdeyeux), Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:08 (1 week ago) Permalink

I agree, Stephen Stills should be illegal

SCHLITZ MIXED BAG (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:10 (1 week ago) Permalink

Sho-Nuff: From the Gut to the Butt

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Thursday, 14 May 2015 21:41 (1 week ago) Permalink

i can think of something else that follows a similar route

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 14 May 2015 21:44 (1 week ago) Permalink

Just mentioned on the debut albums thread, from 1971:

Gerry Rafferty - Can I Get My Money Back?

new noise, Saturday, 16 May 2015 15:19 (1 week ago) Permalink

Oh, so there's a copy of I've Got My Own Album To Do at my local alleyway shop, with a very flattering employee-pick sticker on it. The tracklist is pretty promising too. I think it was around eight bucks or I woulda just snapped it up. Is this actually a good album y/n?

― Doctor Casino, Friday, December 12, 2014 1:42 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i snagged it btw, and having finally got a replacement belt for my replacement turntable, i'm giving it a spin, and, two tracks in, i feel comfortable saying he did, indeed, have his own album to do.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 16 May 2015 17:07 (1 week ago) Permalink

meanwhile, from yesterday's browsing:

Goose Creek Symphony - "Do Your Thing But Don't Touch Mine"

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 16 May 2015 17:13 (1 week ago) Permalink

Wynder K. Frog - Out of the Frying Pan

Zoot Money - Welcome To My Head

The Spurrlows - A Slice of the Spurrlows

Ron Fraser - I'm Gonna Sing My Song

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 16 May 2015 22:09 (1 week ago) Permalink

oh man now here is a band i think i would dig

Free Beer - Free Beer (1975)

Free Beer - Highway Robbery (1976)

Free Beer - Nouveau Chapeau (1977)

Unfortunately:

When Elvis died in 1977, RCA let many acts go, choosing instead to focus on repackaging 'The King'. The members of 'FREE BEER' decided to pack it in but have remained friends and in touch and continue to pursue performing and songwriting careers. However, recent interest in the band has motivated this site, and who knows what else?

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 16 May 2015 22:11 (1 week ago) Permalink

seriously though that self-titled cover is fucking amazing, can't believe that's not canon "best album covers of the 70s"

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 16 May 2015 22:12 (1 week ago) Permalink

This thread is better than many museums.

schwantz, Monday, 18 May 2015 04:56 (1 week ago) Permalink

Speculating that there must be an album out there with a airbrush painting of lumberjacks felling a tree, perhaps with musical instruments as their axes, hollering the title, "TIMBRE!"

juggulo for the complete klvtz (bendy), Monday, 18 May 2015 12:26 (1 week ago) Permalink

the nouveau chapeau cover would be at home on the 'band photos where one member refuses to play along' thread

bizarro gazzara, Monday, 18 May 2015 13:19 (1 week ago) Permalink


Krokodil: Getting Up For The Morning


Duffy: Just In Case You're Interested

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:51 (4 days ago) Permalink

Psych bands should arguably be excluded from the thread as I think the intention of the cornball titles was meaningfully different - but still:

Lighthouse - Suite Feeling (1969) and Peacing It All Together (1970)

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 24 May 2015 22:57 (Yesterday) Permalink

Stuff - More Stuff

los blue jeans, Monday, 25 May 2015 04:13 (19 hours ago) Permalink

that's a keeper

a silly gif of awkward larping (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 25 May 2015 15:46 (7 hours ago) Permalink

Stuff - Stuff It!

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Monday, 25 May 2015 17:12 (6 hours ago) Permalink

dunno why but i have this feeling Stuff are probably better than most of the bands in this thread, can anyone confirm?

(to wit, have been listening to and enjoying Lighthouse's One Fine Morning, the dollar purchase of which prompted the above posts. it's not bad if you're in the mood for some very optimistic and kinda corny/borderline bubblegum sentiment from your psych-ish rock bands. title track is solid, and there's a great dumb melodramatic number about families on the california gold rush.)

Doctor Casino, Monday, 25 May 2015 17:21 (6 hours ago) Permalink

Kinda liking the Stuff It! cover - the frazzled hair, the way her white shorts make her top half look disembodied, the fact that "Stuff" in concentric circles is apparently their logo.

Lee626, Monday, 25 May 2015 18:44 (4 hours ago) Permalink

Krokodil's keyboardist Hardy Hepp cleaned up nicely for his solo career:



(the opening track is titled 'But Now I Have a Crow')

their drummer called himself Düde Dürst:

the geographibebebe (unregistered), Monday, 25 May 2015 21:31 (2 hours ago) Permalink

('Hahn' and 'Huhn' are German for 'Chicken' and 'Rooster', so the full title is Hepp - Chicken & Rooster: alive and good night)

the geographibebebe (unregistered), Monday, 25 May 2015 21:34 (2 hours ago) Permalink

(or Hen and Cock, if you wish)

the geographibebebe (unregistered), Monday, 25 May 2015 21:34 (2 hours ago) Permalink


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