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 (2 years ago) Permalink

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

wasabi pea-sized masculinity (latebloomer), Saturday, 1 October 2011 03:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Joe Walsh to thread.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 1 October 2011 04:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

The Man With The Flavored Toothpick (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 1 October 2011 04:35 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

geeta, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:42 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

some dude, Saturday, 1 October 2011 11:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Frampton - I'm In You

Turrican, Saturday, 1 October 2011 11:43 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Saturday, 1 October 2011 12:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Saturday, 1 October 2011 12:26 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

blank, Saturday, 1 October 2011 21:31 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

per metal injection (Eazy), Saturday, 1 October 2011 21:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

GoshLovely, Saturday, 1 October 2011 23:36 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

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

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

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

Makes it worse.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 3 October 2011 13:32 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

This may be the best/worst:

per metal injection (Eazy), Monday, 10 October 2011 14:04 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Monday, 10 October 2011 14:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

She Got the Shakes, Monday, 10 October 2011 14:51 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

greg kihn to thread, surely

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Sunday, 22 January 2012 14:22 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 22 January 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

unregistered, Monday, 11 August 2014 00:17 (1 month ago) Permalink

unregistered, Monday, 11 August 2014 00:19 (1 month ago) Permalink

that's a classic of this form

ruffalo soldier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:43 (1 month ago) Permalink

To Whom Who?

'arry Goldman (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:54 (1 month ago) Permalink

The track titles spell out 'music always brings goodness to us all, p.s. unless one has some other motive for its use.'

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:57 (1 month ago) Permalink

mahb, Monday, 18 August 2014 11:07 (1 month ago) Permalink

Got so close to "Cherry I'm Lloyd!"

Actually would be cool if the album title was "All You Have Is Your Soul" and it was a split release by Cher Lloyd and Sorry I'm Late...

Doctor Casino, Monday, 18 August 2014 13:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

I feel like the most horrible '70s-style album title in semi-recent memory is Modest Mouse's Good News For People Who Love Bad News

some dude, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 23:18 (1 month ago) Permalink

i always felt like this title, album art, everthing was something maybe aerosmith had had laying around for 30 years

ruffalo soldier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:35 (1 month ago) Permalink

Surprised this hasn't come up yet.

Pheeel, Thursday, 21 August 2014 08:07 (1 month ago) Permalink

oh ericpaws

SEEMS TO ME (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 21 August 2014 15:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

Anticipating McCartney's "I Used To Be Gregor Samsa".

a lot of really bad records changed my life (staggerlee), Thursday, 21 August 2014 23:25 (1 month ago) Permalink

soref, Sunday, 24 August 2014 00:48 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

soref, Sunday, 24 August 2014 00:49 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

soref, Sunday, 24 August 2014 00:49 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

good ones! don't know that guy

ruffalo soldier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 25 August 2014 19:50 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I only realised after posting those that The Toast Of Christmas Past was released in 2013! Richard Digance, keeping the horrible 70s album title flame burning

soref, Monday, 25 August 2014 20:23 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

why did Leo Sayer have a career? I have never understood this

Οὖτις, Monday, 25 August 2014 20:24 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Well, of course, he could dance.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 25 August 2014 20:36 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Obligatory...

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 25 August 2014 20:56 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Can't believe that no-one ever used it before (at least afaict), so I think if I ever made an album in the 70s, i would horribly title it Hot Dogs In Di's Car. Need to think about which terrible visual pun to go with for the cover art though.

john wahey (NickB), Thursday, 28 August 2014 13:00 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 28 August 2014 13:04 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

excellent! they will also appear next to a ww2 plane on the follow up record, Never Say Di

john wahey (NickB), Thursday, 28 August 2014 13:16 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

FYI Macedonia (Tom D.), Thursday, 28 August 2014 13:38 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

ellis? who the fuck is ellis?

john wahey (NickB), Thursday, 28 August 2014 13:43 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Steve, of Love Affair

FYI Macedonia (Tom D.), Thursday, 28 August 2014 13:45 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

FYI Macedonia (Tom D.), Thursday, 28 August 2014 14:10 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Now you're messing with a (President Keyes), Saturday, 30 August 2014 17:09 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 30 August 2014 18:41 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

saw this the other day, thought of you

Adding ease. Adding wonder. Adding (contenderizer), Sunday, 31 August 2014 13:03 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

back cover of that should be here too:

soref, Sunday, 31 August 2014 13:11 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

lol, i thought about it!

Adding ease. Adding wonder. Adding (contenderizer), Sunday, 31 August 2014 13:30 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

lol at Gerry Rafferty's 2004 indie album up there

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 31 August 2014 15:40 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

re: that steve cropper, "Special Buy" would have been a good title for somebody as well.

Dokken played here for a Ribfest and people were total assholes (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 31 August 2014 16:02 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Pretty much the best picture of Steve Cropper ever.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 31 August 2014 17:35 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Even though this one's from 2000, I think the punny title matches the spirit of this thread.

Ex Slacker, Monday, 1 September 2014 16:25 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Don't Tell A Soul and I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got sure feel humorless after these.

the one where, as balls alludes (Eazy), Monday, 1 September 2014 16:46 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Notdotcomdotmercial

Black Arkestra, Tuesday, 2 September 2014 00:02 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

website titles is a whole other bag of awfulness

mookieproof, Tuesday, 2 September 2014 00:03 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

dwightyoakamacoustic.net

Now you're messing with a (President Keyes), Tuesday, 2 September 2014 11:16 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

ellis? who the fuck is ellis?

― john wahey (NickB), Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:43 PM (5 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol'd ftr

for sale: Bebe's boots, never worn (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 2 September 2014 11:31 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

A George Harrison cover: grainy old snapshot of a childhood trip to the beach, showing Little George standing proudly over a recently completed excavation in the sand. A painting of adult George holds the snapshot, grinning impishly out at us. I Buried Pail.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 7 September 2014 15:18 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

idgi

painfully alive in a drugged and dying culture (DavidM), Monday, 8 September 2014 17:38 (1 week ago) Permalink


whatever

tylerw, Tuesday, 9 September 2014 16:35 (1 week ago) Permalink

Were there any albums released in the 70s entitled "Phoning It In"?

'arry Goldman (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 9 September 2014 16:44 (1 week ago) Permalink

Or "Will This Do?"

FYI Macedonia (Tom D.), Tuesday, 9 September 2014 16:44 (1 week ago) Permalink

xposts

Okay, there's lil' Zipper again (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 9 September 2014 17:12 (1 week ago) Permalink

"Outta My Head...And My Contract"

'arry Goldman (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 9 September 2014 17:16 (1 week ago) Permalink

Mr. Snrub wrote this on thread Horrible 70s album titles like I've Got My Own Album To Do on board I Love Music on Oct 2, 2013

Laugh? I Nearly Bought One! by Killing Joke

What does this title mean?

how's life, Wednesday, 10 September 2014 11:46 (1 week ago) Permalink

RIP big man

disinclination loops (unregistered), Thursday, 11 September 2014 22:19 (1 week ago) Permalink


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