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

ahahahaaa, oops

sisterhood of the baggering vance (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 15 May 2016 14:04 (2 months ago) Permalink

exchanges that define the spirit of ILM

JWoww Gilberto (man alive), Sunday, 15 May 2016 14:19 (2 months 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 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago) Permalink

Georgie Fame - All Me Own Work

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

... many times apparently.

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

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

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

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

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

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

bonus points for being in a band called eire apparent.

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

xp Georgie Fame looks so like Niall Quinn.

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

This Clare Fischer album

Cosmic Love is absolutely Ruthless &Highly Indifferent (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 28 June 2016 07:03 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

That's a big pianner...

Now I Know How Joan of Arcadia Felt (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 28 June 2016 07:14 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns feat. Maceo Parker - A Blow For Me, A Toot For You

Rodney Crowell - Ain't Livin' Long Like This (1977)

Rodney Crowell - But What Will The Neighbors Think? (1980)

Harvey Manfrenjensenden (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 3 July 2016 00:27 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

That Fred Wesley album is really good. Produced by George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, it's basically a P-Funk album - it has a great version of "Up for the Down Stroke" on it. The follow-up, Say Blow By Blow Backwards, is good, too.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 3 July 2016 00:43 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 5 July 2016 01:35 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Dunno if it's upthread, but I believe the Clare Fischer one was from 1987, so Derek Bell's 1981 effort beat him by several years:

the_ecuador_three, Tuesday, 5 July 2016 13:39 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Rodney Crowell - But What Will The Neighbors Think? (1980)

― Harvey Manfrenjensenden (Doctor Casino), Saturday, July 2, 2016 7:27 PM (3 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

That's what his wife said when he put on that jacket/shirt/tie combo, sheesh.

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Tuesday, 5 July 2016 17:07 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

he looks like billy squier in that pic

Steve Gunn Mann-Dude (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 5 July 2016 17:20 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

pb&j throwing back

Steve Gunn Mann-Dude (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 5 July 2016 17:21 (2 weeks ago) Permalink


too stuffed to jump


toucan do it too


how the hell do you spell rhythum?

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 6 July 2016 04:14 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

derek bell rules btw!!!

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 6 July 2016 04:15 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

another non-seventies one, had to post it somewhere

brimstead, Wednesday, 6 July 2016 04:52 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Amazing Rhythm Aces were on fire! Wowie.

Harvey Manfrenjensenden (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 6 July 2016 12:27 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

don't think Beaverteeth - Dam It was posted yet

kind of lolth but mostly strahd (los blue jeans), Monday, 11 July 2016 00:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

Horrible 70s album titles band names like I've Got My Own Album To Do Beaverteeth

Now I Know How Joan of Arcadia Felt (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 11 July 2016 02:11 (1 week ago) Permalink

Atlanta Rhythm Section - Back Up Against The Wall

Atlanta Rhythm Section - Third Annual Pipe Dream

soref, Monday, 11 July 2016 02:21 (1 week ago) Permalink

The Hollies - Five Three One - Double Seven O Four

man, what a bunch of 58008

coygbiv (NickB), Monday, 11 July 2016 13:25 (1 week ago) Permalink

Go to 7734, Hollies rule!

nickn, Monday, 11 July 2016 16:26 (1 week ago) Permalink

was this ever mentioned? great record obv but such a hilarious title

niels, Monday, 11 July 2016 17:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

Genius title.

They could have been Stackridge. (Tom D.), Monday, 11 July 2016 17:19 (1 week ago) Permalink

i love that album so much

it's so special in that i can't think of an album that is more a product of a certain time and place and mindset (and drugs)

Steve Gunn Mann-Dude (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 11 July 2016 17:30 (1 week ago) Permalink

full title should have been If I Could Only Remember My Name ... Oh Right, It Is David Crosby. Now, Where Are My Rolling Papers

tylerw, Monday, 11 July 2016 17:37 (1 week ago) Permalink

1983, but i think this fites:

the event dynamics of power asynchrony (rushomancy), Monday, 11 July 2016 18:05 (1 week ago) Permalink

Did we mention the new eric clapton album, "I Still Do"? Keeping the spirit of rock, blues and terrible album titles well and alive.

barbarian radge (NotEnough), Tuesday, 12 July 2016 07:55 (1 week ago) Permalink

Steven Tyler's new album is called We're All Somebody From Somewhere

poolboy skew (voodoo chili), Sunday, 17 July 2016 14:56 (6 days ago) Permalink

Frankly I'd rather not if these guys were in the room.

Perhaps that's not quite punny enough for this thread, fortunately they also had an album called...

Pheeel, Saturday, 23 July 2016 22:35 (30 minutes ago) Permalink

Edward Bear had albums? And were psych-prog? Would never have known this latter based on their one hit single.

The Professor of Hard Rain (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 23 July 2016 22:42 (23 minutes ago) Permalink

Saw these last week while browsing vinyl

Barefoot Jerry: You Can't Get Off With Your Shoes On

Balcones Fault: It's All Balcones Fault

Kenneth Without Anger (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 23 July 2016 22:47 (18 minutes ago) Permalink

Maclean & Maclean were practically made for this thread, I'm amazed they haven't appeared before now.


Pheeel, Saturday, 23 July 2016 22:51 (14 minutes ago) Permalink


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