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

niiiice

robbie ca$hflo (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 14:54 (1 month ago) Permalink

Even better that it's a bass.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 22:22 (1 month ago) Permalink

I kind of want to make one called "I've Got My Own Pablum to do"

cover could use an image something like this

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 22:25 (1 month ago) Permalink

anyone ever heard freddie & the dreamers' 1978 album 'breaking out'?

François Pitchforkian (NickB), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 22:50 (1 month ago) Permalink

Grumbleweeds - Worravagorrinmepocket

François Pitchforkian (NickB), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 22:59 (1 month ago) Permalink

The Great Imposters - You Asked For it!

François Pitchforkian (NickB), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 23:03 (1 month ago) Permalink

lolling at "i've got my own pablum to do," and the idea of freddie and the dreamers still making albums in 1978, wtf.

van damme death warrant (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 9 March 2016 18:46 (1 month ago) Permalink

is that dreamers album real? cover's a bit offensive.

"This is the worst part." (stevie), Thursday, 10 March 2016 11:29 (1 month ago) Permalink

answer: it is real

"This is the worst part." (stevie), Thursday, 10 March 2016 11:30 (1 month ago) Permalink

okay that might be the worst song i ever heard

"This is the worst part." (stevie), Thursday, 10 March 2016 11:32 (1 month ago) Permalink

Poll:

Giorgio's a Wop
Jerry Loves Fags
Freddie Goes Punk
Peter's a Puff
Pete's the Hulk (???)

how's life, Thursday, 10 March 2016 12:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

MUFC most offensive

A Fifth Beatle Dies (Tom D.), Thursday, 10 March 2016 12:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

"Play that song again, radio
the one that had the lyrics"

love songs like that

robbie ca$hflo (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 March 2016 15:59 (1 month ago) Permalink

not from the 70s but this Soul Asylum one is pretty classic to the form

robbie ca$hflo (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 March 2016 16:01 (1 month ago) Permalink

UMS never meta song he didn't like

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Thursday, 10 March 2016 16:01 (1 month ago) Permalink

i'm just still baffled at freddie and the dreamers having a record contract in 1978. apparently somewhere along the way they became the musical hosts of a British kids' show?

van damme death warrant (Doctor Casino), Friday, 11 March 2016 02:09 (1 month ago) Permalink

this guy had the title game on lock:

François Pitchforkian (NickB), Friday, 11 March 2016 14:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

Proto-Morrissey

A Fifth Beatle Dies (Tom D.), Friday, 11 March 2016 15:23 (1 month ago) Permalink

hev yew gotta loight, boy, that never goes out?

François Pitchforkian (NickB), Friday, 11 March 2016 16:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

lol

van damme death warrant (Doctor Casino), Friday, 11 March 2016 16:47 (1 month ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 07:53 (1 month ago) Permalink

Jizzin out the trombone

bearded flack trickster god (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 08:32 (1 month ago) Permalink


Thanks I Needed That by Glass House

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:25 (1 month ago) Permalink

Marmalade - ...Doing It All For You (1978)

François Pitchforkian (NickB), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:32 (1 month ago) Permalink

A Fifth Beatle Dies (Tom D.), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 16:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

this old quote from woebot's blog seems sort of pertinent (on 70s rock):

What is it with hairies that causes them, at the drop of a shilling, to don a tailcoat and top hat, like it was the funniest fucking joke in the world? Who cracked it first? Cream on the cover of "Goodbye Cream" probably, in those ridiculous white suits. I swear I've come across so many whiskered stoned grinning idiots dressed up like this on record covers in the last week. You goons!

lute bro (brimstead), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 21:31 (1 month ago) Permalink

haha otm

robbie ca$hflo (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 19 March 2016 19:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

Another one came to me tonight. Band is called Mission, album title is "In re: Mission"

human life won't become a cat (man alive), Tuesday, 22 March 2016 02:23 (1 month ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

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

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

solo album from fairport convention bassist dave pegg

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

haha i came straight here after seeing your tweet

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

fairport crew definitely did not take things too seriously

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

Looks like Jon Wurster.

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

Acoustic guitarist on stairs is too reminiscent of:

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

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

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

yes, that logo is very...

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

also kinda similar to...

Baby - Where Did All The Money Go?

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

Acne Thunder

andrew m., Tuesday, 19 April 2016 21:35 (2 weeks 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 (1 week 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 (6 days ago) Permalink

Sandy Hurvitz - Sandy’s Album is Here at Last

real orgone kid (NickB), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 21:35 (6 days 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 (4 days ago) Permalink


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