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

surefire winner of a pickup line that one.

Merdeyeux, Wednesday, 25 November 2015 02:48 (2 months ago) Permalink

Wow what a run. Kudos everyone.

I guess it's better than Conway Twitty - "I Thought About You When I Jacked Off Last Night"

Amira, Queen of Creativity (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 25 November 2015 12:43 (2 months ago) Permalink

Conway Twitty - "I've put you in the wank bank"

suffeeciant attreebution (aldo), Wednesday, 25 November 2015 13:10 (2 months ago) Permalink

Also the architecture of that trucker hat seems to defy the laws of physics

Amira, Queen of Creativity (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 25 November 2015 13:34 (2 months ago) Permalink

Conway Twitty - "what to do when your roommate doesn't realize you're home and thusly is having loud sex in the living room"

suffeeciant attreebution (aldo), Wednesday, 25 November 2015 14:43 (2 months ago) Permalink

Lol

Amira, Queen of Creativity (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 25 November 2015 14:49 (2 months ago) Permalink

I love how so many of these album covers seemed to have been the result of this conversation:

The Artist:"Man taking that album cover picture today! You think I should get dressed up?"

The Manager: "Nah, you look fine"

A: "Take a shower?"

M: "C'mon time is money! Oh, that should be the name of the record!"

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 25 November 2015 14:57 (2 months ago) Permalink

lolllll that conway twitty, so good

tylerw, Wednesday, 25 November 2015 15:01 (2 months ago) Permalink

Conway Twitty - "I've put you in the wank bank"

dying @ this

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 25 November 2015 17:37 (2 months ago) Permalink

painfully alive in a drugged and dying culture (DavidM), Thursday, 26 November 2015 19:45 (2 months ago) Permalink

He's still at it up here in MN, local rockabilly legend!

Amira, Queen of Creativity (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 26 November 2015 20:05 (2 months ago) Permalink

that is a wonderful album title

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 26 November 2015 21:26 (2 months ago) Permalink

the fact that .38 Special used Tour de Force as the title of a studio album was a waste of a pun

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 30 November 2015 02:44 (2 months ago) Permalink

Ron's new cobbled-together memoir/diary thing is surely crying out to be called "I've Got My Own Book to Do":

mahb, Friday, 4 December 2015 11:31 (2 months ago) Permalink

lol

Doctor Casino, Friday, 4 December 2015 14:46 (2 months ago) Permalink

gazcom (NickB), Friday, 4 December 2015 14:53 (2 months ago) Permalink

James Gang - Bang

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Friday, 11 December 2015 13:32 (1 month ago) Permalink

Anyway, it's not a three, it's a yogh. (Tom D.), Wednesday, 23 December 2015 16:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

Wow. For a second I read that as being by The Association and was trying to imagine what kind of unlikely career developments might have brought them to that point.

Doctor Casino, important war pigeon (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 23 December 2015 16:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yes, Karl-Heinz Wiberny ending up in The Association is just too far-fetched.

Anyway, it's not a three, it's a yogh. (Tom D.), Wednesday, 23 December 2015 16:55 (1 month ago) Permalink

If we're allowing music bios then there's this: Ronnie Browne's "That Guy Fae The Corries"

everything, Wednesday, 23 December 2015 17:58 (1 month ago) Permalink

that guy fae the zardoz head

mookieproof, Wednesday, 23 December 2015 18:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

May already have been posted, but just saw this in the wild, and WOW

King of Hearts-Close, But No Guitar

"Damn the Taquitos" (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 31 December 2015 10:02 (1 month ago) Permalink

Wow I think that's new & that is a new contender

Amira, Queen of Creativity (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 31 December 2015 12:58 (1 month ago) Permalink

It's a ways upthread, but always welcome.

a silly gif of awkward larping (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 31 December 2015 18:14 (1 month ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Monday, 4 January 2016 20:56 (1 month ago) Permalink

is that david st. hubbins on the far right

mookieproof, Monday, 4 January 2016 21:05 (1 month ago) Permalink

I'd love to hear that album!

Anyway, it's not a three, it's a yogh. (Tom D.), Monday, 4 January 2016 21:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

till yesterday was only familiar with 'bend it', but watched some of their beat club performances which are surprisingly heavy ('loos of england' aside)... great fuzz bass. tempted to investigate further now.

no lime tangier, Monday, 4 January 2016 21:28 (1 month ago) Permalink

i unabashedly love that title, and that cover

i unabashedly love a lot of these titles and covers tbh

Less surprised by the total lack of surprises (stevie), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 11:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yeah they were kind of like a twee version of the early Move stuff, some great basslines and a few really killer tunes.

stupid children forever (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 7 January 2016 04:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

Also check "Zabadak!" "Hold Tight" and their goofy chart-topper "The Legend of Xanadu." This 1967 EP release also seems thread-relatable:

Doctor Casino, important war pigeon (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 7 January 2016 05:49 (1 month ago) Permalink

i'm totally into this band in theory

Amira, Queen of Creativity (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 7 January 2016 14:34 (1 month ago) Permalink

is that lads of england or loos of england?

Less surprised by the total lack of surprises (stevie), Thursday, 7 January 2016 14:37 (1 month ago) Permalink

its loos, isn't it?

Less surprised by the total lack of surprises (stevie), Thursday, 7 January 2016 14:37 (1 month ago) Permalink

terrible "comedy" albums shouldn't really count but...

seb mooczag (NickB), Thursday, 7 January 2016 14:43 (1 month ago) Permalink

his band looks pretty hottt though...

seb mooczag (NickB), Thursday, 7 January 2016 14:46 (1 month ago) Permalink

definitely "loos"

Doctor Casino, important war pigeon (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 7 January 2016 16:18 (1 month ago) Permalink

yep, for your and everyone's edification

no lime tangier, Thursday, 7 January 2016 23:24 (1 month ago) Permalink

I went and looked up the album that kicked off the whole thing - I've Got My Own Album To Do - and found the closing track was called Crotch Music. I had a listen and it's not what I expected at all, more like someone put the 70's in a blender, of if Battles collaborated with Edgar Winter.

Incidentally I heard Ronnie Wood was in an old man pub in Kildare with some hangers-on a couple of years ago and someone handed him a guitar and asked for a tune. He started singing and the barman came over and told him there was no singing allowed. "That's Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones, you can't tell him to shut up". "I don't care if he's Daniel O'Donnell, he can't sing in here".

the_ecuador_three, Friday, 8 January 2016 12:07 (1 month ago) Permalink

xxxp holy shit that dude pioneered Gary Wilson's schtick with dumping flour over himself

stupid children forever (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 9 January 2016 00:30 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

xpost Ronnie Wood furiously at work on new album He Can't Sing in Here --(cover is a toilet)

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Wednesday, 13 January 2016 15:39 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Chuck Berry - Rock It

Doctor Casino, important war pigeon (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 17 January 2016 22:50 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

(album is depressingly bad btw, at least based on the cuts i've checked out so far, "If I Were" and the single "Oh What A Thrill")

Doctor Casino, important war pigeon (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 17 January 2016 22:52 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Jimmy Jones must feel that being ensconced in velvet is socially acceptable and in the 70s it probably was.

earlnash, Sunday, 17 January 2016 22:55 (3 weeks ago) Permalink


has this been in here?

tylerw, Thursday, 21 January 2016 18:42 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

never have i been a blue calm sea (collardio gelatinous), Friday, 22 January 2016 05:19 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

"i like wine"

never have i been a blue calm sea (collardio gelatinous), Friday, 22 January 2016 05:20 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

^I inherited this lp from my dad's collection. the title always made me laugh. so...straightforward.

never have i been a blue calm sea (collardio gelatinous), Friday, 22 January 2016 05:24 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Fernandez did a stint in Pinochet's prisons after the coup (along with many other Chilean folkies), but he made it out.

never have i been a blue calm sea (collardio gelatinous), Friday, 22 January 2016 05:34 (2 weeks ago) Permalink


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