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 (five years ago) Permalink

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

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

Joe Walsh to thread.

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

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

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

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

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

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

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

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

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

Frampton - I'm In You

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

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

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

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

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

Makes it worse.

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

This may be the best/worst:

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

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

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

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

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

three 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four years ago) Permalink

greg kihn to thread, surely

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

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

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


Swamp Dogg - I Called For A Rope And They Threw Me A Rock

great Canadian prog-psych debut from 1969 (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 14 January 2017 17:57 (six days ago) Permalink

that junie cover is fantastic.

new noise, Saturday, 14 January 2017 18:06 (six days ago) Permalink

Better than the music, sadly

Οὖτις, Saturday, 14 January 2017 19:26 (six days ago) Permalink

pretty sure there's also a guru guru lp with the don't call us, we'll call you line for a title

with this lovely cover:

new noise, Saturday, 14 January 2017 20:00 (six days ago) Permalink

awesome

mega pegasus for reindeer (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 14 January 2017 20:03 (six days ago) Permalink

Imo swamp dogg is not horrible- basically just FU society.

wrinkled sweater guy (los blue jeans), Sunday, 15 January 2017 06:40 (five days ago) Permalink

Richie Lecea, "It's All Done With Mirrors"

Eats like Elvis, shits like De Niro (Tom D.), Sunday, 15 January 2017 20:26 (five days ago) Permalink

Joe and Jody Maphis - Guitaration Gap

Not sure if it's already been on this thread, saw it on twitter earlier today

intheblanks, Monday, 16 January 2017 01:40 (four days ago) Permalink

scruggin' it

great Canadian prog-psych debut from 1969 (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 16 January 2017 03:21 (four days ago) Permalink

whoops, just seeing it was posted in a twitter link a few posts back

intheblanks, Monday, 16 January 2017 03:58 (four days ago) Permalink

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 16 January 2017 04:38 (four days ago) Permalink

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 16 January 2017 04:39 (four days ago) Permalink

Some of these cover pics really seem like someone yelled "hey" to the artist then snapped the picture

"Shouldn't we do another one?"

"Nah we got it Skip you look great"

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 16 January 2017 18:09 (four days ago) Permalink

lol i just noticed silk purse was a record store day special re-release! had to get in line by midnight to scoop that one up

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 16 January 2017 20:57 (four days ago) Permalink

Ian Matthews - Some Days You Eat The Bear...

NickB, Monday, 16 January 2017 22:36 (four days ago) Permalink

Jim Price - Kids nowadays ain't got no shame.

NickB, Monday, 16 January 2017 22:52 (four days ago) Permalink

the ozark mountain daredevils - nuclear fishin'

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 01:34 (three days ago) Permalink

I keep thinking this thread will die out but no...

Eats like Elvis, shits like De Niro (Tom D.), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 02:37 (three days ago) Permalink

lollll nuclear fishin'

mega pegasus for reindeer (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 04:24 (three days ago) Permalink

and it's the title of their greatest hits comp!

intheblanks, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 04:38 (three days ago) Permalink

That is a pretty strange one. Didn't know much about the band, but they also had this one, which is pretty weird too. They must be some stoner fishermen when not bringing the country rawk jams.

earlnash, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 04:48 (three days ago) Permalink

I think this thread is definitely proof that the record industry in the 70s ran on some serious drugs, apparently just as much in the art department as A&R.

earlnash, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 04:49 (three days ago) Permalink

The Car Over The Lake Album has definitely been the subject of extensive admiration in this thread before, but I am never, ever, not happy to see it.

mega pegasus for reindeer (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 05:04 (three days ago) Permalink

At this point, it would be a pretty good sized shelf of LPs.

earlnash, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 05:11 (three days ago) Permalink

...or a bitchen Tashen coffee table book.

"I must believe that my charm was not in my ass." (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 05:25 (three days ago) Permalink

Are those Ozark Mountain Daredevils titles puns?

wrinkled sweater guy (los blue jeans), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 08:29 (three days ago) Permalink

i just can't believe this thread keeps giving.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 08:38 (three days ago) Permalink

Are those Ozark Mountain Daredevils titles puns?

Well Nuclear Fishin' (FISSION) clearly is, but the other one...?

mahb, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 09:01 (three days ago) Permalink

Jim Price Kids

andrew m., Tuesday, 17 January 2017 15:26 (three days ago) Permalink

Maybe Ted Taylor's "Keepin' My Head Above Water" has just enough of a jobbing musician vibe to make it (plus one of my all-time favourite covers):

Tim, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 15:36 (three days ago) Permalink

Thread is clearly way too big to check whether something you've found has already been mentioned, so if someone who isn't me wants to list them all feel free, thx

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 17:38 (three days ago) Permalink

I started a spreadsheet one time - half-finished IIRC, similar to my attempt to get down all of the claustrophobic 70s/80s movie posters before the links got broken. With both there was also an idea of getting the dates in there so you could be really precise about the dawn, high point, and decline of the genre. Really important stuff - I should get back to those at some point. Sigh.

mega pegasus for reindeer (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 19:18 (three days ago) Permalink

No picture but...

Ian Hunter - All Of The Good Ones Are Taken

^ definitely getting a bit meta there

NickB, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:57 (three days ago) Permalink

Last page in the Taschen book IIRC

great Canadian prog-psych debut from 1969 (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 21:30 (three days ago) Permalink

A case in point, this must surely have been posted before,

Bobby Shew, "Outstanding In His Field"

Eats like Elvis, shits like De Niro (Tom D.), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 21:51 (three days ago) Permalink

haha that's on par with "Making a Name for Myself" by Roger Miller

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 22:09 (three days ago) Permalink

Did we ever get this one?

Ringo: Old Wave

"I must believe that my charm was not in my ass." (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 22:22 (three days ago) Permalink

Bobby Shew, "Outstanding In His Field"

posted in the yawnsomely literal cover art thread!

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 03:12 (two days ago) Permalink

Red Island - In Pursuit of the Wild Bologna (1978)

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 06:45 (two days ago) Permalink

Oh, that's good!

Has anyone else had the experience of discovering some no-name 70s band in the cheapie bin and getting excited because they seem like the kind of act that surely would have at least one of these titles, and then suffering a small disappointment when it becomes clear that they don't? Today's downer: Syracuse-based Jukin' Bone, who surely would have gotten around to it had their recording career lasted a little longer.

OTOH, Googling them led me to some of their home-town peers, whose one album is at least a step in the direction of one of these titles:

Brandywine - Aged (1970)

mega pegasus for reindeer (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 17:24 (two days ago) Permalink

haha, you're looking in some fun cheapie bins

niels, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 17:25 (two days ago) Permalink

i need to start thinking of probably hundreds of rap albums from the 80s and early 90s that fit this

Ant Banks - Sittin' on Somethin' Phat

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 17:31 (two days ago) Permalink

though there's something different about the spirit, it has less of that "oi mate this album's just 'avin' a laff innit?" vibe to rap ones

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 17:32 (two days ago) Permalink

I feel like a lot of rap ones are coming from a "this is going to blow your mind!" place whereas the 70s ones are more "fuck we gotta call the record something" place

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 18:16 (two days ago) Permalink

definitely

Del's "I Wish My Cousin George Was Here" is one that fits the 70s vibe but most don't

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 18:22 (two days ago) Permalink

Seventies were all about reaching new levels of casual. I take them as laid back jabs at titles like Tales of the Topographic Ocean, Tapestry, After the Gold Rush and Billion Dollar Babies. Just having a good time over here.

juggulo for the complete klvtz (bendy), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 19:34 (two days ago) Permalink

I think this was discussed somewhere at the start of this (now substantial) thread. There is a 'we don't take ourselves and all of this too seriously' vibe.

Eats like Elvis, shits like De Niro (Tom D.), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 20:52 (two days ago) Permalink

believe Juicy Lucy has been on this thread before but for different albums

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 21:18 (two days ago) Permalink

xp

Yeah, definitely, it's very "No concept album to be found here, y'all! Just tryin' to provide some plain 'n' simple entertainment!"

― Doctor Casino, Friday, June 28, 2013


...
totally OTM like "Hey pal, we're just doing a bit of rock n rollin over here nbd"

― "If you like the Byrds, try Depeche Mode" (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, June 28, 2013

new noise, Thursday, 19 January 2017 00:35 (yesterday) Permalink


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