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 (3 years ago) Permalink

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

wasabi pea-sized masculinity (latebloomer), Saturday, 1 October 2011 03:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

Joe Walsh to thread.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 1 October 2011 04:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

The Man With The Flavored Toothpick (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 1 October 2011 04:35 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

geeta, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:42 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

some dude, Saturday, 1 October 2011 11:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

Frampton - I'm In You

Turrican, Saturday, 1 October 2011 11:43 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Saturday, 1 October 2011 12:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Saturday, 1 October 2011 12:26 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

blank, Saturday, 1 October 2011 21:31 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

per metal injection (Eazy), Saturday, 1 October 2011 21:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

GoshLovely, Saturday, 1 October 2011 23:36 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

jer.fairall, Sunday, 2 October 2011 00:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

jer.fairall, Sunday, 2 October 2011 00:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

geeta, Sunday, 2 October 2011 03:33 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

Makes it worse.

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

This may be the best/worst:

per metal injection (Eazy), Monday, 10 October 2011 14:04 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Monday, 10 October 2011 14:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

She Got the Shakes, Monday, 10 October 2011 14:51 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

greg kihn to thread, surely

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Sunday, 22 January 2012 14:22 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 22 January 2012 16:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

Vin Garbutt, folk singer-songwriter from Middlesbrough

Tossin' a Wobbler

The Young Tin Whistle Pest

also released an album called 'The Valley of Tees'

soref, Saturday, 4 July 2015 20:45 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

tossin' a wobbler sounds dirty

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 10 July 2015 16:00 (3 weeks ago) Permalink


which makes three park benches featuring on john kirkpatrick covers!

no lime tangier, Friday, 10 July 2015 16:22 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Stampeders, "Ballsy"

Stevie Wright, "Black Eyed Bruiser"

This Year's Model Victim (Tom D.), Sunday, 19 July 2015 10:24 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

The Rolling "Top of the Pops" BBC4 Revival thread prompted me to do a wiki on B.A. Robertson, where I found out about his debut album, credited to Brian Alexander Robertson, "Wringing Applause":

Bizarrely this was released on Ardent Records, and seems to have been at least partly recorded at Ardent Studios, hence the involvement of Terry Manning... yet it was produced by Georg Kajanus, later frontman of Sailor! I want to hear it now!

Possibly Fingers (Tom D.), Monday, 20 July 2015 23:05 (1 week ago) Permalink

Albert Mangelsdorff ‎– A Jazz Tune I Hope

feargal czukay (NickB), Tuesday, 21 July 2015 21:58 (1 week ago) Permalink

Elvin Jones/Eddie Gomez: A Paycheck I Hope

five six and (man alive), Tuesday, 21 July 2015 22:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

Albert Mangelsdorff ‎– Tromboneliness.

feargal czukay (NickB), Tuesday, 21 July 2015 22:07 (1 week ago) Permalink

Speaking of Eddie Gomez. . .

Album's really good, but that cover, boy.

austinato (Austin), Tuesday, 21 July 2015 22:11 (1 week ago) Permalink

Bette Midler-Thighs and Whispers

Love, Wilco (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 21 July 2015 22:30 (1 week ago) Permalink

Thread has generally been great lately but "Tromboneliness" is one for the ages. I can only imagine it's a whole album of sad-trombone.

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 14:00 (1 week ago) Permalink

I have an Amy Schumer-esque "I can't decide if she's hot" internal dialogue going every time I see old pics of Bette Midler

five six and (man alive), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 14:23 (1 week ago) Permalink

If hot means that guy from Twisted Sister, then yes.

Possibly Fingers (Tom D.), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 14:25 (1 week ago) Permalink

yeah let's turn this into a 'hpt or not' thread

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 22 July 2015 14:48 (1 week ago) Permalink

was going to mention that the cover of 'Wringing Applause' = the only picture of B.A. Robertson I've ever seen where he looks sort of hot

pop addicts should "do their thing", whatever that may be (soref), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 19:36 (1 week ago) Permalink

omg @ Tromboneliness thread winnah DrC otm

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 22 July 2015 19:47 (1 week ago) Permalink

Georgie Fame, "All Me Own Work"

Possibly Fingers (Tom D.), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 20:02 (1 week ago) Permalink

Bizarrely this was released on Ardent Records, and seems to have been at least partly recorded at Ardent Studios, hence the involvement of Terry Manning... yet it was produced by Georg Kajanus, later frontman of Sailor! I want to hear it now!

BA Robertson's career always seems little incomprehensible but imo it's just that he was a good networker. He seemed to be able to surround himself with super-session men - Herbie Flowers, Davy Graham, the guys from AWB, Billy Livsey, Steve Harley's band and so on. The connection with George Kajanus is that he and Robertson shared the same music publisher, Steve Morris Music. Seems like there is a lot of cross-pollination between a pretty lacklustre roster of artists - Robertson, Kajanus, Stephen Bishop, Yvonne Elliman (who also recorded at Ardent). They recorded each others songs, did a duet or two etc. eg. Robertson did a heinous vocal cover of ABBA's Arrival with Frida on the same album that Stephen Morris wrote a song or two.

It's a little embarrassing that I know even vague details of all this btw.

everything, Wednesday, 22 July 2015 21:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

'Bang Bang' was great.

Important BA Robertson moment:

pop addicts should "do their thing", whatever that may be (soref), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 21:53 (1 week ago) Permalink

Aye, gerritupye Brian, cheeky article.

Possibly Fingers (Tom D.), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 22:15 (1 week ago) Permalink

"Tromboneliness" is one for the ages. I can only imagine it's a whole album of sad-trombone.

it's actually quite good... if you like solo trombone improv! think mangelsdorff has a few titles that wouldn't be out of place here.

tequila mockingbird by ramsey lewis

no lime tangier, Thursday, 23 July 2015 00:34 (1 week ago) Permalink

To continue with the jazz for a minute

a silly gif of awkward larping (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 25 July 2015 23:45 (1 week ago) Permalink

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Sunday, 26 July 2015 08:51 (1 week ago) Permalink

Weight - One Man's Queen Is Another Man's Sweat Hog

pop addicts should "do their thing", whatever that may be (soref), Sunday, 26 July 2015 08:56 (1 week ago) Permalink

alternate horrible title for the French release - 'The Night The Pig Got Loose'

pop addicts should "do their thing", whatever that may be (soref), Sunday, 26 July 2015 08:59 (1 week ago) Permalink

I dig the ones with gatefold based gags, for example

Spooky Tooth ‎– You Broke My Heart So...I Busted Your Jaw

pop addicts should "do their thing", whatever that may be (soref), Sunday, 26 July 2015 09:16 (1 week ago) Permalink

'one of the few bands who can create heavy rock and roll with subtlety and soul' according to the sleevenotes

pop addicts should "do their thing", whatever that may be (soref), Sunday, 26 July 2015 09:18 (1 week ago) Permalink

appears on spotify as 'You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Law' for some reason

pop addicts should "do their thing", whatever that may be (soref), Sunday, 26 July 2015 09:24 (1 week ago) Permalink

Jeez Weight are mean

Ma$e-en-scène (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 26 July 2015 12:17 (1 week ago) Permalink

yeah, ughhhh

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 26 July 2015 14:54 (1 week ago) Permalink

Big Jim Sullivan ‎– Big Jim's Back

pop addicts should "do their thing", whatever that may be (soref), Sunday, 26 July 2015 22:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

Have I already posted that? Or did I almost post it? I've been in this thread too long, I'm losing it.

Possibly Fingers (Tom D.), Sunday, 26 July 2015 22:16 (1 week ago) Permalink

I did a search before posting and couldn't find it, but it does looks sort of familiar, so maybe? we really need a masterlist of horrible 70s album titles so we can avoid this kind of confusion

pop addicts should "do their thing", whatever that may be (soref), Sunday, 26 July 2015 22:26 (1 week ago) Permalink

have we had this one? Goose Creek Symphony ‎– "Do Your Thing But Don't Touch Mine"

pop addicts should "do their thing", whatever that may be (soref), Sunday, 26 July 2015 22:27 (1 week ago) Permalink

Have I already posted that? Or did I almost post it? I've been in this thread too long, I'm losing it.

Lol, when I first saw that I was pretty sure it must be your doing. Perhaps you can catch up by posting a Clem Cattini solo effort, if such a thing exists.

Archaic Buster Poindexter, Live At The Apollo (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 26 July 2015 22:34 (1 week ago) Permalink

We have definitely had that one (xp) Once you've seen that sleeve it's hard to get it out of your head.

Possibly Fingers (Tom D.), Sunday, 26 July 2015 22:38 (1 week ago) Permalink

It's sad day indeed when Derek 'St. Del' Bailey ends up in this thread.

Possibly Fingers (Tom D.), Sunday, 26 July 2015 22:43 (1 week ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Monday, 27 July 2015 02:40 (6 days ago) Permalink

haha I started making a master list once but got daunted by thread length, hmmm

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Monday, 27 July 2015 04:22 (6 days ago) Permalink

Yesterday at work somebody asked me for help when I was swamped and I almost replied "I've got my own album to do" but realized it would have made zero sense.

a silly gif of awkward larping (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 30 July 2015 15:59 (3 days ago) Permalink

hahahaha

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 30 July 2015 16:26 (3 days ago) Permalink

lol

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 30 July 2015 16:30 (3 days ago) Permalink

irl lol

Οὖτις, Thursday, 30 July 2015 16:31 (3 days ago) Permalink

LET'S MAKE THIS A THING

Credit: howtokeepapositiveattitudedotcom (stevie), Thursday, 30 July 2015 16:37 (3 days ago) Permalink

not an album but reminded me of this thread:

List of people who are ready for woe and how we know this (seandalai), Thursday, 30 July 2015 17:42 (3 days ago) Permalink

^^ i've got that book, the photos in it are quintessenially 70s

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 30 July 2015 19:45 (3 days ago) Permalink

well I said it, my coworker ran with it, it's happening

a silly gif of awkward larping (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 31 July 2015 17:27 (2 days ago) Permalink

Steve Fincham: Need the Weekend Off?

Local private press LP from, I'm gonna guess about '83.

hardcore dilettante, Friday, 31 July 2015 18:25 (2 days ago) Permalink

we could be witnessing the actual birth of a meme here

five six and (man alive), Friday, 31 July 2015 19:15 (2 days ago) Permalink

one might even say the

five six and (man alive), Friday, 31 July 2015 19:17 (2 days ago) Permalink


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