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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

greg kihn to thread, surely

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Sunday, 22 January 2012 14:22 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 22 January 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Plug me into something! Show me to the stage! Gimme something to write on! Hello? Hello! Is this thing on? Where's my tea? Shannon!

Doctor Casino, Friday, 14 November 2014 23:55 (1 month ago) Permalink

Saw a corner store tonight called "Buy The Way" and thought of this thread.

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 15 November 2014 01:10 (1 month ago) Permalink

My broken one a few posts up is this:

For which I simply must link you to: http://www.classroomtools.com/wronglst.htm

In addition to an orange and two apples, the fruit bowl on the bottom shelf of the table containing the wine appears to hold a softball.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:55 (1 month ago) Permalink

Problems that may or may not be present. The resolution and composition of the photo makes it difficult to tell.

22. The walls of the room appear to be covered with exterior rather than interior plaster.
23. The palm-like plant to the left of the "wine" table does not appear to be planted in the pot beneath it.
24. The "shade" on the floor lamp in front of the open window appears to either be upside down or a bowl.
25. There appear to be odd things on top of the stereo receiver.
...

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:57 (1 month ago) Permalink

33. The photo on the cover of Andrew Gold's previous album (visible on the floor leaning against the music bench) might not look as it actually did when sold in stores. Ditto for the cover on the issue of People Magazine that is lying on the floor beneath the TV set. In fact, I'm not sure that Andrew Gold ever appeared on a People Magazine cover.

fucking dying at this, sorry y'all

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:58 (1 month ago) Permalink

I have that album and had never once noticed the hamburger bun containing a hotdog, thanks Bill Chapman

soref, Sunday, 16 November 2014 01:10 (1 month ago) Permalink

In fact, I'm not sure that Andrew Gold ever appeared on a People Magazine cover

hearing this in Lionel Hutz "I'M NOT WEARING A TIE AT ALL" voice

soref, Sunday, 16 November 2014 01:13 (1 month ago) Permalink

omg i was seriously just thinking about the "not wearing a tie" bit today, lol

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 16 November 2014 01:20 (1 month ago) Permalink

Ugh, just remembered Andrew Gold died super recently

Master of Treacle, Sunday, 16 November 2014 01:23 (1 month ago) Permalink

www.andrewgold.com lets you "play" the album cover as a clicking game. Post your score to Facebook! Fair warning, it also auto-plays "Thank You For Being A Friend" in the background.

This is the album with Lonely Boy on it. Produced by Peter Asher. We cut it at night with the same band, studio, engineer that Linda used during the day while cutting her LP Hasten Down The Wind. The cover of this was often commented on as an original idea, which I unfortunately cannot take credit for. The genius behind this was Ethan Russell. There are 32 things wrong with the picture (see TRIVIA PAGE) . However, someone wrote me that the only thing wrong with the picture they could see was that on the back cover my shirt clashed terribly with my jacket. I liked that letter.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 16 November 2014 01:27 (1 month ago) Permalink

Aw, jeez. That's an xpost to myself above, sorry.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 16 November 2014 01:29 (1 month 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, October 1, 2011 8:36 AM (3 years ago)


otm. Three years later, I only just got the pun today.

Ugh, just remembered Andrew Gold died super recently

He died a few years ago.

Junior Dadaismus (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 16 November 2014 01:36 (1 month ago) Permalink

soref, Sunday, 23 November 2014 20:00 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

that was his last album for 29 years before he returned in 2005 with this:

soref, Sunday, 23 November 2014 20:01 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

'Read On' was his second album btw, hence Vol II on the side of the book

soref, Sunday, 23 November 2014 20:04 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Um...idg whale meat

i did it all for the 'nuki (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 23 November 2014 20:31 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

whale meat again?

soref, Sunday, 23 November 2014 20:32 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Oh, I've just looked it up and realised that's what the album is actually called. but it's a pun on 'we'll meet again' isn't it? do ppl know that song in the US?

soref, Sunday, 23 November 2014 20:37 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

The Byrds covered it on their first album.

Euripides' Trousers (Tom D.), Sunday, 23 November 2014 20:43 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I was wondering if it's best known through Dr Strangelove over there?

soref, Sunday, 23 November 2014 20:45 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

That's where the Byrds heard it

brimstead, Sunday, 23 November 2014 20:49 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

"Whale meat again" is the punch line of an ancient joke

why do I hate that thing (excluding imago, marcos) (wins), Sunday, 23 November 2014 20:52 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Xp Or maybe it was just its use in Dr Strangelove that inspired them to close the album with it.

brimstead, Sunday, 23 November 2014 20:52 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

^^In the liner notes to the album there's a dedication to Kubrick, so yeah.

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 23 November 2014 21:47 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Steppenwolf "At Your Birthday Party." 1969, and making it in here solely on the strength of the quotation marks.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 7 December 2014 23:06 (1 week ago) Permalink

Man that band always looks like the biggest bunch of thugs

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 7 December 2014 23:09 (1 week ago) Permalink

The song wasn't called "Born To Be Mild" (which would have been a great Rupert Holmes title born to this thread).

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 7 December 2014 23:17 (1 week ago) Permalink

Nantucket - Your Face Or Mine?

Doctor Casino, Friday, 12 December 2014 00:54 (1 week ago) Permalink

u_u

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 12 December 2014 02:55 (1 week ago) Permalink

surely they have a limerick-inspired album?

mookieproof, Friday, 12 December 2014 02:57 (1 week ago) Permalink

Excellent.

Root It Oot (Tom D.), Friday, 12 December 2014 09:49 (1 week ago) Permalink


Root It Oot (Tom D.), Friday, 12 December 2014 17:52 (1 week ago) Permalink

... produced by Cliff Richard!

Root It Oot (Tom D.), Friday, 12 December 2014 17:52 (1 week ago) Permalink

Pushed... Off a Cliff!

Doctor Casino, Friday, 12 December 2014 18:20 (1 week ago) Permalink

i think that one tipped the scale for me, I really do want to buy every record in the thread and wallpaper a building with them.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 12 December 2014 18:21 (1 week ago) Permalink

I've got my own building to build

Dokken played here for a Ribfest and people were total assholes (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 12 December 2014 18:29 (1 week ago) Permalink

Oh, so there's a copy of I've Got My Own Album To Do at my local alleyway shop, with a very flattering employee-pick sticker on it. The tracklist is pretty promising too. I think it was around eight bucks or I woulda just snapped it up. Is this actually a good album y/n?

Doctor Casino, Friday, 12 December 2014 18:42 (1 week ago) Permalink

"Special thanks from the band to Cliff Richard"

Master of Treacle, Friday, 12 December 2014 20:39 (1 week ago) Permalink

Great lineup of titles there too. "We Sure Do," "Not Afraid to Rock 'n' Roll"...

Doctor Casino, Friday, 12 December 2014 20:55 (1 week ago) Permalink

The connection to Cliff Richard is that this Garth Hewitt guy was a sort of Christian rocker, though the thing is really messing with my head is that Bryn Haworth plays on the album too and I thought HE was Garth Hewitt (and vice versa).

Root It Oot (Tom D.), Friday, 12 December 2014 20:58 (1 week ago) Permalink

Oh, hold on, it gets worse, I just checked Bryn Haworth on wiki and he's a Christian too.

Root It Oot (Tom D.), Friday, 12 December 2014 21:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

I came across this one yesterday and thought of this thread.

Ex Slacker, Monday, 15 December 2014 21:38 (4 days ago) Permalink

Ex Slacker, Monday, 15 December 2014 21:39 (4 days ago) Permalink

wow

languagelessness (mattresslessness), Monday, 15 December 2014 21:42 (4 days ago) Permalink

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 16 December 2014 10:20 (3 days ago) Permalink

Yeah this seems rubbish when the Chameleons do it imo

better the 70s stalwart.

Master of Treacle, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:01 (3 days ago) Permalink

that wasn't the chameleons first offence either...

Ottbot jr (NickB), Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:04 (3 days ago) Permalink

I have consciously avoided ever hearing that band because of their album titles.

Root It Oot (Tom D.), Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:19 (3 days ago) Permalink

I'm more likely to listen to a Cardiacs album tbh.

Root It Oot (Tom D.), Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:20 (3 days ago) Permalink

The Counts - "What's Up Front That - Counts"

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