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 (2 years ago) Permalink

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

wasabi pea-sized masculinity (latebloomer), Saturday, 1 October 2011 03:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Joe Walsh to thread.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 1 October 2011 04:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

The Man With The Flavored Toothpick (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 1 October 2011 04:35 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

geeta, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:42 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

some dude, Saturday, 1 October 2011 11:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Frampton - I'm In You

Turrican, Saturday, 1 October 2011 11:43 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Saturday, 1 October 2011 12:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Saturday, 1 October 2011 12:26 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

blank, Saturday, 1 October 2011 21:31 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

per metal injection (Eazy), Saturday, 1 October 2011 21:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

GoshLovely, Saturday, 1 October 2011 23:36 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

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

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

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

Makes it worse.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 3 October 2011 13:32 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

This may be the best/worst:

per metal injection (Eazy), Monday, 10 October 2011 14:04 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Monday, 10 October 2011 14:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

She Got the Shakes, Monday, 10 October 2011 14:51 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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

painfully alive in a drugged and dying culture (DavidM), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 18:02 (3 months ago) Permalink

^^^ a rarities/b-sides comp, definitely closer to these titles than to, I dunno, the Beastie Boys' Some Old Bullshit.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 27 April 2014 02:59 (2 months ago) Permalink

Yeah that's got the vibe. Visual pun on dad joke

dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 27 April 2014 14:11 (2 months ago) Permalink

J. Sam, Friday, 2 May 2014 12:56 (2 months ago) Permalink

haha what?

john wahey (NickB), Friday, 2 May 2014 12:59 (2 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Already mentioned but cover is worth a look:

calstars, Sunday, 25 May 2014 01:59 (1 month ago) Permalink

Hope the embed works:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Everybody's heard Aerosmith's "Night In The Ruts" LP but Foghat's "Cunched In The Punt" is all but forgotten.</p>— Jon Wurster (@jonwurster) <a href="https://twitter.com/jonwurster/statuses/237656093365501952";>August 20, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Hideous Lump, Sunday, 25 May 2014 03:57 (1 month ago) Permalink

It didn't.

"Everybody's heard Aerosmith's "Night In The Ruts" LP but Foghat's "Cunched In The Punt" is all but forgotten.
--Jon Wurster (@jonwurster)

Hideous Lump, Sunday, 25 May 2014 03:59 (1 month ago) Permalink

I must be an idiot but the Aerosmith play on words never occurred to me.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 25 May 2014 04:12 (1 month ago) Permalink

That Lowell George one had been kicking around awhile before it was used--it was a working title for the Sailin' Shoes lp.

Damnit Janet Weiss & The Riot Grrriel (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 25 May 2014 04:39 (1 month ago) Permalink

Can a mod change Horrible to Awesome in the thread title

Also I'm dumb & drunk explain aerosmith to me

dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 25 May 2014 05:08 (1 month ago) Permalink

Right in the Nuts

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 25 May 2014 05:10 (1 month ago) Permalink

Fuuuuck this is like when I got Buck Cherry 5 yrs too late or Miles Prower from Sonic the Hedgehog

dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 25 May 2014 05:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

This is fucking up my whole worldview

dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 25 May 2014 05:14 (1 month ago) Permalink

^^Neil Schon's first solo lp, iirc.

Damnit Janet Weiss & The Riot Grrriel (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 25 May 2014 05:38 (1 month ago) Permalink

okay i stole it

riot grillz (contenderizer), Sunday, 25 May 2014 06:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

Miles Prower

Had to say it out loud before I got it.

That reminds me of a character from the old Children's Television Workshop show "The Electric Company," a detective specializing in code breaking named Fargo North, Decoder.

Hideous Lump, Sunday, 25 May 2014 17:03 (1 month ago) Permalink

omg, miles prower, you just blew my mind

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 25 May 2014 21:12 (1 month ago) Permalink

Lowell George: music for Art History majors.

That's So (Eazy), Sunday, 25 May 2014 21:32 (1 month ago) Permalink

Damnit Janet Weiss & The Riot Grrriel (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 26 May 2014 07:46 (1 month ago) Permalink

Okay, that's just hilarious!

Tuomas, Monday, 26 May 2014 10:39 (1 month ago) Permalink

/Miles Prower/

Had to say it out loud before I got it.

It took me saying it several times before I did. Jeesh...

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 26 May 2014 14:53 (1 month ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 22 June 2014 23:14 (1 month ago) Permalink

oh joan

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 22 June 2014 23:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

That Joan Baez cover is just insane. It should be the flip picture on Black Sabbath's Never Say Die.

earlnash, Monday, 23 June 2014 00:34 (1 month ago) Permalink

If I seized control of the US government I would force bands like Arcade Fire to do these kind of titles, like the whole band dressed in black and Win Butler dressed all in white, Arcade Fire - "There's One in Every Crowd"

sinister porpoise (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 23 June 2014 01:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

Win Butler's solo debut, Any # Can Win!

Incident At Spanish Harlem (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 23 June 2014 01:31 (1 month ago) Permalink

lol

Hier Komme Die Warum Jetzt (Hurting 2), Monday, 23 June 2014 01:41 (1 month ago) Permalink

Win Butler's second solo album, The ______ Did It (cover features Butler in the center of the frame, being pointed at by a number of 1920s rich people.)

Incident At Spanish Harlem (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 23 June 2014 01:47 (1 month ago) Permalink

hahahaha

Alternately, ''...You Mean, I Did It?!'' with the same setup, except Win's accusers are also clutching twelve-inch records.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 23 June 2014 01:51 (1 month ago) Permalink

Grimes in bondage gear: "The Punishment Fits the Grimes"

Hier Komme Die Warum Jetzt (Hurting 2), Monday, 23 June 2014 01:54 (1 month ago) Permalink

an Arcade Fire cover would have to have an Out of Quarters joke

relentlessly pecking at peace (President Keyes), Monday, 23 June 2014 10:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

Win Butler - No Quarter Given

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 23 June 2014 11:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

I must be an idiot but the Aerosmith play on words never occurred to me.

Or me. I assumed it was just some American thing I didn't understand (not unlike Aerosmith).

Tommy McTommy (Tom D.), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:28 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:21 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Buck Futtons

Hier Komme Die Warum Jetzt (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:56 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 16:46 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

aaaaahaah

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 16:48 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Why not just call your record "Barely Give A Fuck Anymore"

Hier Komme Die Warum Jetzt (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 16:58 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

ringo'd used it already iirc

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 17:31 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Here I Am With All My Money, Also Fuck You

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 18:51 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

brimstead, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 19:05 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

That's not even proper colloquial grammar

Hier Komme Die Warum Jetzt (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 19:09 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

sinister porpoise (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 19:09 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

My Name is Coco Montoya, Ya Think i'd know better, prepare to die

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 19:58 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

easy lols, but i lolled

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 21:54 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

I'm Not Left-Handed (My Guitar Is Just Upside-Down)

Hier Komme Die Warum Jetzt (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 22:12 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

sinister porpoise (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 22:16 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Head East, Flat as a Pancake

how's life, Monday, 30 June 2014 16:23 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Euro version:

heavy on their trademark ballads (Eazy), Monday, 30 June 2014 16:31 (3 weeks ago) Permalink


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