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

I didn't see this one mentioned, it's v stupid and deserves mentioning

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 23 February 2014 04:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

haha saw one of those last night in the same record bin as the one i just posted.

"gilbert o'sullivan" also very much in the spirit of these titles tbf

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 23 February 2014 04:17 (1 month ago) Permalink

To wit, his 2004 compilation: The Berry Vest of Gilbert O'Sullivan.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 23 February 2014 04:28 (1 month ago) Permalink

Todd Terje keeping the spirit alive.

Simon H., Sunday, 23 February 2014 04:32 (1 month ago) Permalink

I got the glares, the mutterings, the snarls (President Keyes), Sunday, 23 February 2014 13:38 (1 month ago) Permalink

it's difficult to make out at this size, but each of the heads is made up of many smaller heads, rather like the terrifying freeview advert the bbc ran several years ago

soref, Sunday, 23 February 2014 14:01 (1 month ago) Permalink

also, their *sophomore album* was called 'Second Flight' and had a big picture of a propeller on the front

soref, Sunday, 23 February 2014 14:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

In the spirit of the thread title (I think)

Evie Sands - Any Way That You Want Me

Bonnie Raitt - Takin' My Time

and, simply, "ME" by Mary-Anne

is olympic hamsterwheel a thing? (staggerlee), Monday, 24 February 2014 15:33 (1 month ago) Permalink

Then there's this somewhat NSFW cover from Jo Jo Gunne: http://sinistersaladmusikal.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/100_6836.jpg

The Wisdom of Gafflers (JoeStork), Monday, 24 February 2014 16:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

though maybe that should've gone on the Yawnsomely Literal thread

The Wisdom of Gafflers (JoeStork), Monday, 24 February 2014 16:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

I wonder what the thought process was behind that JJ Gunne cover art

sXe & the banshees (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 24 February 2014 23:54 (1 month ago) Permalink

Even though it is from '69, I'd think Colosseum's 'Those Who Are About to Die Salute You' might fit in here but then it may have also inspired AC/DC's "For Those About to Rock, We Salute You."

earlnash, Tuesday, 25 February 2014 00:48 (1 month ago) Permalink

In the spirit of this thread, friend on facebook just suggested a band called Hot Lasagna, and I named the third album "A Third Helping of Hot Lasagna"

Burt Stuntin (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 25 February 2014 02:17 (1 month ago) Permalink

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 25 February 2014 02:28 (1 month ago) Permalink

Clarke B., Tuesday, 25 February 2014 03:58 (1 month ago) Permalink

Wet Willie is a veritable goldmine for this thread

Burt Stuntin (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 25 February 2014 04:03 (1 month ago) Permalink

ok gonna listen to the best of wet willie on spotify now, will report back

Burt Stuntin (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 25 February 2014 04:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

hahah i just made the same decision, they've showed up the most times in this thread of a band where i actually have no clue what they sound like

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 25 February 2014 04:08 (1 month ago) Permalink

dude does a pretty good van morrison impression, i'll give them that!

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 25 February 2014 04:09 (1 month ago) Permalink

Keep On Smilin is a nice sunshiney AM Gold kinda tune I had never heard. I guess that's their hit?

Burt Stuntin (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 25 February 2014 04:09 (1 month ago) Permalink

Airport: a likeable enough whiteboy swamp funk jam. Nothing objectionable about this band really.

Burt Stuntin (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 25 February 2014 04:14 (1 month ago) Permalink

They pretty much sound like their album covers. Just a few good ole boys havin a good ole time.

Burt Stuntin (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 25 February 2014 04:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

But which one's Willie?!

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 25 February 2014 04:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

brimstead, Saturday, 8 March 2014 19:57 (1 month ago) Permalink

You Bought It, You Name It

That's So (Eazy), Saturday, 8 March 2014 21:46 (1 month ago) Permalink

painfully alive in a drugged and dying culture (DavidM), Wednesday, 12 March 2014 17:33 (1 month ago) Permalink

ritz crackers

gimme the lute (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 12 March 2014 18:12 (1 month ago) Permalink

That's So (Eazy), Thursday, 13 March 2014 05:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

That's a good one

gimme the lute (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 13 March 2014 13:44 (1 month ago) Permalink

And of course:

That's So (Eazy), Saturday, 15 March 2014 00:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

soref, Wednesday, 26 March 2014 06:17 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Haaaa, totally.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 26 March 2014 12:27 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

oh man that's got everything...though that's an 80s record...still allowed/aloud...man that is killer

btw is anyone else kind of getting stockholm syndrome on album titles like this where i'm starting to think all albums should be by law required to have titles like this?

Little Nicky Pizza loved that rascal Rust (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 26 March 2014 13:38 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

These kind of titles are truly post-psychedelic imo, like where do we go from here, we're all coked up let's make puns about sandwiches.

brimstead, Thursday, 27 March 2014 02:36 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

at least on some of these there's something to look at apart from the horrible pun -- 'no fun aloud' is like

mookieproof, Thursday, 27 March 2014 02:42 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

can't not love the overreach. <3 <3 <3 hipgnosis/storm thorgerson

brimstead, Thursday, 27 March 2014 02:48 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

http://ring.cdandlp.com/french-connection-records/photo_grande/115260783.jpg
nice juxtaposition of lit cigar and petrol/gasoline line

Stevolende, Thursday, 27 March 2014 07:56 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

or that is
so just as well it wasn't real

Stevolende, Thursday, 27 March 2014 07:57 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

or is that made safe once the flow of gas has been stopped?

Stevolende, Thursday, 27 March 2014 07:58 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Wow that might be the greatest example of this thread

Little Nicky Pizza loved that rascal Rust (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 27 March 2014 13:57 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Dude the liner notes on that Glenn Frey album are even better. Trust me.

austinato (Austin), Thursday, 27 March 2014 14:47 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

soref, Friday, 28 March 2014 05:06 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

soref, Friday, 28 March 2014 05:07 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Another Slade:

Interior. Ibiza Bar (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 28 March 2014 05:11 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

PIcked up Keith Richards' autobiography in a bargain bin last weekend, and have just recently learned that he thought I've Got My Own Album To Do was a great title.

Humorist (horse) (誤訳侮辱), Friday, 28 March 2014 12:07 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

From the Glenn Frey insert (hard to read, but worth it):

austinato (Austin), Thursday, 10 April 2014 19:00 (1 week ago) Permalink

this one i saw in a used record store and thought it was a classic of this genre:

Raptain Chillips (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 April 2014 19:38 (1 week ago) Permalink

Hopefully, you all know that you can't party all the time, but when you do, play this song. By the way, you got any?

take a piece of mr. baxter's hand (how's life), Thursday, 10 April 2014 19:45 (1 week ago) Permalink

not 70s but that Todd Terje album qualifies

I got the glares, the mutterings, the snarls (President Keyes), Thursday, 10 April 2014 19:49 (1 week ago) Permalink

Haha for sure

Raptain Chillips (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 April 2014 20:02 (1 week ago) Permalink


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