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

Come taste the band is a great record. Dumb name and cover though

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Monday, 16 March 2015 19:37 (1 month ago) Permalink

Trapeze - You Are The Music... We're Just The Band

cgi bubka (NickB), Monday, 16 March 2015 19:37 (1 month ago) Permalink

another good one. featuring a guy who was on Come Taste The Band!

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Monday, 16 March 2015 19:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

killer string of posts, NickB, "Still Alive And Well" is a grower of a groaner

Doctor Casino, Monday, 16 March 2015 20:10 (1 month ago) Permalink

I like the ring of formality the 'I am' construction lends to Roy Buchanan's title.

totally unachievable goals and no incentive to compromise (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 16 March 2015 21:22 (1 month ago) Permalink

wonderfully descriptive title from late '69: man - 2 ozs. of plastic with a hole in the middle

no lime tangier, Monday, 16 March 2015 22:54 (1 month ago) Permalink

future dire straits drummer terry williams with the blue face there iirc

cgi bubka (NickB), Tuesday, 17 March 2015 00:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

Man have a bunch of terrible album titles:

Do You Like It Here Now, Are You Settling In?
Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day
All's Well That Ends Well
The Twang Dynasty
Back Into The Future

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 17 March 2015 00:20 (1 month ago) Permalink

new favorite band

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 17 March 2015 01:03 (1 month ago) Permalink

I like Man! They are the most seventies band ever

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 17 March 2015 01:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

Blue-faced dude would of course later form the crowd-pleasing, Man spinoff group, Blue Man Group

doug watson, Tuesday, 17 March 2015 01:23 (1 month ago) Permalink

Family - It's Only A Movie

Uncle Louie - "Uncle Louie's Here!"

Chris Smither - I'm A Stranger Too!

Chris Smither - Don't It Drag On

Brother To Brother - Shades In Creation (Of Funk & Disco)

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 22 March 2015 19:10 (1 month ago) Permalink

Uncle Louie was Walter 'A Fifth of Beethoven' Murphy, who now does the music for Seth MacFarlane's cartoons

soref, Sunday, 22 March 2015 19:18 (1 month ago) Permalink

I had no idea!

Doctor Casino, Monday, 23 March 2015 01:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

"I'm a Stranger Too" rather anticipates "The Next Day"

mahb, Monday, 23 March 2015 12:30 (1 month ago) Permalink

man that Brother to Brother one is kinda disturbing

Οὖτις, Monday, 23 March 2015 16:12 (1 month ago) Permalink

Lol "the twang dynasty". Duane eddy must have kicked himself

sexpost TMIing! (wins), Monday, 23 March 2015 17:18 (1 month ago) Permalink

>>> Man have a bunch of terrible album titles...

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, October 11, 2011 10:06 AM (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Losing swag by the second (Dan Peterson), Monday, 23 March 2015 19:05 (1 month ago) Permalink

Blue Swede - Out of the Blue

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 28 March 2015 22:13 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

the blue sky backdrop thing again

Lee626, Saturday, 28 March 2015 23:06 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Gift - Blue Apple

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Sunday, 29 March 2015 16:46 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

UGH!

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 29 March 2015 17:25 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

another in the 'is that a man's or a woman's ass' series as well

pissbaby nobody in the corner (DJ Mencap), Sunday, 29 March 2015 18:04 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Image pretty small but "What a Lemon" by Gasolin'

Betel-chewing Equipment of East New Guinea (Tom D.), Sunday, 29 March 2015 18:19 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Zzebra, "Take It or Leave It"

Betel-chewing Equipment of East New Guinea (Tom D.), Sunday, 29 March 2015 18:30 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

highly probable it's already in here somewhere, but...

no lime tangier, Sunday, 29 March 2015 19:34 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

does anyone know who the artist for the 'Blue Apple' one is?

soref, Sunday, 29 March 2015 19:38 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

dunno - Gasolin' rocking some classic Art Frahm though

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 29 March 2015 19:41 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

King of Hearts - Close But No Guitar

totally unachievable goals and no incentive to compromise (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 9 April 2015 19:54 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

awesome

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 9 April 2015 19:56 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Okay, wait! I've never seen that Gasolin album cover, which wiki attributes to Tage Hansen, but I certainly recognized the image. It, and others similar, are on this great site dedicated to not-very-good pinup artist Art Frahm.

http://www.lileks.com/institute/frahm/index.html

The job killing and likely illegal (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 9 April 2015 20:41 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Freddy Fender - Together We Drifted Apart (1980)

Doctor Casino, Monday, 13 April 2015 02:05 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

radio station stamp not part of the art unfortunately. i like how freddy doesn't really look too bummed.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 13 April 2015 02:07 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Liquorice John Death - Ain't Nothin' To Get Excited About

yeovil knievel (NickB), Tuesday, 14 April 2015 10:30 (1 week ago) Permalink

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 14:41 (1 week ago) Permalink

Close But No Guitar is an all timer

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 14 April 2015 18:48 (1 week ago) Permalink

wyman throws his hat into the ring w/ his new solo album

tylerw, Thursday, 16 April 2015 14:32 (1 week ago) Permalink

admirable restraint in not spelling it 'bassics' or showing the back of the bass

bizarro gazzara, Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:04 (1 week ago) Permalink

classic back-to-skool chalkboard font though, full marks for that

yeovil knievel (NickB), Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:06 (1 week ago) Permalink

tracklist is pretty good
1. What & If & When & Why
2. I Lost My Ring
3. Love, Love, Love
4. Stuff (Can't Get Enough)
5. Running Back To You
6. She's Wonderful
7. Seventeen
8. I'll Pull You Through
9. November
10. Just A Friend Of Mine
11. It's A Lovely Day
12. I Got Time
13. Exciting (Bonus track for Itunes only)

tylerw, Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:11 (1 week ago) Permalink

13. Exciting (Bonus track for Itunes only)

yeovil knievel (NickB), Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:14 (1 week ago) Permalink

Would be better if the whole thing was within the parentheses:

(Exciting Bonus Track For iTunes Only)

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:41 (1 week ago) Permalink

7. Seventeen

Glad to see, as the years advance, Bill showing an interest in the more mature woman.

Quack and Merkt (Tom D.), Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:52 (1 week ago) Permalink

Wyman is one of the key originators of this genre, glad to see he's dedicated to seeing it through.

totally unachievable goals and no incentive to compromise (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 16 April 2015 16:09 (1 week ago) Permalink

That was the name of his autobiography as well as the album. A title so good, he decided to use it twice!

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 16 April 2015 17:45 (1 week ago) Permalink

'Back to Basics' gets minus points for not having him standing there with his back to the camera.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 16 April 2015 17:53 (1 week ago) Permalink

let's not fully judge til we see the back cover

tylerw, Thursday, 16 April 2015 17:54 (1 week ago) Permalink

admirable restraint in not spelling it 'bassics' or showing the back of the bass

― bizarro gazzara, Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:04 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

kinda bummed out by the no "bassics" part :(

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 16 April 2015 18:04 (1 week ago) Permalink

saw this at a thrift store today..
White Heart - Don't Wait for the Movie

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 16 April 2015 18:08 (1 week ago) Permalink

Paul Butterfield - Put It In Your Ear

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Thursday, 23 April 2015 22:00 (4 days ago) Permalink


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