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

his 1978 album 'Turning Up and Turning On' probably deserves a mention as well

soref, Sunday, 4 January 2015 11:30 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

The Jackie Lomax album belongs on cover connections beside Children by The Mission.

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Sunday, 4 January 2015 14:48 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

"Is This What You Want?" lol

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 4 January 2015 15:27 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

genuine lol

Vic Perry, Sunday, 4 January 2015 20:11 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

crossposted from the "Primal Scream with the swagger of Oasis" thread, these dipshits doing throwback

Wu-Tang Clannad (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 18:10 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

At first glance I thought Wagon Tracks was by Genderswitch.

irl lol. Note however that the LP title is actually MACON Tracks.

The Thelonius Monk of nu-ki? (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 18:37 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Invisible Man's Band - Really Wanna See You (1981)

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 8 January 2015 20:23 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

that is one disturbing-ass collar

breakfast josiah (los blue jeans), Saturday, 10 January 2015 07:15 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Arghh, this is so perfect for this thread. How could I forget?

Pheeel, Saturday, 10 January 2015 17:20 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I've seen that face before in my nightmares

ultros ultros-ghali, Saturday, 10 January 2015 17:41 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

There was some indie-pop band from the 90s (I forget who) that had a song called "Mike Love, Not War." Amazed he didn't get to that title first.

MaudAddam (cryptosicko), Saturday, 10 January 2015 18:11 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Smudge? Oranger?

Mike Love Not War was actually the working title for a solo album Mike Love recorded in the early '00s but never released, and it was also the title of this early '90s Beach Boys bootleg:

please login or register if you are (unregistered), Saturday, 10 January 2015 18:27 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Oranger was the one I was trying to remember.

MaudAddam (cryptosicko), Saturday, 10 January 2015 18:32 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

wonderful song

Rallsballs@onelist.com (stevie), Sunday, 11 January 2015 11:03 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Squirt Does Its Thing

It took me awhile to figure out what this 1970 album of "semi-soft music" was all about.... it's a promo LP for the Squirt soft drink (that's what the green bottle in her left hand is), mostly Herb Alpert covers but also one original song called "Tequila and Squirt", how appetizing. I was wondering why the corporate suits thought albums like this one would spur sales of a fizzy drink, but apparently the success of Coca-Cola's "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" spurred many attempts to replicate its popularity.

Lee626, Sunday, 11 January 2015 21:04 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

"Tequila and Squirt"

Worst buddy-cop show ever.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 11 January 2015 21:21 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I just listened to this bangin' mullet rock from 1980 (but 70's-ish):

http://img.cdandlp.com/2013/03/imgL/115902329.jpg

At least you can say the cover is memorable, if not artistic.

Whitney Di-Ennial (I M Losted), Monday, 12 January 2015 00:04 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Whitney Di-Ennial (I M Losted), Monday, 12 January 2015 00:05 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I kinda liked the first Point Blank album. Never heard the one you posted though.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 12 January 2015 00:06 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

If someone touches whatever's plugged into the orange cord with one hand and a metal fence with the other, he could die from electrocution....

Lee626, Monday, 12 January 2015 00:10 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref), Monday, 12 January 2015 00:15 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Tanukious D' (wins), Monday, 12 January 2015 19:10 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Mud - It's Better Than Working!

soref, Saturday, 17 January 2015 23:07 (1 week ago) Permalink

also 'Mudpack'

soref, Saturday, 17 January 2015 23:09 (1 week ago) Permalink

this one is totally going over my head. is it some kind of double entendre re: 'screwing'? and they're holding car parts? help me out, someone

soref, Saturday, 17 January 2015 23:16 (1 week ago) Permalink

Those are some big spark plugs...

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 17 January 2015 23:17 (1 week ago) Permalink

Those are some exceptional outfits they have there. Digging the blend of too long and too short pants.

Free Me's Electric Trumpet (Moodles), Sunday, 18 January 2015 01:29 (1 week ago) Permalink

well done soref, that's a great run there. "It's Better Than Working!" is so chummily dickish.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 18 January 2015 02:41 (1 week ago) Permalink

Worth pointing out for the non-Brits, the guy on the far left on the last cover wrote Can't Get You Out Of My Head for Kylie.

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Sunday, 18 January 2015 12:25 (1 week ago) Permalink

It's better than working is right up there with there goes the neighborhood by joe Walsh as an ideal of this type of album

Wu-Tang Clannad (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 18 January 2015 13:31 (1 week ago) Permalink

i hate mud so much, even looking at them is making me angry

#Research (stevie), Sunday, 18 January 2015 19:18 (1 week ago) Permalink

Slade - Slayed?

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 18 January 2015 20:17 (1 week ago) Permalink

Man there were some ugly motherfuckers in bands in the 70s

Wu-Tang Clannad (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 19 January 2015 04:34 (1 week ago) Permalink

Thank God for MTV.

schwantz, Monday, 19 January 2015 05:53 (1 week ago) Permalink

I remember as a kid Dave Hill's hair genuinely angered me. Love Slade to death, though.

#Research (stevie), Monday, 19 January 2015 09:27 (1 week ago) Permalink

The Guess Who: Road Food (not a live album btw)

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 19 January 2015 10:03 (1 week ago) Permalink

Makes it sound like they didn't think much of the material they recorded for that one

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 19 January 2015 17:29 (1 week ago) Permalink

Boy, does that make you not want to hear the music. Imagine: the sonic equivalent of stained brown paper and forgotten takeout coffee going moldy in a dingy van!

Doctor Casino, Monday, 19 January 2015 17:46 (1 week ago) Permalink

not to mention the inevitable bowel cramps in a gas station bathroom later that evenimg

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 00:57 (6 days ago) Permalink

Hence "One Way Road To Hell."

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 06:18 (6 days ago) Permalink

Peas Be Upon Ham (Tom D.), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 12:24 (6 days ago) Permalink

I love that track, it's on along with Kraftwerk's "Ruckzeug", a bit of comedy basically.

Mark G, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 14:01 (6 days ago) Permalink

REO Speedwagon - Live: You Get What You Play For

Doctor Casino, Friday, 23 January 2015 06:32 (3 days ago) Permalink

This album's only two months old, but it fits in so seamlessly I had to include it anyway...

Lifejackets - Let's Get This Out Of Our System And Move On

fan boy three (Lee626), Friday, 23 January 2015 09:01 (3 days ago) Permalink

lol

global tetrahedron, Friday, 23 January 2015 14:21 (3 days ago) Permalink

wow that's literally telling you not to bother with it

Wu-Tang Clannad (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 23 January 2015 16:26 (3 days ago) Permalink

Ronald Raisins (Old Lunch), Friday, 23 January 2015 17:35 (3 days ago) Permalink

"...from a great height"

why you gotta be so rmde (NickB), Friday, 23 January 2015 17:37 (3 days ago) Permalink

lol @ stevie

o.m.g. lol @ hurt butt (wins), Friday, 23 January 2015 17:39 (3 days ago) Permalink

Ace - Time For Another

People! - There Are People And There Are People

The Flying Machine - Down To Earth With The Flying Machine

Motherlode - Tapped Out

Apollo 100 - Master Pieces

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 24 January 2015 23:51 (2 days ago) Permalink


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