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 (five years ago) Permalink

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

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

Joe Walsh to thread.

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

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

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

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

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

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

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

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

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

Frampton - I'm In You

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

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

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

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

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

Makes it worse.

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

This may be the best/worst:

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

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

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

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

She Got the Shakes, Monday, 10 October 2011 14:51 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) Permalink

three 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four years ago) Permalink

greg kihn to thread, surely

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

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

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

songs from the guest bedroom at my parents' house

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Friday, 7 October 2016 19:07 (two months ago) Permalink

It's from 1987 but this piece of crap from Daltrey surely has a home here:

Roger Daltrey, "Can't Wait To See The Movie"

(SNIFFING AND INDISTINCT SOBBING) (Tom D.), Tuesday, 11 October 2016 13:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Yikes

niels, Tuesday, 11 October 2016 14:45 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah that might epitomize the 80s continuation/transformation of this aesthetic. Grayer and more brightly-lit, but otherwise the same old shit.

DOCTOR CAISNO, BYCREATIVELABBUS (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 11 October 2016 15:34 (one month ago) Permalink

more awkward than horrible...

Nick Straker Band - Future's Above My Head

Rae Kwoniff (NickB), Tuesday, 11 October 2016 15:47 (one month ago) Permalink

The cat's name is Fingers

andrew m., Tuesday, 11 October 2016 20:30 (one month ago) Permalink

re: Dale Miller.

Watering a plant over the bed seems...not ideal?

andrew m., Tuesday, 11 October 2016 20:31 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I blame this thread

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Friday, 28 October 2016 16:39 (one month ago) Permalink

*prompts massive reissue series based on thread*

great Canadian prog-psych debut from 1969 (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 28 October 2016 16:42 (one month ago) Permalink

I actually got Now Look and I've Got My Own Album to Do a couple months back. They are pretty good records.

earlnash, Monday, 31 October 2016 15:11 (one month ago) Permalink

have we had this yet:

Jake's Pregress, by Jake Thackery

koogs, Monday, 31 October 2016 21:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Thackray also had a posthumous box-set called "Jake In A Box"

soref, Monday, 31 October 2016 23:36 (one month ago) Permalink

(xp) fabulous album btw

Millions of species Faye Dunaway (Tom D.), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 00:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Jake's Progress, obviously, not whatever I typed yesterday. Pun on (a) rake's progress, I guess.

koogs, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 15:36 (one month ago) Permalink

Oddly, having never heard him before, he was on the radio twice in 24 hours, yesterday.

koogs, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 15:37 (one month ago) Permalink

...is he some sort of singing rural Northern English veterinarian?

Lawsonomy Domine (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 6 November 2016 08:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Yorkshire's answer to Jacques Brel, basically. Sadly missed.

Pheeel, Sunday, 6 November 2016 21:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Don't think this one made it on here (couldn't find it at least, sorry if it's here):

Triple hit of blokiness, self-deprecation and pun

Tim, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 12:31 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Why'd it take me years to remember that this record fit here?

Michael Wendling - Who Could Eat at a Time Like This?

Prob because the painting is obscures the title in several ways...

juggulo for the complete klvtz (bendy), Saturday, 12 November 2016 14:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Not 70s but I think the title definitely channels the same awfulness:

darling you were wonderful you really were quite good (snoball), Saturday, 12 November 2016 21:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

(Robbie Williams - 'Heavy Entertainment Show')

darling you were wonderful you really were quite good (snoball), Saturday, 12 November 2016 21:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

dustalo springsteen (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 13 November 2016 00:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Climax Blues Band - Tightly Knit

dustalo springsteen (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 13 November 2016 00:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Spooky Tooth - You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw

dustalo springsteen (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 13 November 2016 00:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

have we had this one already? or was it another classical album that puns on the "x plays y" theme?

soref, Sunday, 13 November 2016 01:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

julian bream recover is phenomenal there. wes anderson most likely owns it.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Sunday, 13 November 2016 09:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Terry Stamp, "Fatsticks"

The Doug Walters of Crime (Tom D.), Thursday, 17 November 2016 23:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

didn't know JS Bach looked like David fricke

a but (brimstead), Thursday, 17 November 2016 23:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It doesn't say which Bach, does it? Based on that photo it's more likely to be Johann Christian than Johann Sebastian:

Tuomas, Monday, 21 November 2016 14:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Is that Foucault on the Climax Blues Band cover?

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Monday, 21 November 2016 14:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Discipline and Punnish

dustalo springsteen (Doctor Casino), Monday, 21 November 2016 15:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

probably a repeat but i saw this again at the weekend and remembered how much i hated the title:

The Knack - ...But The Little Girls Understand

Rae Kwoniff (NickB), Monday, 21 November 2016 15:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't think that really fits - it's just an old blues line from Howlin Wolf etc.

Οὖτις, Monday, 21 November 2016 16:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Skyhooks - Ego Is Not A Dirty Word (1975). Sorry for the huge image but the next step down is all like washed-out and illegible 300x300 pixel ones shot at a funny angle. And man, that back cover.

dustalo springsteen (Doctor Casino), Monday, 21 November 2016 16:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Their complete studio discography:

Living In The 70's (1974)
Ego Is Not A Dirty Word (1975)
Straight In A Gay Gay World (1976)
Guilty Until Proven Insane (1978)
Hot For The Orient (1980)

dustalo springsteen (Doctor Casino), Monday, 21 November 2016 16:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't think that really fits - it's just an old blues line from Howlin Wolf etc.

yeah but (1) it's p creepy and gross, and (2) the cover is a really shit pun on it amirite? (i.e. the woman is under a mic stand)

Rae Kwoniff (NickB), Monday, 21 November 2016 17:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the cover is a really shit pun on it amirite? (i.e. the woman is under a mic stand)

Not everything is a pun, Nick.

The Doug Walters of Crime (Tom D.), Monday, 21 November 2016 17:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i know i know but there are only two things on the cover - a girl and a stand - and they are arranged on two different levels so you know you know

Rae Kwoniff (NickB), Monday, 21 November 2016 17:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

also the person on the cover is sharona who is described in the song my sharona as a 'pretty little thing' so you might resonably conclude that the creep who writes the lyrics for the knack might possibly describe her using the irksome term 'little girl' so eh ...the little girls under a stand am i labouring this much?

Rae Kwoniff (NickB), Monday, 21 November 2016 17:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

haha wow ok I totally missed that the first time lol

xp

Οὖτις, Monday, 21 November 2016 17:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Skyhooks - Ego Is Not A Dirty Word (1975). Sorry for the huge image but the next step down is all like washed-out and illegible 300x300 pixel ones shot at a funny angle. And man, that back cover.

Seems like the front cover artist missed the cue on drawing one of the hands missing a finger?

Tuomas, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 09:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Shit, good call... maybe the fifth hand over from the left, though it's sort of hard to sort out that whole clump of hands right there. If it is a thing, it's much subtler than the cover as a whole would suggest is possible.

dustalo springsteen (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 22 November 2016 13:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the Skyhooks were masters of the form!

this thread always cheers me up

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 22 November 2016 14:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The hand closest to the POV looks like a right hand and is only showing 4 fingers, and the nail polish matches. I see a thumb and the next 3 fingers. It could be the pinky is the one cut off rather than just out of view.

nickn, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 20:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Green fingernailed hand in the middle there is actually a severed hand being waved around by someone else. Red fingernailed hand second from left has three fingers and a thumb only. What this means I dunno.

everything, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 21:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Also follows that the visual of the band on stage would be from the letter-writer's point of view.

nickn, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 21:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The PS on the letter is "I will wave" so I'm going with the idea that the foregrounded fingertips are Denise's.

everything, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 21:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I wonder if the band wanted to show the finger stump but the label said no way, and the art was changed.

nickn, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 21:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

So so happy with this series of posts.

dustalo springsteen (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 23 November 2016 05:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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