Horrible 70s album titles like I've Got My Own Album To Do

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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

Although they did apparently play gigs with a backdrop with "PRETENTIOUS" in big letters above them.

but that is cool

akm, Sunday, 22 January 2012 16:48 (four years ago) Permalink

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Sunday, 22 January 2012 16:55 (four years ago) Permalink

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Sunday, 22 January 2012 16:56 (four years ago) Permalink

oh man, i just got "Night In The Ruts"

dave cool, Sunday, 22 January 2012 16:57 (four years ago) Permalink

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Sunday, 22 January 2012 17:01 (four years ago) Permalink

henry s, Sunday, 22 January 2012 17:08 (four years ago) Permalink

henry s, Sunday, 22 January 2012 17:10 (four years ago) Permalink

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Sunday, 22 January 2012 17:12 (four years ago) Permalink

lol @ Ride a Rock Horse

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Sunday, 22 January 2012 17:13 (four years ago) Permalink

ride a rock pony amirite

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Sunday, 22 January 2012 17:14 (four years ago) Permalink

Ride a Rock Horse is so fucking awful. It's just... it doesn't work, dude.

emil.y, Sunday, 22 January 2012 17:58 (four years ago) Permalink

What's to get about A Night In The Ruts? Am I missing a bad pun? Is it supposed to sound like "right in the nuts?" Because, even for a pun, that's a stretch. Why the hell would you want to call an album that??

And that James Brown cover is awesome.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 22 January 2012 19:23 (four years ago) Permalink

That Sad Cafe reminds me of this candidate:

and then there's this collage I found when searching for that cover:

Lady Writer, Male Seether (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 22 January 2012 19:37 (four years ago) Permalink

Lady Writer, Male Seether (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 22 January 2012 19:40 (four years ago) Permalink

What's to get about A Night In The Ruts? Am I missing a bad pun? Is it supposed to sound like "right in the nuts?" Because, even for a pun, that's a stretch. Why the hell would you want to call an album that??

aerosmith tbh

dave cool, Sunday, 22 January 2012 19:43 (four years ago) Permalink

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Sunday, 22 January 2012 20:01 (four years ago) Permalink

Setting bad puns aside, something really galls me about BTO's "Best of BTO (So Far)" - the title's at the top of the cover and the parenthetical's at the bottom, as if to have a nice long pause to really set up this highlarious bit of comic self-aggrandization...

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 22 January 2012 20:07 (four years ago) Permalink

Daltrey ftw.

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 22 January 2012 21:16 (four years ago) Permalink

Fruitless and Pansy Free (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Sunday, 22 January 2012 21:38 (four years ago) Permalink

Fruitless and Pansy Free (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Sunday, 22 January 2012 21:39 (four years ago) Permalink

"Hungover & Feeling Rough As Shit" more like.

insert 2012 appropriate display name here (snoball), Sunday, 22 January 2012 22:57 (four years ago) Permalink

always thought "The Peanut Butter Conspiracy is Spreading" was the worst but that may be like 1968

frogs you are the dumbest asshole (frogbs), Sunday, 22 January 2012 23:29 (four years ago) Permalink

Jo Jo Gunne- So...Where's the Show?
Pilot- From the Album of the Same Name
Deep Purple- Come Taste the Band
Michael Stanley Band- You Break It...You Bought It!
Sly & the Family Stone- Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back
Kevin Ayers- Yes We Have No Mananas, So Get Your Mananas Today
The Animals- Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted
Rabbit- A Croak and Grunt in the Night
Rick Derringer- If I Weren't So Romantic, I'd Shoot You
Spooky Tooth- You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw
Ramatam- In April Came the Dawning of the Red Suns
Black Oak Arkansas- If an Angel Came to See You, Would You Make Her Feel at Home?

President Keyes, Monday, 23 January 2012 00:11 (four years ago) Permalink

it's from the 80's, but I always thought that You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd by the Wolf-less edition of The J. Geils Band was a dumb title.

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Monday, 23 January 2012 01:14 (four years ago) Permalink

Doobie Brothers What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Monday, 23 January 2012 01:19 (four years ago) Permalink

Many years ago somebody was trying to think of what artist had made that record and asked me but I didn't know. His attitude was that he had stumped me but my attitude was "why should I know who recorded an album with a stupid title like that?" So thanking you for clearing that up, Elvis T.

BIG JOJO aka the road runner (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 23 January 2012 01:50 (four years ago) Permalink

you're welcome

also, ELP Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Monday, 23 January 2012 01:55 (four years ago) Permalink

Pretty sure these are where Blink 182 got the inspiration for a couple of their album names because they fit right in.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 23 January 2012 01:59 (four years ago) Permalink

1969, but

Pete Brown & His Battered Ornaments - A Meal You Can Shake Hands with in the Dark

Andy K, Monday, 23 January 2012 02:26 (four years ago) Permalink

The Animals- Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted

In a similar vein of album titles that trot out a familiar (hackneyed) phrase, try

Bloody Tourists - 10cc
Individually and Collectively - Steeleye Span
Indelibly Stamped - Supertramp

and so on...

Like Tom above I love puns MORE than the next man but... my all-time lame-pun album title (admittedly 80s) has to be Bankstatement by Tony Banks.

Daniel Giraffe, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 08:13 (four years ago) Permalink

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:08 (four years ago) Permalink

^ Gilgamesh - Another Fine Tune You've Got Me Into

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:10 (four years ago) Permalink

I guess Regatta de Blanc by the Police counts here as well.

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:16 (four years ago) Permalink

Robert Wyatt is probably the champion at this - Matching Mole, End of an Ear etc and *especially* Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:19 (four years ago) Permalink

So bad, and yet so good..

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:19 (four years ago) Permalink

Man, "Do You Like It Here, Are You Settling In?"

... what did these bands think they were achieving with these titles?

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:28 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh man, this one ticks every conceivable box:

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:52 (four years ago) Permalink

Haha, that looks like a still from Going Straight or something.

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 11:00 (four years ago) Permalink

Norman Stanley Fletcher meets Hipgnosis

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 11:03 (four years ago) Permalink

One title I always thought was bad, was:

"The quality of mercy is not strnen" The Mekons.

Mark G, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 11:08 (four years ago) Permalink

Maybe Ted Taylor's "Keepin' My Head Above Water" has just enough of a jobbing musician vibe to make it (plus one of my all-time favourite covers):

Tim, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 15:36 (yesterday) Permalink

Thread is clearly way too big to check whether something you've found has already been mentioned, so if someone who isn't me wants to list them all feel free, thx

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 17:38 (yesterday) Permalink

I started a spreadsheet one time - half-finished IIRC, similar to my attempt to get down all of the claustrophobic 70s/80s movie posters before the links got broken. With both there was also an idea of getting the dates in there so you could be really precise about the dawn, high point, and decline of the genre. Really important stuff - I should get back to those at some point. Sigh.

mega pegasus for reindeer (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 19:18 (yesterday) Permalink

No picture but...

Ian Hunter - All Of The Good Ones Are Taken

^ definitely getting a bit meta there

NickB, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:57 (yesterday) Permalink

Last page in the Taschen book IIRC

great Canadian prog-psych debut from 1969 (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 21:30 (yesterday) Permalink

A case in point, this must surely have been posted before,

Bobby Shew, "Outstanding In His Field"

Eats like Elvis, shits like De Niro (Tom D.), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 21:51 (yesterday) Permalink

haha that's on par with "Making a Name for Myself" by Roger Miller

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 22:09 (yesterday) Permalink

Did we ever get this one?

Ringo: Old Wave

"I must believe that my charm was not in my ass." (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 22:22 (yesterday) Permalink

Bobby Shew, "Outstanding In His Field"

posted in the yawnsomely literal cover art thread!

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 03:12 (eight hours ago) Permalink

Red Island - In Pursuit of the Wild Bologna (1978)

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 06:45 (five hours ago) Permalink


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