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

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demolition with discretion (m coleman), Sunday, 22 January 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Sunday, 22 January 2012 16:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

dave cool, Sunday, 22 January 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Sunday, 22 January 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

henry s, Sunday, 22 January 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

henry s, Sunday, 22 January 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Sunday, 22 January 2012 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol @ Ride a Rock Horse

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Sunday, 22 January 2012 17:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

ride a rock pony amirite

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Sunday, 22 January 2012 17:14 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lady Writer, Male Seether (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 22 January 2012 19:40 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Sunday, 22 January 2012 20:01 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fruitless and Pansy Free (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Sunday, 22 January 2012 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fruitless and Pansy Free (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Sunday, 22 January 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Hungover & Feeling Rough As Shit" more like.

insert 2012 appropriate display name here (snoball), Sunday, 22 January 2012 22:57 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Doobie Brothers What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Monday, 23 January 2012 01:19 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:16 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

So bad, and yet so good..

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:19 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 11:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Norman Stanley Fletcher meets Hipgnosis

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 11:03 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

.. until I saw one:

Mark G, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 11:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stupid:

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 11:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Crap:

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 11:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's not the seventies. It's not an album. But:

Mark G, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 11:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ top quality punnage from the Quo

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 11:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ Gene Vincent - I'm Back And I'm Proud

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the Camel cover, as it's title is the punchline of a joke.

insert 2012 appropriate display name here (snoball), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't get what the puns are in the last two examples?

Tuomas, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Status Quo and Gene Vincent, that is.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gene Vincent: terrible pun on I'm Black And I'm Proud (Gene Vincent is white btw)

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not all of these are puns, Tuomas, most of them aren't

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:23 (2 years ago) Permalink


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