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

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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

Ah, okay. Stupid me! What about the Status Quo title? Were they putting down some rival band called "The Heat"?

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

"If You Can't Stand This Heat" try Throbbing Gristle instead

Hard to come up with a more boring album title than this:

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

What's with all the people on the left? Are they his new company?

Tuomas, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

And does "new band" refer to the shining wristband he wears?

Tuomas, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Status Quo: it's the lame visual gag and of course the other half of the title phrase would be ...Get Out Of The Kitchen, so it's a picture of a stove. Which is really crap and humdrum and not very dangerous at all, which pretty much sums up Status Quo imo.

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ah, okay, I didn't pay attention to the image, I though the pun was in the title.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

not very dangerous at all*

*if used in the correct manner

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

And the hob looks a bit like a turntable, uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, a bit

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think it's supposed to look like a record (well, it is a spiral)

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxp let's just say that you wouldn't want to put your hand on Status Quo and then turn them on...

insert 2012 appropriate display name here (snoball), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

And is it mounted on the top of a speaker cabinet?

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

In partial defence of the Quo cover:

insert 2012 appropriate display name here (snoball), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's a pretty stupid place to put a stove!

Tuomas, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's so they could boil a kettle with the sheer heat of their boogie-rock

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's to stop people putting beers on top of the amps.

insert 2012 appropriate display name here (snoball), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

a good 90 percent of the covers and titles on this thread are great

summer sun, something's begun, but uh-oh those tumblr whites (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

clearly the kitchen was that of Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon you rubes

Touched By Angel Rangel (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would love to hear Quo covering Lou Reed's 'Banging On My Drum'.

insert 2012 appropriate display name here (snoball), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Too simple for Quo

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Prob'ly a thread to be had out of covers like the Quo one and this:

... if it hadn't been done already

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

The design meeting for that Small Faces cover must have been something:

Designer 1: "So the cover's gonna be a record on a turntable, but the pickup's an engine."
Designer 2: "Eh, it's missing something."
Designer 3: "What if the needle was gouging a tear in the record?"
Designer 2: "Hmm... Good, but it needs to be edgier."
Designer 1: "How about this, there's blood coming out of the tear!"
Designer 2: "Excellent! Now let's go and do some more cocaine!"

insert 2012 appropriate display name here (snoball), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah - 70s albums with terrible visual puns featuring pictures of records xp

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:51 (2 years ago) Permalink


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