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

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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

e.g.

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

That's so lazy. In fact, 'records are your best buy' would have been a better title and image.

insert 2012 appropriate display name here (snoball), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Came out in 1978 btw, so bonus points for the double pun, albeit two useless ones.

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 13:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

How about at least two layers of wrong?

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

That's 10cc's "Look Hear"

1) Crap pun
2) album is not called "are you normal"

etc.

Mark G, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 13:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

3) it's a 10cc album

insert 2012 appropriate display name here (snoball), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 13:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

String Driven Thing, "Keep Yer 'And On It"

... cover's nice but the title...

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 13:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh yuck.

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 13:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I've only just realised what it's implying, doh!

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 13:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

Atomic Rooster - In Hearing Of

earlnash, Friday, 4 May 2012 04:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

11 months pass...

I love these album titles because like - - is the idea to convey that the band are just a bunch of cut-ups, some regular goofy guys who might do well as sitcom guest stars even while they make you boogie? So put 'em on and give 'em a spin! Or something? And yet somehow all it conveys to me when flipping through the dollar bin is "well, this looks boring and inessential as hell, I can safely skip that one."

Doctor Casino, Friday, 26 April 2013 03:49 (1 year ago) Permalink


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