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 (eleven years ago) link

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

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

Joe Walsh to thread.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 1 October 2011 04:25 (eleven years ago) link

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

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

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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

geeta, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:38 (eleven years ago) link

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

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:42 (eleven years ago) link

ha ha, yes!

Blind Dog at St. Dunstans was a pretty dreadful album title too

geeta, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:47 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

some dude, Saturday, 1 October 2011 11:33 (eleven years ago) link

Frampton - I'm In You

Turrican, Saturday, 1 October 2011 11:43 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

Oh, that Phil Collins and his waging war on restaurants that don't let him in!

Turrican, Saturday, 1 October 2011 12:17 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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

http://covers1.img-themusic-world.info/000/22/22311.jpg

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

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

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

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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

blank, Saturday, 1 October 2011 21:31 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

Sabbath's Technical Ecstacy is pretty ridiculous, especially considering the decidedly non-technical content.

Nate Carson, Saturday, 1 October 2011 21:41 (eleven years ago) link

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

GoshLovely, Saturday, 1 October 2011 23:36 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

This might be the third time in the last month I've posted this:

http://www.hollywoodmemorabilia.com/files/cache/peter-frampton-autographed-signed-im-in-you-album_596c784f83f85bbc064e0b6afdd291be.jpg

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 2 October 2011 00:01 (eleven years ago) link

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

geeta, Sunday, 2 October 2011 03:33 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

Jim Capaldi's "Whale Meat Again" was a protest song about the killing of Whales. (upthread)

Mark G, Monday, 3 October 2011 08:49 (ten years ago) link

Makes it worse.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 3 October 2011 13:32 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

This may be the best/worst:

http://cdn.7static.com/static/img/sleeveart/00/000/071/0000007135_350.jpg

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

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

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

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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:

http://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/119/906cd4ae57f246a291f42b96c13fafd1/l.jpg

Daniel Giraffe, Sunday, 22 January 2012 07:18 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

greg kihn to thread, surely

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

(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 (ten years ago) link

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 22 January 2012 16:39 (ten years ago) link

Awesome how he pushed aside his blues name to go for the big pun on the album title. Plus 1 for looking like he's doing the Clinton thumb-fist gesture there in 1994.

Jaqueline Kasabian Oasis (bendy), Monday, 29 August 2022 13:46 (one month ago) link

It’s funny because Urban Renewal destroyed Maxwell Street, one of America’s blues crucibles.

Mar - a - Lago, or 120 Days of Sodom (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 29 August 2022 14:12 (one month ago) link

+1 for Meet Their Maker being good - esp if those are their real moms, which I assume they are

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 29 August 2022 14:14 (one month ago) link

Oof, that one needs to go on the shit drawings of guitars thread.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Monday, 29 August 2022 14:49 (one month ago) link

A.C. Reed one is top notch.

Buckfast At Tiffany's (Tom D.), Monday, 29 August 2022 15:35 (one month ago) link

yeah that's great. especially with how the motion blur on the sax does not make it look at all like it's headed for the trash can.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 29 August 2022 16:44 (one month ago) link

Right, it is overshooting.

I’d Rather Gorblimey (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 2 September 2022 14:37 (one month ago) link

I'm looking at the back cover and trying to read the liner notes to see if I'm missing some clue as to what business would be more appropriate for Mr. Reed.

Halfway there but for you, Saturday, 3 September 2022 12:30 (four weeks ago) link

I’m listening to the song on Spotify—
Some of the other professions he wishes he’d chosen are being Mr. T or driving a truck.

You can't spell Fearless without Earle (President Keyes), Saturday, 3 September 2022 12:58 (four weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://i.ibb.co/2WQG21W/20220918-151015.jpg

David Townsend - Making Up The Numbers.

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Sunday, 18 September 2022 18:44 (two weeks ago) link

^ his main claim to fame was that he wrote 'miss you nights' for cliff richard, which was also later covered by art garfunkel

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Sunday, 18 September 2022 18:47 (two weeks ago) link

(i didn't buy it btw)

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Sunday, 18 September 2022 18:48 (two weeks ago) link

Must be a really skinny guy, look how that (slim) suit hangs on his frame.

Obviously Five Beliebers (morrisp), Sunday, 18 September 2022 19:39 (two weeks ago) link

Very subtle, I like it.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Sunday, 18 September 2022 19:56 (two weeks ago) link

a masterful trilogy from lee towers here - 'definitelee', 'sincerelee', and 'absolutelee':

https://i.ibb.co/3dL171z/lee-towers.jpg

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Sunday, 18 September 2022 21:30 (two weeks ago) link

love it

Doctor Casino, Monday, 19 September 2022 02:13 (one week ago) link

absurdlee

You can't spell Fearless without Earle (President Keyes), Monday, 19 September 2022 17:39 (one week ago) link

Twenty years into his career, looks like he recorded 'Jubilee', naturally

bendy, Monday, 19 September 2022 17:50 (one week ago) link

lol xp

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 19 September 2022 17:57 (one week ago) link

there’s a glaring spelling error in my post, obviouslee.

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 19 September 2022 18:02 (one week ago) link

Should have made a reggae album called InDUBitivelee

You can't spell Fearless without Earle (President Keyes), Monday, 19 September 2022 18:34 (one week ago) link

bet he was seriously pissed that lee morgan had already taken 'delightfulee'

mookieproof, Monday, 19 September 2022 21:44 (one week ago) link

did you say ‘reggae’? inna Johnny Nash styLEE, you mean?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t34F0PYIqCk

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 19 September 2022 22:00 (one week ago) link

I can Lee clearly now

SincereLee 'Scratch' Perry (President Keyes), Monday, 19 September 2022 23:33 (one week ago) link

Clearlee

Doctor Casino, Monday, 19 September 2022 23:36 (one week ago) link

As a fellow Lee I can't endorse any of this

you can see me from westbury white horse, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 04:41 (one week ago) link

poorlee : /

mookieproof, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 04:58 (one week ago) link

On the Leeward Side

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Tuesday, 20 September 2022 22:12 (one week ago) link

Posthumous LP: Finalee

nickn, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 22:36 (one week ago) link

see also Little Feat - Feat Don't Fail Me Now

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 21:25 (one week ago) link

oops, Feats

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 21:26 (one week ago) link

posted more for the oh-shit-there's-no-more-good-ones-left feel of the band name:

https://i.ibb.co/L6jjdmL/20220925-071402.jpg

Flaky Pastry - Ingredients

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Sunday, 25 September 2022 10:28 (one week ago) link

(perennial quid bin lurker 'busy making progress' also visible in that picture, has anyone ever actually bought that thing? any good tracks?)

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Sunday, 25 September 2022 10:32 (one week ago) link

Feel sure there should be some decent Australian contributions to this thread, but all I can think of offhand is veteran rocker Ross Wilson’s ‘Dark Side of the Man’

meat and two vdgg (emsworth), Sunday, 25 September 2022 10:51 (one week ago) link

(not seventies, but definitely horrible)

meat and two vdgg (emsworth), Sunday, 25 September 2022 10:52 (one week ago) link

Pretty sure Skyhooks have made an appearance or two.

Narada Michael Fagan (Tom D.), Sunday, 25 September 2022 10:53 (one week ago) link

(perennial quid bin lurker 'busy making progress' also visible in that picture, has anyone ever actually bought that thing? any good tracks?)

Make your own mind up! Sorry for full album link, seems to be all there is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJbw8dobg0c

I've seen things you people wouldn't belieeeeeeve!!! (Matt #2), Sunday, 25 September 2022 13:07 (one week ago) link

1978 UK 10-track vinyl LP, a bizarre benefit album by Michael Cassidy and Jeffrey Armstrong, drawing on influences as diverse as Neil Diamond and Alice Coltrane, well worth getting for 'Protoplasmic Crud' alone!.

Narada Michael Fagan (Tom D.), Sunday, 25 September 2022 13:12 (one week ago) link

posted more for the oh-shit-there's-no-more-good-ones-left feel of the band name:

🖼

Flaky Pastry - Ingredients

‘The Ingredients’ would have been a perfectly serviceable band name tho. they could have used “Flaky Pastry” as a B-side song title.

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Sunday, 25 September 2022 13:17 (one week ago) link

OK, so "Busy Making Progress" is some kind of Hare Krishna thing? Which I assume they gave out for free, or next to nothing, hence why it's so commonly found in bargain bins? Like this one:

https://i.discogs.com/Fm6QG9wZ4R1hBcC_pr1b1-D878q5CGn2MAIlIFrx9yM/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:600/w:590/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTIxNTAw/NDctMTQ3MTE0Nzc5/MC0yNjM3LmpwZWc.jpeg

Narada Michael Fagan (Tom D.), Sunday, 25 September 2022 13:18 (one week ago) link

it's exactly the same guy that was behind that one - michael cassidy. i did actually take a punt on one that years ago due to a shoutout to john fahey on the back! i don't remember enjoying it much though

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Sunday, 25 September 2022 13:57 (one week ago) link

Feel sure there should be some decent Australian contributions to this thread

well, there are these...

bruce woodley - just good friends
buffalo - only want you for your body

no lime tangier, Monday, 26 September 2022 04:39 (six days ago) link

hah god thought that Bruce Woodley cover was even more scandalous for a second - took me a moment to work out what body section i was seeing

meat and two vdgg (emsworth), Monday, 26 September 2022 04:43 (six days ago) link

Feel like this is probably in the zone re naff visual concept - Francis Butler - There Is No Escape - from memory this is a non-terrible LP!

meat and two vdgg (emsworth), Monday, 26 September 2022 05:20 (six days ago) link


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