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 (six years ago) Permalink

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

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

Joe Walsh to thread.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 1 October 2011 04:25 (six years ago) Permalink

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

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

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

geeta, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:38 (six years ago) Permalink

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

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:42 (six years ago) Permalink

ha ha, yes!

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

geeta, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:47 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

some dude, Saturday, 1 October 2011 11:33 (six years ago) Permalink

Frampton - I'm In You

Turrican, Saturday, 1 October 2011 11:43 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

Turrican, Saturday, 1 October 2011 12:17 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

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

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

blank, Saturday, 1 October 2011 21:31 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

Nate Carson, Saturday, 1 October 2011 21:41 (six years ago) Permalink

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

GoshLovely, Saturday, 1 October 2011 23:36 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

geeta, Sunday, 2 October 2011 03:33 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

Mark G, Monday, 3 October 2011 08:49 (six years ago) Permalink

Makes it worse.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 3 October 2011 13:32 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

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

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

She Got the Shakes, Monday, 10 October 2011 14:51 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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:

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

Daniel Giraffe, Sunday, 22 January 2012 07:18 (six 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 (six 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 (six years ago) Permalink

greg kihn to thread, surely

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

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 22 January 2012 16:39 (six years ago) Permalink

wow that's a great one

flappy bird, Monday, 7 May 2018 16:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

album title doesn't really fit the thread but i could not stop staring at that cover

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Monday, 7 May 2018 16:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it reminds me of "Here's a Train"

flappy bird, Monday, 7 May 2018 16:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

with the swagger of preemo

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Monday, 7 May 2018 16:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

if they're still moving from strength to strength, Rain should be producing their best work right about now

andrew m., Monday, 7 May 2018 19:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Their new album: We're No Weathermen, But You Can Expect 12 Inches Of RAIN Tonight!

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 7 May 2018 20:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ewww!

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Monday, 7 May 2018 20:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That is a heck of a suit the singer from Rain is wearing.

earlnash, Monday, 7 May 2018 22:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

some great finds here lately. as always i guess. i've said it before but it's amazing we've been at this for six and a half years and the finds continue.

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Monday, 7 May 2018 22:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

with god's grace this thread will run longer than the decade that bears its name

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 7 May 2018 23:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

god that's good

flappy bird, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 06:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://image.ibb.co/jviqpS/MI0003049930.jpg

Dana Gillespie - I Rest My Case

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 06:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that one’s a perennial on this thread

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 18:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

so good

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 22:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i figured

kurt schwitterz, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 22:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that's more of the yawnsomely literal

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 23:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

but how are we supposed to know which syrup trail points east

sciatica, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 23:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

when you're at the west pole, all directions are east

mookieproof, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 23:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 11:02 (one week ago) Permalink

haha

niels, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 12:11 (one week ago) Permalink

lol

badg, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 17:19 (one week ago) Permalink

back in... plum

sciatica, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 18:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Good God

flappy bird, Friday, 11 May 2018 01:34 (one week ago) Permalink

oh girl

you bet, nancy (map), Friday, 11 May 2018 03:23 (one week ago) Permalink

Mick's Back and Tour de Schwartz are both >chef's kiss<

in twelve parts (lamonti), Friday, 11 May 2018 07:36 (one week ago) Permalink

Billy Cobham - A Funky Thide of Sings

This one has had to have come up before, but I did not remember the album cover and it is a pretty memorable cover.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZtfetesbL._SX355_.jpg

earlnash, Monday, 14 May 2018 02:00 (one week ago) Permalink

jesus

flappy bird, Monday, 14 May 2018 02:08 (one week ago) Permalink

https://image.ibb.co/e7Xeyy/dbb.jpg

Downchild Blues Band - But I'm On The Guest List

chant down basildon (NickB), Thursday, 17 May 2018 14:17 (five days ago) Permalink

Best thing about that title is the misuse of the comma.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 17 May 2018 14:20 (five days ago) Permalink

ha yes i missed that

chant down basildon (NickB), Thursday, 17 May 2018 14:22 (five days ago) Permalink

being the guy who is protesting that he's on the guest list for a Downchild Blues Band show is a pretty sad guy to be

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 17 May 2018 14:25 (five days ago) Permalink

Old & In the Way

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6f/c7/d1/6fc7d171cd071d90cd03afcb7499ce08.jpg

omar little, Thursday, 17 May 2018 15:40 (five days ago) Permalink

Both been posted... impossible to keep track, I know.

Poisoned by Johan's pea soup. (Tom D.), Thursday, 17 May 2018 15:46 (five days ago) Permalink

shit i figured it had been, my ctrl+f was useless

omar little, Thursday, 17 May 2018 15:50 (five days ago) Permalink

oops, have this one to make up for it:

https://cdbaby.name/s/c/schuld2.jpg

Schuld & Stamer ‎– You Got The Bread... We Got The Jam!

chant down basildon (NickB), Thursday, 17 May 2018 15:59 (five days ago) Permalink

lol

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:08 (five days ago) Permalink

my eye keeps slipping past that one, thinking it's a generic 'photo missing' graphic from the image server

mookieproof, Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:38 (five days ago) Permalink

I want to make a record with a really shitty cover like that called "My Wife Can Do The Graphic Design"

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:13 (five days ago) Permalink

OMG

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:24 (five days ago) Permalink

Another idea: “Noodling Around” featuring guitarist playing strat strung with spaghetti. This has to already exist right?

Also back cover is him stirring a big pot of sauce with the headstock.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Saturday, 19 May 2018 04:25 (three days ago) Permalink


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