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 (eight years ago) link

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

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

Joe Walsh to thread.

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

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

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

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

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

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

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

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

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

Frampton - I'm In You

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

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

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

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

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

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

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

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

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

Makes it worse.

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

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

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

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

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

greg kihn to thread, surely

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

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

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

Here's the back cover, all quite a long way from Soft Machine

https://images.eil.com/large_image/KEVIN_AYERS_THATS%2BWHAT%2BYOU%2BGET%2BBABE-392108b.jpg

john cage fighter (Matt #2), Thursday, 21 November 2019 21:27 (two weeks ago) link

I quite like that album btw!

'Skills' Wallace (Tom D.), Thursday, 21 November 2019 21:34 (two weeks ago) link

yikes

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 21 November 2019 21:49 (two weeks ago) link

Scorpions level creepiness

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 21 November 2019 21:49 (two weeks ago) link

That's a long way from any other Kevin Ayers LP cover I've seen.

xp
Yeah I was going to mention Robert Palmer, but even he's not that ott.

nickn, Thursday, 21 November 2019 21:50 (two weeks ago) link

long wondered if Scorpions were inspiration for Spinal Tap's Smell the Glove, esp Animal Magnetism and Love Drive....the original Virgin Killer is a good case for censorship

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 21 November 2019 22:29 (two weeks ago) link

"Smell the Glove" made me think of the Eric Carmen album, "Tonight You're Mine" - I remembered the cover, had to google the title - the opening song of which is (yikes) "It Hurts Too Much".

'Skills' Wallace (Tom D.), Thursday, 21 November 2019 22:35 (two weeks ago) link

What’s wrong with being sexy?

June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Friday, 22 November 2019 13:27 (two weeks ago) link

Is Richard Wright’s “own” (1978) album — Wet Dream — already here? (Ctrl+F doesn’t find it, but I know that’s not dispositive.)

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81djZEeKW0L._SY355_.jpg

FODMAP of the reef (morrisp), Saturday, 23 November 2019 16:08 (one week ago) link

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/A1ZVbolXmoL._SX425_.jpg
Bus Boys, "Minimum Wage Rock & Roll"

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 25 November 2019 17:36 (one week ago) link

Eddie Murphy loved that band!

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 25 November 2019 17:52 (one week ago) link

one of the greatest album titles of all time imho

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Monday, 25 November 2019 17:59 (one week ago) link

Wet Dream, the long-awaited follow-up to Native Son

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 25 November 2019 19:32 (one week ago) link

xpost really is a great title

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 25 November 2019 19:33 (one week ago) link

Eddie Murphy loved that band!

I loved that song on the Ghostbusters soundtrack as a kid

Pinche Cumbion Bien Loco (stevie), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 09:35 (one week ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/IaUyJCv.jpg

Raul de Souza - Don't Ask My Neighbors

Tuomas, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 12:57 (one week ago) link

I love pretty much everything about that cover: his exuberant pose, the album title of course, the fact that he's playing on the rooftop and therefore isn't actually bothering his neighbors, the bluebird standing on his logo...

Tuomas, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 13:04 (one week ago) link

Seems like he should be playing a “Souza-phone,” tho(?) 😛

Soy Bean False Chicken (morrisp), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 14:40 (one week ago) link

Bus Boys opened for Eddie Murphy a lot.

earlnash, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 14:58 (one week ago) link

(xp) It's a nice one.

'Skills' Wallace (Tom D.), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 15:08 (one week ago) link

they opened for him on Delirious, he also got them in 48 Hours, must've been good buds

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 15:09 (one week ago) link

Just remembered this one from my youth
https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/382491972902_/EX-EX-Roaring-Jelly-Golden-Grates-1976-Free-Reed-LP.jpg

thomasintrouble, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 16:31 (one week ago) link

I'd bet the Bus Boys probably have at least 1 good Rick James story.

earlnash, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 16:33 (one week ago) link

xp
That's a great one too, but maybe better for the bad puns thread.

nickn, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 17:24 (one week ago) link

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

(Not That) Robert Johnson: Close Personal Friend

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 1 December 2019 02:00 (five days ago) link

Bill! Is that last years hard boiled Easter egg that was never found in your pocket?

calstars, Sunday, 1 December 2019 02:13 (five days ago) link

Nope, just glad to see you!

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 1 December 2019 02:20 (five days ago) link

^^Countdown to somebody finding a private press folk or cabaret album with that as a title.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 1 December 2019 02:21 (five days ago) link

🖼
(Not That) Robert Johnson: Close Personal Friend

Remember when this guy hit. Seem to recall one time called something like “Waiting For a Taste (Of Your Love)” which sounded like an Elvis song or two, “Burning Love” and/or “A Big Hunk O’ Love.”

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 December 2019 02:41 (five days ago) link

Hmm. “I’ll Be Waiting.” Doesn’t sound like either of those songs, only commonality is the word “love” in the lyrics, but it does have some bubblegummy background vocals singing “papa-pom-mow-mow”!

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 December 2019 02:51 (five days ago) link

“Waiting for a taste of your love” is so Tap, so Brian Johnson

I came across the chorus of “ let me put my love into you” earlier today and damn, dude doesn’t pull any punches.

calstars, Sunday, 1 December 2019 02:56 (five days ago) link

(He needs the vag really badly )

calstars, Sunday, 1 December 2019 02:57 (five days ago) link

Maybe they are in fact singing "mama-ooh-meow-meow"

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 December 2019 02:58 (five days ago) link

Most if not all of that album appears to be on YouTube. Seems to fall between two stools, as is commented upon in Allmusic review- flashy guitar pyrotechnician forced into a New Wave straitjacket and strait-tie- but sounds pretty good.

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 December 2019 03:06 (five days ago) link

One of the tunes definitely sounds Buddy Holly influenced.

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 December 2019 03:16 (five days ago) link

Guy did sessions at Stax, auditioned to replace Mick Taylor in The Stones and toured with Entwistle in Ox.
http://analogue-blog.blogspot.com/2013/04/robert-johnson-on-tour-1979-infinity.html

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 December 2019 03:23 (five days ago) link

Keith was probably taking the piss when he extended the offer to jam with “Robert Johnson”

calstars, Sunday, 1 December 2019 03:28 (five days ago) link

Hey jimmy cliff , let me tell you this story

calstars, Sunday, 1 December 2019 03:29 (five days ago) link

He shreds, on this album at least, in a manner somewhat reminiscent of upthread Kevin Ayers right hand man Ollie Halsall.

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 December 2019 03:35 (five days ago) link

Robert Johnson and Moon Martin: same person?

brimstead, Sunday, 1 December 2019 03:37 (five days ago) link

I'm sure Bobby J. had heard quite a bit about him going down to the crossroads on a daily/hourly basis.

"Don't know who's going to rip off who."

earlnash, Sunday, 1 December 2019 03:42 (five days ago) link

Robert Johnson and Moon Martin: same person?

Ha, forgot about that.

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 December 2019 03:49 (five days ago) link

Oh man I looooooved "I'll Be Waiting" when it came out, and had completely forgotten about it in the intervening years. It reminds me of "Do Anything You Wanna Do" by Eddie and the Hot Rods. Both songs make me immediately want to do the pogo.

A breezy pop-rock feel fairly typical of the mid-'80s (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 5 December 2019 22:04 (yesterday) link

I need to rebuy that Robert Johnson LP posthaste, I don't have it anymore.

A breezy pop-rock feel fairly typical of the mid-'80s (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 5 December 2019 22:05 (yesterday) link

I'm Not Me is spot on: a solo-album-for-the-sake-of-it; horrible nothing title, horrible half-arsed cover.

fetter, Thursday, 5 December 2019 22:29 (yesterday) link

Guy did sessions at Stax, auditioned to replace Mick Taylor in The Stones and toured with Entwistle in Ox.
http://analogue-blog.blogspot.com/2013/04/robert-johnson-on-tour-1979-infinity.html

― Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:23 PM (five days ago) bookmarkflaglink

Entwistle fired him after a US tour because Johnson kept doing Townshend stage moves during Ox shows.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 5 December 2019 22:30 (yesterday) link


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