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 (seven years ago) Permalink

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

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

Joe Walsh to thread.

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

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

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

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

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

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

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

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

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

Frampton - I'm In You

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

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

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

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

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

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

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

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

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

Makes it worse.

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

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

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

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

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

greg kihn to thread, surely

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

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

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

A vision came to me of an album called “Serfs Up, Hoes Down” with of course a serf hiring a field.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 14 March 2019 14:17 (one month ago) Permalink

best thing about andy bown is that he was in a band called grunt futtock

kolarov spring (NickB), Thursday, 14 March 2019 14:23 (one month ago) Permalink

this is the best thread

pippin drives a lambo through the gates of isengard (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 14 March 2019 15:46 (one month ago) Permalink

It's been up a few times (once by me!). Always good to see though!

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 15 March 2019 05:56 (one month ago) Permalink

could it be that we've found every album that they had to do?

pippin drives a lambo through the gates of isengard (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 15 March 2019 06:09 (one month ago) Permalink

I've been thinking that for about three years but they keep coming - I think I've just about run dry though.

Swing Band the Sailor (Tom D.), Friday, 15 March 2019 07:54 (one month ago) Permalink

I don't think so! Mayyybe the last one? That hot dog one is a real find.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Friday, 15 March 2019 12:48 (one month ago) Permalink

Don't recognize any of them.

Swing Band the Sailor (Tom D.), Friday, 15 March 2019 13:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Rumor in his Own Time is a prime title

pippin drives a lambo through the gates of isengard (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 15 March 2019 13:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Have we had this?

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

Mick Ronson - Play Don't Worry

kolarov spring (NickB), Friday, 15 March 2019 13:40 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.audiophileusa.com/covers400water/69963.jpg

Nicky James - Every Home Should Have One

kolarov spring (NickB), Friday, 15 March 2019 13:44 (one month ago) Permalink

https://i.ibb.co/3h0csy8/yore.jpg

Sharks - Jab It In Yore Eye

kolarov spring (NickB), Friday, 15 March 2019 13:51 (one month ago) Permalink

http://www.groovytunesday.com/dbx/lewlewiswail.jpg

Lew Lewis Reformer - Save The Wail

kolarov spring (NickB), Friday, 15 March 2019 13:55 (one month ago) Permalink

https://market.interra.ru/media/product/pic/1459954309.18.jpg

Greezy Wheels ‎– Juz Loves Dem Ol' Greezy Wheels

kolarov spring (NickB), Friday, 15 March 2019 14:01 (one month ago) Permalink

2014 release rather than 1970s but Phil Beer's "Plays Guitar And Fiddle. Sings A Bit." is totally keeping the spirit alive.

http://brightyoungfolk.com/images/records-310/plays-guitar-and-fiddle-sings-a-bit-phil-beer.jpg

Zeuhl Idol (Matt #2), Friday, 15 March 2019 23:10 (one month ago) Permalink

he's got the right kind of name too

pippin drives a lambo through the gates of isengard (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 15 March 2019 23:16 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, I was expecting a beer pun.

nickn, Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Phil Beer is already a pun

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Saturday, 16 March 2019 13:36 (one month ago) Permalink

http://www.8-track-shack.com/thumbs/400x400_20180428133524-IMG_0626.jpg

Robbin Thompson Band: Two B's Please

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 01:00 (four weeks ago) Permalink

love that sleeve

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 12:34 (four weeks ago) Permalink

One for the Yawnsomely Literal thread, or whatever you call it?

Lammy's Show (Tom D.), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 20:12 (four weeks ago) Permalink

bit pissed at andrew bird for not writing out the title of the album (it's only its initials on the box)...because if it had been written out this would have a been a new classic

Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet

https://consequenceofsound.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/andrew-bird-my-finest-work-yet-album-cover-artwork.png

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 20:15 (four weeks ago) Permalink

there we go

pippin drives a lambo through the gates of isengard (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 16:14 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Hope You Like It just hits that perfect note

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 22 March 2019 02:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

doug kershaw "instant hero"

na (NA), Monday, 25 March 2019 19:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Doug dressed to the left, and up.

Ashley Pomeroy, Monday, 25 March 2019 22:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"Dressed To The Left, And Up" would make a great Black Keys title.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 25 March 2019 22:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Or this LP's title.

nickn, Monday, 25 March 2019 23:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Is that real?

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 29 March 2019 17:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

apparently so

mookieproof, Friday, 29 March 2019 17:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol

Give Your Dick To Me ‎(7")

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 29 March 2019 17:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

weird flex, as they say

http://www.lifeforceenergetics.com

mookieproof, Friday, 29 March 2019 18:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

her final hit as the OLD barbara markay, "i don't wanna be a zombie," was her way of announcing she didn't want to be just another person with stuck or blocked energy channels.

andrew m., Friday, 29 March 2019 20:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Give Your... Kinesiology is used to compare the strength and weakness of any muscle of the body in the presence and absence of any substance. A measured weakness in the presence of a substance is due to the effect of an energetic imbalance to the item the person is touching ...To Me

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Friday, 29 March 2019 21:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Someone should call her cell # and interview her about her old albums; she may still be cool / have a sense of humor

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Friday, 29 March 2019 21:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"It's All Rite To Hereby Declare That My consciousness Mix Should Be Converted, If Necessary, To A Mix Of 100 Percent Pure Light And Love Of Entities That Have Never Been Re-programmed By Those Of The Dark All Nite (Disco version)"

pippin drives a lambo through the gates of isengard (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 29 March 2019 21:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91e14TAfpZL._SY355_.jpg

John Schneider - You Ain't Seen The Last Of Me

kolarov spring (NickB), Thursday, 11 April 2019 13:15 (one week ago) Permalink


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