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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight years ago) link

greg kihn to thread, surely

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

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

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

the thumb makes more sense on the original cover

visiting, Monday, 8 June 2020 16:30 (two months ago) link

lol that's even better

Doctor Casino, Monday, 8 June 2020 16:48 (two months ago) link

Also I'm sure that's been on the thread before.

Subverted by buggery (Tom D.), Monday, 8 June 2020 16:56 (two months ago) link

What happened, did Kodak sue them?

Lee626, Monday, 8 June 2020 17:01 (two months ago) link

Not sure if it's been on the thread before (doesn't appear in a ctrl f), but here's Unsung Heroes by the Dixie Dregs.

https://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/801/cover_1134141452017_r.jpg

peace, man, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 15:08 (two months ago) link

wow, that is truly awful

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 12 June 2020 15:19 (two months ago) link

got that 70s cookbook lighting

andrew m., Friday, 12 June 2020 15:24 (two months ago) link

That nail varnish is something too.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 12 June 2020 15:26 (two months ago) link

the ketchup application alone is the sign of a troubled mind.

peace, man, Friday, 12 June 2020 15:27 (two months ago) link

feels very much like a portfolio leftover, from some magazine story photo shoot that didn't get used.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 12 June 2020 15:32 (two months ago) link

Sandwich has vintage beer ad energy

https://retrophoria.com/seller/images/ADFAB/full175-0.jpg

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 12 June 2020 16:27 (two months ago) link

that is nuts. is that parsley or broccolini?

na (NA), Friday, 12 June 2020 16:29 (two months ago) link

Definitely parsley.

peace, man, Friday, 12 June 2020 17:01 (two months ago) link

Heck of a sandwich

badg, Sunday, 14 June 2020 16:39 (one month ago) link

Looks delicious, tbh

Charging for Brewskis™ (morrisp), Sunday, 14 June 2020 16:56 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

has this been posted yet (sweeney todd, early bryan adams on vocals)?
https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/91ojgeVg7rL._SS500_.jpg
https://imageland.indivision.ca//4046607.jpg

brimstead, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 06:02 (one month ago) link

So, Brian, uh, do you wanna fuck a horse?

Pinche Cumbion Bien Loco (stevie), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 07:54 (one month ago) link

horrible flashbacks to this bargain bin favourite

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/0d/Rogerdaltrey-ridearockhorse1.jpg/220px-Rogerdaltrey-ridearockhorse1.jpg

Neil S, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 08:42 (one month ago) link

Got picked up a box of curbside records yesterday and it contained a sealed copy of Glenn Frey's "No Fun Aloud" and I immediately thought of this thread.

Tōne Locatelli Romano (PBKR), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 18:34 (one month ago) link

I, not got.

Tōne Locatelli Romano (PBKR), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 18:34 (one month ago) link

lol that album is ridiculous. Partytown is an amazingly crass tune.

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 19:20 (one month ago) link

just read the lyrics without listening to it, picturing it all sardonically drawled out by donald fagen, and it kinda worked

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 04:01 (one month ago) link

Unfortunately Frey presents it as really bad wannabe Chuck Berry.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 04:29 (one month ago) link

Yeah no there's no irony

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 19:41 (one month ago) link

On the fadeout of Partytown he says "Can you say monster?" which I'm guessing may stem from Joe Walsh's term "monstering" (hoovering up large amounts of coke) detailed in Kristin Casey's book Rock Monster.

Album Moods: Rambunctious; Snide (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 20:58 (one month ago) link

(Well,) Yeah, 'Monster-ing' was Eagles slang for partying/getting fucked up. They even referenced it in a spin-out groove etching on at least one LP (and maybe even on No Fun Aloud).

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 21:06 (one month ago) link

Lovely bunch o' lads.

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 21:09 (one month ago) link

Essential Reading: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/the-eagles-hell-is-for-heroes-80954/

Henley and Frey emerge from the control room a little before midnight (six hours early by their standards) and announce it is monster time. To monster, in Eaglese, is to ingest mind-altering substances and behave like a beast. The Eagles measure monsterdom in quarters, as in, “I was only three-quarters monstered last night.” A combination of bass-drum thumps and long-neck Budweisers (short-necks don’t make it) have already pushed Henley and Frey to the half-monster mark.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 21:15 (one month ago) link

Don: Well, yeah.

nickn, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 21:43 (one month ago) link

First things first I’ll eat your face

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 9 July 2020 00:23 (one month ago) link

https://i.ibb.co/qJ8QVdr/qrf.jpg

Clarence Carter - Have You Met Clarence Carter... Yet?

Boris the Spreader (NickB), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 15:23 (four weeks ago) link

sorry if that has been posted... already

Boris the Spreader (NickB), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 15:24 (four weeks ago) link

I don't mind seeing it... again.

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 21:45 (four weeks ago) link

second album from some fleetwood mac & adjacent blues people of the era:
https://img.discogs.com/GhenyoXCyOCSuce0ujxtqaHcFhs=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-6066987-1456663285-2692.jpeg.jpg
tramp - put a record on

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 15 July 2020 05:11 (four weeks ago) link

That's going on the last page of color plates in the coffee table book of this thread

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 05:26 (four weeks ago) link

backing up a bit...

A combination of bass-drum thumps and long-neck Budweisers (short-necks don’t make it) have already pushed Henley and Frey to the half-monster mark.

this is really stupid.

andrew m., Wednesday, 15 July 2020 14:00 (four weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

lowest effort: the photo, the title, or his outfit?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 2 August 2020 02:06 (one week ago) link

Can't say, I haven't heard it yet.

nickn, Sunday, 2 August 2020 03:25 (one week ago) link

Could’ve stood to get his hair done too

all cats are beautiful (silby), Sunday, 2 August 2020 03:36 (one week ago) link

talk about preemtively shutting the door on a long term career

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 2 August 2020 19:13 (one week ago) link

idk, seems more respectable, long-term, than the "You'll Be Hearing More From Me!" school of these titles.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 2 August 2020 19:28 (one week ago) link

https://images.app.goo.gl/tgmxQ78scMLm35zq7

Deep Purple- Whoosh!

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 7 August 2020 16:50 (six days ago) link


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