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

struggling to even narrow down to a top three from this guy

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 14 March 2020 22:32 (three weeks ago) link

Dogg vs Harris would be a very tough matchup indeed

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 14 March 2020 22:51 (three weeks ago) link

and creepin away

from RAT ON which i'm sure is posted upthread

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Saturday, 14 March 2020 23:06 (three weeks ago) link

ah damn maybe not

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0517278034_10.jpg

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Saturday, 14 March 2020 23:10 (three weeks ago) link

I don't know his later albums but his 70s albums are great.

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 March 2020 23:13 (three weeks ago) link

They are; his productions on others are just as good IMO, but don't tend to have such thread-worthy titles.

Tim, Saturday, 14 March 2020 23:35 (three weeks ago) link

He did one a couple of years ago that was full of autotune and still pretty great

Pinche Cumbion Bien Loco (stevie), Saturday, 14 March 2020 23:41 (three weeks ago) link

I haven't heard that one but the cover art is awesome. kinda curious about the slew of mostly self-released '80s-'00s Swamp Dogg albums that virtually nobody has heard. I kept seeing the same used copy of Surfin' in Harlem at my local record store for about 5 years but never had a strong enough impulse to buy it

nothing in the dialog (unregistered), Sunday, 15 March 2020 02:26 (three weeks ago) link

Give 'Em As Little As You Can As Often As You Have To

is p perfect, definitely has the going through the motions vibe that these titles have

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 15 March 2020 12:41 (three weeks ago) link

i haven't heard the vast majority of swamp dogg's work but for whatever reason "love, loss, and auto-tune" did cross my radar, possibly due to someone saying "no look this is fantastic", and whoever said that is right! he's got a duet with his auto-tuned self, he closes with an auto-tuned take on "stardust", he just has this knack for bringing out the best in anything he works with

swamp dogg should have a bigger cult than he does, the man is a national treasure. does he even have a dedicated thread here?

Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, 15 March 2020 13:06 (three weeks ago) link

I interviewed him for Love, Loss & Autotune, he was such great company. He's good frends with Bon Iver now, afaicr.

Pinche Cumbion Bien Loco (stevie), Sunday, 15 March 2020 16:54 (three weeks ago) link

checking out Total Destruction To Your Mind right now (there are some twofer reissues on Spotify), it's pretty hot so far

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 15 March 2020 17:45 (three weeks ago) link

I've Got My Own Limited Edition To Do.

nickn, Monday, 16 March 2020 19:46 (three weeks ago) link

I've Got My Own Self-Isolation To Do

akb23 (Matt #2), Monday, 16 March 2020 20:31 (three weeks ago) link

guilty lol

ymo sumac (NickB), Monday, 16 March 2020 20:34 (three weeks ago) link

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61AAT7NJEGL._SX466_.jpg

The Amazing Rhythm Aces: How the Hell Do You Spell Rhythum?

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 29 March 2020 03:15 (one week ago) link

now that's a groaner

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 29 March 2020 04:32 (one week ago) link

Dramatis, "For Future Reference". Very much 80s and also very much a generic crappy album title.

https://img.discogs.com/Fqx3StLe6F5YvremQyN0eNd8318=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-422668-1189627479.jpeg.jpg

Bridge Over Thorley Waters (Tom D.), Monday, 30 March 2020 14:42 (one week ago) link

I was surprised Bentley Rhythm Ace had such retro looking album covers until I looked a little more closely.

Revolutionary Girl Utrenja (Tom Violence), Monday, 30 March 2020 14:47 (one week ago) link

I had a dream last night that I released an album called "Why Are You Still Here?" and posted it on this thread

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 30 March 2020 15:57 (one week ago) link

I had a dream months ago about making an album cover called "The Quiet Life", where I'm sitting in a large chair holding a martini in an exaggerately relaxed pose sort of giving a "cheers" to the camera, while behind me a circus is passing by with elephants, jugglers, people crashing enormous cymbals etc. I blame this thread seeping into my subconscious!

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 30 March 2020 16:17 (one week ago) link

that Dramatis album cover is such a thing from that era - I have many childhood memories of flipping through my dads record collection and seeing endless album covers that were just band members fucking standing in a generic room with various objects in it.

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Monday, 30 March 2020 16:17 (one week ago) link

zappi - now's the time to realize your dream

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 30 March 2020 16:19 (one week ago) link

I had a dream last night that I released an album called "Why Are You Still Here?" and posted it on this thread

― justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Monday, March 30, 2020 10:57 AM (twenty-one minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

I had a dream months ago about making an album cover called "The Quiet Life", where I'm sitting in a large chair holding a martini in an exaggerately relaxed pose sort of giving a "cheers" to the camera, while behind me a circus is passing by with elephants, jugglers, people crashing enormous cymbals etc. I blame this thread seeping into my subconscious!

― ( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, March 30, 2020 11:17 AM (two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

beautiful visions

George Duke - Dukey Treats. His thirtieth studio album apparently!

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/George_Duke-Dukey_Treats.jpg

Neil S, Friday, 3 April 2020 13:53 (three days ago) link

^“Treated” here

morrisp, Friday, 3 April 2020 14:17 (three days ago) link

wau @ George Dukey

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 April 2020 14:27 (three days ago) link

xp hah I thought it might have come up already, this thread is massive!

Neil S, Friday, 3 April 2020 14:56 (three days ago) link

https://images.app.goo.gl/b9VzdNPAfh5FXhJs9

Neil Sedaka - The Tra-La Days Are Over

Doubling down on out of date information (aldo), Friday, 3 April 2020 15:38 (three days ago) link

^reposting because that image isn't showing up:

https://i.imgur.com/D7IYLAm.jpg

he ain't fucking lying tho

anatomy of a buttless wonder (unregistered), Friday, 3 April 2020 16:25 (three days ago) link

Also belongs on the 'album covers featuring artists hanging out with clones of themselves' thread.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Friday, 3 April 2020 16:51 (three days ago) link

that chicken looks pissed

brimstead, Monday, 6 April 2020 02:09 (eighteen hours ago) link

uh in American parlance

brimstead, Monday, 6 April 2020 02:09 (eighteen hours ago) link

He doesnt actually seem v interested in that sandwich

Οὖτις, Monday, 6 April 2020 02:09 (eighteen hours ago) link

Joel - This Is My First Album... Hopefully Not My Last!

https://i.imgur.com/0YJZJ6b.jpg

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

(it was his last)

anatomy of a buttless wonder (unregistered), Monday, 6 April 2020 03:29 (sixteen hours ago) link

Seems like he got William Wilson'd by Billy.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 6 April 2020 03:35 (sixteen hours ago) link

Wow, is that the first time this has appeared on this thread? It seems like it should be a founding member. Even has the ellipsis, the font, it's so perfect.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Monday, 6 April 2020 07:56 (twelve hours ago) link

No, never seen before! Shares a certain poignancy with this favourite of mine:

Paul Bogush, Jr., Expect to Hear From Me Again!

https://img.discogs.com/najjsvREqRu2kowcsCKNRBds3GM=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-1530619-1359959386-4430.jpeg.jpg

Did somebody just say eat? (Tom D.), Monday, 6 April 2020 08:29 (eleven hours ago) link

no idea what this means but

https://i.ibb.co/5kJ7LVS/hounds.jpg

Hounds - Puttin' On The Dog

ymo sumac (NickB), Monday, 6 April 2020 09:11 (eleven hours ago) link

Joel has strong Bill Hader satire vibes.

Julius Caesar Memento Hoodie (bendy), Monday, 6 April 2020 13:05 (seven hours ago) link

That Paul Bogush album was produced by Larry Carlton! Not one you'll find near the top of his CV.

la légende d'beer (Matt #2), Monday, 6 April 2020 13:13 (seven hours ago) link

i do not understand that bob king cover. not a lick of it.

andrew m., Monday, 6 April 2020 14:25 (five hours ago) link

DYING @ the little circle pointing himself out on the cover of the Joel album, god status, incredible

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Monday, 6 April 2020 14:33 (five hours ago) link


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