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 (ten years ago) link

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

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

Joe Walsh to thread.

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

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

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

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

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

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

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

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

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

Frampton - I'm In You

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

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

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

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

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

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

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

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

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

Makes it worse.

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

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

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

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

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

greg kihn to thread, surely

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

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

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

Maybe on here before?

Boyce & Hart – Which One's Boyce, Which One's Hart

https://img.discogs.com/mlbrQqim1suZlChLswSZIieJnRw=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-9664676-1484417318-1498.jpeg.jpg

nickn, Saturday, 19 February 2022 01:50 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

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

calstars, Monday, 21 March 2022 02:26 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

saw this out in the wild today:

https://i.ibb.co/xgKm1qv/PXL-20220410-100833346-2.jpg

Michael Bacon - Bringing It Home

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Sunday, 10 April 2022 15:03 (one month ago) link

Should've been Bringing Me Home

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Sunday, 10 April 2022 15:33 (one month ago) link

Should have titled it Bringing Home the Michael

Halfway there but for you, Sunday, 10 April 2022 16:24 (one month ago) link

otm

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 10 April 2022 20:08 (one month ago) link

Follow up album: Strips

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 10 April 2022 20:09 (one month ago) link

People who have written their own Wikipedia entry

In the late 1990s and into the 2000s, Bacon performed with his Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning brother, Kevin, in a duo ensemble, called The Bacon Brothers, which he formed.

visiting, Sunday, 10 April 2022 21:18 (one month ago) link

thing i really hate about the cover is that it looks like he's keeping you prisoner in his basement

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Sunday, 10 April 2022 21:21 (one month ago) link

I've got my own hot poop to do...

My friend was showing me pics of his dad’s LP collection and he has this extremely rare 70’s California filth-rock record. Hot Poop Does Their Own Stuff. Insane! Only 500 ever made pic.twitter.com/wbmkp4A1BS

— the modern folk (@themodernfolk) April 17, 2022

Hot Poop - Does Their Own Stuff!

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Sunday, 17 April 2022 22:35 (one month ago) link

1 for sale from £585.87

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Sunday, 17 April 2022 22:37 (one month ago) link

Only 500 people ever bought the Hot Poop record, but . . . OK, 200 people, but you know . . . Ah, who am I trying to kid, only 35 of these were sold, all to their friends/family, and they didn't go on to do anything of note.

nickn, Monday, 18 April 2022 01:27 (one month ago) link

Only 500 people ever bought the Hot Poop record, but . . . Every one of them went on to poop.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Monday, 18 April 2022 11:21 (one month ago) link

The album cover was my concept. I'm surprised that more people don't get the front cover. It seems rather simple. Hot poop, poop also meaning crap. So Larry's taking a crap, it's being carried over to the others by Jim, Lisa is heating it up (cooking it) in a spoon, I'm shooting it up (doing it) and Bruce is passed out. Hot Poop, doing their own stuff (shit). The photograph was taken in an empty building in Isla Vista. The building actually had no front on it but the photographer drew in the front window shadow to give the allusion that it was a complete building with four sides. The back cover concept I came up with in it's entirety. I wanted us standing in a field of donkeys (I get donkeys and mules mixed up. I said a field of donkeys but I meant a field of mules) with two pictures, one clothed and the other with switched genitalia. In one more amazing Hot Poop moment I stumbled on a field of donkeys/mules almost the second I came up with the idea. We got the photographer and drove out there. The mules were nice enough to crowd around us for the pictures. As we were wrapping it up a helicopter started flying over as I think the land belonged to Union Oil.

Chappies banging dustbin lids together (President Keyes), Monday, 18 April 2022 12:49 (one month ago) link

ilm's still got it, folks

Doctor Casino, Monday, 18 April 2022 14:02 (one month ago) link

Review on RYM:

Hot Poop Does Their Own Stuff. Why? 'Cause nobody else would dare! This private pressing is so brain numbingly strange that it's almost impossible not to like it! Frenzied falsetto vocals, omnipresent fuzz, and deranged subject matter (with such songs as "Wing Wang", "Screamin'", "I Always Play With My Food", and the eerie "My Baby's Dead") make for an album that cannot be comprehended by a sober mind! This is what happens when hippies forsake LSD for nitrous oxide!

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Monday, 18 April 2022 18:20 (one month ago) link

Album is on Spotify btw

Chappies banging dustbin lids together (President Keyes), Monday, 18 April 2022 19:01 (one month ago) link

https://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2008/05/hot-poop-does-t.html

na (NA), Monday, 18 April 2022 19:07 (one month ago) link

excellent! just listening to the album now, first track is pretty chooglin' or whatever the hot poop equivalent of that is

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Monday, 18 April 2022 20:39 (one month ago) link

Steamerin’?

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Tuesday, 19 April 2022 01:44 (four weeks ago) link

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/410HQSMXYYL.jpg

Barenaked Ladies: Maybe You Should Drive

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 01:42 (three weeks ago) link

I kind of like that title, especially in conjunction with the photo.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 01:58 (three weeks ago) link

no.

mookieproof, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 02:54 (three weeks ago) link

it's definitely not their worst cover!

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 15:40 (three weeks ago) link

For some stupid reason I went through the wiki article for BNL and all of their album covers are bad and ugly

DAMAGED by Black Flat (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 22:32 (three weeks ago) link

Shocking

Chappies banging dustbin lids together (President Keyes), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 23:50 (three weeks ago) link

This shows how the ideal horrible album title had changed from the 70s to the 90s.

Halfway there but for you, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 00:36 (three weeks ago) link

I've been tempted to start a "Horrible '90s album titles like Fush Yu Mang" thread, but enough of that gets covered here too.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 00:49 (three weeks ago) link

In the 80s, no-one wanted to be silly so they gave albums horrible titles like Journeys to Glory.

Halfway there but for you, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 00:51 (three weeks ago) link

The covers of "Stunt," "Born on a Pirate Ship" and "Maroon" aren't bad. The covers of "Gordon" and "Silverball," on the other hand, are dreadful.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 00:53 (three weeks ago) link

I beg to differ. Stunt is especially ugly in that 90s alterna way

DAMAGED by Black Flat (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 01:09 (three weeks ago) link

I guess all that cocaine didn't help, eh.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 01:15 (three weeks ago) link

Clive John ‎– You Always Know Where You Stand With A Buzzard

https://i.discogs.com/FCDgF_LG9bQ3iTaENk1XNz9g2IyMb-i4h1I1FNSXlXM/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:493/w:500/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTQ5ODA0/MDgtMTM4MzUwNDAw/MC05NTQxLmpwZWc.jpeg

One for the "love/hate" or maybe just "love" pile?

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 08:59 (three weeks ago) link

That's one of my old ones but the thread has been going for almost ten years now.

Was Hitler a Hobbit? (Tom D.), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 09:06 (three weeks ago) link

Still don't know what the cover is all about though.

Was Hitler a Hobbit? (Tom D.), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 09:07 (three weeks ago) link

hah sorry, should have checked. Yes I can't see anything to do with buzzards there.

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 09:26 (three weeks ago) link

Cool.

Was Hitler a Hobbit? (Tom D.), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 11:38 (three weeks ago) link

The admission ("no buzzards here") in that insert/ad is hilarious.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 11:56 (three weeks ago) link

Of course he’s the kind of guy who likes ferrets.

DAMAGED by Black Flat (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 13:46 (three weeks ago) link

A+

Chappies banging dustbin lids together (President Keyes), Thursday, 5 May 2022 01:47 (one week ago) link

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/81jLa4YWVJL._SX466_.jpg

Stillwater: I Reserve The Right

(Somebody on eBay has this up as I Still Reserve The Right To Rock, which is more appropriate & fitting)

That Stillwater sleeve looks like something from the 90s.

Kim Kimberly, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 04:29 (one week ago) link

1978, released on Capricorn Records

Sorry I wasn't commenting on it being thread-worthy or not... It just looks not-of-its-time.

Kim Kimberly, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 04:38 (one week ago) link

Agreed, it’s totally ‘90s! Even the typography

Bob Dylan's iconic Ray Ban sunglasses (morrisp), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 05:25 (one week ago) link


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