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 (five years ago) Permalink

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

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

Joe Walsh to thread.

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

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

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

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

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

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

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

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

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

Frampton - I'm In You

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

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

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

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

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

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

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

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

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

Makes it worse.

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

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

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

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

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

greg kihn to thread, surely

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

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

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

Extra points for The Whole Burbank Catalog riffing on The Whole Earth Catalog.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 25 June 2017 21:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Got My Own Album to Do aesthetic tracks tightly with the rise and fall of embroidered denim.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Sunday, 25 June 2017 22:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Well done bendy! Yeah I remember it being hard to look that one up... oddly, I also saw it out in the wild again recently, tho it could have been the same copy as I saw the first time...

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 25 June 2017 23:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Looking more at Lost Leaders, and derailing a bit, 1979s Al La Carte really reaches for Roxy Music, but only lands Robert Palmer on the tracklist

https://img.discogs.com/4RfTgHjoziONkVSc81r7gq_5_mI=/fit-in/590x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-1854371-1358714900-2780.jpeg.jpg

Though it does confuse al la carte and hors d'oeuvre, in a yawnsomly literal way.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Monday, 26 June 2017 15:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Re: Roxy, I guess Atlantic (sister to Warners & the band's US label at the time) releases were off limits for those sets, and their first two albums (released here on Reprise and Warners, respectively) were too old to merit excerpting.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 26 June 2017 16:47 (one month ago) Permalink

is that the L.A. hard rock band A La Carte?

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 26 June 2017 18:03 (one month ago) Permalink

Nope, just another Warners sampler.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Monday, 26 June 2017 18:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Since we have an oven chips thread on the go, let's kill two birds with one stone ...

https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/images/largerec/themanwhoputtheengine_fe065.jpg

... somewhat in the vein of Mike Harding but the guy wrote "January Man", which is one of the greatest songs ever written.

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:22 (one month ago) Permalink

Wow...this is a weird one and as a fan of the thread, I don't seeing this one before.

Black Oak Arkansas - I'd Rather Be Sailing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZA5BN-3f-k

earlnash, Thursday, 29 June 2017 00:22 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

i think i need to find a copy of this!
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cb/I%27d_Rather_Suck_My_Thumb.jpg

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 04:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Excellent, I'm looking for a copy too.

weird echo of the falsies (Tom D.), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Does this fit?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/ff/Bollingsuiteforflutejazzpianotrio.jpg/220px-Bollingsuiteforflutejazzpianotrio.jpg

Not a horrible title, really, except that the cover art transmutes it into a lame dad pun.

didgeridon't (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 12:20 (one month ago) Permalink

A friend of my Dad had that record, and the cover freaked me out as a seven year old. I knew it was implying something, but I couldn't quite figure it out. Recently found it for a quarter.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 15:12 (one month ago) Permalink

his flute suite was a sequel to his toot suite btw

http://direct.rhapsody.com/imageserver/images/Alb.31445600/500x500.jpg

plp will eat itself (NickB), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 15:24 (one month ago) Permalink

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51w9rPnx8XL.jpg

Syl & Jimmy Johnson: Two Johnsons Are Better Than One!

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 22 July 2017 08:04 (four weeks ago) Permalink

can't remember if we've already had Judge Dread, but in case we haven't

http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/537/MI0001537173.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Dreadmania: It's All In The Mind

http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0002/488/MI0002488554.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Working Class 'Ero

http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0002/115/MI0002115982.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Bedtime Stories

soref, Friday, 28 July 2017 07:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yikes, don't think i've ever heard of him, looks dodgy as hell. is he some sort of roy chubby brown type deal?

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 28 July 2017 07:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

he did smutty comedy ska/reggae tracks. I like 'Big Six':https://youtu.be/K5w8zV9Uoos

soref, Friday, 28 July 2017 07:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

fuck me that's a tough listen

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 28 July 2017 07:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

great find for this thread though

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Friday, 28 July 2017 13:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Leigh Stirling ‎– In The Wings

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/7cxS3LrTv0s/hqdefault.jpg

I'm not sure if this should count or not, the title itself is pretty unremarkable but I feel like there's some kind of terrible pun I'm missing? otherwise, why is there a picture of him standing on a jetty rather than anything in any way related to the phrase 'in the wings'?

soref, Friday, 28 July 2017 14:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Materializing. Is he dead or something?

weird echo of the falsies (Tom D.), Friday, 28 July 2017 15:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

that was a posthumous realease after he was killed in a failed birdman attempt off the end of bognor pier - sadly he didn't have it 'in the wings' that day.

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 28 July 2017 15:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

just looked this up on discogs and it seems to be one of the first albums that Daniel Lanois was credited on (as engineer). idk if he appears on the cover.

soref, Monday, 31 July 2017 21:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the tracklist for the second Crackers album ("Hard On You") is perfect

A1 Hard On You 3:20
A2 Double Trouble 3:02
A3 The Tit Man 2:35
A4 Visions 3:55
A5 Rock 'N Roll Tonite 2:22
B1 The Shove 4:11
B2 Snort 4:13
B3 Life Is Just A Stage 3:34
B4 Arts Of The Sailor (Pirate Song) 2:58
B5 Little Johnny 5:06

soref, Monday, 31 July 2017 21:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Crackers3 years ago
This album cover was our managers idea, he sent it to print before we even got to see it, oh well, BRANDED. Thanks for the kind words guys, you can contact Crackers at regdenis✧✧✧@hotm✧✧✧.c✧✧ We'd love to hear from you! Those were Glory Daze for sure eh!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAL8GmGkbPw

earlnash, Monday, 31 July 2017 21:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"Our manager also titled all the songs, especially 'The Tit Man'"

Max-Headroom-drops-a-deuce-while-shredding (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 31 July 2017 22:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Are those 57s? I usually prefer to mic butts with a high quality large diaphragm condenser or a spaced pair of small diaphragm condensers in an X/Y pattern

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 31 July 2017 22:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Nahhh, ya gotta use the Neumann binarual system.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/images500x500/Neumann_KU_100_KU_100_Dummy_Head_146368.jpg

nickn, Monday, 31 July 2017 22:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Haha I've seen pictures of that setup it's unreal, recording in front of a crash test dummy with 2 mics sticking out of its ears

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 1 August 2017 12:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/q9MfZ7Q.png
this cover confuses me - how does 24 parrots work as a pun?

niels, Sunday, 6 August 2017 21:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

we must've had these guys already surely, but just in case...

http://allabouttherock.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/MEAL_TICKET_THREETIMESADAY-547348-300x298.jpg

Meal Ticket - Three Times A Day

plp will eat itself (NickB), Monday, 7 August 2017 15:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

btw britishers of a certain age will be more familiar with the singer of that band from his television gig:

http://www.jedisparadise.com/2/index_htm_files/15295.jpg

plp will eat itself (NickB), Monday, 7 August 2017 15:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://image.ibb.co/hacPpv/gibbons.jpg

Steve Gibbons Band - Maintaining Radio Silence

plp will eat itself (NickB), Monday, 7 August 2017 15:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Henry Gross, "Plug Me Into Something"

http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0002/457/MI0002457546.jpg

Tonight I Cut My Temple Teeth (Tom D.), Thursday, 10 August 2017 23:52 (one week ago) Permalink

Henry Gross, "Show Me to the Stage"

http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/508/MI0001508088.jpg

Tonight I Cut My Temple Teeth (Tom D.), Thursday, 10 August 2017 23:53 (one week ago) Permalink

Henry Gross, "What's In a Name?"

http://www.onehitwanderer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/WHATS-IN-A-NAME.jpg

Tonight I Cut My Temple Teeth (Tom D.), Thursday, 10 August 2017 23:54 (one week ago) Permalink

And Henry is carrying on the good work, this seems to be his latest album,

http://www.henrygross.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/OneHitWanderer.jpg

Tonight I Cut My Temple Teeth (Tom D.), Thursday, 10 August 2017 23:55 (one week ago) Permalink

I posted a few of those here before but holy cow how did I miss "What's In A Name?" Nice job.

yellow is the color of some raisins (Doctor Casino), Friday, 11 August 2017 00:12 (one week ago) Permalink

why is he pointing at his name in that last one, is that part of the joke somehow?

soref, Friday, 11 August 2017 00:23 (one week ago) Permalink

According to wiki his one hit was about a dead dog, so maybe he's pointing to heaven?

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 11 August 2017 01:10 (one week ago) Permalink

I think he is signifying "1 (one)"

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Friday, 11 August 2017 02:06 (one week ago) Permalink

Show Me To The Stage should not be overlooked.

Max-Headroom-drops-a-deuce-while-shredding (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 11 August 2017 02:34 (one week ago) Permalink

He's trying to find a contact lens that popped out, what with it blurry and all.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Friday, 11 August 2017 18:14 (one week ago) Permalink

He really missed a chance by not naming one of his albums "That's Gross", didn't he?

Tuomas, Wednesday, 16 August 2017 09:37 (five days ago) Permalink

Gross Negligence - The B-Side Collection

Number None, Thursday, 17 August 2017 21:14 (four days ago) Permalink

("Shannon" is all time btw)

Number None, Thursday, 17 August 2017 21:14 (four days ago) Permalink

yeah it is so much more than a dead dog song. not something that points to a great multi-album career though. i used to own the s/t and it was utterly utterly forgettable except for the groovy lettering on the cover

yellow is the color of some raisins (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 17 August 2017 21:25 (four days ago) Permalink


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