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 (six years ago) Permalink

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

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

Joe Walsh to thread.

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

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

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

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

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

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

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

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

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

Frampton - I'm In You

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

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

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

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

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

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

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

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

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

Makes it worse.

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

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

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

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

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

greg kihn to thread, surely

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

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

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

i feel like this one may have broken the thread

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 14 December 2017 19:47 (two months ago) Permalink

http://exystence.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Phil-Lanzon.jpg

mahb, Monday, 18 December 2017 15:40 (two months ago) Permalink

That image is blocked for me at work. Hopefully he took the opportunity to name his album All Lanzon Deck.

Buttery males (Dan Peterson), Monday, 18 December 2017 17:07 (two months ago) Permalink

You're missing out, believe you me.

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Monday, 18 December 2017 18:18 (two months ago) Permalink

I mean it's probably upthread somewhere anyway, but Lindisfarne - Nicely Out Of Tune seems to fit the bill.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f8/Lindisfarne-NicelyOutOfTune.jpg

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Friday, 22 December 2017 00:07 (two months ago) Permalink

The Jimmy Castor Bunch ft. The Everything Man ‎– 'Butt Of Course...'

https://i.scdn.co/image/ff914e0005f536ed382f43d49072f399d0d9c89c

soref, Friday, 22 December 2017 12:29 (two months ago) Permalink

wow.

earlnash, Friday, 22 December 2017 16:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Someone’s going to have to explain this one to me...

https://preview.ibb.co/kNUmc6/787_A2_B7_E_C046_4_ED9_8_ADF_30_AF883_F5_E46.jpg

The Cluster of Nuts Band - Fridge In The Fast Lane

faust apes (NickB), Friday, 22 December 2017 17:04 (two months ago) Permalink

Looks like CONB drew quite a bit of big league press attention with this release:

Produced in 1983, the Cluster of Nuts LP "Fridge in the fast lane" was released at the height of the 'new wave' of English Country dance music. The 'Nuts' were one of the batch of exciting new bands that had finally thrown off the shackles of "Steeleye" and "Fairport" to produce an exciting new sound.

"... folk music bubbling with ideas and enthusiasm ..." - Southern Rag

" Worth a spin on anyone's deck" - Hartlepool Mail

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 22 December 2017 17:40 (two months ago) Permalink

excuse me, proper acronym is TCONB. apologies

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 22 December 2017 17:40 (two months ago) Permalink

curious to learn more about the new wave of english country dance music, sounds like a pretty big deal

Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Friday, 22 December 2017 17:51 (two months ago) Permalink

one for the literal album cover thread.

new noise, Friday, 22 December 2017 18:03 (two months ago) Permalink

NWOBHM vs NWOECDM

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 22 December 2017 18:07 (two months ago) Permalink

Is the joke that the fridge only has booze in it? So it's like, a fridge living in the fast lane...?

jmm, Friday, 22 December 2017 18:09 (two months ago) Permalink

i think this thread has the best first and second posts of any thread on ILX

global tetrahedron, Friday, 22 December 2017 18:15 (two months ago) Permalink

NWOBHM vs NWOECDM

― Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Friday, December 22, 2017 12:07 PM (thirty-four minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 22 December 2017 18:42 (two months ago) Permalink

"Madam, that is not a medical issue."

jmm, Friday, 22 December 2017 18:48 (two months ago) Permalink

This has probs already been posted, but I saw this record in the gutter today

https://i.imgur.com/rgLWK5W.jpg

kurt schwitterz, Friday, 22 December 2017 19:46 (two months ago) Permalink

There's also Bareback at Big Sky by Poco. Does "bareback" mean anything else besides what i already know?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/96/Bareback_at_Big_Sky.jpg

Bowling for Bitcoins (Lee626), Friday, 5 January 2018 12:20 (one month ago) Permalink

tbf that's got a horse on it, unlike the one before.

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Friday, 5 January 2018 12:25 (one month ago) Permalink

i had no idea that was a horseback riding term. I'm such a city boy.

Bowling for Bitcoins (Lee626), Friday, 5 January 2018 12:28 (one month ago) Permalink

actually i didn't even notice that was a horse; i thought it was somebody spreadeagled on the floor

Bowling for Bitcoins (Lee626), Friday, 5 January 2018 12:30 (one month ago) Permalink

It was Poco's logo so it might still have nothing to do with horseriding. But Richie Furay was born again so I can't see him participating in anything untoward.

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Friday, 5 January 2018 12:40 (one month ago) Permalink

Richie was out of the band by the time they adopted the horse logo though (although occasionally rejoining)

Bowling for Bitcoins (Lee626), Friday, 5 January 2018 12:46 (one month ago) Permalink

the horse logo was designed by Phil Hartman incidentally - his brother was Poco's manager

Bowling for Bitcoins (Lee626), Friday, 5 January 2018 12:51 (one month ago) Permalink

xp re TCONB:

i'm guessing it's a reference to the moldy prank call:

is your fridge running?
yes.
well you better go catch it!

andrew m., Friday, 5 January 2018 16:46 (one month ago) Permalink

do you have prince albert in a can?

that kinda shit.

andrew m., Friday, 5 January 2018 16:47 (one month ago) Permalink

I just noticed that the syrup on that Head East cover looks kind of like Texas (panhandle toward the viewer). I wonder if that was intentional.

nickn, Friday, 5 January 2018 17:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh man, I used to own that Richard Torrance album! "Rio de Janeiro Blue" is a smooth slice of yacht rock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO7BRWH_zYs

Buttery males (Dan Peterson), Friday, 5 January 2018 17:21 (one month ago) Permalink

lol that cover photo looks straight out of the original Joy of Sex

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Friday, 5 January 2018 18:58 (one month ago) Permalink

he looks like he is practiced in the Wiseau method

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 5 January 2018 19:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Thought the cover was sort of a nod to Buckingham Nicks

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 5 January 2018 20:02 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

From 1978, the amusing named Trumpetmachine with the painfully titled, "For Flying Out Proud".

https://vinyl-west.de/catalog/46263/george-gruntz-trumpetmachine---for-flying-out-proud.jpg

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 28 January 2018 23:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Huh, had not heard of Trumpetmachine before. Woody Shaw, Kenny Wheeler and Jon Faddis. Sounds like it might have been a less successful coattail rider of the Supersax concept?

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Monday, 29 January 2018 02:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

No doubt. I find Faddis tedious for various reasons I won't elaborate on right this second.

I have seen the son of Mike Zwerin, who was on Birth of The Cool, I think, play bass a few times. Seems like a pretty nice guy. He is unusual in a jazz context in that, not only does he play electric bass, but he plays it slung real low, a la Paul Simonon or Kris(t) Novoselic, say.

The Sound of the City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 29 January 2018 03:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That's actually the early '80s but it belongs in 1978.

omar little, Friday, 2 February 2018 06:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

dying

Righteous wax chaperone, rotating Wingdings (Doctor Casino), Friday, 2 February 2018 14:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://resources.tidal.com/images/7d050618/bdb0/4e1c/9b28/2bca86798c4a/1280x1280.jpg
Loggins-Messina - Sittin' In

(surely posted upthread)

niels, Saturday, 3 February 2018 21:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Loggins looks like a motherfucker with some dark secrets on that LP

Anyways, tuneyards keepin' the faith...

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51g%2BcG3HIOL.jpg

I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 3 February 2018 21:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Hmmmmm, I can't really see a Wet Willie or a Man or a Roger Miller going for that title tbh.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Saturday, 3 February 2018 21:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

“Creepin’ into your private life” maybe

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 3 February 2018 23:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I can almost picture the cover.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Saturday, 3 February 2018 23:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

‘Al Green Explores Your Mind’ veers in that direction.

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 4 February 2018 00:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

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