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 (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

mike love looks like someone who would keep a bird on a leash

cosmic brain dildo (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 21:00 (one month ago) Permalink

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0806/6897/products/12442_FRONT_1_1024x1024.jpeg

Bernard Purdie - Purdie Good!

plp will eat itself (NickB), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 21:52 (one month ago) Permalink

I believe that Lowell George is making a second appearance... which makes me wonder if anyone has done a record called "Seconds" with a picture of the artist at a dinner table by himself and a huge pile of food surrounded by empty plates.

cosmic brain dildo (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 22:02 (one month ago) Permalink

I guess this is probably just poor English but...

https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51zLlAoPfIL._SR600%2C315_PIWhiteStrip%2CBottomLeft%2C0%2C35_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Rainer Baumann Band - Meet Me In The Bottom

plp will eat itself (NickB), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 22:05 (one month ago) Permalink

I believe that Lowell George is making a second appearance... which makes me wonder if anyone has done a record called "Seconds" with a picture of the artist at a dinner table by himself and a huge pile of food surrounded by empty plates.

― cosmic brain dildo (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, October 4, 2017 5:02 PM (eighteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

There's something especially bad about food related ones. I'd like to see one called "Something I Ate Didn't Agree With Me" and it could be maybe a giant, monstrous fish fillet sandwich snarling menacingly at the artist.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 22:21 (one month ago) Permalink

I'd love to make some of these if just to start an "I've Got My Own Album Cover To Do" thread

cosmic brain dildo (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 23:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Well, if we're moving into poor English (and food-related, sort of) I give you:
Now - Complaint Of The Wind

https://img.discogs.com/QcI3_Z7wd8yIiK8GfmD2U-swxH4=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-2653330-1501861275-5203.jpeg.jpg

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Thursday, 5 October 2017 01:12 (one month ago) Permalink

That is easily Lowell's third or fourth appearance with that cover, and I for one am always glad to see it come around.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 5 October 2017 03:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Elton Dean, Joe Gallivan & Kenny Wheeler, "The Cheque Is In The Mail" (1977)

http://www.discaholic.com/img/cover-279.jpg

Tom's Tits Experiment (Tom D.), Friday, 13 October 2017 21:35 (one month ago) Permalink

"Meet Me In The Bottom" is an old Blues saying.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 13 October 2017 22:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Roy Wood's Mustard is a great album, what has it got to do with this thread
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J7vJlaIU3o

PaulTMA, Friday, 13 October 2017 22:57 (one month ago) Permalink

"Meet Me In The Bottom" is an old Blues saying.

waht does it mean?

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 13 October 2017 23:00 (one month ago) Permalink

It's the river bottom. Low-lying alluvial land situated along the banks of a river.

I've only heard it in the southern US.

FKA (doo dah), Friday, 13 October 2017 23:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Not 80s, but damn this hair needs to be celebrated somewhere.

Ricky Skaggs- Don't Cheat In Our Hometown

http://images.eil.com/large_image/RICKY_SKAGGS_DONT%2BCHEAT%2BIN%2BOUR%2BHOME%2BTOWN-499034.jpg

https://images2.houstonpress.com/imager/u/original/6503944/skaggscheatback.jpg

earlnash, Friday, 20 October 2017 16:12 (one month ago) Permalink

For a second I thought that LP was on Zappa's Bizarre label.

nickn, Friday, 20 October 2017 16:44 (one month ago) Permalink

what's going on with the collar on his shirt? I kind of want a shirt like that

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Friday, 20 October 2017 16:49 (one month ago) Permalink

nehru collar?

niels, Friday, 20 October 2017 17:35 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah it's a nehru/mandarin collar.

new noise, Friday, 20 October 2017 17:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Hope the inner sleeve has a from-above view of Ricky's hair, to provide the complete schematics of how it was engineered. I recall collarless dress shirts really coming into their own in the late-80s, usually accompanied by a tiny ponytail. Skaggs was out in front.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Friday, 20 October 2017 17:51 (one month ago) Permalink

from the side he kind of looks like severely compressed burt reynolds

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Friday, 20 October 2017 17:55 (one month ago) Permalink

his hair is stunning what a work of art

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 20 October 2017 18:15 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I wasn't aware until just this minute that the debut album by Pilot is titled From the Album of the Same Name.

the young, low level volunteer named (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 7 November 2017 20:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Spotted this weekend:

http://streamd.hitparade.ch/cdimages/raphael_ravenscroft-her_father_didnt_like_me_anyway_a.jpg

Raphael Ravenscroft: Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 7 November 2017 20:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51oP0LuO7fL.jpg

Trapeze: You Are The Music...We're Just The Band

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 7 November 2017 20:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ravenscroft looks like proto-"So Not Gonna Happen"

President Keyes, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 21:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

His woman has only just realized he loves his horn more than her.

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Tuesday, 7 November 2017 21:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61NYQ9FSThL._SY355_.jpg

Kip Addotta "Life in the Slaw Lane"

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 7 November 2017 21:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Whoops, looks like Tom D. got to that Hummingbird album two years ago. This thread is getting huge.

the young, low level volunteer named (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 7 November 2017 21:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this thread feels like an award-winning coffee table book

cosmic brain dildo (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ravenscroft one is so quietly perfect for this thread

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 04:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yes!

cosmic brain dildo (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 05:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Is Michael Franks' one bad habit the little pinup in the locker there? What am I looking for here?

andrew m., Wednesday, 8 November 2017 17:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Also, I will be keeping my eyes out for a silk leopard scarf like the fella from Max Webster. That is tight.

andrew m., Wednesday, 8 November 2017 17:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Also also, figured out why Kip Addotta sounded so familiar to me. Dr. Demento.

andrew m., Wednesday, 8 November 2017 17:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I wonder what percentage of these album have title tracks?

(Raphael Ravenscroft "Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway" is an early Gerry Rafferty song from when he was in the Humblebums with Billy Connelly.)

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 9 November 2017 05:00 (one week ago) Permalink

omg

Doctor Casino, Friday, 10 November 2017 21:48 (one week ago) Permalink

"Live sequence recorded at the Theatre in the Forest, Grizedale, Cumbria"

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Friday, 10 November 2017 22:06 (one week ago) Permalink

Sheer class.

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Friday, 10 November 2017 22:09 (one week ago) Permalink

magnificent

new noise, Friday, 10 November 2017 22:24 (one week ago) Permalink

Puts many casual giants to shame

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Friday, 10 November 2017 23:30 (one week ago) Permalink

saw this in the wild the other day and it cheered me up

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

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:32 (six days ago) Permalink

told my friend about this phenomenon/this thread and looked for some examples, struck gold

https://img.discogs.com/iFkGg8CowX4fe8blEIWBErVoJCI=/fit-in/600x599/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-2289555-1353429450-3898.jpeg.jpg

Art Garfunkel - Fate for Breakfast

flappy bird, Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:44 (six days ago) Permalink

Never been able to decide whether he's making a gun shape with his hand on that sleeve.

Tim, Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:53 (six days ago) Permalink

Sucking fate from his fingers I think

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Thursday, 16 November 2017 18:11 (six days ago) Permalink

Wow @ Bob Williamson

in twelve parts (lamonti), Sunday, 19 November 2017 08:20 (three days ago) Permalink


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