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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) link

greg kihn to thread, surely

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

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

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

I need to rebuy that Robert Johnson LP posthaste, I don't have it anymore.

A breezy pop-rock feel fairly typical of the mid-'80s (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 5 December 2019 22:05 (one month ago) link

I'm Not Me is spot on: a solo-album-for-the-sake-of-it; horrible nothing title, horrible half-arsed cover.

fetter, Thursday, 5 December 2019 22:29 (one month ago) link

Guy did sessions at Stax, auditioned to replace Mick Taylor in The Stones and toured with Entwistle in Ox.
http://analogue-blog.blogspot.com/2013/04/robert-johnson-on-tour-1979-infinity.html

― Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:23 PM (five days ago) bookmarkflaglink

Entwistle fired him after a US tour because Johnson kept doing Townshend stage moves during Ox shows.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 5 December 2019 22:30 (one month ago) link

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/91A06oNiMpL._SS500_.jpg

The Beat Daddys - No, We Ain't From Clarksdale

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 07:01 (one month ago) link

Wow, that's one ugly album cover! It doesn't look like it's from the '70s tho, based on the design?

Tuomas, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 07:35 (one month ago) link

1992 iirc but in their hearts it's always 1973

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 09:20 (one month ago) link

^^Having seen them twice at festival things, I can assure you that's true. Also: Their lead singer is ten feet tall & a yard wide.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 16:01 (one month ago) link

RIP Roy Loney

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/617MGHT6F8L._SY355_.jpg

Roy Loney & The Longshots: Drunkard In The Think Tank

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 14 December 2019 06:39 (one month ago) link

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71KnbV3i-UL._AC_SL1135_.jpg

Mick Moloney - Strings Attached

britain's secret sauce (seandalai), Monday, 16 December 2019 15:48 (one month ago) link

Another idea for one:

Album title is "Punching In"

Lead singer or artist is punching a hole in the wall next to one of those old factory timeclocks.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 16 December 2019 16:03 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/91fTGvY5rrL._SS500_SS500_.jpg

Lee Ann Womack: There's More Where That Came From

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 21:23 (one week ago) link

I think country LP titles work on a whole different economy to the core of this thread.

Tim, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 21:33 (one week ago) link

They're (almost) always named after a song on the album.

Frozen Mug (Tom D.), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 22:20 (one week ago) link

Lee Ann Womack They're (Almost) Always Named After A Song On The Album

"Third of the Storms" Jazz (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 13:33 (one week ago) link

Lee Ann Womack: I Hope You Have Your Own Album To Do

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 16:46 (one week ago) link

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51sZjjIPSKL._SY355_.jpg

Travers & Appice - It Takes A Lot Of Balls

Death to (NickB), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 17:05 (one week ago) link

good god

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 18:09 (one week ago) link

my eyes

warn me about a lurking rake (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 18:21 (one week ago) link

Extraordinary.

Frozen Mug (Tom D.), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 18:28 (one week ago) link

YES

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 18:46 (one week ago) link

In addition to the extraordinary graphic design and typography, and the horrible pun, and the gratuitous half naked lady, I'm trying to figure out what is actually being done with the balls on that cover that "takes a lot of balls."

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 18:48 (one week ago) link

all those things you list "take a lot of balls" IMO

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 18:49 (one week ago) link

you need a lot of balls to drop that many balls

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 18:51 (one week ago) link

that's one of the best in months
the fact that it's Travers and Appice makes it perfect

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 19:05 (one week ago) link

This was seemingly also issued as "The Balls Album"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLHBCPZ3JJM

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 19:11 (one week ago) link

lol, that's the grossest song I've heard in a while

jmm, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 19:28 (one week ago) link

you liked it when soundgarden sang it

Death to (NickB), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 19:31 (one week ago) link

this is absurd, amazing

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 19:33 (one week ago) link

<3

na (NA), Monday, 13 January 2020 16:54 (six days ago) link

"I've got my own aphorism to popularize"

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 13 January 2020 18:22 (six days ago) link

Christopher Milk- Some People Will Drink Anything

wait I'm certain we saw this one already

Οὖτις, Monday, 13 January 2020 18:24 (six days ago) link

ah, you're right. 4 years ago.

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, 13 January 2020 19:28 (six days ago) link

... and the Jim Stafford one.

Frozen Mug (Tom D.), Monday, 13 January 2020 19:33 (six days ago) link

Thundercat keeps the horrible flame alive:

https://thevinylfactory.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/it-is-what-it-is-new-album-thundercat-vinyl.jpg

"It is what it is"

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Thursday, 16 January 2020 05:44 (three days ago) link

Ron Wood bestriding the thread like a colossus even into the 21st century

https://americansongwriter.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/ronniewoodcd.jpg

it's after the end of the world (Matt #2), Thursday, 16 January 2020 16:31 (three days ago) link

“Lock thread”, he typed, as a single tear of joy rolled down his cheek.

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 16 January 2020 16:44 (three days ago) link

I saw this bluegrass record the other day and I didn’t know where else to put it

https://img.discogs.com/2_7odGf-0G7PAqZshByxaoGiKoY=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-5939654-1407277091-3865.jpeg.jpg

omar little, Thursday, 16 January 2020 17:15 (three days ago) link

https://img.discogs.com/6-QEUTDM3HpmZbiZg6CBjz1Cyuk=/fit-in/500x497/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-2083948-1424463262-6964.jpeg.jpg

The Dream Syndicate ‎– This Is Not The New Dream Syndicate Album... Live!

nickn, Thursday, 16 January 2020 17:33 (three days ago) link

Thundercat keeps the horrible flame alive:

https://thevinylfactory.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/it-is-what-it-is-new-album-thundercat-vinyl.jpg

"It is what it is"

― Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Thursday, 16 January 2020 05:44 (twelve hours ago) link

Tight cover, terrible title

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:12 (three days ago) link

Man Alive: Tight Cover, Terrible Title

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:12 (three days ago) link

came across aretha's "what you see is what you sweat" from '91 and thought of this thread immediately.

https://img.discogs.com/DR68X2nWKksYKxYQLL5wle3e6Lg=/fit-in/590x583/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-3019347-1311988036.jpeg.jpg

andrew m., Friday, 17 January 2020 15:18 (two days ago) link

not very sweaty tbh

clouds, Friday, 17 January 2020 16:08 (two days ago) link

if Keith Sweat had used that title it'd be all time

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 17 January 2020 17:59 (two days ago) link


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