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 (seven years ago) Permalink

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

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

Joe Walsh to thread.

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

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

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

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

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

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

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

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

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

Frampton - I'm In You

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

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

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

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

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

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

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

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

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

Makes it worse.

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

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

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

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

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

greg kihn to thread, surely

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

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

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

this thread would make a great/awful* spotify playlist

*delete as appropriate

Bênoit Balls (stevie), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 11:38 (one month ago) Permalink

Good find

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 21:50 (one month ago) Permalink

killer look

flappy bird, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 21:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh the youtubes prove the music is just as perfectly October 1984 as the packaging.

eva logorrhea (bendy), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 21:59 (one month ago) Permalink

longtime listener first time caller

so great

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 22:15 (one month ago) Permalink

wow repairs is such a brilliantly boring band name.

visiting, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 22:32 (one month ago) Permalink

Holy shit that is a truly beguiling cover, I am tempted to listen to it on youtube

flappy bird, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 23:11 (one month ago) Permalink

I believe so.

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Friday, 25 January 2019 11:17 (four weeks ago) Permalink

amazing

Οὖτις, Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Second appearance on the thread though.

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ah shit woops

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

After 7 years I've only just realized if you put titles with your posts you can search for the title, duh.

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

haha yeah i never do that i should

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It does help if the title is something like Tromboneliness though!

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Swordfish Tromboneliness

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

...and every dollar bin ever since 1986.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 1 February 2019 00:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

After 7 years I've only just realized if you put titles with your posts you can search for the title, duh.

Also helpful if the image links die

in twelve parts (lamonti), Friday, 1 February 2019 08:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

sad tromboneliness

Neil S, Friday, 1 February 2019 08:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I will always remember the first time I ever heard of REO Speedwagon: it was Casey Kasem describing them as a massively popular band no one over the age of 25 has ever heard of.

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Friday, 1 February 2019 14:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Haha now it's the opposite but maybe 35

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 2 February 2019 03:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

They are definitely a band that was huge and no one gives a shit about now, like especially compared to Journey with whom they were contemporaries and equals and one time

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 2 February 2019 03:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I don't know what the cover looks like yet, but the title of Andrew Bird's impending release is My Finest Work Yet.

And so, yeah.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Saturday, 2 February 2019 04:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/4144CP9FKQL.jpg

David Bromberg - "How Late'll Ya Play Til?"

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 3 February 2019 00:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I posted that before but didn't post the title so you couldn't have searched for it. Anyway, I don't know how many albums David Bromberg made but most of them are on this thread somewhere I think.

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Sunday, 3 February 2019 00:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I thought it seemed too familiar... oh well, it's only fitting that this thread is full of retreads

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 3 February 2019 02:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I've got my own album to redo

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 3 February 2019 04:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wait I don't get that David Bromberg one. is that a pitcher of beer? or butter?

flappy bird, Sunday, 3 February 2019 22:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

how late will you be playing, just wondering if I have time to get another pitcher of milk and some popcorn.

omar little, Sunday, 3 February 2019 22:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

really needs a ladle in the photo

eva logorrhea (bendy), Monday, 4 February 2019 15:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that's an unacceptable beer vessel. everything about this is unacceptable. i hate it.

andrew m., Monday, 4 February 2019 19:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

how ladle ya pladle

andrew m., Monday, 4 February 2019 19:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

do you now

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

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ha! Very nice!

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

you paid too much

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i didn't buy it

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

man i was on a roll at this place. this is like the platonic ideal of this thread. surely been posted before

https://i.imgur.com/0Uwww8O.jpg

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 08:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I love that. Like, Pharoah couldn't even stick around long enough to have his pic taken. Is that even really his hat?

whoa is me (stevie), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 11:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah I agree, a great cover! it's a generic spiritual hat I think

Neil S, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 11:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

When the album was put together, Pharoah was still under contract with Arista I believe, but by the time it came out he wasn't... so they had to throw the hype sticker on there.

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 15:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

what little boy did Glenn Frey steal that guitar from

xp

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 15:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Just discovered Don Francks’ 1963 LP...

Jackie Gleason Says...No One in this World Is Like Don Francks.

https://www.dustygroove.com/item/814501?filterfield=veryrecent&sort_order=date_added

... (Eazy), Friday, 8 February 2019 23:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81wlc68HRbL._SX355_.jpg

Gilbert O'Sullivan: I'm A Writer, Not A Fighter

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 18 February 2019 18:28 (five days ago) Permalink

Status Quo - On The Level

https://img.cdandlp.com/2013/07/imgL/116083550.jpg

Brainless Addlepated Timid Muddleheaded Awful No-Account (Pheeel), Saturday, 23 February 2019 10:47 (eleven hours ago) Permalink


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