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

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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

I think he is signifying "1 (one)"

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

Gross Negligence - The B-Side Collection

Number None, Thursday, 17 August 2017 21:14 (two months ago) Permalink

("Shannon" is all time btw)

Number None, Thursday, 17 August 2017 21:14 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Don't *think* we've had this one before, the only results I can find on the thread for "Buzzard" are dear old Tucky Buzzard.

Anyway:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0806/6897/products/10157_FRONT_1024x1024.jpg?v=1432762926

Anyway, this is "You Always Know Where You Stand With a Buzzard" by Clive John, which I saw in the wild today.

Tim, Monday, 4 September 2017 21:49 (one month ago) Permalink

OK, I admit did post that earlier in this thread but actually seeing it in the flesh sort of trumps that.

Wewlay Bewlay (Tom D.), Tuesday, 5 September 2017 00:03 (one month ago) Permalink

such a weird title/cover match. like was it changed last-minute from "you always know where you stand with a pumpkin"? how the hell did they arrive at either of these?

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 00:31 (one month ago) Permalink

not sure but I don't know if I've seen an underground/millennial band do one of these covers/titles ironically until now

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1270621574_10.jpg

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 11 September 2017 20:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Trying too hard there guys, lacks the necessary insouciance.

Wewlay Bewlay (Tom D.), Monday, 11 September 2017 20:18 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah this stuff can't be done ironically imo

it's gotta come from the heart or the genitals

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 September 2017 17:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Henry Threadgill has some of these

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f8/You_Know_the_Number.jpg

Miami Dolphins are too self-aware

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 17:25 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.headheritage.co.uk/unsung/review/1536/

The cover features the still-hairy prototypical hippy freak Clint generously holding out a giant fake-looking orange. The title of the album came from what Clint said to a visitor who fled after being attacked by buzzards whose nest site he’d unwittingly approached, the point being that you’re supposed to stand your ground and the buzzards will hold back.

new noise, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 17:35 (one month ago) Permalink

if we're including not just bad titles but literal interpretations of boring titles, i like this one

http://andywest.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/FreeFall.jpg

nomar, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 17:42 (one month ago) Permalink

love the sparkly on the sunglasses. its the little things

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 12 September 2017 18:08 (one month ago) Permalink

happy 43rd anniversary of I've Got My Own Album To Do's release

mookieproof, Thursday, 14 September 2017 01:46 (one month ago) Permalink

https://img.cdandlp.com/2012/06/imgL/115408062.jpg

more Bromberg

nomar, Sunday, 17 September 2017 04:51 (one month ago) Permalink

https://preview.ibb.co/ffidG5/IMG_1929.jpg

Judi Pulver - Pulver Rising

plp will eat itself (NickB), Sunday, 17 September 2017 05:03 (one month ago) Permalink

love that one

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 17 September 2017 12:34 (one month ago) Permalink

Those guys look pretty chill

Moodles, Sunday, 1 October 2017 07:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

some Roy Wood albums in my local shop, Mustard is even uglier irl!

http://i.imgur.com/JJ7QnZI.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/nMnkZMi.jpg

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Sunday, 1 October 2017 10:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"Mustard" cover was painted by Roy Wood - but then he did everything on that album, he probably pressed it too.

The Doug Walters of Crime (Tom D.), Sunday, 1 October 2017 10:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Max Webster were tight bros w Rush

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 1 October 2017 12:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Tru

Moodles, Sunday, 1 October 2017 15:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

http://www.vinylvendors.com/Pictures/m/i/michaelfranks486809.jpg

niels, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLUmfXMVoAA2nfQ.jpg

announced today (via ned)

mookieproof, Wednesday, 4 October 2017 20:51 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 week 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 week 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 (five days 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 (five days 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 (five days 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 (five days 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 (five days ago) Permalink


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