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 (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

On the label it's "There's Only One F'en Afendoulis."

http://mootube.ru/wp-content/uploads/r/3146418/3.jpg

I'd Rather Kecak (NickB), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 16:03 (one month ago) Permalink

Teenage Cremation

President Keyes, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 16:06 (one month ago) Permalink

LOL @ this album. Comedy folk singer? I would have said Australian but the label says Made In England.

Scottish Country Twerking (Tom D.), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 16:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Irish, sounds like?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnQI0Y8X9zo

jmm, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 16:11 (one month ago) Permalink

i think he's a geordie actually

I'd Rather Kecak (NickB), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 16:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Don't you know him? He's your native son:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFvppWB-JmY

mick signals, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 16:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh, yeah, looks like the song I posted was written by Peter but sung by someone else.

jmm, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 16:15 (one month ago) Permalink

"Killing Me Softly With His Song"
Peter Afendoulis

I know that song was written for Don McLean, but it should have been written for Harry Chapin. I was "introduced" to Harry’s music when I was a wannabe Folk Singer in the late Seventies. I was having a bit of success, having written a few songs that proved to be popular, but I was always looking for new songs to sing. A friend loaned me a copy of "Greatest Stories Live" and that was it! He was telling me my life story - and it changed my whole outlook on life.

Because I was traveling around a lot and in the wrong place at the wrong time, I never got to see him live until Newcastle City Hall (The last (mainland UK gig) on his 1980 Tour. He and the Band did 45 minute first set, after which Harry spent another 45 minutes in the Foyer signing programmes (He signed mine!), T-shirts, albums and stuff, and then a 90 minute second spot (of which Harry did about 30 minutes solo).

President Keyes, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 16:15 (one month ago) Permalink

From '81 but sneaks in... Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band, "Things That Go Bump In The Mike".

https://img.discogs.com/m0TeHZm8fYCzjqX6xtnwWEuxyOU=/fit-in/497x500/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-2405998-1282233708.jpeg.jpg

Scottish Country Twerking (Tom D.), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 16:47 (one month ago) Permalink

https://image.ibb.co/mic1jp/avethey.jpg

Mike Cooper & Joanna Pyne - 'Ave They Started yet?

I'd Rather Kecak (NickB), Sunday, 9 September 2018 04:30 (one month ago) Permalink

The dancing on that record is incredible btw

Οὖτις, Sunday, 9 September 2018 20:43 (one month ago) Permalink

lmao

flappy bird, Sunday, 9 September 2018 22:34 (one month ago) Permalink

"Things That Go Bump in the Mike" is all time

flappy bird, Sunday, 9 September 2018 22:35 (one month ago) Permalink

i've got my own album to do was released 44 years ago today. bless

mookieproof, Thursday, 13 September 2018 14:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Happy I've Got My Own Album To Do Day!

President Keyes, Thursday, 13 September 2018 14:36 (one month ago) Permalink

From 1993, but anyone who titles their album "Above and Beyond the Doll of Cutey" deserves to be immortalized.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61BKblL71oL._SY355_.jpg

Freddy "Boom Boom" QAnon (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 13 September 2018 15:32 (one month ago) Permalink

If this thread passes for immortality, yes

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 13 September 2018 16:26 (one month ago) Permalink

(xp) Ouch!

Scottish Country Tweerking (Tom D.), Thursday, 13 September 2018 16:33 (one month ago) Permalink

keeping the flame alive...

https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/519sa0WptrL._SS500.jpg

Steve Fister - Between A Rock And A Blues Place

I'd Rather Kecak (NickB), Friday, 14 September 2018 13:26 (one month ago) Permalink

god what an atrocious cover

got the scuba tube blowin' like a snork (Doctor Casino), Friday, 14 September 2018 13:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Abysmal Real Name too.

Scottish Country Tweerking (Tom D.), Friday, 14 September 2018 13:30 (one month ago) Permalink

90s Horrible

https://cdn-s3.allmusic.com/release-covers/500/0001/403/0001403245.jpg

President Keyes, Friday, 14 September 2018 13:32 (one month ago) Permalink

https://image.ibb.co/keZ4we/fw.jpg

Frank White ‎– Nice To Be On Your Show

I'd Rather Kecak (NickB), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 21:25 (four weeks ago) Permalink

ilm doesn't seem to have an 'album covers featuring double-necked guitars' thread, alas

mookieproof, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 23:00 (four weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.bsnpubs.com/king/bethlehem/86.jpg
Prescient Bethlehem Records comp from 1959: "We Cut This Album For Bread"

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 24 September 2018 15:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That’s fantastic all around

growing up in publix (morrisp), Monday, 24 September 2018 15:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

bummed it's not an album of Bread covers but not that bummed

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Monday, 24 September 2018 15:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

that one is p confusing because the picture actually depicts bread being cut for this album

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, 24 September 2018 18:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

interesting that the jargon "cut an album" was known enough in 1959 to make a funny.

saddest kamancheh (bendy), Monday, 24 September 2018 21:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I thought the same thing about the term "bread"

growing up in publix (morrisp), Monday, 24 September 2018 21:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

everything about that cover could pass for being from decades later than it actually was

Lee626, Monday, 24 September 2018 22:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, it totally could have been a WB Loss Leader in the '70s.

Ubering With The King (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 24 September 2018 22:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Accidental Manson vibe there

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 12:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Nice to see a Photoshop jigsaw plugin used for something other than trade magazine ads for CRM software.

saddest kamancheh (bendy), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 12:22 (one week ago) Permalink

I've just notice that the title is misspelled and I don't know if that's on purpose

canary christ (stevie), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 13:00 (one week ago) Permalink

such a cheap jigsaw plugin - same few pieces over and over. get it togehter!

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 13:36 (one week ago) Permalink

it's a shame that isaac hayes stole his idea back in 1970 or whenever

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71cAE6%2B6svL._SY355_.jpg

Herb Achelors (NickB), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 14:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Chris Butler is a wiseacre, I'm sure he knows "togehter" is misspelled.

Freddy "Boom Boom" QAnon (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 14:12 (one week ago) Permalink

I wish he'd get it together and stop showing off!

nickn, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 16:28 (one week ago) Permalink

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/0012968535_10.jpg

jmm, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 16:45 (one week ago) Permalink

you'd think that puzzle would be easier for him to do, what with there only being two types of pieces

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 16:50 (one week ago) Permalink

holy wow, that's foul

omar little, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 17:02 (one week ago) Permalink

i'm trying to imagine the concept by an actual legit heavy metal album cover artist as opposed to...that.

the tattoo should read "taxes" and the balance beam should read "innocent americans" and Stan Kelly should be sniping away in the corner.

omar little, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 17:04 (one week ago) Permalink

I have been subbing entries in a finance magazine for eleven hours today but that sleeve discovered new levels of pain for my eyes

canary christ (stevie), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 17:48 (one week ago) Permalink

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/43/Be_a_Brother.jpg

"Be a brother man, hook me up." Yeah, between the title and the cover, there was obviously some drugs being used.

earlnash, Monday, 15 October 2018 01:33 (two days ago) Permalink

love the art tho

flappy bird, Monday, 15 October 2018 04:00 (two days ago) Permalink


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