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 (nine years ago) link

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

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

Joe Walsh to thread.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 1 October 2011 04:25 (nine years ago) link

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

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

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

geeta, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:38 (nine years ago) link

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

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 1 October 2011 05:42 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) link

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

some dude, Saturday, 1 October 2011 11:33 (nine years ago) link

Frampton - I'm In You

Turrican, Saturday, 1 October 2011 11:43 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) link

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

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

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

blank, Saturday, 1 October 2011 21:31 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) link

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

GoshLovely, Saturday, 1 October 2011 23:36 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) link

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

geeta, Sunday, 2 October 2011 03:33 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) link

Makes it worse.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 3 October 2011 13:32 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) link

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

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

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

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

greg kihn to thread, surely

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

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

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

Incredible.

Cortex the Killer (PBKR), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 22:56 (two months ago) link

As this thread has long since developed way beyond the 70s, I just thought marillion.com deserves a mention.

The GeirBot (Geir Hongro), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 01:03 (two months ago) link

There is also Limp Bizkit's quite failed attempt at making an album title as cool as "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness". "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water" does belong here now.

The GeirBot (Geir Hongro), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 01:08 (two months ago) link

Whoa!

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 01:12 (two months ago) link

I came across this book title and thought of this thread:
"Interested? Read it! Three tales and brief verse" (Polish: "Ciekawyś? Przeczytaj! Trzy powiastki i wierszyk ulotny"; 1857)

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 16:48 (two months ago) link

that's awesome

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 24 December 2020 12:15 (two months ago) link

OMG

And Then There’s Maudit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 26 December 2020 15:19 (two months ago) link

exemplary

visiting, Saturday, 26 December 2020 15:51 (two months ago) link

could use some tiny people living in the artist's remaining hair

Josefa, Saturday, 26 December 2020 16:32 (two months ago) link

Ha!

And Then There’s Maudit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 26 December 2020 17:16 (two months ago) link

Just the name of his backing group push pushes Herbie Mann out of the way!

Citole Country (bendy), Saturday, 26 December 2020 22:23 (two months ago) link

Is this other title a parody of something? (that store Bath & Body Works apparently did not exist in 1979)

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/81rnbZ7qKXL._SS500_.jpg

Qui-Gon's Noble End (morrisp), Sunday, 27 December 2020 01:42 (two months ago) link

we found the glitch in the matrix

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 27 December 2020 01:54 (two months ago) link

Artist: Atom (solo artist with one-word name)
Title: You Don't Know Me From Atom
Cover image would be the artist looking intensely at the camera with his hands something like this:

https://image.shutterstock.com/image-photo/man-holding-atom-energy-science-600w-1566208432.jpg

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 28 December 2020 23:08 (two months ago) link

whoops that was for the pitch thread sry

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 28 December 2020 23:08 (two months ago) link

was gonna say, don't give these fuckers any ideas

Change Display Name: (stevie), Tuesday, 29 December 2020 13:33 (two months ago) link

a late entry but a serious contender

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 03:51 (two months ago) link

There better be no guitar on that album

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 03:57 (two months ago) link

Yikes.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 12:01 (two months ago) link

top-drawer find, brimstead

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 12:47 (two months ago) link

extra points for airbrush lips art, so ubiquitous in this era.

Citole Country (bendy), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 16:37 (two months ago) link

There's another universe where all popular music was presented like this forever.

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 1 January 2021 16:38 (two months ago) link

This thread is amazing but I have never read it properly. Maybe 2021 is gonna be the year.

Dog Heavy Manners (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 1 January 2021 17:32 (two months ago) link

sadly many of the image links are probably dead :-(

brimstead, Friday, 1 January 2021 18:10 (two months ago) link

I love this thread, I always leave it for when I'm feeling sad.

Pere Legume (the table is the table), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 22:41 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

dang, the link is to this:

Paul Craft Warnings

Mosholu Porkway (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:11 (one week ago) link

That looks like a good album.

I'm Going to Bring a Watermelon to Mark Grout Tonight (Tom D.), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:36 (one week ago) link

This thread is coming up on its 10th birthday and I couldn't be more pleased.

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 16:42 (one week ago) link

Who knew there were so many shit album titles?

my shear modulus is weakening (Matt #2), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 17:03 (one week ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EoRPE4OXEAc-l1h?format=jpg&name=small

surely done before, but . . . george benson, benson burner

mookieproof, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 23:53 (one week ago) link

A++

my shear modulus is weakening (Matt #2), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 23:57 (one week ago) link

Listening now- it's a comp of his soul-jazz stuff from the late 60s... smokes!

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 25 February 2021 15:12 (six days ago) link

Listening now- it's a comp of his soul-jazz stuff from the late 60s... smokes!

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 25 February 2021 15:12 (six days ago) link

Hence the alternate title, Benson Smoker!

Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 25 February 2021 15:59 (six days ago) link

The Smoker You Drink The Burner You George

honkin' on bobo, honkin' with my feet ten feet off of beale (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 25 February 2021 16:06 (six days ago) link

also, that cover is amazing

honkin' on bobo, honkin' with my feet ten feet off of beale (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 25 February 2021 16:07 (six days ago) link

Needs a UK greatest hits record called 20 Bensons to be one of the canon imo.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Thursday, 25 February 2021 18:33 (six days ago) link

Ten Benson also had an album called Benson Burner! But their best effort was 2002's 'Satan Kidney Pie':

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/419CJ52C1GL._AC_.jpg

would a nit be nice? (NickB), Friday, 26 February 2021 12:35 (five days ago) link

would love to see Rickard X. Heyman- Well she's a total blam blam

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 26 February 2021 14:03 (five days ago) link

Richard X Heyman: Nice Shot

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 26 February 2021 15:11 (five days ago) link

loving the built-in cover connections between "Rightovers" and "Basic Glee." has there ever been an artist who used the same exact backdrop for every single album photo shoot?

honkin' on bobo, honkin' with my feet ten feet off of beale (Doctor Casino), Friday, 26 February 2021 15:36 (five days ago) link

It's probably like Bruce Springsteen or G'n'R releasing two albums at the same time.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Friday, 26 February 2021 17:40 (five days ago) link

RXH also has an album called "Tiers and Other Stories"

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 26 February 2021 17:54 (five days ago) link


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