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 (five years ago) Permalink

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

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

Joe Walsh to thread.

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

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

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

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

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

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

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

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

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

Frampton - I'm In You

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

I love puns MORE than the next man but...


Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Saturday, 1 October 2011 12:23 (five years ago) Permalink

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

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

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

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

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

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

This might be the third time in the last month I've posted this:


Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 2 October 2011 00:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

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

Makes it worse.

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

This may be the best/worst:


per metal injection (Eazy), Monday, 10 October 2011 14:04 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) Permalink

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

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

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

She Got the Shakes, Monday, 10 October 2011 14:51 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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:


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

Whenever I see this thread has bubbled up to the top and there are new posts, it's a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day.

the_ecuador_three, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 09:22 (one month ago) Permalink

^^^ title of obscure Ray Davies / Morris Day collab LP.

nickn, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 17:12 (one month ago) Permalink

A sampling of the career of Charlie Musselwhite may be of interest here also - - - no classics of the form as such, and from what I can gather he may actually be an important or at least rather well-liked blues musician. Nonetheless he carried the torch for genially lame titles across several decades, and if Wiki is to be trusted, at least fourteen record labels.


Leave The Blues To Us (1975)


Times Gettin' Tougher Than Tough (1978)


Where Have All The Good Times Gone? (1984)


Mellow-Dee (1986)


Ace of Harps (1990)


Super Harps (1999 - with Sugar Ray Norcia, Billy Branch, and the late, legendary James Cotton!)


I Ain't Lyin'... (2015)

(Credit where it's due, 1967's Stand Back! Here Comes Charley Musselwhite's Southside Band and 1968's Stone Blues both have 100% killer covers, and a few others are at least darn good.)

✓ (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 6 May 2017 01:08 (one month ago) Permalink

And finally, a quick tour of blues-rock survivors The Groundhogs:


Scratching the Surface (1968)


Blues Obituary (1969)


Thank Christ For The Bomb (1970)


Who Will Save The World? The Mighty Groundhogs (1972) <<<< the comic book continues with an awesome gatefold and further unfoldings, rules pretty hard tbh


Hogwash (1972)


Crosscut Saw (1976)


Hoggin The Stage (1984)


Razor's Edge (1985)


Hogs On The Road (1988)


Flight No. 5 To Houston (1989)

Groundhog Night (1993)

Hogs In Wolf's Clothing (1998)

✓ (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 6 May 2017 01:36 (one month ago) Permalink

ahhh who am i kidding, i'm totally going back tomorrow to check the price on "who will save the world? the mighty groundhogs."

✓ (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 6 May 2017 01:39 (one month ago) Permalink

now wishing that imago were a stan for the groundhogs rather than cardiacs

mookieproof, Saturday, 6 May 2017 01:53 (one month ago) Permalink

Checking it out, Stanky Brown's 'Coal Town' did have a bit of Southside Johnny in the sound with the overdubbed horns. Their records are really honed down and got that 70s soft dullness in the production trough and through. You can see the producer or label saying "can you make it softer sounding". I bet they were much better live.

I got to go check out Eddie Drennon and Wireless now to see what they sound like.

earlnash, Saturday, 6 May 2017 03:33 (one month ago) Permalink

I was mistakenly sent the MP3s for a Groundhogs boxed set I never purchased the physical version of - score!

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you must have said to yourself 'thank christ for the boob'

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✓ (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 6 May 2017 05:59 (one month ago) Permalink

kinda mad at myself for mistakenly adding that question mark to the end of "Would You Dance To My Music"

✓ (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 6 May 2017 06:01 (one month ago) Permalink

None of those Groundhog albums belong here. Crosscut Saw would, but only for the cover. "Hogging the Stage" has the title but is excused for a cool cover and, like "Hogs on the Road" being way too late.

everything, Saturday, 6 May 2017 06:45 (one month ago) Permalink

the stanky brown facebook page is a lot of fun. it seems to be run by a number of ex-members.


there's this gem:


budo jeru, Saturday, 6 May 2017 07:33 (one month ago) Permalink

great stuff, DC

niels, Saturday, 6 May 2017 08:31 (one month ago) Permalink

aw man c'mon! i'll allow that some of those, like "Thank Christ For The Bomb," might just be plain old titles or even cool titles maybe, but really - - - "Scratching The Surface," "Hogwash," all the live "Hog" gags, and "Razor's Edge" with a guitar being dragged across a razor??

✓ (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 6 May 2017 14:33 (one month ago) Permalink

This might have been up already. From 1979, Sea Level, "Long Walk On A Short Pier"


Punnet of the Grapes (Tom D.), Friday, 19 May 2017 09:51 (one month ago) Permalink

*Bonneville, "Here and Dare" (1978)


(*can you imagine thinking this would make a good album title?)

Punnet of the Grapes (Tom D.), Friday, 19 May 2017 09:54 (one month ago) Permalink

And let's not forget that the band Sea Level was formed by ex-Allman Brothers keyboardist C. ('Chuck') Leavell.

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 20 May 2017 05:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Nothing wrong with the album title but check the cover, complete with phallic guitar case...


Punnet of the Grapes (Tom D.), Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:31 (one month ago) Permalink

Feel like this must have been posted before but 2000 messages is a lot to check.


Mud... Jam... Failure... (aldo), Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:45 (one month ago) Permalink

David Snell, "Harp Transplant". Nice work by the design department too...


Punnet of the Grapes (Tom D.), Saturday, 27 May 2017 14:11 (four weeks ago) Permalink

nice one, I bet Joanna Newsom is bummed she didn't get to that one first

Moodles, Saturday, 27 May 2017 14:20 (four weeks ago) Permalink

whatever they were going for there it pisses me off

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 27 May 2017 17:00 (four weeks ago) Permalink

not even going to look up the covers for Birth Control's many other awful titles, including Operation, Rebirth, Backdoor Possibilities, Rock On Brain, Believe In The Pill, and Knock Knock!! Who's There?.

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 27 May 2017 17:04 (four weeks ago) Permalink

"Believe in the Pill" has a foetus in a dustbin, from memory.

Punnet of the Grapes (Tom D.), Saturday, 27 May 2017 17:06 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Absolutely everything about that band was terrible.

Punnet of the Grapes (Tom D.), Saturday, 27 May 2017 17:07 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Never heard of these guys, they definitely have some wacky looking records. Their record "Count on Dracula" cover looks like it could have been the prequel to Sabbaths "Born Again".

earlnash, Saturday, 27 May 2017 23:23 (four weeks ago) Permalink

That's horrifying wow

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 27 May 2017 23:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Holy shit I just looked up their other covers


Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 27 May 2017 23:38 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Does Dan Auerbach's new "Waiting on a Song" count?

LimbsKing, Thursday, 1 June 2017 14:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

If the album cover is Dan sitting at bus stop made of musical notes

President Keyes, Thursday, 1 June 2017 14:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Infinite Content needs a dishonorable mention in here just for being a lazy as fuck album title

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 1 June 2017 17:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ok so that album is called Everything Now which is even lazier

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink


The joke here is that her middle finger's raised a little bit, right? Like when kids hold up three fingers and say "read between the lines."

the evening redness at the injection site (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 4 June 2017 10:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink



André Ryu (Neil S), Friday, 23 June 2017 13:55 (yesterday) Permalink

omg WHAT, why would anybody choose THAT elton john title to... wow. the tracklisting for that is also pure gold btw.

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Friday, 23 June 2017 14:03 (yesterday) Permalink

that's dude's a comedian though, with other albums called Flat Dogs and Shaky Pudden, and Foo Foo Shufflewick & Her Exotic Banana

President Keyes, Friday, 23 June 2017 14:13 (yesterday) Permalink

ehhh still counts imho, a great many people who had their own album to do were hoping to get a chuckle out of us. just a bit of fun from those low-stakes, shaggy cut-ups and their easy-going rockin'.

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Friday, 23 June 2017 14:21 (yesterday) Permalink

btw re: the Stanky Brown Group brought up slightly upthread:


If The Lights Don't Get You the Helots Will (1977)

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Friday, 23 June 2017 14:24 (yesterday) Permalink

("Misery Loves The Stanky Brown Group" would have also been good tbh. I just can't imagine being at one of these jokers' concerts and being like, shit yeah, I gotta get in the merch line and take me home a copy of that!)

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Friday, 23 June 2017 14:29 (yesterday) Permalink

Turns out the Oxfam online store is a trove of this stuff. Another "comedy" album



André Ryu (Neil S), Friday, 23 June 2017 14:47 (yesterday) Permalink

album covers from the 70s done in a claustrophobic style

Max-Headroom-drops-a-deuce-while-shredding (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 23 June 2017 19:09 (yesterday) Permalink

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