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) link

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

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

Joe Walsh to thread.

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

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

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

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

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

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

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

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

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

Frampton - I'm In You

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

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

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

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

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

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

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

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

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

Makes it worse.

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

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

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

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

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

greg kihn to thread, surely

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

Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

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

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8b/Rubettes_Wear_Its_At.jpg/220px-Rubettes_Wear_Its_At.jpg

this has got to be in here already right

na (NA), Thursday, 25 July 2019 19:50 (one month ago) link

it is

na (NA), Thursday, 25 July 2019 19:51 (one month ago) link

I got two Rubettes and a microphone

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 25 July 2019 19:56 (one month ago) link

the aw shucks album title kinda lived on in the 90s with third wave ska, complete with the albums kinda sucking

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reel_Big_Fish_discography

This is great^^

See also:
https://img.discogs.com/BdFttLAXaSZvFcvYoJohYOrnyms=/fit-in/500x321/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-8519063-1463252434-5859.jpeg.jpg

(Proud to Be Dead Fucking Last, 1995)

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Thursday, 25 July 2019 22:12 (one month ago) link

In the 90s it was meant to convey this knowing wink at consumerism & let you know that they saw through the whole showbiz game & were savvy postmodernists.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a3/Idonotwantwhatihaventgot.jpg

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Thursday, 25 July 2019 22:16 (one month ago) link

Bold marketing strategy there

flappy bird, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 17:29 (three weeks ago) link

https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/5cf91fc5b145121f776676ba/1:1/w_320/TurnOff_LukasNelson.jpg

Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real: Turn Off The News Build A Garden

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 13:54 (two weeks ago) link

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Vkr1NkKQL._SX425_.jpg

Micky Moody - I Eat Them For Breakfast

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 13:58 (two weeks ago) link

also...

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/915OqgaVjQL._SS500_.jpg

Micky Moody - Don't Blame Me

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 14:00 (two weeks ago) link

oh MAN those are great finds

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 14:02 (two weeks ago) link

"don't blame me," with the cover, is easily top 50 for the thread. joe walsh couldn't have done it better.

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 14:03 (two weeks ago) link

The Whitesnake connection means it's time for a reposting of this beauty:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71zG-Ao4ZKL._SY355_.jpg

crumhorn invasion (Matt #2), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 14:09 (two weeks ago) link

Possibly my favourite album sleeve/title combo ever.

Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 14:13 (two weeks ago) link

Actually most of their albums come to think of it

https://www.discogs.com/artist/268208-SNFU

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 07:40 (two weeks ago) link

"She's not on the menu" - cover should be a guy sitting at a linen-tablecloth restaurant holding his hands up waving off a waiter serving a strat on a silver platter

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 16:01 (two weeks ago) link

Micky Moody "Don't Blame me" that shrug wow what a find

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 11 August 2019 22:45 (two weeks ago) link

Yes, that sleeve/title is pure class.

Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Sunday, 11 August 2019 23:26 (two weeks ago) link

I've probably said it somewhere above but 100% I would by the coffee table book of this thread

Today he dances jazz, but tomorrow he will sell his homeland (seandalai), Sunday, 11 August 2019 23:53 (two weeks ago) link

uh "buy"

Today he dances jazz, but tomorrow he will sell his homeland (seandalai), Sunday, 11 August 2019 23:53 (two weeks ago) link

I’ve had an idea for a commemorative t-shirt for a while now

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 12 August 2019 00:39 (one week ago) link

https://dereksmusicblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/cdsewd-155a-2.jpg
Houston Person - "Get Outta My Way"

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 22:33 (one week ago) link

sorry, "Out'a"

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 22:34 (one week ago) link

that rules

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 23:11 (one week ago) link

<3 this thread so much, coffee table book please

in twelve parts (lamonti), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 23:30 (one week ago) link

the perfect album cover doesn’t exi- pic.twitter.com/fsj9S3espH

— katie skelly (@nurse_nurse) August 15, 2019

na (NA), Thursday, 15 August 2019 20:44 (one week ago) link

idk could use a bagette and a beret

Οὖτις, Thursday, 15 August 2019 20:51 (one week ago) link

The upcoming Robbie Robertson album is called Sinematic

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Friday, 16 August 2019 20:48 (one week ago) link

Shoulda named it Skinamax

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 16 August 2019 20:58 (one week ago) link

Certainly horrible.

Boulez, vous couchez avec moi? (Tom D.), Friday, 16 August 2019 21:50 (one week ago) link

I've Got Some Of Me Own Songs And That!!!

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 17 August 2019 23:47 (one week ago) link

To Do!

nickn, Sunday, 18 August 2019 01:19 (one week ago) link

Another idea that came to me -- an artist with the last name Duncan, album title "Runnin' on Duncan"

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:05 (five days ago) link

Let’s make it happen

flappy bird, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:39 (five days ago) link

You could also do "Duncan on Duncan," photoshopping the artist's face onto a basketball dunker and the same face onto a defender.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:41 (five days ago) link

Duncan Donuts etc

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:41 (five days ago) link

has this one been posted yet?

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81O55VYvbOL._SY355_.jpg

i kinda just like the half-assed title and sonny's expression.

tylerw, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:45 (five days ago) link

like they caught the exact moment when someone asked what they should call the new album and sonny DGAF.

tylerw, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:46 (five days ago) link

It almost looks like he's wearing scrubs and a stethoscope and just looked up to say "I'm with a patient right now, can we do this later?"

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:48 (five days ago) link

lol

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:49 (five days ago) link

Followed a few years later with one called “Don’t Ask”

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 21:39 (five days ago) link

That’s practically Shakespeare compared to Slothfingers Clapton’s ‘Old Sock’

calstars, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 23:09 (five days ago) link

Willie Nelson "The Words Don't Fit the Picture"

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61jqeOjpb-L.jpg

earlnash, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:01 (four days ago) link

If we’re gonna do Willie...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/79/Willie_Nelson_IRS_Tapes.jpg

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 25 August 2019 04:55 (nine hours ago) link

amazing title, also could work on the "old guy dgaf" thread

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 25 August 2019 05:56 (eight hours ago) link


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