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 (eight years ago) link

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

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

Joe Walsh to thread.

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

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

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

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

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

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

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

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

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

Frampton - I'm In You

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

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

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

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

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

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

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

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

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

Makes it worse.

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

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

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

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

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

From the Joe Walsh school of album titling.

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 16 September 2019 22:06 (one month ago) link

Arlen Roth of "Hot Pickups" fame is playing in Marlboro NY this weekend and I'm kind of tempted to go

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 19 September 2019 20:44 (one month ago) link

yeah I definitely thought of this thread when I saw it

cpl593H, Friday, 20 September 2019 14:42 (one month ago) link

Liam, shit as ever.

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Friday, 20 September 2019 14:45 (one month ago) link

... that's the next album btw.

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Friday, 20 September 2019 14:45 (one month ago) link

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/81p5Ay55qhL._SS500_.jpg

Ross Ryan - One Person Queue

the creator has a mazda van (NickB), Saturday, 21 September 2019 23:32 (one month ago) link

perfect one Stu

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 22 September 2019 05:13 (four weeks ago) link

stu + the lads is awesome. i can just hear the convo leading up to that photo shoot.

"no, i'm COVERED in it."

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Thursday, 26 September 2019 19:02 (three weeks ago) link

^cover should be a graphic of him being fed into a juicer, with little clock faces falling out the other end

#YABASIC (morrisp), Friday, 27 September 2019 20:52 (three weeks ago) link

That would be the Yawnsomely Literal album cover thread.

nickn, Friday, 27 September 2019 20:55 (three weeks ago) link

is he playing, fully clothed, to an audience of nudists? is that the joke?

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Friday, 27 September 2019 22:43 (three weeks ago) link

he's playing at MIDSOMMAR and is about to be pressed into a bear suit

Οὖτις, Friday, 27 September 2019 22:48 (three weeks ago) link

not soon enough AMIRITE

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Friday, 27 September 2019 22:50 (three weeks ago) link

I see jeans in there, maybe something to do with a Polaroid photo?

Googled it to read the cover writing for more clues (which is not part of the LP design) and found this.

https://aquariumdrunkard.com/2017/03/14/john-scoggins-pressed-for-time/

"The existence of the ‘tax scam’ LP is one of the stranger tales of the 1970s record business. In short, crooked label heads would press up demos of unsigned artists, outtakes from known artists, and other various ephemera in limited quantities that were thrown out into the market with zero promotion — all based on the hopes of commercial failure and the ability for the ‘label’ to write off the failure as a loss.

John Scoggins’ Pressed For Time is one such record..."

nickn, Friday, 27 September 2019 22:53 (three weeks ago) link

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2e/Ramsey_Lewis-_The_Piano_Player.jpg

sorry; was looking for ramsey lewis the life insurance salesman's album.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 30 September 2019 21:44 (three weeks ago) link

did this get posted yet?

Michael Nesmith ‎– Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash (1973)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/75/Nesmith_Pretty_Much.jpg

brimstead, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 01:01 (two weeks ago) link

Liam Gallagher - Why Me? Why Not. (2019)

brimstead, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 02:02 (two weeks ago) link

One Person Queue? Is that what happened at the record store the day it came out?

BUUUUUURRRRRN

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 02:56 (two weeks ago) link

The new Liam Gallagher album. Also, Juggalos.

#YABASIC (morrisp), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 04:04 (two weeks ago) link

haaa

weird ilx but sb (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 04:31 (two weeks ago) link

that Nez one is a good pick btw!

weird ilx but sb (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 04:32 (two weeks ago) link

guy from one of those Britpop bands (Blur?) has an about called "Why Me? Why Not?" Surprised no one has posted.

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 13:51 (two weeks ago) link

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/17/FairportExpletive.jpg
Fairport Convention - 'Expletive Delighted'

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 4 October 2019 04:48 (two weeks ago) link

i can't believe the first eggs over easy album is on this thread but not this:

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a4254986960_16.jpg

na (NA), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 20:26 (one week ago) link

Amazingly I don't think that's been on here before!

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 20:31 (one week ago) link

I've Got My Own Albumen To Do

weatheringdaleson, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 20:34 (one week ago) link

oof (oeuf)

na (NA), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 20:46 (one week ago) link

Those eggs are sunny side up, not over easy.

nickn, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 21:08 (one week ago) link

lolllllll at Fear of Frying

weird ilx but sb (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 21:44 (one week ago) link

at least they didn't call it Unidentifried Frying Omelettes or similar

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 21:48 (one week ago) link

that's one of the best made-up ones i've seen in this thread

weird ilx but sb (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 23:47 (one week ago) link

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/513lNQVeUeL._SY355_.jpg

Austin Delone - Delone At Last

the creator has a mazda van (NickB), Thursday, 10 October 2019 06:44 (one week ago) link

keyboard player in eggs over easy btw

the creator has a mazda van (NickB), Thursday, 10 October 2019 06:45 (one week ago) link

At last an answer to the question 'what rhymes with orange'!

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51PEU0k6cbL._SR600%2C315_PIWhiteStrip%2CBottomLeft%2C0%2C35_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Kirk Lorange - No Apostrophe

the creator has a mazda van (NickB), Thursday, 10 October 2019 12:52 (one week ago) link

excellent

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 14 October 2019 19:59 (one week ago) link

haha I was gonna post the one with the feet on it to the literal album covers thread

Οὖτις, Monday, 14 October 2019 20:01 (one week ago) link

I can parse everything in that image except the bandanna on the toe.

bendy, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:08 (six days ago) link

TV test pattern is visually quite incredible

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 16:20 (six days ago) link

I can parse everything in that image except the bandanna on the toe.

Maybe it's a Jimmy Buffet reference ("stepped on a pop top..."

nickn, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 16:28 (six days ago) link

I see that test pattern as a mid-70s variety show!

bendy, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 16:50 (six days ago) link

Junkyard Dog ****

calstars, Sunday, 20 October 2019 13:12 (yesterday) link


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