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 (six years ago) Permalink

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

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

Joe Walsh to thread.

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

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

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

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

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

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

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

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

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

Frampton - I'm In You

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

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

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

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

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

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

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

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

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

Makes it worse.

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

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

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

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

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

stellar

in twelve parts (lamonti), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 06:18 (one month ago) Permalink

i just saw this on the front page of p4k

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1372747449_10.jpg

flappy bird, Saturday, 30 June 2018 05:35 (one month ago) Permalink

Hi Chris

devops mom (silby), Saturday, 30 June 2018 06:16 (one month ago) Permalink

lol

This is a total Jeff Porcaro. (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 30 June 2018 16:07 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

My friend just insta'd this one. WTF is going on here?

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61yodF75AbL._SY355_.jpg

Hot Tuna: Yellow Fever

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 19 July 2018 21:08 (four weeks ago) Permalink

wow, that is bad on so many levels

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 19 July 2018 21:11 (four weeks ago) Permalink

https://img.discogs.com/hZAFOPw9VlPNO-ppL2mqxeSLgec=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-3252823-1337681118-9244.jpeg.jpg

Don’t know if this has been posted, but I saw it while digging through £1 bins yesterday and thought of this thread.

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Sunday, 22 July 2018 12:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I posted it a while ago but am filled with inexplicable envy that you actually saw it in the flesh!

Chase Knobbe? Have you Courtney Cox? (Tom D.), Sunday, 22 July 2018 12:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Should I have bought it? No, I suppose not - it was only £1 though...but it’s bought lots of cheapo folk albums anyway.

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Sunday, 22 July 2018 12:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I took a photo of it, though I just posted art I found online...

https://imgur.com/a/5AYnCDT

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Sunday, 22 July 2018 12:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

solid gold

flappy bird, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 16:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That's great.

jmm, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 16:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yawnsomely literal

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 16:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

so very close to my imagined re-do of leo sayer's "endless flight" upthread

This is a total Jeff Porcaro. (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 16:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that's one of the killer finds in recent months

it's so great how in the 70s that's much effort and expense would go into the photo shoot for a fucking Gary Brooker solo album!

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 16:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://img.cdandlp.com/2017/08/imgL/118901809.jpg

President Keyes, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 16:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that one's just fucking creepy

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 16:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Bonus points since the title track also seems to be about going solo, having his own album to do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xPwcnegv3U

jmm, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 16:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lolllll high and outside is killing me for some reason

This is a total Jeff Porcaro. (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 17:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

... actually from 1981.

Father Ted in Forkhandles (Tom D.), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 17:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Xu4ZQXXOL.jpg

Richy Kicklighter - Just for Kicks

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 17:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wowwwww

This is a total Jeff Porcaro. (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 17:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Euurgghh

Father Ted in Forkhandles (Tom D.), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 17:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

original title "I Love My Mustache" was rejected by record label

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 17:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

pictures of people who seem to have figured out how to live

jmm, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 17:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Johnny Thunders: I Think I Got This Covered

http://www.secretrecordslimited.com/uploads/2/6/3/0/26304251/s993620906317102866_p474_i1_w1600.jpeg

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 19:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

flawless

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 05:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

A+

3-Way Tie (For James Last) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 08:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://goo.gl/images/7xWt3g

I cottoned on to this a while ago but kept forgetting to post.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 09:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'd give the Johnny Thunders one bonus points if it turned it wasn't even a covers collection.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 13:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My parents owned a copy of the Brooker record. Title song was a holiday mixtape staple. Still love the keyboard lead on that one

willem, Wednesday, 1 August 2018 13:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

sure we've had this one...
https://i.imgur.com/8kTw9rw.jpg

niels, Monday, 6 August 2018 06:58 (one week ago) Permalink

That one belongs more to the "Horrible pun titles based on the artist's name" thread, no?

Tuomas, Monday, 6 August 2018 07:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Horrible album titles that pun on the artist's name

Tuomas, Monday, 6 August 2018 07:19 (one week ago) Permalink

it does indeed, but seems like this thread has become catch-all for these

niels, Monday, 6 August 2018 07:30 (one week ago) Permalink

I dunno, the other thread was last updated yesterday.

Tuomas, Monday, 6 August 2018 07:40 (one week ago) Permalink

Not an album, but singer-songwriter Todd Snider's memoir:

http://i65.tinypic.com/2gyd0ex.png

... (Eazy), Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:55 (one week ago) Permalink

fuck that's good

flappy bird, Friday, 10 August 2018 05:10 (one week ago) Permalink

the hat

flappy bird, Friday, 10 August 2018 05:10 (one week ago) Permalink

are those . . . odors? radiating from the hat?

mookieproof, Friday, 10 August 2018 05:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Vibes, man.

Tuomas, Friday, 10 August 2018 05:44 (one week ago) Permalink

it's sound bro

flappy bird, Friday, 10 August 2018 05:53 (one week ago) Permalink

the lines are this kind of thing
https://i.redd.it/wzvdn46sa0101.png

in twelve parts (lamonti), Saturday, 11 August 2018 09:02 (six days ago) Permalink

poor moe

flappy bird, Sunday, 12 August 2018 05:13 (five days ago) Permalink


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