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) Permalink

those are both pretty bitchin'. try harder.

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

Joe Walsh to thread.

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

Elvin Bishop: Hometown Boy Makes Good!

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

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

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

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

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

haha i was JUST about to post the Lowell George title

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

Frampton - I'm In You

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

Hate "Crisis? What Crisis?" by Supertramp

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

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

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

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

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

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

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

Makes it worse.

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

see also Ringo The 4th - his sixth album

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

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

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

I'm so confused by "Last Mango in Paris" -- is there anything more to it than just mango instead of tango and for some reason unrelated to the album title the mango is a grenade? And why does he have a mango grenade on a date?

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 16 November 2018 19:07 (one month ago) Permalink

I don’t know but this is a band with a couple solid ringers:

Personnel Edit

The Coral Reefer Band:

Jimmy Buffett - vocals, guitar
Matt Betton - drums
Josh Leo - guitar
Robert Greenidge - steel drums, percussion
Vince Melamed - keyboards
Greg "Fingers" Taylor - harmonica
Mike Utley - keyboards
Sam Clayton - congas, percussion, background vocals
Larry Byrom - electric guitar
Glenn Frey - guitar, background vocals
Emory Gordy, Jr. - bass, electric bass
John Barlow Jarvis - keyboards
Mark O'Connor - violin
Reggie Young - electric guitar
Roy Orbison - background vocals on "Beyond The End"
Marshall Chapman, Larry Lee, Wendy Waldman, John Edwards, Timothy B. Schmit, Pam Tillis, Frank "Birdie" Saulino, Jim "Val" Valentini, Harry Stinson - background vocals
Harrison Ford - bullwhip on "Desperation Samba"

omar little, Friday, 16 November 2018 19:16 (one month ago) Permalink

No one cracks a whip like Harrison Ford.

nickn, Friday, 16 November 2018 21:11 (one month ago) Permalink

the very best thing about Last Mango In Paris is the sunglass-modified sunburn that Buffett has acquired on his Parisian vacation.

Bing The Mighty Seat (sic), Friday, 16 November 2018 22:15 (one month ago) Permalink

that tie's been through some times

omar little, Friday, 16 November 2018 23:45 (one month ago) Permalink

Greg "Fingers" Taylor - harmonica
I remember somebody I knew was going on tour playing bass in this guy’s band and it was supposedly kind of a big deal. Come to think of it there was another person from that place and time who lived in the same apartment complex and recorded with Sonny Fortune. /Idontknowwheretopostetc

Recnac and my 📛 is Yrral (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:03 (four weeks ago) Permalink

The Beach House on the Moon picture looks like he's off to drain the lizard.

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 17 November 2018 04:07 (four weeks ago) Permalink

The song "Last Mango in Paris" literally ends with him reading the words of the chorus off a bathroom wall.

Seems like he was trying to write a Warren Zevon song or something:

I had a third world girl in Buzios
With a pistol in each hand
She always kept me covered
As we moved from land to land

I had a damn good run on Wall Street
With my high fashion model wife
I woke up dry beneath the African sky
Just me and my Swiss Army knife

I ate the last mango in Paris
Took the last plane out of Saigon
Took the first fast boat to China
And Jimmy there's still so much to be done

President Keyes, Monday, 19 November 2018 13:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, scans as a jolly rewrite of "lawyers, guns and money" specifically.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Monday, 19 November 2018 14:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I had a college housemate who loved, somewhat looked like, and seemed to model his persona on Jimmy Buffet. I couldn't help but like the guy.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, 19 November 2018 15:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Lol

Recnac and my 📛 is Yrral (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41S3CAQ06JL.jpg

Joe Ely ‎– Musta Notta Gotta Lotta

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 13:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

feel like we must've had this before but i couldn't spot it...

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51vBeh6YmYL._SS500.jpg

Cactus ‎– 'Ot 'N' Sweaty

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 13:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i can confirm that i recall being grossed out by the cactus cover once before. ugh.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 14:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Ott'n'Sweaty

Jacob Lohl (stevie), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 15:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Saw this one in the wild the other day, can't remember if it's already been posted:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/814nXLm0l4L._SX355_.jpg
"I Didn't Know They Still Made Records Like This" - of course it's a Warners Loss Leader for the win.

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 23 November 2018 10:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I posted that one once - I remember struggling to find images of it after seeing it in the bin.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Friday, 23 November 2018 13:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I’d never heard of the Loss Leaders series... great mail-order copy here (now I see where labels like Matador got some of their schtick): https://www.discogs.com/label/41348-Loss-Leaders

my guitar friend wants his money (morrisp), Friday, 23 November 2018 15:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

This cover art concept is great (if you get the reference); and the track list looks terrific: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Whole-Burbank-Catalog/master/321050

What’s the final song?!

my guitar friend wants his money (morrisp), Friday, 23 November 2018 15:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Warner was cool, man

Also found on some were humorous, bizarre interstitial audio material—clips from old records and movies, short skits, found sound, etc.--and most albums featured clever, humorous cover art and liner notes. Most of the 1970s albums were compiled and annotated by Barry Hansen, better known as Dr. Demento.

my guitar friend wants his money (morrisp), Friday, 23 November 2018 15:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I don't get the reference on that Whole Burbank Catalog but the tracklist is kind of amazing

The Poppy Bush AutoZone (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 24 November 2018 13:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Ahh not familiar

The Poppy Bush AutoZone (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 24 November 2018 14:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, it was a staple of (post-)hippie culture; my dad had a bunch of editions on his shelf when I was growing up: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole_Earth_Catalog

my guitar friend wants his money (morrisp), Saturday, 24 November 2018 15:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71B8WdN2jsL._SL1280_.jpg

Maxwell Plumm ‎– We Can Work It Out

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:15 (five days ago) Permalink

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

Detective - It Takes One To Know One

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:22 (five days ago) Permalink

xpost I assume that's named for a cover of the Beatles song, which I admit is a pretty lame way to title your album. Looking them up, they apparently have one named.... "A Taste of Plumm."

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:22 (five days ago) Permalink

I kind of doubt that they can work it out tbh, just based on the photo

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:29 (five days ago) Permalink

Bevis Frond keepin' the dream alive...

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/0014336001_10.jpg

We're Your Friends, Man

The Greta Van Gerwig (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:44 (five days ago) Permalink

is that Johnny Carroll a private press? it's pretty great (as far as this thread goes obv)

sans lep (sic), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 21:26 (five days ago) Permalink

not exactly a private press but on a tiny independent that only had about twenty releases. there was a follow up to that album, perhaps inevitably called 'Touch Me Again'...

https://i.ibb.co/XXX0Q9t/touchmeagain.jpg

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 21:33 (five days ago) Permalink

Irish? Or Scottish?

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christ (Tom D.), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 21:42 (five days ago) Permalink

brummie of unknown ancestory, assume it's mostly straight simian tbh

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 21:47 (five days ago) Permalink

Orang O'Tan

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christ (Tom D.), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 21:50 (five days ago) Permalink

now sold as a twofer "Touch Me Again/I'll Fuckin Kill Ya"

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 21:57 (five days ago) Permalink

b/w Jeannie Sealy's "Don't Touch Me"

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 21:59 (five days ago) Permalink

this is the rear of the first sylvester album (yes, that sylvester). does it mean what i think it means?

https://i.ibb.co/sv7HLZL/IMG-E1471.jpg

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Thursday, 13 December 2018 22:56 (three days ago) Permalink

idgi(?)

underqualified backing vocalist (morrisp), Thursday, 13 December 2018 23:01 (three days ago) Permalink

(just putting that here because you would be the people to ask - i don't think it's horrible btw)

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Thursday, 13 December 2018 23:01 (three days ago) Permalink

s.o.m.f. = sat on my face?

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Thursday, 13 December 2018 23:02 (three days ago) Permalink

haha, is that a known abbreviation(?) what's that a photo/depiction of, anyway?

underqualified backing vocalist (morrisp), Thursday, 13 December 2018 23:04 (three days ago) Permalink

idgi either

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 December 2018 23:05 (three days ago) Permalink

amyl nitrate i guess

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Thursday, 13 December 2018 23:05 (three days ago) Permalink

oh shit, that's not the first sylvester apparently. first one has versions of southern man and a whiter shade of pale on it, kind of want to hear that now

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Thursday, 13 December 2018 23:12 (three days ago) Permalink

This is from Joshua Gamson’s Sylvester biography. Fwiw, he places it in the context of the growing acrimony between Sylvester and his band:

“Sylvester does not appear on the back of the Bazaar album cover. Instead, there are pictures of the band members, and beneath them their own cryptic inside joke: “Why is the Hot Band smiling? Because they have S.O.M.F.” (“S.O.M.F.” was Hot Band code for Sit on my Face.) On the front is a photo of Sylvester, with long flowing hair, turquoise Indian jewelry, and light makeup. He is not smiling.”

(I tried and failed to upload a photo of the book page with the quote)

breastcrawl, Friday, 14 December 2018 09:29 (two days ago) Permalink

ah thanks bc! so somf in the sense that they've taken advantage of sylvester perhaps? but then the amyl makes no sense

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Friday, 14 December 2018 10:13 (two days ago) Permalink

It does if “sit on my face” is in the context of eating ass though

sans lep (sic), Friday, 14 December 2018 10:37 (two days ago) Permalink


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