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funniest album titles
January 20, 2008 05:54PM
The major one I can think of is Hell Bent For Leather.
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January 20, 2008 06:51PM
check the butthole surfers entry...fearless iranians...melvins...carcass....
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January 24, 2008 06:36PM
'rock around the clock' with bill haley
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January 20, 2008 08:23PM
"Al Green Explores Your Mind"

Ray Charles, "Volcanic Action Of The Soul"
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January 20, 2008 08:57PM
Bullet LaVolta - The Gun Didn't Know That I was Loaded

Joe Walsh - Got Any Gum?

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January 21, 2008 12:16AM
Poison: Greatest Hits
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January 21, 2008 04:08AM
Nobody Knows This Is Everywhere 764-HERO
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January 21, 2008 02:38PM
Screaming Meemees – If This is Paradise, I'll Take the Bag
Spacemen 3 – Taking Drugs to Make Music to Take Drugs To
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January 21, 2008 02:40PM
The Best of Sparks: Music That You Can Dance To
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January 21, 2008 04:28PM
Oh, no kidding. I remember seeing the spine of the Sparks CD in the bin and grabbed it, ecstatic that I had a domestic best-of to listen to finally...

...and then being crestfallen when I realized it was just that Curb-label CD. Not that it's horrible, but it ain't a Best of by any stretch.

(Horrific aside. Remember that movie RAD!, the dirt-bike movie? There's a "dance" sequence in it where Bart Conner -- ex-Olympic great and Oklahoma local hero -- and the other evil bikers pick up the women in the crowd by "dancing" to the title track. I hope the Maels got a nice computer from the royalties.)
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January 21, 2008 02:41PM
Rob Sheffield recently wrote that Céline Dion entitling her new CD Taking Chances is like Zac Efron calling his new CD Scaring Bikers, or Jay-Z using the title Bumming Bus Fare from My Mom.
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January 21, 2008 02:56PM
Pass The Dust, I Think I'm Bowie -- don't know the name of the artist who did that one, but it's a keeper. I'd love to buy it if I could find it.
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January 21, 2008 03:33PM
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January 21, 2008 10:38PM
Fuck - Pardon My French
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January 23, 2008 01:38AM
OK,cheating a bit here. Song Title: NoCompute(Spit Don't Make No Babies)-Funkadelic
Album Title:Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow-Funkadelic
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January 24, 2008 07:03PM
Surfing In Harlem-Swamp Dogg

Also, I would have to nominate Neil Innes' liner notes on the recent Bonzo Dog reissues as being the funniest liner notes.
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January 26, 2008 10:08AM
The World is Your Lobster by Martin Gordon. And The Joy of More Hogwash also by Martin Gordon.
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January 27, 2008 02:24AM
Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets

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February 02, 2008 08:08PM
The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste - Ministry
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February 02, 2008 10:57PM
Please explain the Mekons title. I mean, I get the reference to Shakespeare ("The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven", The Merchant of Venice) but what's the weird spelling?

Funny/mean titles:

Fatima Mansions, Blues for Ceaucesu
Marilyn Manson, Antichrist Superstar
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January 28, 2008 02:33PM
The Mekons – The Quality of Mercy is Not Strnen

I thought that was a great title, even though it was years before I understood it.

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February 02, 2008 03:03AM
The Beatles - The Beatles (The White Album)

I was born in 1970, so I don't know how people reacted at the time. Nonetheless, I think it was pretty bold, with a bit of taking the piss.

Speaking of taking the piss, how about:
The Who - Who's Next

Others:
The Housemartins - London 0, Hull 4
Van Halen - OU812 (Not really funny, but at the time, I remember a friend of mine mocking up an ad in which one salesman looked at another salesman's DayTimer and said "OICU1/212?", which is absolutely genius in the world of copywriting...)
Steve Earle - I Feel Alright
Andrew WK - I Get Wet
Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
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February 04, 2008 02:07PM
> Please explain the Mekons title.

The cover photo shows a chimp sitting in front of a typewriter.
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February 04, 2008 11:33PM
I get it, about a "monkey"* trying to write Shakespeare... so it's that the monkey gets really close?


* I work with primatologists and know that chimps aren't monkeys
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February 05, 2008 02:01PM
Even funnier is the back cover to the Mekons' album, which "accidentally" features a picture of Gang of Four (from the same batch that appears on the Peel Sessions CD), instead of The Mekons, who seem to be cursing the monkey for his failure.

Curse of the Mekons is also a very funny album title. As is Retreat From Memphis.
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February 05, 2008 03:00PM
The Humpers - Live Forever or Die Trying
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February 05, 2008 02:38PM
The Butthole Surfers – Hairway to Steven

The Damned's first album has a similar back cover photo goof-up, showing a photo of Eddie & the Hot Rods instead of The Damned.

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February 07, 2008 04:12PM
Bomb - All My References Are Dead
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February 07, 2008 06:20PM
Magnet School's new one:

Tonight We Drink...Tomorrow We Battle the Evil at Hand
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February 07, 2008 11:36PM
Best Of Pearl Jam (UK Version)

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February 08, 2008 10:14PM
The Cramps "Rockin' and Reelin' in Aukland, New Zealand"


Joe Walsh gave one of his albums the nonsense title "The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get." When the little kid on our street said, "What's that title mean?" we tortured him with:

"Don't you get it?! You know, the smoker...you drink...the player you get. Get it?"

"No..."
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February 12, 2008 03:50AM
Peace Sells, But Who's Buying? - Megadeth
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February 12, 2008 03:51AM
Black Flag - Slip It In

It earns a uh huh huh from Beavis and Butthead.
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February 11, 2008 02:54AM
Newest by Reel Big Fish: Monkeys for Nothin' and the Chimps for Free.

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February 12, 2008 01:50PM
This band makes music I despise pretty passionately, but that is indeed a funny title.
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February 14, 2008 05:56PM
Come to think of it, the last studio album by Reel Big Fish had a pretty good title too:
We're Not Happy 'Til You're Not Happy.

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February 14, 2008 06:34PM
Reminds me of Marshall Crenshaw's "I've Suffered For My Art - Now It's Your Turn".
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February 14, 2008 08:08PM
"I've Suffered For My Art - Now It's Your Turn"? Hey, he got that from Neil Innes!
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February 14, 2008 08:41PM
I thought that was a Flipper slogan.
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February 17, 2008 01:27AM
Electric Landlady - Kirsty MacColl
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February 18, 2008 04:08PM
Not to mention the Windbreakers.
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February 18, 2008 10:16PM
Michael Toland you've said a lot of witty things but the the Windbreakers had me gasping. Why didn't I ever make that association before?? Must need more fiber in my diet.
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February 18, 2008 03:39PM
From the punk end of things:

Circle Jerks- Golden Shower of Hits
Poison Idea-Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes

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February 19, 2008 04:23PM
Well, in addition to the Windbreakers being a fairly funny name in its own right, I think Michael was making reference to the fact that they also released an album called Electric Landlady in 1991 or so. Not sure whose came first.
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February 19, 2008 04:43PM
You are correct, sir. It's hard to tell which specific post is getting commented on. I should've quoted the Kirsty thing in my reply.

Funnily enough, I always associated the Windbreakers' name with the jacket, rather than flatulence. I didn't catch the double entendre until Spinal Tap put out the album Break Like the Wind. Then I looked at my Windbreakers records and thought "Ooohh...now I get it..."

As witty as you may think I am, bbluesman, I'm afraid I wasn't witty enough for a good reply to your post. I tried. Sorry.

And it appears that both Electric Landladys came out in 1991. Great minds think alike.
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February 21, 2008 12:29PM
here we go again.

Vital Idol - Billy Idol
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February 23, 2008 12:04AM
I kinda like a few that I'm surprised nobody's mentioned, like Firesign Theater's I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus, Captain Beefheart's Lick My Decals Off, Baby and by John Otway, All Balls and No Willy (in-joke) and Deep and Meaningless . . .oh and I Did It Otway . . .
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February 23, 2008 10:26PM
funny name

Rascal Flatts

funniest name

Cock Robin
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February 24, 2008 01:10PM
Having just watched ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, I'm reminded how much I've always loved the title of Negativeland's HELTER STUPID.
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March 02, 2008 03:46AM



Jefferson Starship

Knee Deep In The Hoopla
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March 10, 2008 05:46PM
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