/ Great album or song titles.

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DaveHK 05 Jul 2019

By which I mean insightful or quirky or amusing or pertinent titles.

I nominate 'A Carrot is as Close as a Rabbit gets to a Diamond' by Captain Beefheart.

Mac fae Stirling 05 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

A couple of Joe Walsh album titles I liked:

‘The Smoker you Drink the Player you Get’

‘You Can’t Argue with a Sick Mind’

(Neither being tracks on the album)

Post edited at 21:24
keith-ratcliffe 05 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

'Live Dead' by those who were Grateful.

Mac fae Stirling 05 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

‘Would You Rather Bee Than A Wasp’, Gary Moore.

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DaveHK 05 Jul 2019
In reply to Mac fae Stirling:

> ‘Would You Rather Bee Than A Wasp’, Gary Moore.

Loving that.

Pbob 05 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

DACHSHUNDS WITH ERECTIONS, CAN'T CLIMB STAIRS. by. Les Barker.

DaveHK 05 Jul 2019
In reply to Pbob:

> DACHSHUNDS WITH ERECTIONS, CAN'T CLIMB STAIRS. by. Les Barker.

>

Was that not the punch line of a Billy Connolly joke?

mountain.martin 05 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Can I be the first to suggest a half man half biscuit album title.

Trouble over Bridgewater.

Mac fae Stirling 05 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

> Loving that.

A title that always stuck in my mind from 1978....

Made me want to listen to it for the first time in maybe about 25 yrs.... amazing playing from Gary. 

Andy Hardy 05 Jul 2019
In reply to mountain.martin:

This thread could end up devoted to HMHB.

All I want for Christmas is a Dukla Prague away strip.

philipivan 05 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Caravan

For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night.

If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You

DaveHK 05 Jul 2019
In reply to mountain.martin:

> Can I be the first to suggest a half man half biscuit album title.

Pretty much any HMHB song / album would qualify imo.

DaveHK 05 Jul 2019
In reply to Andy Hardy:

> This thread could end up devoted to HMHB.

> All I want for Christmas is a Dukla Prague away strip.

Joy Division Oven Gloves.

Andy Hardy 05 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Back in the DHSS

RX-78 05 Jul 2019
In reply to Andy Hardy:

A lilac Harry Quinn. But only because I have a Harry Quinn (in red)

RX-78 05 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Climbing up the walls

By radiohead.

overdrawnboy 05 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

"What were once vices are now habits" The Doobie Bros

RX-78 05 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

COTTON PRINCESS AND SEVEN MIDGETS VS. ALI BABA AND THE FORTY ESKIMOS by Mercan Dede

Captain Solo 05 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

'Songs for the deaf' - QOTSA

'The correct use of soap' - Magazine

'Press the eject and give me the tape' - Bauhaus (their live album)

Edit: and of course the self explanatory 'album' by PiL

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the sheep 05 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Just for a great title and brilliant bouncy tune I nominate 

Marmaduke Duke

rubber lover 

Blue Straggler 05 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Pointless Walks to Dismal Places - Prolapse 

Never, and Not Even Then - Graham

Fiona Apple’s second and fourth album titles 

MonkeyPuzzle 06 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle - Nirvana

Hooker With A Penis - Tool

If White America Told The Truth For Just One Day Its World Would Fall Apart - The Manic Street Preachers (when they were good)

Johnny, Kick A Hole In The Sky - Red Hot Chili Peppers (when they were good)

Bullet With Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins (as above)

* So, you can probably guess what era I grew up in *

Aaaaand,

If you want an eye opening afternoon, you can google the metal/grindcore band Anal C*** and wait for your visceral offence at their song titles to be ridden over roughshod by laughing your ass off.

FactorXXX 06 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Ian Dury: There ain't half been some clever bastards.

PaulTclimbing 06 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Masters of the Universe

Brainstorm

Rush 2112

Hemispheres

for the artwork as well as the titles.. not really witty..just tremendous appeal.

But of course and how could I forget seeing as how we've virtually gone back to the 70's or 80's and the nukes are charged up and pointing east Putin.

... Rocket to Russia.    inarticulate speech of the Heart van m.

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Tom V 06 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

 Album: Electric Landlady - Kirsty MacColl.

Song : Messin' With the Kid (after which my mate named a Focal Buttress route on Lundy), Rory Gallagher, and not , in spite of later rumours, Gary Glitter or Rolf Harris.

FactorXXX 06 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Surprised no one has come up with this one yet:

Pink Floyd - Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict

cragtyke 06 Jul 2019
In reply to Tom V:

>  Album: Electric Landlady - Kirsty MacColl.

> Song : Messin' With the Kid (after which my mate named a Focal Buttress route on Lundy), Rory Gallagher, and not , in spite of later rumours, Gary Glitter or Rolf Harris.


Or Michael Jackson.

FactorXXX 06 Jul 2019
John Stainforth 06 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby

Mac fae Stirling 06 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

From Soft Machine’s album Bundles:

Land of the Bag Snake

The Man who Waved at Trains

Blue Straggler 06 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Good News For People Who Like Bad News - Modest Mouse
Wiley Coyote2 06 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

If you leave me, can I come too? - Mental As Anything

Wanderer100 06 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

FHITA. Jimi Hendrix. Have a guess at the song title!

Blue Straggler 06 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Hairway to Steven - Butthole Surfers

Dell 06 Jul 2019
In reply to Blue Straggler:

> Hairway to Steven - Butthole Surfers

Came into my head a split second before scrolling down to this. Spooky! 

Dell 06 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

I like punny ones. 

Dickie Davis Eyes - hmhb

Keep on Rotting in the Free World - Carcass

Sells Like Teens Hear It - Public Enemy

Pbob 06 Jul 2019
In reply to Pbob:

She was a praying mantis and he was a JCB.

Another Les Barker. (Not so much of a song as a poem set to music)

The Wild Scallion 06 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

' A blaze in the northern sky ' - Darkthrone

'Trout mask replica' - Captain beefheart and the magic band.

'The moons milk in four phases ' - Coil

'The Ape of Naples' - Coil

'Sheik Yerbouti' - Frank Zappa

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Fredt 06 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

"Sir B. McKenzie's Daughter's Lament For The 77th Mounted Lancers Retreat From The Straits Of Loch Knombe, In The Year Of Our Lord 1727, On The Occasion Of The Announcement Of Her Marriage To The Laird Of Kinleakie" - Fairport Convention.

ena sharples 06 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

"Ship arriving too late to save a drowning witch" Zappa.

Hooo 06 Jul 2019
In reply to PaulTclimbing:

If you're going to do Hawkwind, 

 The aubergine that ate Rangoon 

Hooo 06 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Knees up mother earth, by The Knights of the occasional table.

cragtyke 06 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Jesus Built My Hotrod by Ministry

Blue Straggler 07 Jul 2019
In reply to Hooo:

Bloody hell Knights of the Occasional Table. I have their “Eden” EP as championed by John Peel. The radio single mix is good the four additional remix tracks are crap and they weren’t that good even in 1994. Still a good call though !

Ramblin dave 07 Jul 2019
In reply to Andy Hardy:

> This thread could end up devoted to HMHB.

No-one Cares About Your Creative Hub So Get Your F*ckin Hedge Cut.

Hooo 07 Jul 2019
In reply to Blue Straggler:

I haven't listened to them since the 90s, so you're​ probably right. It's a great name though. IIRC Fraser Clarke of Parallel Youniversity was involved, hence all the wordplay.

In reply to DaveHK:

Megadeth, obvs

Killing is my business, and business is good!

Peace sells, but who’s buying?

Countdown to extinction

Blue Straggler 07 Jul 2019
In reply to Andy Hardy:

> This thread could end up devoted to HMHB.

> All I want for Christmas is a Dukla Prague away strip.

4AD 3D CD

Tom Last 07 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Raw Melody Men, anagrammatical of New Model Army

MonkeyPuzzle 07 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

They Can't All Be Zingers - Primus 'Best Of' album.

keith-ratcliffe 07 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

'The Beatles' is not likely to be recognised by most people but if you call it 'The White Album' then the penny drops. Subtle (genius?) marketing by a band at the top of their game.

Jon Stewart 07 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

"We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful" - Morrissey (who else)

Pursued by a bear 07 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

John Shuttleworth has many such titles, for instance Smells Like White Spirit.

T.

aln 07 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

A Specific Ocean - Super Furry Animals 

pasbury 07 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

I Feel Like A Francis Bacon Painting - Honolulu Mountain Daffodils

Hat Dude 08 Jul 2019
In reply to Dell:

Earl's a Winger - Richard Digance

OMR 08 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

There was a band called The Moonlighters, who had a song called 'Gonna Put a Bar in the Back of My Car and Drive Myself to Drink'. Rather liked the rhythm of that.

Then there's the John Otway & Wild Willie Barratt classic 'Beware of the Flowers Cos I'm Sure They're Gonna Get You (Yeah)'

Andy Hardy 08 Jul 2019
In reply to Blue Straggler:

Took Problem Chimp To Ideal Home Show

CSI Ambleside

Rob Parsons 08 Jul 2019
In reply to OMR:

> There was a band called The Moonlighters, who had a song called 'Gonna Put a Bar in the Back of My Car and Drive Myself to Drink'. Rather liked the rhythm of that.

Austin De Lone wrote that song, and had previously done a version of it with his band 'Eggs Over Easy.' That band more-or-less started the pub rock scene in London in the early '70s. 'The Moonlighters' came a bit later and consisted of members of 'Eggs Over Easy' along with friends from other bands.

Austin De Lone is still playing, and a couple of years ago made a good record - 'Transatlanticana' - with Bill Kirchen.

OMR 09 Jul 2019
In reply to Rob Parsons:

Wow! Thanks for that. I knew nothing about the band and had always assumed they were American. I'll keep an eye out for Austin de Lone.

aln 09 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

It's Nice In Nice - The Stranglers

graeme jackson 09 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Dream Theater - Greatest Hit (and 21 other pretty cool songs)

Bernard cribbins - going quietly bonkers (B side to right said fred)

pasbury 09 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From the Centre of the Ultraworld, the orb

Blue Straggler 09 Jul 2019
In reply to pasbury:

Really?

I genuinely thought that one was very naff when I was 16 and it was new. Do you think it is really cool and quirky and so on? 

I like climbing 10 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Fitter Stoke Has A Bath / Hatfield and the North

pasbury 10 Jul 2019
In reply to Blue Straggler:

It fitted with the music, the like of which I'd never heard before.

Blue Straggler 10 Jul 2019
In reply to pasbury:

> It fitted with the music, the like of which I'd never heard before.

fair enough, works better than that stupid Pink Floyd one from Ummagumma that always gets mentioned on these threads and which, musically, is a load of crap!  

james.slater 10 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Partying is such sweet sorrow - Every time I die

Daniel Craig David - Delta Sleep

pasbury 10 Jul 2019
In reply to Blue Straggler:

> fair enough, works better than that stupid Pink Floyd one from Ummagumma that always gets mentioned on these threads and which, musically, is a load of crap!  

Yes!

Another title I liked was Fahrenheit 303 by Orbital. I fell in love with techno or whatever you want to call it at a very imprressionable time of life!

andrew ogilvie 10 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

How about  "A bell is a cup until it is struck" which, I think, is an album title from Can but I confess I don't know the music , just remember the title from endless hours of browsing through second hand music stores in Glasgow in the eighties.

Or one which Spotify threw at me the other day "My head is my only house unless it rains" which is another from Captain Beefheart

andrew ogilvie 10 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Or inspired by mentions of Robert Wyatt and Hatfield and the North ( a great band name) what about Soft Machine's "Plus belle qu'un poubelle"

Another title I always found enormously evocative was "The north star grass man and the ravens" from Sandy Denny's album of the same name.

andrew ogilvie 10 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Or from Van Morrison's Veedon Fleece album - "You don't pull no punches but you don't push the river" ? 

keith-ratcliffe 10 Jul 2019
In reply to Pursued by a bear:

Two margarines on the go.

I can't go back to savoury now.

Classic John Shuttleworth.

cragtyke 10 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

"There's No Lights On The Christmas Tree Mother, They're Burning Big Louie Tonight" from Framed by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.

pasbury 10 Jul 2019
In reply to andrew ogilvie:

The Past Sure is Tense, another Capt. Beefheart one and a gem of a song.

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MonkeyPuzzle 10 Jul 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Yerself Is Steam - Mercury Rev

keith-ratcliffe 10 Jul 2019
In reply to andrew ogilvie:

I love the name that Robert Wyatt chose for his band after Soft Machine. He called it 'Matching Mole' which is a play on the translation of Soft Machine into French - 'Machine Molle'. His biography is a great read BTW. 'North Star' etc - brilliant title & album - Sandy at her finest.


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