Here’s A Liitle Something For Ya

Just for the sake of it, I thought I would take my serious hat off for a moment or two…

The title of this post is the title of a Beastie Boys track. For those who were unaware, Adam Yauch, MCA of the Beastie Boys died yesterday from cancer. An influential band, and one of my favourites, he will be sorely missed.

I am a bit of a music nut, and I thought that I would share with you what I thought were the funniest/cleverest album titles ever….

The albums listed, although some are rather brilliant, are not all albums I would recommend buying. I take no responsibility for any dud purchases….

Please feel free to suggest other titles that I may have forgotten or been unaware of…

Yours Truly, Angry Mob – Kaiser Chiefs
A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About – Modest Mouse
Great Trucking Songs Of The Renaissance – TISM (This Is Serious Mum)
You Can Tune A Piano But You Can’t Tuna Fish – REO Speedwagon
Liquor In The Front, Poker In The Rear – Reverend Horton Heat (hmm…)
Break Like The Wind – Spinal Tap
What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits – Doobie Brothers
How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can’t Even Smile Today – Suicidal Tendencies
More Songs About Buildings And Food – Talking Heads
Your Funeral, My Trial – Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
When Life Gives You Lemons, Paint That Shit Gold – Atmosphere
Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m Not – Arctic Monkeys
Drunk On The Popes Blood – The Birthday Party
Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent – The Refused

And my all time favourite…
The Unbearable Lightness Of Being A Dickhead – Mr Floppy

Hope you liked them too

RIP Adam

63 comments on “Here’s A Liitle Something For Ya

  1. A Black Man’s Burden – Eric Burden and War (a black band)
    Eric Burden Declares War – Eric Burden and War

    I’ve never listened to the albums, but I did find the names rather clever.

  2. I must admit, Wixxy, I’ve never heard of most of those bands you’ve named. Either we have different tastes or I’m much older than you.

    Some people have taste, others have class.

    I have class. :mrgreen:

  3. I’m not a fan of most of them….

    Mr Floppy were a Melbourne punk bad from about 25 years ago….

    Some classic album titles though

  4. Good stuff Wixxy.

    I’ve got a few I can up over the next couple of days:

    Yume Bitsu: Giant Surface Music Falling to Earth Like Jewels From the Sky

    song: Of freedom and flight

  5. Einstürzende Neubauten – Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. (Drawings of Patient O.T.)

    Song: Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T.

  6. LOVO,
    great to see someone else goes to Rate Your Music. It’s a top site.

    The Fall: Live at the Witch Trials

    Song: Frightened

  7. The Incredible String Band: The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter

    Song: Very Cellular Song prt1

  8. Sparklehorse: Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot

    Song: Most beautiful widow in town

  9. Anyway, that’s a few interesting, odd, bizarre, imaginative, sometimes funny album titles to start with…from memory.

    Just yer typical radio offerings. 🙂

    Until later:

    Bright Eyes: Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground

    Song: Laura Laurent

  10. Speaking of dinosaurs, Nas, this was from T Rex’s first album, when they were called Tyrannosaurus Rex.

    Not for everybody.

  11. Jeez, you guys have been busy…. cool with the clips etc.

    There were a couple of titles I nearly put on there that you guys have mentioned, the Butthole Surfers being one, Ya Lo Tengo another.

    I also like Fischer Z – Going Deaf For A Living, and Primus – Sailing Theeas Of Cheese

  12. LOL Wixxy…I just luvs me music.

    Migs…T-Rex good stuff.

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre: Their Satanic Majesties’ Second Request

  13. The Kinks: Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)

    Mr. Churchill Says

  14. The Kinks. A great band. Their song Lola was banned from radio airplay in this country when it was released because the prudes here didn’t like the idea of a song about a transvestite. Laughable stuff.

  15. Camper Van Beethoven: Telephone Free Landslide Victory

    Opi Rides Again / Club Med Sucks

  16. Mark Eitzel: Caught in a Trap and I Can’t Back Out ‘Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby

    cold light of day

  17. The songs the authorities used to ban in this country are an indication of the type of prudes we had in our fair land a few decades back. Even the Beatles had a couple of songs banned from radio play.

    “A day in the life” was banned for the words “he blew his mind out in a car”, which the prudes thought my have referred to drug use. “The ballad of John and Yoko” was banned for having “Christ you know it ain’t easy” in the lyrics. Hilarious, hey?

    “Let’s spend a night together” by the Rolling Stones was also banned. Spending a night together might lead to sex. Goodness no! The authorities didn’t want people having sex.

    Sounds very Abbottish.

  18. Migs, I’m sure that you would remember that one..that the Stones had to have the lyrics changed so that they could appear on the Ed Sullivan show – from let’s spend the night together, to let’s spend some time together. Apparently spending a night together was far too rude for American audiences.

  19. Migs,
    here’s a band that probably would be frowned upon:

    Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO: “Pink Lady Lemonade – You’re From Inner Space”

  20. Back later…gettin’ a bit cross-eyed. 🙂

    Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice: Harem of the Sundrum and the Witness Fig

    Eagle Claw

  21. Oh yea Min, before I go…I luvs the original as you do…but you and Migs might find this interesting:

    ERIC BURDON AND THE ANIMALS “PAINT IT BLACK” IN MONTEREY 1967

  22. Pink Floyd were around in the mid 60s. Check the bloke out in the opening scene with the scarf and hat. That’s how I used to dress in those days.

    I thought I looked pretty damn cool.

  23. Love the Floyd Migs.

    Remember this?

    Spirit: Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus

    Natures Way

  24. The moon looked brilliant last nite…seemed so bright thru my increasingly foggy lenses. One day we’ll be out there…everywhere. Doing what we do best…loving, communicating, experimenting, fcking beaut things up, protecting some other beaut things, creating, demolishing, fcking, created new ones of us, abusing and exploiting other species, consuming, researching, enjoying other species’ company, warring, fear-mongering, sharing, larfing, joking, sleeping, staring, observing, building, questioning, avoiding, entertaining, yawning, dying, wanking, working for others, escaping, kidding ourselves, learning, adapting, seeking…

    Spirit: The Family That Plays Together

    Dream Within a Dream

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