Sunday, April 12, 2009

How About This For An Album Title

Artist: Soulwax
Album title: Most of the remixes we've made for other people over the years except for the one for Einstürzende Neubauten because we lost it and a few we didn't think sounded good enough or just didn't fit in length-wise, but including some that are hard to find because either people forgot about them or simply because they haven't been released yet, a few we really love, one we think is just ok, some we did for free, some we did for money, some for ourselves without permission and some for friends as swaps but never on time and always at our studio in Ghent.

Or this...

Artist: Chumbawamba
Album title: The Boy Bands Have Won, and All The Copyists and The Tribute Bands and The TV Talent Show Producers Have Won, If We Allow Our Culture To Be Shaped By Mimicry, Whether From Lack Of Ideas Or From Exaggerated Respect. You Should Never Try To Freeze Culture. What You Can Do Is Recycle That Culture. Take Your Older Brother’s Hand-Me-Down Jacket and Re-Style It, Re-Fashion It to the Point Where It Becomes Your Own. But Don’t Just Regurgitate Creative History, Or Hold Art And Music And Literature As Fixed, Untouchable And Kept Under Glass. The People Who Try To ‘Guard’ Any Particular Form Of Music Are, Like The Copyists And Manufactured Bands, Doing It The Worst Disservice, Because The Only Thing That You Can Do To Music That Will Damage It Is Not Change It, Not Make It Your Own. Because Then It Dies, Then It’s Over, Then It’s Done, and The Boy Bands Have Won.
After over 700 characters of text and 150 over words, Chumbawamba were finally finished...and satisfied. After all, they are the current record holder of the longest title for a major label album. They must be proud.
Artist: George Clinton
Album title: Hey Man... Smell My Finger
"We'd rather not..." (NME, 2009)
Artist: Marnie Stern
Album title: This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That
Well, least it has a nice rhyme.
Artist: REO Speedwagon
Album title: You Can Tune a Piano but You Can't Tuna Fish
If I can't tuna fish, then I guess I'll just eat it.
Artist: Will Smith
Album title: Big Willie Style
"What was he trying to imply, exactly?" (NME, 2009)
Don't we all!
Artist: Leonard Cohen
Album title: Ten New Songs
"Laughing Len gets no marks for effort." (NME, 2009)
Artist: Nelly Furtado
Album title: Whoa, Nelly!
"Just makes us think of elephants on the loose." (NME, 2009)
They might have been making reference to Nellie the Elephant. Either way, it's hilarious!

These were some of the titles that made the list of '50 Worst Album Titles in History'. Any objections?

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