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Awesome titles and the best music
« on: 01 March, 2013, 06:27:46 pm »
Stuff that not only sounds good, but the title just comes from somewhere else, the whole package.

Like:

Traffic: Low spark of high heeled boys (Best title of any song ever?)

Mott The Hoople: Death May Be Your Santa Claus except the music isn't good enough

Talking heads: Pschco Killer ? Maybe just a weird title

Anyone think of good un's?


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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #1 on: 01 March, 2013, 06:41:33 pm »
This is too easy with the Cocteau Twins.  Spooning Good Singing Gum, for a start.

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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #2 on: 01 March, 2013, 08:22:18 pm »
The Flaming Stars - Bring me the Rest of Alfredo Garcia

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/DH7g7h8OWHc&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/DH7g7h8OWHc&rel=1</a>

Nicely combining the cinematic scope of Peckinpah with a gag only to be understood by Radio 4 listeners.

Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #3 on: 01 March, 2013, 08:51:36 pm »
The Flaming Stars - Bring me the Rest of Alfredo Garcia


Nicely combining the cinematic scope of Peckinpah with a gag only to be understood by Radio 4 listeners.

That, I like

Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #4 on: 01 March, 2013, 09:05:09 pm »
They're a pretty good band who had some great moments. Named after an Elvis movie ;D

I've enjoyed Max Decharné's books, too, which riff on pretty much the same themes as the band.

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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #5 on: 01 March, 2013, 09:25:01 pm »
Anything by Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #6 on: 01 March, 2013, 11:00:08 pm »
Welsh riff-monsters Budgie had a thing for out-there song titles, particularly:
Napoleon Bona Parts 1 and 2
Crash Course in Brain Surgery
You're the Biggest Thing Since Powdered Milk
In the Grip of a Tyrefitter's Hand
Panzer Division Destroyed

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - There's No Lights on the Christmas Tree Mother, They're Burning Big Louie Tonight  ;D

The B-52s - Rock Lobster   "There goes a narwhal..." 'Nuff said...  :D

Timbuk 3 - The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades  8)

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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #7 on: 02 March, 2013, 10:11:01 am »
I have:

Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile White Out (the first track is "Kuff Dam", which sounds odd until you realise it's meant to be pronounced backwards).

Snuffsaidbutgorblimeyguvstonemeifhedidn'tthrowawobblerchachachachachachachachachachachayou'regoinghomeinacosmicambience

Flibbiddydibbiddydob

and of course

Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #8 on: 02 March, 2013, 04:36:33 pm »
Novocaine for the Soul - Eels.

Not as surreal or bonkers as many, just a great to-the-point title with meaning. (And a good record)
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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #9 on: 02 March, 2013, 04:54:54 pm »
The Bastard Son of Dean Friedman; Dickie Davies Eyes; I left my heart in Papworth General.

Almost the whole Half Man Half Biscuit catalogue has a good deal of depth to it. As for album titles, Achtung Bono is a kick up the arse of the Irish, pissweaselish popster.
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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #10 on: 02 March, 2013, 05:56:49 pm »
The Man Don't Give a Fuck by The Super Furry Animals. Tabloid-baiting title, radio-unfriendly chorus - no commercial sense whatsoever (a standalone single not on an album) and a great cover paying tribute to a notorious yet audacious incident by a legendary wasted talent and one-time local hero. A great track, and even better if you've heard it live through their quadraphonic PA!

Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #11 on: 06 March, 2013, 01:49:42 pm »
Anything by We Were Promised Jetpacks.  What a great band name.

Also, Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps please by Splodgenessabounds  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o-9_J_Cc2w
I think the same band had a song titled "I fell in love with a female plumber from Harlesden NW10"

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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #12 on: 06 March, 2013, 03:47:39 pm »
Also, Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps please by Splodgenessabounds  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o-9_J_Cc2w
I think the same band had a song titled "I fell in love with a female plumber from Harlesden NW10"

They certainly had one called "Michael Booth's Talking Bum".
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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #13 on: 06 March, 2013, 03:58:57 pm »
'Deb's A Roofer' by The Guest Stars
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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #14 on: 06 March, 2013, 04:19:58 pm »
snip
Snuffsaidbutgorblimeyguvstonemeifhedidn'tthrowawobblerchachachachachachachachachachachayou'regoinghomeinacosmicambience

Flibbiddydibbiddydob
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Brilliant - I love their cover of the Flake Advert.

I'm enjoying the titles to Listener's tracks, such as:
"A song from a knife salesman to his wife on their wedding day."
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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #15 on: 07 March, 2013, 08:10:30 pm »
Brilliant - I love their cover of the Flake Advert.
Bran Flakes?  I've always wondered if the line about "a crate of Watney's" is original, since I can't find the advert on YouTube.
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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #16 on: 08 March, 2013, 08:27:24 am »
Brilliant - I love their cover of the Flake Advert.
Bran Flakes?  I've always wondered if the line about "a crate of Watney's" is original, since I can't find the advert on YouTube.

Cadbury's Flake.... only the crumbliest, flakiest chocolate... tastes like chocolate never tasted before.... (for those unfamiliar with snuff...they had a genre to themselves; "Trombone punk fused with Oi").  It didn't make it to an album, 'twas a live treat.
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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #17 on: 08 March, 2013, 08:53:27 am »
They're quite influential.  Elbow etc.
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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #18 on: 08 March, 2013, 09:24:50 am »
No Dry Ice or Flying Pigs (at the Leyton Buzzard's Gigs) - The Leyton Buzzards
216km from Marsh Gibbon

Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #19 on: 18 March, 2021, 11:18:19 am »
Love Comes In Spurts - Richard Hell and the Voidoids

(the lyrics don't actually refer to spunking)
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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #20 on: 18 March, 2021, 11:36:41 am »
"Sit in the Middle of Three Galloping Dogs" from  "He Has Left Us Alone but Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our Rooms…" by A Silver Mt. Zion

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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #21 on: 18 March, 2021, 12:51:57 pm »
Surprised that we haven't, yet, had:

Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Centre of the Universe - Fishbone

(Longest title in the Pearl Jam Catalogue) Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town - Pearl Jam
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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #22 on: 18 March, 2021, 04:10:28 pm »
Golliwog's Cake Walk - Claude Debussy

Brain Salad Surgery - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

It's Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long - The Notorious Cherry Bombs

+1 to spesh's mention of Budgie's song titles; they were the first to come to mind.

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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #23 on: 18 March, 2021, 04:12:42 pm »
Most songs on the album Ice Cream for Crow by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band.

For example: "Hey Garland, I Dig Your Tweed Coat", "The Past Sure Is Tense" and "The Thousandth and Tenth Day of the Human Totem Pole"
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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #24 on: 18 March, 2021, 04:13:42 pm »
"Thankfully Not Living in Yorkshire It Doesn't Apply" -  Dexys Midnight Runners.
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