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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #25 on: 18 March, 2021, 04:34:48 pm »
Brain Salad Surgery - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

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The working title for the album was "Whip Some Skull On Ya" - "Brain Salad Surgery" (taken from a Doctor John lyric) was considered a less obvious euphemism for fellatio...  :demon:
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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #26 on: 26 April, 2021, 07:55:22 pm »
Adding another Budgie, "If I were Britannia I's Waive the Rules"

And I am astonished Messrs Van Vliet and Zappa haven't been mentioned@
There ain't no Santa Claus on the evening stage
The Illinois Enema Bandit
Big Eyed Beans From Venus
My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama

And what I consider to be the greatest title in all the oeuvre of popular beat combos:

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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #27 on: 26 April, 2021, 10:43:36 pm »
The Siege and Investiture of Baron von Frankenstein's Castle at Weisseira - from Blue Oyster Cult's Imaginos album, although mostly recorded by a guitar army led by Joe Satriani and a stand-out vocal performance from Joey Cerisano.

Or anything by Gloryhammer, who CET Junior introduced me to.

Tales from the Kingdom of Fife
Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards
Legends from beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex.

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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #28 on: 27 April, 2021, 01:43:16 pm »
And once more, I return to Budgie, and their sensitive work "Nude Disintegrating parachutist woman'

on this Very 'Eavy album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-qxszQ_7Ho
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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #29 on: 27 April, 2021, 02:44:42 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.

Some of my favourites...

I hate Nerys Hughes (from the heart)
An outbreak of Vitas Gerulaitis
The Len Ganley stance
Joy Division Oven Gloves
Irk the purists
Paintball's coming home
All I want for Christmas is a Dukla Prague away kit
Evening of Swing (has been cancelled)
We built this village on a trad. arr. tune
Them's the vagaries
99% of gargoyles look like Bob Todd
Venus in flares
Albert Hammond bootleg
It's clichéd to be cynical at Christmas
The light at the end of the tunnel (is the light of an oncoming train)

And for album titles, you can't beat the punning majesty of Trouble Over Bridgwater.
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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #30 on: 27 April, 2021, 03:03:48 pm »
Theme for a Pretty Girl That Makes You Believe God Exists - Eels
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #31 on: 27 April, 2021, 03:50:03 pm »
I was always intrigued by some of the titles of Penguin Cafe Orchestra pieces.   The sound of someone you love who's going away and it doesn't matter is particularly evocative but other gems include Cutting branches for a temporary shelter, Southern jukebox Music and the wonderful Music For A Found Harmonium, which was composed on a harmonium that Simon Jeffes did actually find, in a street in India, if I recall.
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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #32 on: 27 April, 2021, 04:48:17 pm »
And I am astonished Messrs Van Vliet and Zappa haven't been mentioned@

I refer m'learned friend to my previous post  ;)
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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #33 on: 27 April, 2021, 06:09:23 pm »
I was always intrigued by some of the titles of Penguin Cafe Orchestra pieces.   The sound of someone you love who's going away and it doesn't matter is particularly evocative but other gems include Cutting branches for a temporary shelter, Southern jukebox Music and the wonderful Music For A Found Harmonium, which was composed on a harmonium that Simon Jeffes did actually find, in a street in India, if I recall.

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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #34 on: 27 April, 2021, 07:01:28 pm »
Future Sound of London had some great song names: “Spineless Jelly”, or “Far out son of lung and the ramblings of a madman”? Though maybe not my favourite of their music.

Ozric Tentacles are probably worth a look too.

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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #35 on: 28 April, 2021, 11:36:29 am »
Future Sound of London had some great song names: “Spineless Jelly”, or “Far out son of lung and the ramblings of a madman”? Though maybe not my favourite of their music.

Ozric Tentacles are probably worth a look too.

They are, indeed, cereal offenders. I have multiple recordings, and a favourite is 'Pungent Effulgent'

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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #36 on: 28 April, 2021, 06:17:58 pm »
Someone remind me to dig out the solo releases of GY!BE drummer Aidan Girt when I'm back on the Proper Computer.

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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #37 on: 29 April, 2021, 10:44:25 am »
Have we had Man or Astro-man?

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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #38 on: 03 May, 2021, 07:19:14 pm »
Not "critically acclaimed" but I do like

How to make a baby elephant float by Yo La Tengo

For pure mad song titles, Half Japanese/Jad Fair (and collaborations) but are usually too short to be "the best music" but deserve mention e.g.

  • Clumsy Grandmother Serves Delicious Dessert by Mistake #2
  • Minnesota Man Claims Monkey Bowled Perfect Game

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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #39 on: 03 May, 2021, 07:24:06 pm »
A particular tune iI like, played by Capercaillie, is "Hold the candle granny while I shave the chicken's lip"
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Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #40 on: 03 May, 2021, 08:44:04 pm »
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots - The Flaming Lips is an album with several great track titles:

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell
Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon

Great music too.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Awesome titles and the best music
« Reply #41 on: 03 May, 2021, 08:52:22 pm »
Actually The Flaming Lips regularly produce some great song titles:

I'm a Fly in a Sunbeam (Following the Funeral Procession of a Stranger)
Free Radicals (A Hallucination of the Christmas Skeleton Pleading with a Suicide Bomber)
My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion (The Inner Life as Blazing Shield of Defiance and Optimism as Celestial Spear of Action)
The Wizard Turns On... The Giant Silver Flashlight And Puts On His Werewolf Moccasins
It Overtakes Me / The Stars Are So Big... I Am So Small... Do I Stand a Chance?
The Gleaming Armament of Marching Genitalia
Space Bible with Volume Lumps
The Train Runs Over the Camel, But Is Derailed by the Gnat
Kim's Watermelon Gun
Hari-Krishna Stomp Wagon (Fuck Led Zeppelin)
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.