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Best CD name ever

22 Nov 08 - 07:40 PM (#2500395)
Subject: Best album name ever
From: GUEST,Gerry

Australian group The Roaring Forties have a CD of sea shanties and forebitters called Life Of Brine. My candidate for best album name ever.


22 Nov 08 - 07:55 PM (#2500410)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Arkie

Won't go so far as to claim best ever, but it did get my attention: New World Records "Don't Give the Name a Bad Place".


22 Nov 08 - 08:22 PM (#2500421)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Geordie-Peorgie

Not a CD but Muckram Wakes had an album caalled

"Warbles, Jangles & Reeds"


22 Nov 08 - 08:23 PM (#2500423)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Beer

Not Folk I guess but I always liked Eric Burton Declares War and Johnny Rivers Realization. When it comes to Folk Music, there are to many to mention.
Beer (adrien)


22 Nov 08 - 10:35 PM (#2500477)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Celtaddict

When Adam McNaughtan took two albums he made in the early 70s, 'Words, Words, Words' and 'The Glasgow I Used to Know' and made them into one CD, decades later, he titled it "The Words I Used to Know."


22 Nov 08 - 11:13 PM (#2500494)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: GUEST,Charles J. Fish

I've always been fond of Captain Beefheart's "Trout Mask Replica," just because it's so weird. Props go also to Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, and David Frieberg's "Baron Von Tollbooth and the Chrome Nun."


22 Nov 08 - 11:28 PM (#2500499)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Sandra in Sydney

Art Thieme's "The Older I get, the Better I Was"


23 Nov 08 - 12:25 AM (#2500513)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Zhenya

A few I like:

"Traditional Music of the Future" by No Strings Attached.

"The Rest is Yet to Come" by the Double Decker Stringband

and of course:

"Old Hag, You Have Killed Me" by The Bothy Band


23 Nov 08 - 12:47 AM (#2500514)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Ebbie

The other night at music a band title popped into my head: 'Flailin' and Thrashin'.

Think they'll sell?


23 Nov 08 - 02:38 AM (#2500523)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: GUEST,Ralphie

The Chieftains Harpists eponymous waxing...
Derek Bell plays with himself.


23 Nov 08 - 02:42 AM (#2500524)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Anglo

I vote for Art Thieme.


23 Nov 08 - 02:43 AM (#2500525)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Anglo

(I do like Life of Brine, though, especially since I'm a shanty singer).


23 Nov 08 - 03:18 AM (#2500527)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Roger the Skiffler

I've always liked a skiffle record entitled "Songs about trains, women, alcohol and death".
Just about sums up the repertoire!

RtS


23 Nov 08 - 04:16 AM (#2500537)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Sandra in Sydney

Unsolicited advert!

Roaring Forties "Life of Brine" via paypal for those who want a copy!

sandra (friend & fan of the Forties)


23 Nov 08 - 04:42 AM (#2500543)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Cluin

One Clinton Hammond, Pat Stewart, and I had planned, but never got around to recording: Last Call, Me Arse!.


23 Nov 08 - 05:42 AM (#2500576)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: van lingle

Art's "Outright Bold-faced Lies" on Kicking Mule.


23 Nov 08 - 05:44 AM (#2500578)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: van lingle

...that was vinyl.

Danu's "Think Before You Think"


23 Nov 08 - 05:49 AM (#2500583)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Will Fly

Richard Durrant & Nick Lynn's album (recently re-released) "Incessant scratching, picking and squeezing..."


23 Nov 08 - 06:25 AM (#2500594)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Jim Carroll

Veteran concertina player, Kitty Hayes' and uillean piper Peter Laban's 'They'll Be Good Yet' taken from an overheard remark by box player Jackie Daly who said it after a magnificent set by the duo at our local session.
Jim Carroll


23 Nov 08 - 06:52 AM (#2500606)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: GUEST,Gerry

By the way, I did try to change the Subject from "Best CD name ever" to "Best album name ever," it just didn't work. Vinyl suggestions are welcome.


23 Nov 08 - 06:54 AM (#2500607)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Will Fly

In which case, The life and transfiguration of Blind Joe Death (John Fahey) springs instantly to mind.


23 Nov 08 - 01:30 PM (#2500635)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Folkiedave

Peggy Seeger and Irene Pyper-Scott as a duo known as "No Spring Chickens" and their record "Not Commercially Viable".


23 Nov 08 - 01:34 PM (#2500637)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: VirginiaTam

"Incessant scratching, picking and squeezing..."

perfection


23 Nov 08 - 01:34 PM (#2500638)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: GUEST

Roy Harper; "Come out Fighting, Ghengis Smith"


23 Nov 08 - 02:34 PM (#2500640)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Phil Edwards

Clive John, "You always know where you stand with a buzzard"

From the same period, I always liked the title "Some days you eat the bear, some days the bear eats you", although I don't know the album itself.


23 Nov 08 - 02:38 PM (#2500645)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Rog Peek

Rum, Sodomy and the Lash - Pogues

Rog


23 Nov 08 - 02:50 PM (#2500663)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Cluin

Ian Hunter's "You're Never Alone With a Schizophrenic"


23 Nov 08 - 03:31 PM (#2500689)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Art Thieme

I want the thank the academy and all the people who voted for me!

Love,

Art


23 Nov 08 - 03:32 PM (#2500692)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: RolyH

Oyster Band "English Rock 'n Roll the Early Years - 1800-1850"


23 Nov 08 - 03:43 PM (#2500701)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: GUEST,Rich

A mate of mine made an album called 'Bright Lights, Big Settee' which I liked.

He was also in a band called 'The Inflatable Arm Band' which still makes me smile everytime I think of it.


23 Nov 08 - 03:44 PM (#2500703)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: John MacKenzie

Old Vinyl LP by Leon Rosselson and Adrian Mitchell.


A Laugh a Song, and a Hand Grenade


JM


23 Nov 08 - 04:29 PM (#2500746)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: michaelr

If there's ever a collection or retrospective of my band's recordings, I'll call it "Greta's Tits".


25 Nov 08 - 03:47 AM (#2500958)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Splott Man

Trouble over Bridgwater by Trevor Lucas...

also an album name used by Half Man Half Biscuit, which has got to be one of the best band names ever.


25 Nov 08 - 03:58 AM (#2500962)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: GUEST,Woody

I always liked Bauhaus' Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape


25 Nov 08 - 04:46 AM (#2500997)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Kevin Sheils

That was Trevor Crozier, Splott Man, but you probably know that! You beat me to it (well the title at least :-)

mention of Half Man Half Biscuit though reminds me of their album "Back in the DHSS"


25 Nov 08 - 04:49 AM (#2500999)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: GUEST,CrazyEddie

"The Rusty Razor" by Goats Don't Shave


25 Nov 08 - 04:55 AM (#2501001)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Splott Man

Thanks Kevin, faulty memory at work there.


25 Nov 08 - 05:39 AM (#2501023)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Deckman

"SONGS I SING AFTER DARK" Bob(deckman)Nelson


25 Nov 08 - 06:08 AM (#2501036)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)

wasn't there an album called 'Home and Deranged'


25 Nov 08 - 06:37 AM (#2501048)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: jonm

"Popular to Contrary Belief" was apparently coined by John Tams for the Dransfields.

Budgie's "Britannia Waives the Rules."


25 Nov 08 - 07:22 AM (#2501066)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: TheSnail

Electric Landlady - Kirsty MacColl
Golden Grates - Roaring Jelly


25 Nov 08 - 07:38 AM (#2501071)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Vic Smith

Best album title ever?
No competition!
Outright winner:-
Hackney Martians Buddy, Can You Spare A Qeb?zog


25 Nov 08 - 08:19 AM (#2501095)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: rich-joy

I think "Home and Deranged" was from the wonderful English Country Blues Band!

Cheers, R-J


25 Nov 08 - 10:16 AM (#2501183)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: GUEST,Peter Laban

Thanks to Jim for the mention. Another one mentioned by Jackie Daly with it's title taken from George Melly's book : 'Rum, Bum and concertina'


25 Nov 08 - 10:25 AM (#2501195)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: RTim

Didn't Pink Floyd have one called - "Far Canal"? Tim Radford


25 Nov 08 - 10:39 AM (#2501210)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: davyr

Fairport's "Expletive Delighted".


25 Nov 08 - 10:40 AM (#2501211)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: TheSnail

In that case... Brighton band The Fox's only album was For Fox Sake.


25 Nov 08 - 11:20 AM (#2501247)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: RTim

I forgot about The Kipper Family and "Norfolk and Good" Tim R


25 Nov 08 - 11:45 AM (#2501284)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Cluin

"33 1/3 Revolutions per Minute"

I wonder if the next generations will understand the reference.


25 Nov 08 - 11:48 AM (#2501287)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: robomatic

Fahey: "Old Girlfriends and Other Horrible Memories"

but my fave:

Bloodhound Gang: "One Fierce Beer Coaster"

both were worthwhile albums


25 Nov 08 - 02:50 PM (#2501442)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Cats

Jon Heslop's 60th Birthday Cd was called 'Even Superstars Buy Toilet Cleaner'


25 Nov 08 - 04:00 PM (#2501475)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Bainbo

Apparently (according to Kathryn Tickell) the Northumbrian shepherds Joe Hutton (Northumbrian pipes), Willie Taylor (fiddle) and Will Atkinson (mouth organ) wanted to call their album Joe and his Two Willies. (This may not carry the same connotations for American English-speakers.)

Anyway, the record company baulked at it, and it ended up being called Harthope Burn, after a local beauty spot.


25 Nov 08 - 04:37 PM (#2501510)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: treewind

...Which reminds me of the High Level Ranters' Four in a Bar.


25 Nov 08 - 04:40 PM (#2501514)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: treewind

We've got an album in the pipeline of material mostly from Cambridgeshire and the Fens and were wondering about calling it Down the Drain.


25 Nov 08 - 06:42 PM (#2501634)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Folknacious

"I think "Home and Deranged" was from the wonderful English Country Blues Band!"

A member of which, Rod Stradling, had a solo album called "Rhythms Of The Wold" (he's from Stroud in the Cotswolds). And their label, Rogue Records, apparently put out a pair of West African compilations, one called "Jali House Rock" and the other "There's A Griot Going On" (I read all this in a letter in The Word recently, so I hope it's true!)


25 Nov 08 - 08:11 PM (#2501687)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Nick E

While not folk (This being a folks site and all, thought the thread does not ask for best Folk CD tile) I just always liked...
More Songs About Buildings And Food
The Talking Heads


26 Nov 08 - 12:42 AM (#2501787)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Celtaddict

I have long admired Jim Wearne's album of traditional Cornish songs, "Heroes, Lovers, and Ducks"


26 Nov 08 - 01:17 AM (#2501792)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: GUEST,Ralphie

Mr Smith Thanks for the mench!!(We considered calling ourselves the Cambridge Heathens at one point)

Hows about the pub rock band Kursall Flyers, who had to reform to pay a tax bill, and released an LP called
"A Tour De Force is Forced to Tour"

Also Caravans 3 LP's
"In the land of the Grey and Pink"
"Cunning Stunts"
"Girls who grow plump in the night"


26 Nov 08 - 01:56 AM (#2501795)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Zhenya

I'm a bit surprised no one has yet mentioned these 2 albums from the Klezmer group The Klezmatics:

"Rhythm and Jews"

and

"Jews with Horns"


26 Nov 08 - 05:53 AM (#2501864)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Hamish

Craobh Rua had a few good 'uns:

If Ida Been Here Ida Been There;
No Matter How Cold And Wet You Are As Long As You're Warm And Dry;
The More That's Said The Less The Better.


28 Nov 08 - 07:35 PM (#2503898)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: GUEST,Surreysinger

Folknacious ... it;s true, believe!!
Ralphie - according to a posting that Gavin Atkin put up on concertina.net you very nearly ended up as the Woolwich Fairies ... or did you not wish to admit to that one??

Trawling through the thread at that place on a similar vein, I found mention of a Brighton group called "Christians in search of filth" ... rather liked that!!!!


28 Nov 08 - 07:38 PM (#2503901)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: GUEST,Surreysinger

Sorry - just realised this is the wrong thread .. its best CD not best band name (doh! easily confused,me ... however, the second sentence is relevant to Ralphie's observations, I suppose, even if the third ain't relevant to this thread .....)


28 Nov 08 - 10:12 PM (#2503958)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: GUEST,Fossil in NZ at work

Michael Chapman: "Live and Unhinged"


30 Nov 08 - 10:35 AM (#2504202)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Zhenya

Just found while browsing through the Elderly Instruments catalogue -

a guitar CD called "My Favorite Martin".

(Admittedly, you probably have to be of a certain age to get the humor in this one.)

My Favorite Martin


30 Nov 08 - 07:56 PM (#2504414)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: van lingle

"Taking Shallowness to New Depths" by the Bonafides.


30 Nov 08 - 08:03 PM (#2504421)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Desert Dancer

Our fine local old-time / contra band, the Privy Tippers, has a new cd out entitled, "Straddling the Muffin-Biscuit Line". (Muffins being more northern, biscuits more southern... a-la-Mason-Dixon.)

~ Becky, back in Tucson


30 Nov 08 - 08:26 PM (#2504440)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Y_Not

Tony Nyland
"Follow That... With a Bucket and Shovel".


08 Jan 09 - 04:56 AM (#2534883)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: rich-joy

I just came across this 1981 LP :

"A Good Run for Your Money" by Dr Bowser's Brown Bowel Oil Band
(English Country & Playford Tunes)

found at
http://time-has-told-me.blogspot.com/2008/10/by-gonzo_31.html


Cheers, R-J


08 Jan 09 - 05:18 AM (#2534893)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Colin Randall

Another Leon Rosselson nomination:
Wo Sind Die Elefanten?

   ..the phrase having been taken (or imagined; not sure if it was songwriter's licence) from a BBC Learn German book.

Great title matched by the quality of the songs.


08 Jan 09 - 07:33 AM (#2534965)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: GUEST,Musket

After Elton John released his Capt Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboys,

Mike Harding released his folk alternative;

Capt Paralytic and the Brown Ale Cowboys.


08 Jan 09 - 09:33 AM (#2535053)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: SouthernCelt

I always liked Pat Sky's "Harvest of Gentle Clang."

BTW, if anyone can tell me a legitimate source for a CD copy of this album, pm me. All I can find are black market CR-R copies made from the oricinal vinyl. Even Pat Sky doesn't know of a legitimate re-release source since he (as of a couple of years ago) hasn't authorized any re-releases.

SC


08 Jan 09 - 11:45 AM (#2535194)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: GUEST,Wayne

R.E.O. Speedwagon's The Earth, A Small Man, His Dog & a Chicken.


08 Jan 09 - 11:59 AM (#2535204)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Midchuck

I like Art's and the Pogues' titles, but I'm also partial to one by Gregg Keeler called Songs of Fishing, Sheep, and Guns in Montana. That covers about everything in the state.

Peter


08 Jan 09 - 12:15 PM (#2535214)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Arkie

I don't know if it ever was made into a CD but Mudcat's Bill in Alabama had a cassette some years ago with his family band called "You Must Be Present to Attend". The title caught my eye but I literally wore out the tape because I liked the music.


08 Jan 09 - 04:56 PM (#2535443)
Subject: RE: Best CD name ever
From: Tangledwood

Not folk but for a name contender "Bach in the Bight" by StringyBach has to be up there.

For non-Aussies I'll just point out that there is a tree called stringybark, and the large body of water to the south of the continent is The Great Australian Bight. One of the tracks on the CD is "The Barque in the Bight".