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Monday, 14 November 2011

Hold Your Ferret Aloft by Clive John (1975)

I won't lie to you.  Sometimes I like something just because of the title. Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) wouldn't have been half as good without that title... and I'm not sure I would be so attached to Zappa's Weasels Ripped My Flesh! album were it not for that wonderful title. Steinbeck could have called his book The Joads Look for Jobs, but he went with The Grapes of Wrath because he knew we are all suckers for a title.

.... and if you've got a penchant for the strange and odd, then you're going to be especially suckered into these songs with weirdly awesome titles. I could've easily drawn everything from 70s prog rock, which reveled in awkward titles more than anybody; however, that would get old quick.  Also, please note that this is just a small collection of oddly amusing titles - this is by no means a list of the "funniest" song titles ever.... that's a topic for another post, perhaps. Until then, enjoy!

Mummy Was An Asteroid, Daddy Was A Small Non-Stick Kitchen Utensil by Quiet Sun (1975)

We Grasp the Naked Meat by Nine Days Wonder (1973)

De Doodgewoonste Dingen by Passe-Partout (1976)
(A tune from the Netherlands, which, according to Google Translate means "Death to Ordinary Things" - a pretty profound title in English, but it makes me giggle like an idiot when I hear it in Dutch)

Scoobidab by Ginger Ale (1971)

Bite Your Granny by Morning, Noon and Night (1977)


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