I often use YouTube to listen to full albums that are not in my collection. It reminds me of Pandora (used to be a good radio website) in that it makes suggestions based on your taste. In this case, Rolling Stones took me onto REO Speedwagon. I was attracted by the highly puntastic album title – ‘You Can Tune a Piano But You Can’t Tuna Fish’
It got me thinking about other unusual album names. I found some crackers. I’m looking forward to working my way through these. Hope I’m not disappointed!
The Incredible String Band – The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion (1967)
A Silver Mount Zion – He Has Left Us Alone but Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our Rooms… (2000)
George Clinton – Hey Man Smell My Finger (1993) – Ha ha! No thanks.
The Butthole Surfers – Hairway To Steven (1988)
Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones (1983)
Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention — Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970)
Fishbone – Give a Monkey a Brain Transplant and He’ll Swear He’s the Centre of the Universe (1993)
Elton John – Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Omar Rodríguez-López — Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fungus (2008)
I loved Mars Volta so I’m looking forward to this.
Sparklehorse — Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot (1995)
Please let me know if you can think of any others