Author Topic: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You  (Read 2061 times)

Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2021, 02:14:48 PM »
Motherfuckers innit? If Steve McLaren said it.


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Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2021, 02:19:01 PM »
I’m guessing it’s a rather weak pun on the phrase ‘my will is strong’.

Although you have to pronounce ‘evil’ with the emphasis on the ‘vill’ sound for it to make it work.

That’s probably it - a better theory than anything I’ve got, anyway.  Thanks CMC.

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Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2021, 02:21:56 PM »
Motherfuckers innit? If Steve McLaren said it.

Ha!

There's also a track on that album called 'Father Bach' . . . which I suspect, in the light of that, may be another terrible pun : 'further back?'

Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2021, 04:36:18 PM »
Not a reference to another song but just some wordplay that went over my head for months, BC Camplight's latest has a song called Cemetary Lifestyle....Ahhhh like sedentary lifestyle innit

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Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2021, 01:31:55 AM »
My favourite song title story of theirs is Fine Time, which came from a reminder Steve had written for himself to go and pay a parking fine in Bath while they were recording Technique at Real World.

That's a joke surely!? I always assumed Fine Time was a reference to Transmission-

We would have a fine time living in the night
Left to blind destruction, waiting for our sight

Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2021, 06:37:26 AM »
Only just got 'Animal Nitrate' the other day. 

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Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2021, 07:39:28 AM »
You fascinate me strangley - what's the hidden meaning here?

I'm getting Iorn Cross from the image - but not the link with the title (is mother 'cross' because she has to do the iorning?)

Delete. Already mentioned.

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Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2021, 12:10:09 PM »
That's a joke surely!? I always assumed Fine Time was a reference to Transmission-

We would have a fine time living in the night
Left to blind destruction, waiting for our sight

Nope, not a joke. It's mentioned in the second volume of Morris' memoirs, while they were recording Technique.

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Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2021, 12:36:05 PM »
I've always assumed that Todd Terje's "It's The Arps" is some sort of pun, but never been able to work out exactly what.

He's got form with Inspector Norse - which is sensational - but what that abbreviation of "arpeggiator" is doing, I've no clue.

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Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2021, 04:26:42 PM »
In with the only band I seem to know any trivia about: Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now is a play on Sandie Shaw's Heaven Knows I'm Missing Him Now.

Aladdin Sane is brilliantly poor wordplay.

Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #40 on: April 07, 2021, 01:20:24 PM »

James Brown put an RnB swing album in 1992 called Universal James. Is this a pun on something that I'm not getting?

Universal Games, perhaps? Dunno.

The album is every bit as bad as you might expect.

Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #41 on: April 07, 2021, 01:23:24 PM »
I've always assumed that Todd Terje's "It's The Arps" is some sort of pun, but never been able to work out exactly what.

He's got form with Inspector Norse - which is sensational - but what that abbreviation of "arpeggiator" is doing, I've no clue.

Reference to the Python episode/skit "It's The Arts"?

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Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #42 on: April 07, 2021, 01:24:30 PM »
Aladdin Sane is brilliantly poor wordplay.

A Mad Deus. https://youtu.be/kZEGHK_3W2o

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Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #43 on: April 09, 2021, 11:45:31 AM »
Not an album title, but  . . .

Jacques Tati = jacket potato?

Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #44 on: April 09, 2021, 01:20:52 PM »
I was approx 41 years old when I realised that Blink One Hundred And Eighty-Two's LP "Take Off Your Pants And Jacket" was a masturbation reference.

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Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2021, 01:43:17 PM »
That reminds me, as a kid I did wonder what on Earth "Enema of the State" meant. Ah, innocence.

Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #46 on: April 09, 2021, 02:57:07 PM »
In with the only band I seem to know any trivia about: Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now is a play on Sandie Shaw's Heaven Knows I'm Missing Him Now

Similarly I guess Lucky Lisp is a play on Cliff Richard's Lucky Lips

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Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #47 on: April 09, 2021, 04:26:39 PM »
And Oscillate Wildly = Oscar Wilde

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Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #48 on: April 09, 2021, 08:35:14 PM »
I've always assumed that Todd Terje's "It's The Arps" is some sort of pun, but never been able to work out exactly what.

He's got form with Inspector Norse - which is sensational - but what that abbreviation of "arpeggiator" is doing, I've no clue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnZhUJmD9jE

Re: Album/Song Titles That Are Too Subtle For You
« Reply #49 on: April 12, 2021, 11:36:47 AM »
And Oscillate Wildly = Oscar Wilde

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