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Punning record titles

MGM·Lion 12 Oct 09 - 01:55 PM
katlaughing 12 Oct 09 - 02:09 PM
MGM·Lion 12 Oct 09 - 02:16 PM
katlaughing 12 Oct 09 - 02:19 PM
Genie 12 Oct 09 - 02:22 PM
alex s 12 Oct 09 - 06:26 PM
GUEST,Gerry 12 Oct 09 - 07:51 PM
Dave Sutherland 13 Oct 09 - 02:55 AM
GUEST 13 Oct 09 - 05:05 AM
Leadfingers 13 Oct 09 - 05:14 AM
Tangledwood 13 Oct 09 - 05:23 AM
Mrs_Annie 13 Oct 09 - 05:35 AM
treewind 13 Oct 09 - 06:50 AM
Hamish 13 Oct 09 - 07:51 AM
GUEST,.gargoyle 14 Oct 09 - 02:45 PM
Bainbo 14 Oct 09 - 03:29 PM
Genie 14 Oct 09 - 03:44 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 14 Oct 09 - 03:59 PM
GUEST,Ian Gill 14 Oct 09 - 04:09 PM
Folknacious 14 Oct 09 - 04:12 PM
GUEST 14 Oct 09 - 04:54 PM
Celtaddict 14 Oct 09 - 11:44 PM
PSzymeczek 14 Oct 09 - 11:49 PM
GUEST,Ralphie 15 Oct 09 - 02:31 AM
GUEST,jonm at work 15 Oct 09 - 12:36 PM
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Fred McCormick 18 Feb 10 - 10:45 AM
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Black belt caterpillar wrestler 21 Oct 19 - 04:59 AM
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Subject: Punning record titles
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 01:55 PM

I have always loved a really good, groan-inducing pun; and have found the enjoyment of many folk records enhanced by a good pun, related to the singers' styles or their music, in the albums' titles. Examples which spring to mind are June Tabor's "Airs and Graces"; Barry Dransfield's "Bowing and Scraping"; The High Level Ranters' "Four In A Bar".

Further examples, please?


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 02:09 PM

Hard Eggs in the Mornin' Blues is full of them. This is Mudcat's own Roger in Baltimore and Lonesome EJ doing a fine job and caught on video thanks to anudder Mudder, Amos! I am sure Severn will be along with a few. He is a Punner Extraordinaire!


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 02:16 PM

Calling Mudcatters 'Mudders' seems to me to be asking for all kinds of other, perhaps less obliging, sort of puns!

Yes, many thanks, Kat. But I think *songs* with puns in would be a separate thread from album titles with them, which is what I am trying to collect here.


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 02:19 PM

My apologies, I thought you wanted song titles..that'll teach me to skim over the text instead of read!:-)

A long time ago we were playing around with what to call ourselves...that's where anudder Mudder came into being. :-)


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles - Jimmy Buffett
From: Genie
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 02:22 PM

Jimmy Buffett's discography is replete with such "punny" titles. So are his song titles, but his album titles include:

                        
1973        A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean
1976        Havana Daydreamin'        
(That could be a pun if you put the accent on the wrong sylLABle in "Havana")
1985        Last Mango in Paris        
1986        Floridays                
1989        Off To See The Lizard        
2004        License to Chill


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: alex s
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 06:26 PM

Local folk hero's LP record (remember them?) - "Roger's 12-incher"


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 07:51 PM

We had a thread on album titles a while ago, I nominated The Roaring Forties' CD, Life Of Brine.


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 02:55 AM

Does the late Trevor Crozier's "Trouble Over Bridgewater" qualify?


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 05:05 AM

The band "Manic HIspanic" has:

Homo Depot
and
The Recline Of Mexican Civilization


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 05:14 AM

Folk/Blues duo 'Hot Vultures' had 'Carrion On' .


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: Tangledwood
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 05:23 AM

Not folk music as such, but the quartet "Stringy Bach" have an album titled "Bach in the Bight". One of the tracks is "The Barque in the Bight".

It can ruin a joke if it has to be explained, but for non-
Aussie Catters; there is a eucalypt tree known as a Stringy Bark and the large body of water south of the continent is The Great Australian Bight.


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: Mrs_Annie
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 05:35 AM

Mawkin put out an album called 'The Fair Essex'


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: treewind
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 06:50 AM

Right on your doorstep Michael, we've got Fenlandia

...and does Sharp Practice count?

...but there must be hundreds of examples - it's a popular formula for an album title, and if you can think of one it's often the best choice because it's invariably memorable.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: Hamish
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 07:51 AM

Not folk, but Caravan specialised in punning titles like For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night and, of course, Cunning Stunts.


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 02:45 PM

I like Polka Your Eyes Out by "Weird Al" Yankovic

And 99 Baboons as featured on Dr. Demento's program.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: Bainbo
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 03:29 PM

(I'll try posting this again. Nothing seemed to happen first time)

One of the members of the aforementioned Hot Vultures started a record label which put out records of west African music called Jali Roll and There's A Griot Going On.

Rod Stradling had Rhythms Of The Wold.

And pretty much anything by Les Barker: The War On Terrier, A Cardi and Bloke, Oranges and Lemmings ...


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: Genie
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 03:44 PM

Pretty much any record (single or album) by Weird Al Yankovic, too.


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 03:59 PM

I thought the same Genie...

I searched Yankovic's discography - and only found a few.

Aside from My Balonna and Eat It the titles have little punning.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

(now Yankovic's lyrics WOW! How can you not love "she has Colonel Sander's thighs)


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: GUEST,Ian Gill
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 04:09 PM

Oo-er, how about Derek Bell [of The Chieftains] solo album 'Derek Bell plays with himself' ?


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: Folknacious
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 04:12 PM

The 'aforementioned' Hot Vultures folded into the English Country Blues Band who did 'Home And Deranged'. The culprit now gets his kicks with magazine headlines I believe


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 04:54 PM

"12 inches of Cocky" by Cocky.

Which gave rise to their poster (it being the era of the Sex Pistols) - "Never mind the B******ks, Here's 12 inches of Cocky!"

Steve


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: Celtaddict
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 11:44 PM

The Rogue's bagpipe album, "Off Kilter"


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: PSzymeczek
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 11:49 PM

Stan Freberg is right up there in this regard - "St. George and the Dragonet"


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 02:31 AM

80's UK rock band, having been hit by the tax man, went on the road again. recording the eponymous live LP.
A Tour Force is Forced to Tour.


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: GUEST,jonm at work
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 12:36 PM

I always liked the Budgie title "Britannia Waives the Rules"


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 18 Oct 09 - 03:12 PM

OK - Not a record - but the title of a folksong collection Eat Beans, They Make You Astute

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: GUEST,Mr Red
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 10:37 AM

Climax Ceilidh Band 1) Come Dancing 2) Five Play (there are 5 in the band)

FWIW Climax Ceilidh Band was a continuation of the Climax Blues Band (remember them?). And it was started by a Mr Cooper, and Cooper Climax was THE engine to have for F1 at the time. All other references to Climax are purely incededntal.


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 10:45 AM

I was fairly tickled by the title of the solo LP which Derek Bell recorded for Cló Iar Chonnachta. Derek Bell Plays With Himself!!

Not in public I trust


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: Acorn4
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 02:25 PM

Go over into the realms of country and western and you will find a host.

My favourite is Pam Tillis's:-

The call me Cleopatra 'cos I'm the Queen of de Nial"


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: Kingwood Kowboy
Date: 20 Oct 19 - 10:07 PM

I Pastured Up My Chance To Herd Her (Larry W Jones 10/20/20190 (song #7648)

I was a cowboy and she was a cowgirl
Working at one-trick Dan’s wild horses spread
Somewhere twixt horse biscuits and hayfever
Someroan wrangled her from Dan’s ranch and fled

Boys, I pastured up my chance to herd her
That dude lassoed her with words so bovine
And then they rode off the ranch in a hoof
Oh no, now she’ll never be my equine

(Instrumental)

He ponied up and horsed around the ring
I trough that she cud see through his foaling
Neigh I’m horse from crying and whinnying
She pelt for his horse play like a real foal

Boys, I pastured up my chance to herd her
That dude lassoed her with words so bovine
And then they rode off the ranch in a hoof
Oh no, now she’ll never be my equine

(Instrtumental)

If my heart gets stable-ised then I cud
Get hoof a leg up and end this night mare
Because neigh A-mare-ican cowboy should
Ever be colt with no sweet filly there

Boys, I pastured up my chance to herd her
That dude lassoed her with words so bovine
And then they rode off the ranch in a hoof
Oh no, now she’ll never be my equine

I’m only hoof finished but it’s time to hit the hay


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 21 Oct 19 - 04:02 AM

The Austin Lounge Lizards – Creatures fro the Black Saloon.
Yale Strom – Garden of Yidn.


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 21 Oct 19 - 04:59 AM

As Blind Panic we made a cassette called "Panic measures".

Robin


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: Howard Jones
Date: 21 Oct 19 - 08:47 AM

In the 1980s I was invited to join the Electropathic Battery Band. This itself was a sort of pun, as it was named after a Victorian apparatus supposed to improve health through electricity. I suppose someone thought it seemed a good idea at the time.

When we came to record an album we shortened the name to The Electropathics. The album was called "Batteries not Included".


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: GUEST,Jerry
Date: 21 Oct 19 - 10:53 AM

‘Songs for Swinging Sellars’ by the late Peter Sellars was a neat variation on the album ‘Songs for Swinging Lovers’ by Frank Sinatra. The former referred to hanging from a tree (as in Strange Fruit) and the latter the swing era of music; neither referred to wife swapping, as far as I am aware.


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: Reinhard
Date: 21 Oct 19 - 12:36 PM

See also Stan Kelly's and Leon Rosselson's 1961 Topic EP "Songs for Swinging Landlords To".


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: GUEST,Jerry
Date: 21 Oct 19 - 01:33 PM

Ah yes, I had forgotten that one.


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: Hagman
Date: 21 Oct 19 - 09:40 PM

US rock band REO Speedwagon always amused with their LP titled, "You Can Tune a Piano, but You Can't Tuna Fish."


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: michaelr
Date: 21 Oct 19 - 09:57 PM

Cunning Stunts by Caravan (1975).


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: GUEST,Jerry
Date: 22 Oct 19 - 03:44 AM

‘Dublin Banjos’ by Tony Sullivan and Johnny Keenan (Irish tenor banjo duo’s reaction to Duelling Banjos).


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: Helen
Date: 25 Oct 19 - 02:38 AM

Ad Vielle Que Pourra which is a play on words for the French saying, "advienne que pourra", meaning come what may.

The vielle is a hurdy gurdy and features a lot on the albums, although I only have one of their CD's, called New French Folk Music.

Hagman's mention of "You Can Tune a Piano, but You Can't Tuna Fish." reminds me of an Aussie phrase I have heard - not music related sorry! -
"Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana".


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: Mr Red
Date: 25 Oct 19 - 03:27 AM

Groucho Marx popularised the banana phrase. Anyone know where he got it from? S J Perelman perhaps?


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Subject: RE: Punning record titles
From: GUEST,Jerry
Date: 25 Oct 19 - 04:18 AM

SJ Perelman provided a lot of Groucho’s witticisms. Just a guess....


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