I was thinking of doing a post about songs that mention mothers and it got me thinking of Lady Madonna and that got me thinking of What I Got (because it’s the same tune) and that got me thinking about how I think one of the Sublime albums has the best title of all time and that got me thinking about seeing Cadillac Records and how everyone involved had a great name (you can’t beat Howlin Wolf or Muddy Waters for names and I Can’t Be Satisfied and Killing Floor aren’t bad name either)…and that gave me an idea for a post.
What’s the best title for an album ever?
For me, this is a slam dunk. Forty Ounces To Freedom.
What’s the best name for a band ever?
I know you all think I’m a dad rock kind of a guy but I’m going to get a little contemporary here and go with Hurray for the Riff Raff.
What’s the best name for a song ever?
I think when you get down to it you can’t beat some of the old blues stuff — I Can’t Be Satisfied, Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground, Stones In My Passway. I mean, that says it all, right? I also like Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell, though.
Finally, how about songs about mothers?
I’ll go with the one in the title here. There’s one I like even better but it’s a little dark (though very upbeat!) because it begins with a hearse.
Finally a post I can’t make any comment on …wait? Oh, well – once a jackal always a jackal.
Best song title and a song about a mother: “Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant with My Two-Headed Love Child.”
You Can Tune A Piano But You can’t Tuna Fish
3 in a row from The Replacements Stink
God Damn Job
White and Lazy
Dope Smokin Moron
Best album title; Sparks, Gratuitous Sax and Senseless Violins.
The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys – Traffic
Band names I am not sure, but I will always love Kate Bush “The Hounds of Love” Album. It is truly spectacular in it’s innovation. Side one is a loosely connected collection of songs, but side two is a pure brilliant narrative from start to finish. It also includes the track “Mother stands for comfort”. I am sure all of you are well aware of it but for those who are not I would urge you to seek it out. My particular favorite of the entire album is “Jig of Life”. Pure genius.
Damn, that’s what I was going to post.
I’m partial to Combat Rock. It’s what rock and roll should be about, I think, even if it took until 1982 for a band to say it.
Spandau Ballet should be in the running.
Back in the 70’s I recall hearing some kind of country thing like “everyone leaves footprints on the shifting sands of time, but I’ll just leave the mark of a heel..”
Maybe Johnny Cash?
As for song title, I’ll always be partial to I Wanna Be Sedated.
Can’t think of any mother songs. Maybe Julia by the Beatles. I find John Lennon’s childhood story so poignant.
“Legalize It” was a pretty striking album title and cover.
Children of Children by Jason Isbell is a beautiful song about his mom. Makes me cry every time.
I asked my husband these questions (1 and 2), and he said Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; and Beatles (he’s an imaginative cuss).
I say Workingman’s Dead; and hmmmm. . . . let me think about it. I know we’re supposed to come up with something obscure, but I keep thinking Pink Floyd.
Best Album title – A Led Zeppelin tribute by many different artists/styles – “The Song Retains the Name”
Best Band name – Steely Dan, a monstrous, metal dildo, slam dunk here.
Last two are way harder:
Best Title – Uhm… “Grazing in the Grass”? I dunno, it elicits a vision of cows I guess.
Mother song – uhh “Tie Your Mother Down” by Queen (?)
REO Speedwagon- You Can Tune a Piano But You Can’t Tuna Fish
Neil Young- Rust Never Sleeps
Public Enemy- It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
NIN- Pretty Hate Machine
Ben Cisco (onboard the Defiant)
Best song about mothers? “A Song For Mama”, Boyz II Men.
three chord monte, tho really it’s an EP
the child molestors.
Debbie Gibson is having my two-headed love child.
Also, almost any album title by Frank Zappa- Sheikh Yerbouti, Shut up and Play Yer Guitar, Broadway the Hard Way, We’re Only In It For the Money and on and on.
Ben Cisco (onboard the Defiant)
Best album title? “Free Your Mind… and Your Ass Will Follow,” Funkadelic.
Album name? I’ve always been partial to The Cramps: Bad Music for Bad People.
best song about mothers – ya mama by the pharcyde
Best name for a band ever: The Beatles.
Really. Incredibly simple, incredibly effective. Betcha anything that Lennon came up with it.
(They kinda had most of the best songs, too)
Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes
Need some dysfunctionality here.
Tracy Bonham – “Mother Mother”
Jerry Jeff Walker – “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother”
Best band name: Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Best album name: Peter Gabriel (so good, he used it four times :-) )
Best song name: “Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict” (Pink Floyd)
Best song about mothers: “Julia” (the Beatles)
I know what song with the hearse that you are referring to – a favorite that I hope I won’t be singing soon. Mama is 89 and still going strong and living on her own, but winding down…Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there.
@Litlebritdifrnt: Hounds of Love was a staple of my college years. You’ve inspired me to listen to it again, on this lazy afternoon. If the wine hasn’t overtaken me by the time it’s over, I’ll check back in. Thanks for the prompt!
Oh, and best band name has to be The Stooges.
ETA: Best Mon Song
Harper Valley PTA. One of the best take downs of small town hypocrisy ever, courtesy of the pissed off mom celebrated in the song.
Mother’s Day seems as good a time as any to fire up the Cocteau-Stravinsky Oedipus Rex.
for an album title… Doug and the Slugs, Cognac and Bologna still has a special place for me…
as for a song title…. Holly and the Italians first came out with Tell That Girl to Shut Up although there are a couple from Nick Lowe that are especially awesome (imho, ymmv) What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding and Time Wounds All Heels….
there are so many clever song titles out there I feel like I could rattle off another six or seven….
Put Your Teeth Up on the Windowsill – Southern Culture on the Skids
Crawling from the Wreckage – Dave Edmunds
Are You Drinking With Me Jesus? – Beat Farmers
Birdhouse In Your Soul – They Might Be Giants
Little Bitty Pretty One – Clyde McPhatter
The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes – Elvis Costello
Christina Aguilera – Oh mother
For song title, I’m partial to Billie Holiday’s “Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer.”
Mama Said by Metallica.
Finally, a music thread I can participate in.
Learning to Flinch by Warren Zevin ranks up there as far as album titles, along with Yoshimi Battles the Pink Ribots by Flaming Lips.
@Ninedragonspot: seem to have botched the Oedipus link.
“Fear of Music”.
Talking Heads’ third studio album, released April 1979.
Ben Cisco (onboard the Defiant)
Don’t know if these are the best band names, but…
Mother Album? Kate Bush. “The Kick Inside.”
Two mother songs from the 80s:
Mother by The Police, probably the worst song recorded by this otherwise outstanding band.
Look mama by Howard Jones. Nice light piece of synthy pop. Howard jones still tours a lot. I have seen him 2 or 3 times recently and still love his sound. Dated, but so am I.
Best album title: Beatles for Sale, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Best band name: The Damned
Best Mother’s Day band name: The Mothers of Invention
Best Song Title: It’s the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)
Best Mother’s Day Song Title: Have You Seen Your Mother Baby Standing in the Shadow?
Best Mother Song: Hey Mamma, Kanye West (pre-MAGA)
Best Album title: Goat Head Soup (Rolling Stones)
Best song about Mothers: Dear Mama (Tupac)
Song: Several Species of Small Furry Creatures Gather Together in a Cave and Groving with a Pict.
For album title I always liked Ulla Meinecke”s “Wenn schon nicht for immer dann wenigstens for ewig” which my poor translating skills changes “if not forever then at least for eternity.”
@Emerald: And The Beatles played off their predecessors The Crickets. Deep, very deep.
Handful of the great blues songs about Mother both past and present…
Dear Mother – Johnny Copeland
My Mother Is Gone – Champion Jack Dupree
My Mother – Buddy Guy
I Wish My Mother Was Here – Byther Smith
Mother – Sue Foley
Nobody Loves Me But My Mother – BB King
Song For My Mother – Billy Branch
Mother Blues – Sharon Lewis
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen Hot Licks, Cold Steel & Truckers Favorites
Mama Hated Diesels
But now here’s this tiny baby
And they say she looks just like me
And she is smiling at me
With that present/infant glee
Yes and i would defend
To the ends of the earth
Her perfect right to be
So I’m beginning to see some problems
With the ongoing work of my mind
And I’ve got myself a new mantra
It says: don’t forget to have a good time!
Don’t let the sellers of stuff
Have power enough
to rob you of your grace
Love is all over the place
There’s nothing wrong with your face
Love is all over the place
There’s nothing wrong with your face
Best band name: Wild Bill Harzia and the Malarial Swamp Dogs
Mama You So Sweet
More Mom songs:
Mama Didn’t Lie – Jan Bradley
Mama Said – The Shirrelles:
Formerly disgruntled in Oregon
Sad song about motherhood – “Thank you Louise” by Ryan Adams
Songs about mothers? “Cleaning Out My Closet,” Eminem
Drawing a blank on album, band, and song titles. But here’s two Mom songs, albeit from left field:
Motherless Children – Blind Willie Johnson, Eric Clapton, Roseanne Cash, Catfish Keith, et al
Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys – Waylon Jennings
Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks
Milk Shakin Mama
Chacal Charles Calthrop
Great song title: Meatloaf’s Everything Louder than Everything Else, although Paradise by the Dashboard Light is also a cool title and a better song
One of the more accurate songs about mothers (which I know is not the test, but still): Rolling Stones, “Mother’s Little Helper”
Best mom songs? I’ve always thought that This Woman’s Work was at least implicitly about motherhood. And there is My Three Babies.
@Ben Cisco (onboard the Defiant): It is known.
Song title: Careful with that axe, Eugene
Mingobat (f/k/a Karen in GA)
@Litlebritdifrnt: I got to see her in London in 2014. She did side 2 of HoL — brilliant theater.
Bessie Smith sang that (I wasn’t aware Billie Holiday did).
Last Song For Mother – Nanci Griffith
@Mingobat (f/k/a Karen in GA):
That would have been amazing I’ll bet the visuals for Under Ice were amazing.
Alela Diane Never easy
I’ve been told that I arrived to
The cawing of a bird
Crying, yelling, screaming, howling
Into the sun
It’s never been easy
For you and I
No, it’s never been easy
For you and I
Episode 2 of Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour is Mothers. His radio programs are so good.
theme time radio hour
@zhena gogolia: OT: Did you see this earlier in the week? He is Class of ’85 and was in my fraternity.
@raven: Tell Mama
ETA: Etta James’ version
Gotta be Mama Tried.
(“Mother” – John Lennon)
Song about mothers
Merle Haggard Mama Tried
Miles Davis In A Silent Way
Best song about mother
@zhena gogolia: Cool. Thanks! I’d only ever heard the Billie Holiday one. Saw, when I did a search to make sure I had the name right, covers by Nina Simone and Diana Ross as well.
gilbert o’sullivan “Alone Again, Naturally”
Groucho Marx sang this song called “Father’s Day”
O.C. Smith, “The Son of Hickory Holler’s Tramp.”
No, I didn’t see it. Neat.
I see it was written by someone called Wesley Wilson. Great song.
Best album cover and album title: “Child is Father to the Man” . It is Blood, Sweat and Tears’ first album, the only one with the unmistakeable mark of Al Kooper.
Best song title: “What’s He Building in There?” by Tom Waits.
Chacal Charles Calthrop
Great song title, and (somewhat) about motherhood: You’re the reason our kids are ugly
Speaking of Bessie Smith, how can you beat “T’ain’t Nobody’s Biz-Ness if I Do”?
@frosty: The Silver Beetles
Album: I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass, Yo La Tengo
Song: Liquored Up and Lacquered Down, Southern Culture on the Skids
@Anotherlurker: If we are going with Tom Waits, I think this one is better: Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis.
And a link for the benighted who don’t know the divine Bessie Smith. I first heard this at the beginning of Diana Ross’s Holiday biopic Lady Sings the Blues and I was hooked!
I’m going out of internet contact tomorrow until Sun 5/20. I’ll miss you jackals. If DJT resigns while I’m away, I’ll just have to process it on my own.
@raven: +1, and a shout-out for Kevin “Blackie” Farrell who wrote the song (and sings it in a duet with Bill Kirchen when the latter comes to town).
As for titles, the Doobie Brothers “What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits” kind of tells a story.
@apocalipstick: Many YLT songs could make the list.
@zhena gogolia: Hopefully you will be doing something fun.
@Litlebritdifrnt: Hounds of Love stands up well to the test of time. That first side was just so amazing — culminating in “Cloudbursting” — that I don’t know that I ever turned it over. The second half has its moments, and I do like the Jig of Life, but for my taste those first five songs are just amazing and once it slows down I’m ready to move on. Thanks for remembering it!
Have a good respite, if that’s what is is.
For album title perfection, it’s hard to beat Junior Kimbrough’s Most Things Haven’t Worked Out.
That sounds kind of harsh and mysterious! Bon voyage, I guess.
“Mother and Child Reunion” (Paul Simon with Cissy Houston on background vocals) is another great song about mothers.
@divF: And since I can’t seem to edit my own comment, “We’re Only In It for the Money” by the Mothers of Invention, in response (then and now) to “Sgt. Pepper’s”.
La Jolla. I’ve never been there so I don’t know if it will be fun.
@zhena gogolia: Enjoy your internet vacation.
I just hate traveling.
excellence both in band name and in choice of songs
Okay, I have to plug my friend’s version of that one.
Мы будем скучать по тебе.
Russian doesn’t work here so here’s what I tried to say in Spanish
two hard-hitting songs for those with certain parental issues …
“momma’s gotta die tonight” by body count
“dad” by no means no
today’s trifecta: song, band & album title …
“my definition of a boombastic jazz style” by dream warriors from the album “and now the legacy begins”
some misc others …
“mama said knock you out” by ll cool j
“vietnamerica” by the stranglers
“no sleep til brooklyn” by the beastie boys
“ya shoulda killed me last year” by ice t
I ia budu po vam skuchat’ tozhe.
The Who Sell Out
Tune-Yards – “I can feel you creep into my private life” (I haven’t actually heard the album yet)
Lots and lots of clever people out there. :-)
@Chacal Charles Calthrop: Alas, “Everything Louder Than Everything Else” is not a Meatloaf original phrase. It’s a comment Ian Gillian makes (to the PA person I assume) between songs on Deep Purple’s “Live in Japan”.
@ljdramone: God I loved that album. It was aptly named. Talking Heads darkest album.
Best mother song: “La Mama” by Charles Aznavour.
Best band name: Noise ‘R’ Us.
Good band name: ‘Ozark Mountain Daredevils’
Group name. Bonzo Dog Doodah Band
@raven: Another good Griffith one: ‘Ford Econoline.’
Best Album Title: Between Nothingness & Eternity by Mahavishnu Orchestra
Best Band Name – Velvet Underground
Best Song Title – Love Minus Zero/No Limit by Bob Dylan
@zhena gogolia: Beautiful countryside and beaches. Lots and lots of rich people. Rmoney’s car elevator. Used to be a fancy mall there, dunno if it’s still open (malls seem to be dying).
Stuff like that.
@Shell: Chicken Train, runnin all day. . .
R. L. Burnside – “A Asspocket of Whiskey” Great album
Mama Told Me Not to Come, Three Dog Night.
Three Dog Night, Mama told me not to come
Friend had s college band named The Vagrants. Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band was also a good one.
Song: To Make an Idol of Our Fear and Call It God (Panopticon)
Album: Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone (Akercocke)
Band: Wolves in the Throne Room
Off the top of my head. I don’t only listen to black metal, but it probably is about half of my listening.
From choices above, I approve of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (both musically and as answers to these questions).
Mom song: When I first met your ma by Paul Kelly.
Best band name, when I lived in Minneapolis I used to fliers for M.C. 900 Foot Jesus
Best Album Name: Candy Apple Grey by Husker Du
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window — all I got. Thanks for cheering us up. I feel like hell today. These cats can really really get you down. And I don’t mean the pussies. Just the wankers.
I’ve never been to La Jolla, but it sounds nice.
Follow up post. My kid is fond of the band Ninja Sex Party.
I thought of another mom song: Moanin’ With Your Mama by Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper
Saw a posting, on a telephone pole in San Francisco (years ago)… band called “Does This Look Infected.” Still cracks me up.
Songs about mothers? Hmm. Does Springsteen’s American Land count? He mentions the Zerillis, his mother’s family from Italy.
I remember reading that Paul Simon said it was inspired by a chicken-and-egg dish in a Chinese restaurant.
Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth…Joan Jett
The Yeah Yeah, Yeahs
Orgasm Addict…The Buzzcocks
Your Mamma Don;t Dance…
I remember them.
Doesn’t constitute “greatest”, but I’m partial to Ween and their album 12 Golden Country Greats and the song Piss Up a Rope. The lyrics get me laughing hard no matter how many times I hear it.
Thanks. We’re getting a tour of the Salk Institute — I should ask for a tour of Rmoney’s car elevator while we’re at it!
That’s a good one.
@Hoodie: There was a punk band in Dayton called “The Bad Elvis Impersonators”. They were lots of fun, and horrible Elvis impersonators (they didn’t even try ;-).
Sister Golden Bear
Songs about mothers:
Joe Ely’s “Na’cho Mama” (which really means: “I’m na’cho mama, na’cho girl, I didn’t bring you into this world!”)
Oingo Boingo’s “Mama”
Best Album Titles: The American Metaphysical Circus by Joseph Byrd, Unhalfbricking by Fairport Convention, The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, If I Could Do It All Over Again, I’d Do It All Over You by Caravan
Best Band Names – It’s a Beautiful Day, Tangerine Dream, Soft Machine, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Flamin’ Groovies, King Crimson, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Tower of Power
Dave Barry has all the best band names
Best song title ever:
“Won’t you drop-kick me Jesus over the goal-posts of life”.
Mother song – Kate Bush for sure “Mother Stands For Comfort”
though a related twist might be Gabriel’s “Fear Is The Mother Of Violence”
Album title: “Same Trailer, Different Park” – Kacey Musgraves, which includes the odd “mother” mention
Song Title? Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
Song Name: Two minutes of Silence
@zhena gogolia: The Salk Institute is right on the beach, IIRC. There’s a park with cliffs and lots of hang gliders and para gliders and so forth right next to it. Nice soaring birds, too.
Definitely try to see Rmoney’s Elevator and report back!!
(“Unfortunately, he may have sold the house.”)
Album titles: is there no love for Weird Al’s Dare To Be Stupid?
Sister Golden Bear
And while it’s a bit early for songs about fathers, Was Not Was’ “Dad, I’m In Jail” is a rather, ah, memorable song, that I hope to be playing after the next round of indictments.
Best band name : The Naked Cult of Hickey.
Best Song: Promise Me There Won’t Be Any Squares At My Funeral. By the aforementioned Hickey.
Best album Title: Pure. By The Jesus Lizard.
@zhena gogolia: Try to go to the Scripps Marine Reserve, part of the UCSD campus. It’s located right near the Salk Institute although there is no direct way to get between them. If you’re adventurous you can climb down the bluffs to Black’s Beach, a world-famous surfing ground and infamous nude beach although I’ve never seen anyone naked down there.
I am not adventurous. But we might go to the Scripps Marine Reserve.
I second the Bonzo Dog Doodah Band for band name, and add the one off from Dylan’s Nashville producer Bob Johnston, who made the album Moldy Goldies by Colonel Jubilation P. Johnston & His Mystic Knights Band & Street Singers. Worth checking out on youtube.
I’ve always thought this one is a great album title: You’re Never Alone with a Schizophrenic is the fourth solo album by Ian Hunter. The album features members of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band as the backing band. It is considered by many to be Hunter’s best recording.
Finally, for band names, either The Dead Kennedys or The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Best Album Title for real: Electric Ladyland
DougJ @ Top:
I don’t really know the best song, or best song title, about mothers. But the best song and song title about a father is undoubtedly Martha Wainwright’s Bloody Motherfucking Asshole.
@zhena gogolia: @zhena gogolia:
Enjoy the peacefulness!
@Chacal Charles Calthrop: Lol!!! Dying.
Over in 80’s indie/punk world, I’d have to give best album title, at least what occurs to me at this minute, to a tie between Killdozer’s Intellectuals Are The Shoeshine Boys Of The Ruling Elite, and Big Black’s Songs About Fucking.
Band name is so hard to choose from — I’m gonna go with Dead Kennedys (though I’m personally partial to Revolting Cocks).
For song title, it’s gotta be Fear’s I Don’t Care About You.
All of the above are subject to reconsideration and revision every three minutes over the next month.
The Ancient Randonneur
Strange Fruit — Billie Holiday, but you have to know the lyrics of the song to get it
Title and group: “Upright Organ Blues” by Glenn Hardman & His Hammond Five. Bunch of Basie guys with Lester Young.
@zhena gogolia: Wow!! Your friend has great vocals!! He needs to try out for one of those singing competitions.
I don’t think he will ever, ever do that!
Death Panel Truck
Lumpy Gravy is my favorite LP name (followed by Uncle Meat).
“I keep switching girls all the time, ’cause if I’m able to find a girl, with really a groovy car that I can build up, man, I’ll go steady with her for awhile ’till I can build up her car and blow up the engine!” — Motorhead Sherwood.
For some reason, I wanna listen to “Bad ‘n’ Ruin” by Faces. I wonder why… ;)
How about Four Serious Songs (Brahms)?
@zhena gogolia: How can we miss you if you won’t go away? :P
@Amir Khalid: Which is kind of a letdown. In my imagination, there’s some great backstory about a heartwarming family reunion. Oh well.
Inorite? It’s the prospect of going cold turkey . . . . I’ll go away soon! Have to get up early.
@zhena gogolia: Just for the publicity and exposure. He has a great voice and guitar skills.
Best album name: i Started out with nothin and i Still got most of it Left, by Seasick Steve
Best song title: My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama, by Zappa & the Mothers (from Weasels Ripped My Flesh, not a bad album name, either)
Best band name: The The
@zhena gogolia: I checked out of here around noon on Friday and didn’t check back in until around 6:00 tonight. The break didn’t hurt. Family time – niece playing soccer (a spring sport for girls in WI), nephew in variety show, and Mom’s Day. Not a Trumpy in sight.
@Hoodie: Lesley West, of Mountain, was previously in a Long Island, NY band called The Vagrants.
“Don’t Take Your Guns to Town”
Weird Al’s best album name has to be “Straight Outta Lynwood”
My favorite album name is probably The Dead Milkmen’s “Metaphysical Graffiti”
A band name impossible to translate into Malay.
It’s amazing how the rest of the world is able to just pretend he doesn’t exist.
@zhena gogolia: No, it’s that we all agree that he is horrible, and I don’t have to dread being around the family members who are near enough that I am obligated to care about them.
That is all.
@Amir Khalid: because there are no articles?
@PIGL: He was a newspaper reporter; of course there are articles.
Formerly disgruntled in Oregon
@PIGL: That leaves only me to blame…
@Formerly disgruntled in Oregon: You have a dad? Siblings?
Best album name:
Taking Drugs to Make Music to Take Drugs To —
Spaceman 3 (also a good band name)
After scanning 160+ posts, I’ll try to add something new…
Best Band Name: Buck Naked and the Bare Bottom Boys
Best Album Title: Revolver (after I finally got why that was an appropriate name for any LP or CD)
Runner Up: They Might Be Giants’s “MISC T” (laying claim to the sign their album would be filed under in most record stores)
Best Mother Song: Mott The Hoople/Ian Hunter’s “I Wish I Was Your Mother”
Band Name: Bubble Puppy
Song Name: My Wife’s Ex Sent Me Flowers Cause He Felt Sorry For Me, Cornell Hurd Band
Mother: John Lennon
Also impossible to search for in iTunes.
In a thread requesting songs about mothers, how did anyone not post “Motherlover?”
I didnt see these mentioned. Mama’s and the Poppa’s and ” Mama Tried” by Merle Haggard. ( and I see Merle was mentioned.)
For worst mother song, how about PJ Harvey’s “Down by the Water”?
@Ivan X: Yes to “Intellectuals…” – a great record name if ever there was one. And I’ll go to Killdozer for the best ‘Mother’ song – “A Mother’s Road” from their “The Last Waltz.”
“Tell me what did I ever do, to be cursed with children like you?”
My favourite “mother” song is also the one with the hearse. I want them to get someone to sing it at my funeral. I guess I want to kill my kid off with one blow.
Best album title, Ian Hunter-“You’re never alone with a schizophrenic”.
Best album name was “Cheap Thrills” by Big Brother & the Holding Company.
For album titles I always liked You Bought It – You Name It from Joe Walsh.
Maybe the best twofer:
Doug And The Slugs – Music For The Hard of Thinking
Best album title (tie): Life’ll Kill Ya (Warren Zevon); Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (Dead Kennedys)
Best song about mothers: Mama Tried
Best band name: Big Ass Truck (Not sure if they ever put out a record but they played a lot of gigs in NY in the 1990s).
I’m kinda partial to Cracker’s “Don’t Fuck Me Up with Peace and Love.”
Being late to the party, most of the good ones I thought of are gone, But
Song Title: Fat, Old, Drunk, and Proud by Lancaster County Prison
Band Name: We Were Promised Jetpacks
I hate that I am so late.
Best band names are fake and are: “Johnny Narcissist and Some Other Guys” “A. Hitler and the Vinyl Solutions,” and “Politically Correct Pete and the Retarded Fagg0ts”
But the real answer is either Gojira or Old Man Gloom
Best album title… “Achtung, Baby”? Maybe “Departure Songs” when the story and theme are considered? “Crack the Skye”?
I can’t resist this impulse to carry on a dead thread, because I am compelled after 192 comments to acknowledge these:
Mother – Danzig
Obvious, yes, but obligatory
Band name – Ugly Kid Joe
Album name – Good News for People who like bad news by Modest Mouse.
Compulsion satisfied, my work here is done.
Resuming anonymous lurking and failing to keep up with timely threads.
Best Mom song: Let it Be, Beatles
Best Band Name: Butthole Surfers
Best Song Name: Drop Kick Me, Jesus, Through the Goal Posts of Life (cmorenc beat me to it!)
I always liked the song name “Love Stinks” by the J. Geils Band and still wonder why Dylan called “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” that. Everything else seems to be covered pretty well. However, going way back I always liked “Yes, We have No Bananas.”