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    if something like "revolver " by the beatles is best and " bridge of spies " by t'pau is the worst [ IMO i hasten to add ] what other ones are out there ?



    there must have been some howlers in the worst category by bands who have took themselves way too serious

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    One of the best that springs to mind is Three Sides to Every Story by Extreme (which was released as a double album on vunyl with the second disc having a blank b side).



    Worst for me is Doremi Fasol Latido by Hawkwind. As a kid scouring record shops I always wondered what it meant in Latin. Years later I realised it was Do Ray Mi Fah Soh Lah Tee...




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    My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows by Tyrannosaurus Rex.



    What's that all about then?

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    name='quippy']My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows by Tyrannosaurus Rex.



    What's that all about then?


    Yep - probably about as bad as they get

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    name='davidb']if something like "revolver " by the beatles is best and " bridge of spies " by t'pau is the worst [ IMO i hasten to add ] what other ones are out there ?



    there must have been some howlers in the worst category by bands who have took themselves way too serious






    Beleive it or not there exists an LP called: 'Music For Dining' ....

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    The Greatest Hits of Celine Dion - the thought of it urggh.

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    I came across an LP called 'Latino Hammond Organ Au Go-Go' recently.....the mind reels.



    But Fiona Apple has an album called "When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He'll Win the Whole Thing 'Fore He Enters the Ring There's No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You'll Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You Know That You're Right"



    Riiiiiiiiiight.

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    Not sure whether this is a best or worst but it's certainly a striking title and cover combination;







    The title was inspired by (or ripped off from if you prefer) this magazine cover...




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    name='quippy']My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows by Tyrannosaurus Rex.



    What's that all about then?


    Isn't it obvious?











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    There's A Whole Lalo Schifrin Going On - I can never decide which category this falls into.



    Liquid Acrobat as Regards the Air by The Incredible String Band definitely falls into the 'worst' category though.

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    name='Steve Crook']Isn't it obvious?











    Steve


    One of the greatest album covers of all time IMHO, Steve.



    And they had the good sense to shorten the title of the next album to -



    "Prophets, Seers and Sages - The Angels Of The ages".




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    name='Tony Pendrey']One of the greatest album covers of all time IMHO, Steve.



    And they had the good sense to shorten the title of the next album to -



    "Prophets, Seers and Sages - The Angels Of The ages".





    And then just 'Unicorn'. Ha.



    I can't say I'm a big fan of that era of Marc Bolan's music (whilst accompanied with the also sadly long gone Steve Took).



    But after reading some of the lyrics to those songs, I can only describe them as mind blowing and now I can understand why John Peel got all upset when Marc went electric and switched to the Glam Rock styled T-Rex instead.



    I still love his 1970's stuff anyway.




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    Another favourite of mine is 'Pink Floyd' and their first magical album from 1967 was titled 'The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn', which is great and far more alluring than 'The Dark Side Of The Moon'.







    But just what did 'Ummagumma' mean?







    I've heard it was some foreign word for sex?




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    I always liked Mysterious semblance at the strand of nightmares but it was only a track title and not an album.




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    One good, one bad ....



    Fanx Ta Ra - Sad Cafe







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    name='taffy1967']But just what did 'Ummagumma' mean?







    I've heard it was some foreign word for sex?





    Not foreign, just slang. And even that turns out to not be true.



    Wikipedia

    The album's title supposedly comes from a Cambridge slang word for sex, commonly used by one of Pink Floyd's friends and occasional roadie, Ian "Emo" Moore who would say 'I'm going back to the house for some Ummagumma' . However, some band members have since stated that the word was "totally made up and means nothing at all". In footage of the band rehearsing for a Royal Albert Hall appearance in 1969, one of the band members can be heard, off camera, quietly chanting the word "ummagumma".



    Steve

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    name='Steve Crook']Not foreign, just slang. And even that turns out to not be true.



    Wikipedia

    The album's title supposedly comes from a Cambridge slang word for sex, commonly used by one of Pink Floyd's friends and occasional roadie, Ian "Emo" Moore who would say 'I'm going back to the house for some Ummagumma' . However, some band members have since stated that the word was "totally made up and means nothing at all". In footage of the band rehearsing for a Royal Albert Hall appearance in 1969, one of the band members can be heard, off camera, quietly chanting the word "ummagumma".



    Steve




    Thanks Steve, I guess it's one of those rock rumours and a bit like Paul McCartney being dead and it being someone else on the cover of the 'Abbey Road' album. Ha.




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    Roger Dean blah blah brilliant musicians blah blah fond memories of prog rock blah blah Jon Anderson etc. etc. etc.

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    If I could Do It All Over Again I'd Do It All Over You - Caravan 1970




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