I was recently introduced to little known Welsh post-hardcore band mcclusky.
They have some droll little tidbits on youtube:
She Will Only Bring You Happiness
To Hell With Good Intentions
Forget About Him, I’m Mint
Your Children are Waiting for You to Die
But it is hard to match the majestic titles of their 2 albums:
My Pain and Sadness is More Sad and Painful Than Yours
and the heartfelt
The Difference Between Me and You Is That I’m Not on Fire
Any other bands with a bent for strange titles?
If “strange” is the emphasis, then I would imagine Fiona Apple has to be on that list, what with the release of alternating normal/crazy titled albums:
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
The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do*
To the OP: I would add the frenetic Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues from the album Mclusky Do Dallas.
The Greg Kihn Band liked punning with the Kihn part of the name.
Next of Kihn
Safe as Milk
Trout Mask Replica
Lick My Decals Off, Baby
Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)
Doc at the Radar Station
Ice Cream for Crow
Chicago IX: Greatest Hits
Let It Bleed.
Goats Head Soup.
My god. Vintage amusing naughty innuendo with a hint of Satan.
That kind of sums up the Stones…
People have heard of mclusky? Awesome.
And, huh. I just learned what “post-hardcore” meant, I lumped it in with the other genres that start with “post-” and aren’t post-punk, and are 19-year olds incomprehensibly screaming about their feelings.
The work of Spencer Krug:
Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
Sunset Rubdown - Snakes Got a Leg
Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Am Dreaming
Sunset Rubdown - Random Spirit Lover
Nick Cave seems to vacillate between Biblical references and Romantic-sounding ones,
To cheat a little: the songs of Bomb the Music Industry. I don’t know about all their music, but they release it all free, which is nice. Also Sufjan Stevens, who does long, eccentric titles.