have to start with, back from high school days, the dayglo abortions’ “feed us a fetus.” my friend ben got sent home about every other week for wearing the shirt to school.
stars “a lot of little lies for the sake of one big truth”
the silver jews who put out a single billing them as “the silver jews and nico”
ultra bide (a japanese noise band) have an album called “god is god, puke is puke.”
i never heard the album, but soul asylum’s “soul asylum and the horse they rode in on” always makes me laugh when i see it flipping through the used CD racks.
oh yes, heavenly’s “the decline and fall of heavenly.” the cover has a picture of a tiny charcoal-black kitten wearing a laurel wreath on its head surrounded by roman columns made of cut-out paper- it’s so cute it just kills me every time, the picture and title together.
the sixths like to annoy their fans by making their album titles (and their own name!) hard to pronounce- “wasp’s nests” and “hyacinths and thistles.” stephin merritt is a curmudgeon.
i forget the band, but they’re hardcore i think, and the song title is “i’m like yeah but she’s all no” and that cracks me up, it’s so short yet speaks volumes.
stuff i just don’t get: kendra smith named her last album “five ways of disappearing” but she never alludes to the title anywhere on the album or in the liner notes. what does it mean?
it’s hard to think up general stuff that isn’t funny because of in-jokes! fun thread. my favorite so far is “don’t worry, bea arthur.” that just cracks me up, anamorphic. i think i had cereal killers?