Great Title, Awful Song

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no, it's a brilliant song (although "Break Ya Neck" is probably bettah)

robin carmody (robin carmody), Tuesday, 22 October 2002 01:19 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Post Police Razzia In The Le Corbusier Lounge, Marseille" by Chicks On Speed

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Tuesday, 22 October 2002 01:25 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

What is good about the title of "Academy Fight Song"??

Robin reviewed something on NYLPM long long ago and it had a title something like "If we can land a man on the moon why then can't I win your heart?" and I thought awww but the song itself was atrocious.

The last song I downloaded purely cos of the title was called "Speakers Push The Air" by Pretty Girls Make Graves. I should have been tipped off by the band name but it was an absolute stinker.

Tom (Groke), Tuesday, 22 October 2002 10:10 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I mean "Speakers Push The Air" sounds like a lost bass classic!

Actually come to think of it "Women Respond To Bass" by Renegade Soundwave is a not-bad track but it can't live up to its title.

Tom (Groke), Tuesday, 22 October 2002 10:11 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Almost every Morrissey solo track?

Justyn Dillingham (Justyn Dillingham), Tuesday, 22 October 2002 17:52 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Justyn: no.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 22 October 2002 18:42 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

When I heard the title "Academy Fight Song", for some reason, I knew it'd be a great song. It's one of my favorites now. I can't pinpoint what it is about the title, tho. I liked "Speakers Push the Air" after I forced it; "If We Can Land..." is a WONDERFUL mixtape song (of course). The deciding factor in which Morrissey solo songs I like the most is always the title (ie "Hairdresser on Fire" = best song evah)

A.V. Alexandre (Keiko), Tuesday, 22 October 2002 18:52 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

fifteen years pass...

Car Seat Headrest - War Is Coming (If You Want It)

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 1 January 2018 16:55 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I didn't know Car Seat Headrest except as a name, but I was curious to hear this song, despite some trepidations.

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 1 January 2018 16:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Best thread ever

The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Blecch (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 1 January 2018 17:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Who's that by?

Mark G, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 11:42 (eleven months ago) Permalink

so many father john misty songs

flappy bird, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 18:29 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i hate myself and want to die - nirvana

flappy bird, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 18:47 (eleven months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UslxbFZpWQU

flappy bird, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 19:29 (eleven months ago) Permalink

!!! - “We Were Stoned When We Thought Up The Title Of This And We Didn't Want To Give It A Name That We Had To Explain As 'Oh Yeah We Were Stoned When We Thought Of It' So We're Just Calling It Improvisational Jam 11-02-01”

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 19:34 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i hate myself and want to die - nirvana

good song tho

billstevejim, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 19:37 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i disagree, it's a throwaway noise song, boring riff, shit lyrics. and the title is so good. easily my least favorite in utero era song, including 'gallons of rubbing alcohol...' (fantastic title, great genuinely disturbing music & lyrics) and 'the other improv' (absolutely chilling). i love all the in utero era songs but man what a waste for 'i hate myself and want to die.'

flappy bird, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 19:41 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Is it the one where the chorus is like "Its someday, its someway" ?

Mark G, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 21:52 (eleven months ago) Permalink

yeah

flappy bird, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 21:55 (eleven months ago) Permalink

That one's alright!

Mark G, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 08:21 (eleven months ago) Permalink

'alright' maybe, but not great, certainly not as good as the title deserves

flappy bird, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 17:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

All About That Bass

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 17:18 (eleven months ago) Permalink

great choice

flappy bird, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 17:20 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Its a bad title because it doesnt serve the song. I think it got randomly applied, along with "Sappy" or "Verse Chorus Verse" or whatever else those two songs got.

Mark G, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 22:15 (eleven months ago) Permalink

yeah the song is very nonchalant, it sounds tossed off, the emotional tenor of the song is indifference. the music of "Moist Vagina" and "Milk It" would've fit "I Hate Myself and Want to Die" much better, for example.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 22:17 (eleven months ago) Permalink

like, idk when i listen to the song i'm not convinced he hates himself or that he wants to die. lol

flappy bird, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 22:17 (eleven months ago) Permalink

kind of a shitty thing to say about a suicide victim

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 23:19 (eleven months ago) Permalink

lmao ok dude

flappy bird, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 23:41 (eleven months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

So many Father John Misty songs

flappy bird, Saturday, 21 April 2018 03:37 (seven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

exact opposite

loren connors and suzanne langille, "Wee Wee Hours"

Karl Malone, Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:38 (four months ago) Permalink

Nurse with Wound has some utterly pretentious yet awesome titles. The music is not horrible but it’s somewhat unremarkable half of the time.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 19 July 2018 19:21 (four months ago) Permalink


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