15 Years Ago today… this weird album which was a mix of rock and rap and nu-metal was #1 on the charts…the title of that album was kind of weird too.
Limp Bizkit ‘Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water’ (2000)
What a gross reference…on top of weird cover art!!!! I just wonder why you’d want to market an album that has that sort of innuendo attached to it? GAH!
Some more weird album titles out there…and from the 5 @ 5 today:
Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese (1991)
GNR The Spaghetti Incident? (1993)
A 1993 covers album with some pretty good renditions of songs originally by New York Dolls, The Stooges, and Nazareth. The title refers to a food fight between Axl Rose and drummer Steven Adler.
Rolling Stones Goat’s Head Soup (1973)
George Clinton Hey Man Smell My Finger (1993)
Paul McCartney Kisses On The Bottom (2012)
The Police Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
From an interview with Stewart Copeland when he was asked what the title meant:
“It means everything,” he yelled back. “It’s the same explanation that applies to the last two. It doesn’t have a specific meaning like ‘Police Brutality’ or ‘Police Arrest’, or anything predictable like that. Being vague it says a lot more. You can interpret it in a lot of different ways. It’s not an attempt to be mysterious, just syllables that sound good together, like the sound of a melody that has no words at all has a meaning.”
“Miles (Stewart’s brother and group manager) came up with “Trimondo Blondomina”. Very subtle. Geddit? Like three blondes and the world. Then somebody thought of “Caprido Von Renislam”. That rolls off the tongue. It was the address of the studio. That lasted until next morning.”
The Butthole Surfers WIN the Weird Album Title Game
Locust Abortion Technician
Hairway To Steven