How to use a variation of a title from a successful band to increase sales.

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    How to use a variation of a title from a successful band to increase sales.

    It's fun when an artist takes a name from a previous album and puts a funny twist on it.


    The Mothers Of Invention used a spoof of the Sgt. Pepper cover on their LP 'We're Only In It For The Money'

    The Replacements actually named their 3rd LP 'Let It Be.' ( opting to skip the variation and copy it exactly).

    Kirsty MacColl had an LP named 'Electric Landlady', a twist on Hendrix 'Electric Ladyland.'

    Todd Rundgren's Utopia named an LP 'Deface The Music', possibly unintentionally twisting the ELO title 'Face The Music' , but surely intentionally spoofing the 'Meet The Beatles' album cover.

    But the funniest one of all ( I think) , was the Dead Milkmen with their LP 'Metaphysical Graffiti', a humorous twist on the Led Zep classic 'Physical Graffiti.'

    Any others that come to mind either the album title or cover?

     
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    Re: How to use a variation of a title from a successful band to increase sales.

    Butthole Surfers album 'Hairway to Steven'

     
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    Phish - Hampton Comes Alive  

     

     
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    'Electric Landlady' is priceless.

     
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    In response to devildavid's comment:

    Butthole Surfers album 'Hairway to Steven'



    Sorry to steal your thunder; I owe this knowledge to you.   Laughing

    These fit, don't they?   These are "nods" in terms of artists' names, but I thought they were appropriate for the thread.   

    "Low" -- David Bowie

    "Bowi" -- Nick Lowe

     
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    In response to devildavid's comment:

     

    Butthole Surfers album 'Hairway to Steven'

     



    Sorry to steal your thunder; I owe this knowledge to you.   Laughing

     

    These fit, don't they?   These are "nods" in terms of artists' names, but I thought they were appropriate for the thread.   

    "Low" -- David Bowie

    "Bowi" -- Nick Lowe



    I purposely let these go to see if someone else would use them. No problem.

     
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    In response to CliffordWasHere's comment:

    How do you know it's to "increase sales"? Isn't it more just an homage or a tip of the cap more so than some money driven agenda?

     




    How stupid of me.

    These artists don't want sales, they want their albums to collect dust on the shelf.

    Thanks for being overly critical.

     
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    Re: How to use a variation of a title from a successful band to increase sales.

    In response to CliffordWasHere's comment:

    In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:

     

    In response to CliffordWasHere's comment:

     

    How do you know it's to "increase sales"? Isn't it more just an homage or a tip of the cap more so than some money driven agenda?

     

     




    How stupid of me.

     

    These artists don't want sales, they want their albums to collect dust on the shelf.

    Thanks for being overly critical.

     




    You seem to be a very sensitive person.  I thought it was odd that you think the goal of the album title knock offs was solely to increase albume sales. It's what your thread title says.

     

    IMO, I don't feel that is the agenda by a band or artist whatsoever.

     




    Yeah. You can really tell alot about people by a few comments on a forum.

    This was supposed to be a fun thread, and lo and behold a wannabee psychologist chimes in and turns it into a real downer.

    How about staying with the program, and stop trying to analyze whether a poster is "a sensitive person" or not?

     

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