Worst album or compilation idea?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by DaleClark, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. DaleClark

    DaleClark Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bexley, Ohio
    Maybe this is it:


  2. DaleClark

    DaleClark Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bexley, Ohio
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  3. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident

    Ontario, Canada
    What kind of monster would put "Old Shep" on an album you'd have your kids falls asleep to?
  4. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident

    Surprisingly, "A Bee Gees Halloween" ISN'T the answer to this post. XD
  5. Ron Stone

    Ron Stone Offending Member

    Deep Maryland
    Worse than HAVING FUN WITH ELVIS ON STAGE, a comp of between-songs stage patter?

    For me, it's those bizarre-o A STRING QUARTET TRIBUTE TO [artist], often someone you wouldn't associate with a string quartet. Who buys these things?
  6. Meloski

    Meloski Forum Resident

    Lazaretto - Jack White, it's a great album but the gimmick pressing just kills it. Groove tracks inside to out, separate lead in for side two introduction, hologram in the lead out groove. I just can't be bothered to put it on my turntable.
  7. DaleClark

    DaleClark Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bexley, Ohio
    Oh yeah...you reminded me. I totally forgot about this classic

    I wonder if a Hi-Rez version will ever be released (Lol)
  8. Mr-Beagle

    Mr-Beagle Forum Resident

    The Beach Boys - Stars and stripes vol. 1
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  9. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    :laugh: I've fallen asleep to Old Shep more times than I care to admit. ;) However, small children may feel much differently.
  10. aravel

    aravel starchitect...then, father!

    GDL - MEX
    ::: I really liked thid cd when It came out ...I bought it -as import cd long box- this Billy Idol 'Vital Idol' for which I thought this, after a few months of playing it on my -then new- technics portable cd player:

    - It does not contains 'Mony Mony - Live' that was a huge radio hit but a long bored studio extended version
    - It's a Remixes compilation more or less (8 tracks)
    - It was like a US response to UK's 'Idol Songs 11 of the Best' but it fell short from that one
    - As far as I remember -I no longer own that cd- the volume was very high compared with other cds I owned at the time
    - I became tired of the long tracks and then I sold it along the first bunch of cds I didn't want to keep when I moved to my married new home, though I noticed that somehow I kept the long box.

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  11. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
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  12. DJ LX

    DJ LX Forum Resident

    Madison WI
    Great concept ruined by poor track selection.

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  13. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Released in Europe in 85, US 1987 with an extra track. For mastering you want the German Sonopress. I'm a fan of 12 inch mixes so this was up my alley :)
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  14. LivingForever

    LivingForever Always one more tomorrow...

    Genesis: R-Kive.

    Horrible name, horrible art, horrible idea. Who wants a CD which contains both “The Knife” and “The Living Years”? “Back in New York City” and “I Can’t Dance”?

  15. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

    The Southwest
    The interesting aspect of that compilation is that it was originally intended to be a concert souvenir, available only at concession stands in the arenas during Elvis concerts. Tom Parker initially issued the compilation via his Boxcar label, whereby he and his cronies earned most of the revenues from its sale (Elvis only had a minority stake in Boxcar). With typical Tom Parker gusto, he was later able to convince RCA to accept "Having Fun With Elvis On Stage" and in doing so, Elvis was given credit for delivering an album to RCA under his contract, with the label re-releasing the compilation as a mainstream title.
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  16. owsley

    owsley Forum Resident

    That lp for me is the ultimate scraping the bottom of the barrel lp. I have to admit however if Capitol/Apple put out an lp consisting of Beatles studio session chatter, I would buy it immediately, mainly because Lennon was so nutty and funny.

    I just thought of one: Beatles - Rock And Roll Music. Easily the worst Fabs comp and ridiculous exploitation of their 'rock' songs. But of course the exec's were smart and included I'm Down so completist saps like me had to buy it.
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  17. bataclan2002

    bataclan2002 All You Need Is Now.

    Thought Billy’s Christmas album would win this thread.
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  18. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident

    Ontario, Canada
  19. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Crap, I had that one forever memory blocked, thanks..... :laugh:
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  20. aravel

    aravel starchitect...then, father!

    GDL - MEX
    ::: I remember that I liked a lot the 'To Be A Lover' Remix because it just like Idol used to play it live, and 'Hot In The City' was the best of the cd.
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  21. DaleClark

    DaleClark Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bexley, Ohio
    Elvis LP catalog will never get the most respect due to all the soundtracks and duds. The Camden/pickwick catalog did not help either
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  22. SoundDoctor

    SoundDoctor Forum Resident

    United States
    Kanye West - Yeezus

    Bold artistic statement ruined by lack of quality songs. It's a big "statement" album, but not a very good one.

    If that even makes any sense.
  23. stanlove

    stanlove Forum Resident

    That actually pissed me off.
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  24. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade

    I think BEAU BRUMMELS 66 is one of the worst.

    Warner Brothers had just acquired a group with two original hit singles and decided to have them release an album of covers of current pop hits. The Beau Brummells never recovered as a commercial band, though they did produce a couple critically acclaimed albums.
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  25. kollektionist

    kollektionist Forum Resident

    Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music

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