July 14, 2008
Earlier this month, I received a press release announcing Todd Snider’s upcoming set. Peace Queer, which will be released digitally on August 19. Snider’s a personal favorite of mine, as longtime readers know, and I always dig his album titles. This one’s certainly memorable, don’t you think?
While perusing other upcoming releases, I learned that Rodney Crowell will also be coming out with a new album this year, due for release on September 2. The title? Sex and Gasoline.
I can take a cosmic hint. Today’s open thread is Greatest Album Titles.
For my pick, I’m going old-school. Tribute albums are fairly commonplace, and some of them have cool names, like Pam Tillis’ tribute to her dad, Mel – It’s All Relative: Tillis Sings Tillis. Others establish the personal connection between the artist and the subject, like Loretta Lynn’s I Remember Patsy and Willie Nelson’s To Lefty, From Willie.
But the tribute album that also carries my favorite album title was released by Merle Haggard in 1973: A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World (Or: My Salute to Bob Wills). It would’ve been a great album title without the alternate moniker, but that little addition clinches it as my all-time fave.
What do you think is the greatest album title in country music history?