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    Hidden album title in the lyrics (as opposed to the track list)

    conversation over dinner last night....


    When the album's title is taken from the lyrics inside a song rather than one of the song's title

    for ex:

    DSOTM >> from Brain Damage's lyrics.
    SEBTP >> from Moonlit Knight
    The Sweet's Desolation Boulevard >> from The 6-Teens
    Syd's Madcap Laugh - from Octopus
    Camembert Electrique >> from Dynamite

    any more??


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    Jethro Tull's Stormwatch comes from the song "Dun Ringill".
    "And your little sister's immaculate virginity wings away on the bony shoulders of a young horse named George who stole surreptitiously into her geography revision."

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    Relayer is actually taken from a lyric in TFTO, right?
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    Pearls Before Swine's The Use of Ashes album title is in the lyrics of the song "The Jeweler."
    The title of PBS's box set Jewels Were the Stars is in the lyrics to their song "Rocket Man."
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    Interestingly enough, the song "Houses of the Holy" by Led Zeppelin didn't end up on the album of the same name. The band decided the sound and delivery didn't fit. So it ended up on Physical Graffiti, one release later.
    "And your little sister's immaculate virginity wings away on the bony shoulders of a young horse named George who stole surreptitiously into her geography revision."

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    Jaugernaut (ad); "Contra Mantra" buried in the song "Vanity" (Self promo for a cause long dead and buried).
    I got nothin'

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    Public Enemy "Party For Your Right To Fight" has the title "it takes a nation of millions to hold us back" in the lyrics
    Muse "Starlight" has "black holes and revelations"
    Alanis Morrisette "You Learn" has "jagged little pill"
    Radiohead "2+2=5" has "hail to the thief"
    Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit" has "nevermind"
    Hatfield & The North "Share It" has "Rotter's Club"
    Frank Zappa "Willie The Pimp" has "hot rats"
    Pink Floyd "High Hopes" has "the division bell"

    Almost fits: Steely Dan's "Doctor Wu" has "Katy lies"
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dark Elf View Post
    Jethro Tull's Stormwatch comes from the song "Dun Ringill".
    Quote Originally Posted by zravkapt View Post
    Public Enemy "Party For Your Right To Fight" has the title "it takes a nation of millions to hold us back" in the lyrics
    Muse "Starlight" has "black holes and revelations"
    Alanis Morrisette "You Learn" has "jagged little pill"
    Radiohead "2+2=5" has "hail to the thief"
    Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit" has "nevermind"
    Hatfield & The North "Share It" has "Rotter's Club"
    Frank Zappa "Willie The Pimp" has "hot rats"
    Pink Floyd "High Hopes" has "the division bell"

    Almost fits: Steely Dan's "Doctor Wu" has "Katy lies"
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dark Elf View Post
    Interestingly enough, the song "Houses of the Holy" by Led Zeppelin didn't end up on the album of the same name. The band decided the sound and delivery didn't fit. So it ended up on Physical Graffiti, one release later.

    mmmhhhh!!!!.... Not really was I searching for.

    This could be another thread, and one could think of
    Starless and Bible Black on Starless and not on the SaBB album & song.
    Waiting For The Sun is on Morrison Hotel
    Sheer Heart Attack is on News Of The World
    Spyrogira 's Old Boot Wine is on their third album

    There could be also issues with AC/DC, because of diffrent album contents
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    Elvis Costello has a bunch of them:

    My Aim Is True (from "Alison")
    Punch the Clock (from "The Greatest Thing")
    Blood and Chocolate (from "Uncomplicated")
    Brutal Youth (from "Favourite Hour")
    Near miss: Mighty Like a Rose ("The Other Side of Summer" contains the lyric "the mightiest rose")

    [edit: cited the wrong song title for Mighty Like a Rose]
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    Discipline - To shatter all accord (I can sing it but I don't remember the song title...)

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    The Cars - "Move Like This" is from within the song Too Late

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    Walter Egan: the lyric "with you I'm not shy" in the song "Magnet and Steel" from the album Not Shy.

    Culture Club: the lyric "I'm never really sure if you're just kissing to be clever" in the song "Miss Me Blind" from the album Colour By Numbers, the follow-up to their debut album Kissing to be Clever, which lacked a title track.

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    Popol Ace: Stolen From Time (title from the lyrics to “Soft Shoe Dancer”)
    Popol Ace: Curly Sounds (title from the lyrics to “Today Another Day,” also from the SFT album)
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    On the Moody Blues album Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, the words are never spoken on the album, however the notes E-G-B-D-F are played on piano during the song "Procession", because "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour" was a Brit school boy's mnemonic for the lines of the treble clef.
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    Roxy Music: Stranded (from "Street Life")
    Stranglers: Black and White (from "Curfew"--oddly, the chorus, which contains the phrase, is omitted from the printed lyrics)
    Paul McCartney: Kisses on the Bottom (from "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter")
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dark Elf View Post
    Interestingly enough, the song "Houses of the Holy" by Led Zeppelin didn't end up on the album of the same name. The band decided the sound and delivery didn't fit. So it ended up on Physical Graffiti, one release later.
    Likewise, the Queen song Sheer Heart Attack doesn't appear on the Sheer Heart Attack album, but on News Of The World, which was three albums later. Also, the Def Leppard song On Through The Night wasn't on their first album, On Through The Night, but rather, their second album, High 'n' Dry. There's also the ELP song Brain Salad Surgery, which doesn't appear on the album of that same name, but rather on Works Vol. 2.

    Pink Floyd "High Hopes" has "the division bell"
    David Gilmour said he was considering several titles for that album, and as the impending deadline loomed close, he still hadn't made a decision. It was Douglas Adams who suggested that he could offer his opinion on the matter if Gilmour would donate money to a charity that Adams was running. So Gilmour agreed, and DNA said "You should call it The Division Bell".

    Also, A Momentary Lapse Of Reason is a line in the song One Slip. Apparently, for that album, Gilmour also considered Of Promises Broken (a line from Sorrow) and Signs Of Life as the album title.

    Another one that comes to mind is Knee Deep In The Hoopla by Starship, which of course comes from that awful song, I think you know the one I mean.

    The phrase "peace of mind" occurs in the Iron Maiden song Still Birth, I believe.

    Blue Oyster Cult's Agents Of Fortune takes it's name from a line in the song E.T.I (Extra Terrestial Intelligence).

    Marillion's Clutching At Straw is named for the repeated line in the coda of The Last Straw.

    Now here's a weird one: The Who of course had an album called Face Dances. Then on Pete Townshend's next solo albums, All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes, there's a song called Face Dances Part 2. There is no Face Dances Part One (or if there is, Pete's never released it). According to Wikipedia, two different sources give differing versions of which came first, the album title or the song.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post

    Also, A Momentary Lapse Of Reason is a line in the song One Slip. Apparently, for that album, Gilmour also considered Of Promises Broken (a line from Sorrow) and Signs Of Life as the album title.
    Ooooh, not going to touch that one


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    Dream Theater used to do this a lot early on in their career.

    "And though the time will come When Dream and Day Unite" in Only a Matter of Time
    "Images and Words are running deep" in Wait for Sleep
    "The faithful live Awake" in Innocence Faded

    The streak was broken on Falling Into Infinity, which was originally supposed to be called Stream of Consciousness (mentioned in the lyrics of Lines in the Sand).

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    Rush: Hold Your Fire (from "Mission")

    Peter Hammill: The Roaring Forties (from "Your Tall Ship") and In a Foreign Town (from "This Book")

    Dire Straits: Making Movies (from "Skateaway")

    Suzanne Vega: The Days of Open Hand (from "Book of Dreams")

    Magellan: Impending Ascension (from "Estadium Nacional")

    Midnight Oil: Diesel and Dust (from "Warakurna") and A Place without a Postcard (from "Brave Faces")

    Almost, but not quite, Marathon: The First Run ("I'll Be There has "my first Run") and Enchant: A Blueprint of the World ("At Death's Door" has "the blueprint of the world")

    Genesis: Selling England by the Pound (from "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight")

    Machiavel: Mechanical Moonbeams (from "After the Crop")

    And of course, Peter Gabriel: So (from both "Red Rain" and "Big Time)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    mmmhhhh!!!!.... Not really was I searching for.

    This could be another thread, and one could think of
    Starless and Bible Black on Starless and not on the SaBB album & song.
    Waiting For The Sun is on Morrison Hotel
    Sheer Heart Attack is on News Of The World
    Spyrogira 's Old Boot Wine is on their third album

    There could be also issues with AC/DC, because of diffrent album contents
    With Landmarq's Solitary Witness, Infinity Parade and The Vision Pit the title track only appeared on the next album.

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    Sonic Youth "Hyperstation" ('daydream nation')
    The Cure "Close To Me" ('if I was only sure that the head on the door was a dream')
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    Rush, Signals (from Chemistry)
    Rush, A Show Of Hands (from Prime Mover)
    Rush, Counterpart (from Animate)
    Rush, Snakes & Arrows (from Armor And Sword)
    Queen, Hot Space (from Dancer)

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    Album: The Shaming Of The True
    Song: City Of The Sun
    Lyric: It's the Shaming of The True I guess


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    Album: Skid Row
    Song: Youth Gone Wild
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    How about bands named after albums? Three members of Echolyn released an album under the name Still that was called Always Almost and then they changed the band name to Always Almost for the next album.

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