We are excited about the arrival of the new Future of the Left record, which is out this week and — despite what you might read elsewhere — is pretty great and thoroughly worth hearing. Among other things, it includes a song called “Robocop 4 — Fuck Off Robocop,” which goes straight into the pantheon of Great Song Titles of Our Time. It’ll find a home there amongst several other Falkous compositions — he’s been responsible for some killers over the years, both with Future of the Left and their predecessors mclusky. We do love the art of a good song title, and we’ve always been partial to bands who can adorn their songs with names that make us giggle, so here’s a selection of some of our other favorites. What are yours?
mclusky/Future of the Left
Best moment: “Without MSG I Am Nothing”
You could giggle at Andy Falkous’s facility for the English language without ever hearing one of his songs — this is a man whose first release with mclusky was called My Pain and Sadness Is More Sad and Painful Than Yours, and whose blog and Twitter feed are both constant sources of delight. And then, of course, there’s his song titles, which are all kinds of genius — both his extended efforts (“You Need Satan More Than He Needs You,” “Your Children Are Waiting for You to Die”) and their more concise cousins (“Fuck This Band,” “Undress for Success”).