Plenty of album are given title tracks, which are songs that share a name with the album itself, but these seven songs are a bit different, sharing a name with whatever happens to be on the album cover. Here are seven song titles that describe their album covers.
1 & 2. The Who - "Heinz Baked Beans"/"Odorono" (1967)
As its title implies, the concept behind the Who's classic 1967 album The Who Sell Out was that the Who had sold out by incorporating commercial jingles into the tracklist for products such as Odorono deodorant and Heinz Baked Beans, both of which are featured prominently on the album cover.
3. Sonic Youth - "Candle" (1988)
One of Sonic Youth's simplest yet strongest album covers was for their 1988 opus Daydream Nation, which features a painting of a candle by German artist Gerhard Richter, appropriately named "Candle." Either coincidentally or intentionally, the album features a song also named "Candle."
4. Pixies - "Monkey Gone To Heaven" (1989)
"Monkey Gone to Heaven" is one of the best and most popular songs that the Pixies ever wrote, but if you weren't entirely sure which Pixies album it was included on, you'd be safe in assuming it was the album with the picture of a haloed monkey with "5," "6," and "7" floating around it.
5. Red House Painters - "Rollercoaster" (1993)
Depending on who you ask, "Rollercoaster" is actually the title track to Red House Painter's second album, which is officially self-titled but has become known as "Rollercoaster" due to the sepia-toned photograph of a rollercoaster that serves as its cover.
6. Bohren & Der Club of Gore - "Skeletal Remains" (2002)
If their name is any indication, German ambient jazz band Bohren & Der Club of Gore has pretty much perfected the art of morbid song titles. Their 2002 masterwork Black Earth features such gems as "Destroying Angels," "The Art of Coffins," and "Constant Fear," while the grim drawing of a skull on the album's cover is represented by the track "Skeletal Remains."
7. Deerhoof - "Apple Bomb" (2003)
What makes the cover of Deerhoof's 2003 album Apple O' so clever is that it could be many things: a tidal wave, a giant blue apple core (or a normal-sized apple core sitting near some tiny people), or a mushroom cloud, possibly even all three. The surreal nature of the drawing is referenced in one of the album's tracks, titled "Apple Bomb."
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