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Adam Horovitz Submitted Fake Album Names To Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums

Adam Horovitz submitted fake album names

Adam Horovitz submitted fake names – Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien


This new article published by Rolling Stone is a proof that their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time the magazine bragged about last week, is… not very legitimate?

They said they received more than 300 ballots from different artists and other music-business people and among them was the ballot from Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz. But looking at his list, it seems that he was making fun of the entire thing. Rolling Stone called his choices ‘obscure,’ and this is the least they could say. ‘But even the sharpest music scholars on the RS staff weren’t hip to artists like Jan Pfundt and Pops Willard,’ they wrote, ‘In fact, a few of them sounded a little too theoretically good to be true, as if perhaps they may have been placed on the list not because of their musical quality but as part of some sort of clever satirical gesture.’

I honestly don’t know any of the names Adam put on this list, and I searched some of them and only found traces of a few of them (some links are provided below), while the rest appears to be made up? RS admitted it: ‘In fact, a few of them sounded a little too theoretically good to be true, as if perhaps they may have been placed on the list not because of their musical quality but as part of some sort of clever satirical gesture.’

In other words, Adam Horovitz submitted fake album names, and a list including a few ‘real things’ just to trump the enemy. But the real albums are so obscure, so insanely ridiculous, that it was obviously an attempt to make fun of Rolling Stone’s pointless endeavor. In the end, all of these names sound very creative, the entire list is a good laugh, and even though I thought that ‘Ultimate Spinach’ by Ultimate Spinach could only come from a true vegan, this one really do exist.

Here is the list submitted by Adam Horovitz (a.k.a. Ad-Rock )

1. Macka B, Sign of the Times

2. Grits and Gravy, Nuthin’ But The Good Stuff

3. The Frank Figueora Funk Ensemble, Double Bang Bang

4. Chirp, The City Ain’t Tough Enough

5. Sergeant Crikey, It Mek Dem Bubble

6. Hugo Strasser, TanzHits ’71

7. Ultimate Spinach, Ultimate Spinach

8. The Outta Controls, I Need New Friends

9. The Lover’s 2, Slip Into Something More Fantastical

10. Merv Gelter, Unlinked Passages And Patterns

11. Danice Wilder, Funk Your Body Down

12. Strategic Orchestrations, My Suzuki Sierra Is Bumpin’

13. Jan Pfundt, Gekreuzte Drähte

14. Pops Willard, Bus Station Situation

15. Janice Montcrieff,Pour me another Glass Of Whine, You Baby

16. The Dapper Duo, Your Freaky Touch

17. Urszula Dudziak, Urszula

18. Miss Sally Murdoch, Turn Me On When The The Lights Go Off

19. The Cosmonauts (Featuring Shep Greenley), Bump That Funky Bump

20. Digitz, Why Is That Again?

21. The Satin Velvettes, Sooth My Mood

22. Ebbet Maynfield, Flutes A Plenty

23. Video Kids, Woodpeckers From Space

24. The Pete Smith Quintet, Dynamism

25. Amy Cranterston, The Strength Of The Willow’s Shadows

26. Ruff-N-Ready, We Rhyme Right

27. Phil Collins, Dance Into The Light

28. Westbeth, Down In The Basement (Where The Funk Grows)

29. The Captain, 22lb Turkey

30. Monotony, Witness The Rampage

31. The Tremont High School Drum Line, Marching Band Favorites

32. Chip Button, Drums Are My Bag

33. Crabby Appleton, Rotten To The Core

34. Funk-A-Dunk, Out Of Bounds On The Dance Floor

35. Bridget Everett and The Tender Moments, Pound It

36. The Clarence Widley Orchestra, Boxcar Business (Original Soundtrack)

37. Melancholia, Exploration Interflection

38. Al Carlton, Too Smooth

39. Earl Wilson, Jr.,Let My People Come (A Sexual Musical)

40. Khia, Thug Misses

41. The Dunes of Distance, Equanimity

42. General Echo, 12” Of Pleasure

43. Aileen Mccullough, An Oiread Sin Báistí

44. Sweet Lou, Already On It

45. The T-Bones, No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach Is In)

46. Ladies and Lords, The Mod Way

47. Crianças Loucas, é Meu Agora

48. Juan Epstein, Boogaloo In Brooklyn

49. Little Marcy, Happy Day Express

50. Carmine Rittzi, Freak Your Way Out Of This One


1 Comment

  1. Joe on October 1, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Khia, Thug Misses is also a real album. Includes the classic “My Neck, My Back (Lick It)” LOL!

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