Saturday, March 31, 2007
REO Speedwagon - You Can Tune a Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish (1978)
What I love about this cover, other than how cheap and ugly the photo is, is how the band decided to capitalize the words Tune and Tuna, as a subtle way of helping the people who failed Basic Puns 101 to see the joke that "Tune" and "Tuna" sound very similar. Some might complain that the band assuming their fans are too dumb to get the joke is a bit meanspirited; I think REO Speedwagon knew damned well that anybody who could actually listen to a song like "Time for Me to Fly" and enjoy it probably needed all the help they could get.
If nothing else, at least this is slightly more clever than the Lords of Acid's pun on the word "pussy."