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Rejected Titles for Classic Albums

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If you are a hardcore fan of rock you probably already know these rejected titles, but if not here is a list of some of the most famous albums in rock history and the original titles that were rejected.

UltimateClassicRock.com and Diffuser.fm have teamed up to create this list, and here are some of the ones they came up with.

The Beatles album “Revolver” was originally called “Abracadabra”.

The Led Zeppelin album “Presence” was originally called “Obelisk”.

The Pink Floyd album “The Dark Side of the Moon” was originally called “Eclipse”.

The Rolling Stones album “Exile on Main St.” was originally called “Tropical Disease”.

The Who album “Tommy” was originally called “The Deaf, Dumb and Blind Boy”.

The Beastie Boys album “Licensed to Ill” was originally called “Don’t Be a [F-word]“(That’s the GAY SLUR that rhymes with SAGET.  Yeah.  That would’ve been something.  The label blocked that for obvious reasons, and the Beastie Boys later apologized for their insensitivity.)

The David Bowie album “Young Americans” was originally called “Shilling the Rubes”.

The Clash album “London Calling” was originally called “The Last Testament”.

The Elvis Costello album “Armed Forces” was originally called “Emotional Fascism”.

The Smiths album “The Queen Is Dead” was originally called “Margaret on the Guillotine”.

You can go to UltimateClassicRock.com or Diffuser.fm to see the covers of the albums with the rejected titles.

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