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Besides Black Sabbath's song Black Sabbath on the album Black Sabbath, what are other song/album/band eponymous trifecta?

I would give Infectious Grooves partial credit as well.
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Iron Maiden/Iron Maiden/Iron Maiden.
posted by evisceratordeath at 11:55 AM on November 6, 2010


Wilco (the song) on Wilco (the album) by Wilco
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 11:56 AM on November 6, 2010


Canadian group Great Big Sea. First song on their first album.
posted by Lokheed at 11:56 AM on November 6, 2010


Bad Company/Bad Company/Bad Company.
posted by divide_by_cucumber at 11:58 AM on November 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


Living in a Box
posted by harkin banks at 12:01 PM on November 6, 2010


This blogger calls it the "eponymous hat trick".

See also (not all may be on eponymous albums)
posted by drlith at 12:02 PM on November 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Meat Puppets
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 12:03 PM on November 6, 2010


Almost (band/album/song):
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah / Clap Your Hands Say Yeah / Clap Your Hands!
posted by axiom at 12:04 PM on November 6, 2010


Minor Threat
posted by scody at 12:05 PM on November 6, 2010


New Kids on the Block/New Kids on the Block/New Kids on the Block
posted by to recite so charmingly at 12:08 PM on November 6, 2010


The band Pennywise has a song called Pennywise.
posted by alligatorman at 12:08 PM on November 6, 2010


Queen of the Reich by Queensryche on their EP Queensryche is close
posted by jaimystery at 12:11 PM on November 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh and it's on their first album, Pennywise.
posted by alligatorman at 12:13 PM on November 6, 2010


Two tracks on Luke Haine's side/solo project: Baader Meinhof/Baader Meinhof/Baader Meinhof
posted by permafrost at 12:20 PM on November 6, 2010


Talk Talk.
posted by infinitywaltz at 12:21 PM on November 6, 2010


Talk Talk

I thought so, too -- I would have sworn up and down that Talk Talk's first album (with the "Talk Talk" single) was self-titled, but turns out it was actually called The Party's Over. Though I wonder if it was one of those cases where it was retitled for the U.S. market?

posted by scody at 12:34 PM on November 6, 2010


Queen Queen Queen! (Albums: Queen and Queen II, and songs: Killer Queen, March of the Black Queen, White Queen, God Save the Queen -- and maybe more but I stopped looking!)
posted by Sarah Jane at 12:34 PM on November 6, 2010


Lucifer's Friend

Here is the song, as it is awwwwesome.
posted by medeine at 12:36 PM on November 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Body Count/Body Count/Body Count

Also, the song "Body Count's In The House" by the band Body Count on the album Body Count contains the phrase "body count" 71 times.
posted by The Card Cheat at 12:37 PM on November 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


And how about Devo?! Name of band, name in two album titles and approximately four songs.
posted by Sarah Jane at 12:40 PM on November 6, 2010


Ooh, I thought of another one: Saint Vitus

A live performance of said song, from 1986.
posted by medeine at 12:41 PM on November 6, 2010


Non-example: They Might Be Giants had a song "They Might Be Giants," but it was not on their album They Might Be Giants.
posted by AkzidenzGrotesk at 12:43 PM on November 6, 2010


And another. This is fun! Witchcraft

Witchcraft, take one.
posted by medeine at 12:46 PM on November 6, 2010


I scoured my iTunes collection and found one:

Comets on Fire/Comets on Fire/Comets on Fire

Close but no:
Destroyer/Destroyer's Rubies/Rubies
Jens Lekman/Oh You're So Silent Jens/Jens Lekman's Farewell Song to Rock Dennis
The Clash/The Clash/Clash City Rockers
posted by The Michael The at 12:47 PM on November 6, 2010


Bo Diddley/Bo Diddley/Bo Diddley
posted by Knappster at 12:57 PM on November 6, 2010


Drivin N Cryin / Drivin N Cryin / Drivin N Cryin
posted by COD at 1:02 PM on November 6, 2010


Dance or Die [youtube]
posted by Su at 1:19 PM on November 6, 2010


In fairness, if Bo Diddley had is way, all his songs from all his albums would probably be called "Bo Diddley"
posted by mhoye at 1:45 PM on November 6, 2010 [11 favorites]


God Help the Girl/God Help the Girl/God Help the Girl

(It's not exactly a band, but an... indie pop musical. Kind of.)
posted by punchdrunkhistory at 1:53 PM on November 6, 2010


Almost:

Dead Moon / Dead Moon Night / Dead Moon Night
posted by evisceratordeath at 1:58 PM on November 6, 2010


Blackfield by Blackfield from their first album Blackfield.
posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email at 2:08 PM on November 6, 2010


The Good, the Bad, and the Queen did this (doesn't work if you go along with Damon Albarn's statement that the band who made this album has no name, but that's how it shows up on the iPod).
posted by thesmallmachine at 2:26 PM on November 6, 2010


(In a) Big Country, by Big Country on the album Big Country
posted by ElDiabloConQueso at 2:27 PM on November 6, 2010


on the album Big Country

Sorry to be such an early '80s pedant, but their first album, with "In a Big Country," was actually titled The Crossing.

posted by scody at 2:34 PM on November 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ha! 35 comments in and I got one!
Highwayman, by the Highwaymen, on the Highwayman album. Take that!
posted by iamkimiam at 2:56 PM on November 6, 2010


Pure had a song called Pure on the album Pureafunalia
posted by davey_darling at 3:34 PM on November 6, 2010


Let's Go Bowling/Let's Go Bowling/Let's Go Bowling.
posted by the dief at 4:14 PM on November 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Bad Religion/Bad Religion/but released on How Could Hell Be Any Worse?
posted by Ghidorah at 7:12 PM on November 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


(wait, the original release was an EP, and it was titled Bad Religion!)
posted by Ghidorah at 7:13 PM on November 6, 2010


Art in America.
posted by Bernt Pancreas at 7:54 PM on November 6, 2010


Talk Talk's first full-length wasn't called Talk Talk, but it was predated in the US by an EP/Mini-LP by that name, and it did include "Talk Talk". Pretty sure MTV listed it that way onscreen too.
posted by Lazlo at 8:52 PM on November 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


The Art of Noise / Who's Afraid (of the Art of Noise?) / Who's Afraid (of the Art of Noise?)
posted by Hardcore Poser at 9:10 PM on November 6, 2010


Motörhead/Motörhead/Motörhead
posted by Aversion Therapy at 11:08 PM on November 6, 2010


Plus, I'm rather amazed nobody else came up with that in all this time.
posted by Aversion Therapy at 11:10 PM on November 6, 2010


Icehouse/Icehouse/Icehouse
posted by bink at 1:04 AM on November 7, 2010


La Dusseldorf. In addition to a song called "La Dusseldorf" they have a song that is just called "Dusseldorf" on the same record.

Old and in the Way.

They Might Be Giants came close, but the song was on the wrong record. The same with Rank and File. Public Image Ltd. had a song called "Public Image" on their debut album that is technically called First Issue, but is widely referred to as Public Image.
posted by snofoam at 5:12 AM on November 7, 2010


This is close but no banana, so I'm guessing won't get a best answer:

Take That/Take That and Party/Take That and Party

Also, y'know, Take That. Sorry.
posted by Helga-woo at 7:32 AM on November 7, 2010


Oh, also Psychoslaphead, a weird one-off Juno Reactor side-project
posted by Su at 11:57 AM on November 7, 2010


wavves does it on their first album (not to be confused with the second album, 'wavvves' with three v's)
posted by noloveforned at 9:12 AM on November 8, 2010


Train has a song called "Train" on the album Train.
posted by citywolf at 1:35 PM on November 8, 2010


Village People, "Village People," Village People.
posted by kirkaracha at 9:19 PM on July 22, 2011


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