Album: The Temptations Wish It Would Rain
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One of my favorite album title constructions is the one that leads off with the artist’s name, and then some description of either who that artist is or some kind of action they are taking. You know, like The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, Al Green Explores Your Mind, The Who Sell Out, or The Dictators Go Girl Crazy!. This might be mostly a 60s or 70s phenomenon, as while all of those came off of the top of my head, it’s not exactly a thing that you can google and find out more examples. I know, cos I tried.
Anyways, we can add to that list the 1968 Temptations album, The Temptations Wish It Would Rain, which was obviously named after their most recent hit single, the utterly sublime “I Wish It Would Rain,” all about the aftermath of the girl would found another guy in “(I Know) I’m Losing You” and he was doing everything he could to stop her from going in “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” finally got up and left his ass for good.