Acts that are not on Spotify

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Bob Dylan got in there recently, but there are still some big (and some slightly lesser) names lacking.

The Beatles
All solo Beatles apart from Ringo
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Metallica
AC/DC
Frank Zappa
King Crimson
Slade
Tool
Badfinger (apart from the two lesser known Warner albums)
Flower Kings

More?

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:22 (eight years ago) link

was gonna say fuckin' flyin a-heads but whoa there they are

CharlieS, Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:37 (eight years ago) link

Adding Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their 80s albums are in there, but nothing more recent.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:51 (eight years ago) link

I was sure Caetano Veloso and Jorge Ben were absent but now they're there! Anyway:

War
Popol Vuh
Ash Ra Tempel
Perfume
Joanna Newsom
Boredoms
Curtis Mayfield

Everything on 100% Silk, Planet Mu, RVNG, Numero, Sublime Frequencies, Soul Jazz...

James Bond Jor (seandalai), Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:00 (eight years ago) link

kinks, pre-RCA years, which is pretty lol. at least that's how it was last time i checked.

tylerw, Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:01 (eight years ago) link

the entire drag city catalog

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:08 (eight years ago) link

I think that part of the Kinks catalog is out-of-print period.

timellison, Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:10 (eight years ago) link

Zoviet France

La Monte Young

The Hafler Trio

H.N.A.S.

and so so many more, I continue to laugh bitterly at the starry eyed dreamers who think "everything" is available as a stream.

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:53 (eight years ago) link

kinks pre-RCA is '71-Back, and very much in print via Sanctuary/Universal.

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:55 (eight years ago) link

Last U.S. CD releases were 1990 and they're not available as downloads on iTunes or Amazon.

timellison, Saturday, 31 March 2012 03:05 (eight years ago) link

I think Sanctuary is administering the Pye/Reprise Kinks rights in the States now. The first three albums were reissued here in the early 2000s via a partnership with BMG. Now they are hooked up with Universal, but perhaps they feel anyne who cares will pick up their imports, which are fairly well distributed here.

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 31 March 2012 03:13 (eight years ago) link

You'd think that Universal would want a group as big as the Kinks on iTunes. I wonder if there are other issues.

timellison, Saturday, 31 March 2012 03:41 (eight years ago) link

Oasis, Example, Wretch 32, most Julia Holter.

mike t-diva, Saturday, 31 March 2012 12:01 (eight years ago) link

Roy Harper, except for his debut album.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Saturday, 31 March 2012 12:48 (eight years ago) link

adele
peter gabriel
momus (creation label era)

piscesx, Saturday, 31 March 2012 13:48 (eight years ago) link

Adele has "19" in there, but only the first two singles from "21".

As for The Kinks, "Something Else" is still lacking, but they seem to have most anything else.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:07 (eight years ago) link

Only three Hootie and the Blowfish songs. (Don't ask.)

Cuba Pudding, Jr. (jaymc), Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:11 (eight years ago) link

Peter Gabriel

I am using your worlds, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:29 (eight years ago) link

sorry piscesx, missed your post!

I am using your worlds, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:29 (eight years ago) link

There's some Popol Vuh on there, though one of the playable albums has TAKEDOWN AS PER LABEL REQUEST in the title.

JoeStork, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:39 (eight years ago) link

Coil

Also Cosey Fanni Tutti has been pretty vocal about her dislike of Spotify. C&C and TG are in the process of being taken down altogether, I understand.

kraudive, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:40 (eight years ago) link

As for The Kinks, "Something Else" is still lacking, but they seem to have most anything else.

― Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Saturday, March 31, 2012 10:07 AM (43 minutes ago)

Maybe in Norway!

timellison, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:52 (eight years ago) link

Black Sabbath's studio albums with John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne.

America's Mobile, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:57 (eight years ago) link

they are here in the uk

Algerian Goalkeeper, Saturday, 31 March 2012 18:03 (eight years ago) link

Red Hot Chili Peppers were added yesterday if you like that kind of thing.

No Rammstein sadly.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Saturday, 14 April 2012 09:07 (eight years ago) link

I see that the new Peter Gabriel live album is available. Hopefully the rest of his work will follow soon.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:30 (eight years ago) link

Seger

henry s, Saturday, 28 April 2012 00:00 (eight years ago) link

Sugar (and only the Warners Husker stuff.)

I didn't know before I selected Indie! (TastySounds), Saturday, 28 April 2012 12:50 (eight years ago) link

None of Def Leppard's popular albums are on there.

Moodles, Saturday, 28 April 2012 14:56 (eight years ago) link

i'm not on spotify

markers, Saturday, 28 April 2012 14:58 (eight years ago) link

only the Warners Husker stuff

No longer true!

timellison, Saturday, 28 April 2012 15:30 (eight years ago) link

That was fast.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Saturday, 28 April 2012 15:36 (eight years ago) link

Alright, who on this board is from SST?

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 28 April 2012 21:11 (eight years ago) link

Sugar's stuff is on there, or at least it was about five days ago. I listened to Copper Blue.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 28 April 2012 21:18 (eight years ago) link

gimme some good news about Seger, guys

henry s, Saturday, 28 April 2012 23:44 (eight years ago) link

It looks like Bureau B, which did a lot of the Sky Krautrock reissues, pulled the rights in the US.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:32 (eight years ago) link

Sandie Shaw. oddly.

piscesx, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:34 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

King Crimson! Also, more Pink Floyd than a current live album, ffs!

There are many tribes in the Juggalo nation (Viceroy), Friday, 25 May 2012 21:42 (eight years ago) link

Mainly, there's a Jex Thoth song called "The Banishment" and its melody is almost exactly like the melody line of "Epitaph" but I couldn't cross-compare - at least not in spotify.

There are many tribes in the Juggalo nation (Viceroy), Friday, 25 May 2012 21:44 (eight years ago) link

A bunch of Peter Gabriel there now

seven league bootie (James Morrison), Monday, 28 May 2012 03:32 (eight years ago) link

Yellow Magic Orchestra

timellison, Monday, 28 May 2012 05:40 (eight years ago) link

I just looked and there were only a few odds and sods from Gabriel, certainly no albums.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Monday, 28 May 2012 08:00 (eight years ago) link

Kinks seem to be on, plentifully (including Something Else)

Mark G, Monday, 28 May 2012 08:23 (eight years ago) link

King Crimson!

Fripp has determinedly set his face against spotify, the diary on his website has plenty of back-and-forth on this topic.

that mustardless plate (Bill A), Monday, 28 May 2012 08:30 (eight years ago) link

One album that is on there is "From Good to Great", a tutorial CD by Robt Fripp

Mark G, Monday, 28 May 2012 08:38 (eight years ago) link

No Something Else in US :(

Ian Hunter Is Learning the Game (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 28 May 2012 13:18 (eight years ago) link

Royal Trux

dmr, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 20:32 (eight years ago) link

I just looked and there were only a few odds and sods from Gabriel, certainly no albums

That's weird--I can see all of them (in Australia, anyway)

Boards of Canada
Throbbing Gristle
Severed Heads

all pretty much absent

seven league bootie (James Morrison), Monday, 11 June 2012 23:56 (eight years ago) link

Only Gabriel that's on Spotify US is that live/orchestra thing from recently.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 00:02 (eight years ago) link

Thx!

OG Honeymoon Ave (morrisp), Saturday, 27 June 2020 06:08 (six months ago) link

DJ quik & kurupt's "blaqkout"

specific fry such as scampo (||||||||), Saturday, 27 June 2020 06:37 (six months ago) link

once or twice a month I really wanna listen to you made me realize by the my bloody valentines without going to youtube for it and I wish they'd just let me give them their moneys through the spotify

if only there were some widely available, portable, physical medium that would enable you to listen to this song in high res audio

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Saturday, 27 June 2020 09:01 (six months ago) link

if only it was the 21st century

never mind that shit, here comes scampo (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 27 June 2020 09:03 (six months ago) link

I just noticed INXS, Underneath The Colours, and The Swing aren't on US spotify. I think they used to be? And I wonder why it's just those three*.

(*Elegantly Wasted is also missing, but eh.)

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 27 June 2020 19:39 (six months ago) link

I don't think Elegantly Wasted has ever been up, and the title track is blacked out on whatever comp it's on.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 27 June 2020 19:46 (six months ago) link

BlaQKout is there for me.

billstevejim, Saturday, 27 June 2020 23:08 (six months ago) link

Wonder why the Another View version of “Ride Into The Sun” is greyed out.

Two Spocks Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 18:32 (six months ago) link

Jim Carroll Band: "People Who Died" is on some various artists comps, and that is it.

― a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, May 28, 2019 12:16 AM (one year ago) bookmarkflaglink

Not sure when this happened, but the Catholic Boy album is up and copyrighted to Fat Possum (instead of original label Atlantic).

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 05:37 (six months ago) link

Fat Possum put it out on vinyl last year.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 05:40 (six months ago) link

All the original Brinsley Schwarz lps left the US service recent-ish(?). Couple of comps and a bunch of archival live albums still there. The band's "This Is:" playlist is about half blacked-out tracks now.

I got Nervous On The Road as an "Album Pick" today, but only five of the ten songs are playable and the album isn't listed in the discography.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 5 July 2020 18:55 (six months ago) link

Ada Rook has discovered the cheat code to being "on Spotify" while trying to convince ppl not to use it: a little blurb tacked onto every track directing them to Bandcamp

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Sunday, 5 July 2020 19:04 (six months ago) link

i like that idea. bandcamp charges nothing to store as much as you want. i wish that more lofi and "home musician" types would switch to bandcamp. but then if that happened, they'd probably start charging, so nvm.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 5 July 2020 23:57 (six months ago) link

Samantha Gilles - Let Me Feel It is one of my favorite songs from the 80s and I’ve been waiting over 5 years for it to show up on spotify.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 05:40 (six months ago) link

It's on YouTube Music!

FAC 179 (morrisp), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 06:31 (six months ago) link

None of Curve's Anxious Records albums

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 16 July 2020 15:51 (five months ago) link

Seems like a lot of Ray Charles stuff is missing. Only 24 albums there, many of them comps. Ray had like 60 studio and live albums.

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 16 July 2020 17:18 (five months ago) link

someone probly said this heat

i dont reckon bean church is on spotify too :((

fkknutter, Saturday, 18 July 2020 19:39 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

Just noticed ZZ Top's Deguello has been taken down.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 7 September 2020 01:34 (four months ago) link

I wish the Swedish twee-ish band Granada were on north american spotify

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Monday, 7 September 2020 01:54 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Ain't Love Grand by X has been taken down.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 1 October 2020 02:30 (three months ago) link

And on a related tip, I don't think The Blasters Slash recordings have ever been up aside from the 20 tracks on the old Blasters Collection from '90.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 1 October 2020 02:34 (three months ago) link

Nothing Painted Blue's early stuff is missing

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 1 October 2020 12:52 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Global Communication: 76:14 is there, Remotion and Pentamerous Metamorphosis ain't.

neith moon (ledge), Friday, 23 October 2020 09:52 (two months ago) link

Those missing Bryan Ferry albums are up/back up!

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 28 October 2020 21:34 (two months ago) link

Alex Jones is back on!

Un-fooled and placid (sic), Wednesday, 28 October 2020 21:47 (two months ago) link

SOS Band and also Imagination have gone through some fairly recent withdrawal of much of their material that was there before. Extremely annoying.

― nashwan, zondag 10 februari 2019 13:30

Imagination is there for me, and has always been afaik.

― breastcrawl, zondag 10 februari 2019 14:37

my heart jumped when I read that re: Imagination but yup they're still there for me too

― ⅋ (crüt), zondag 10 februari 2019 14:53

Imagination's Body Talk album has now disappeared from my (Dutch) Spotify. It was there until very recently :-(

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 4 November 2020 17:49 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I just noticed INXS, Underneath The Colours, and The Swing aren't on US spotify. I think they used to be? And I wonder why it's just those three

Listen Like Thieves has also been removed.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 04:17 (one month ago) link

I frequently rue the dearth of Rudimentary Peni on Spotify.

charlie rex, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 12:01 (one month ago) link

The first Moby Grape album is mostly greyed-out for whatever reason.

InternationalWaters, Saturday, 28 November 2020 14:39 (one month ago) link

joanna newsom - absent on spotify, i'm not crying about it, but typical when you want to play someone a song...

Swanswans, Sunday, 29 November 2020 11:45 (one month ago) link

yeah I think she was one of the few artists exempted when the Drag City catalog finally became available on Spotify

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Sunday, 29 November 2020 16:42 (one month ago) link

The Steve Albini thread led me to look up the album he did with Page and Plant, and it turns out none of their albums as Page and Plant are on spotify

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 00:32 (one month ago) link

Frustrating that the first Savath & Savalas album isn't on there. His other stuff is

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 00:58 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Remove KLF from thread

BREAKING: 2021 off to shock good start. Overnight The KLF have arrived on streaming services with a Greatest Hits album and all their videos are now on an official YouTube channel. 2021 is so far justified and ancient. https://t.co/ovE2wKfAbi pic.twitter.com/A4Cm3DQz0v

— 📻 Colin Paterson 📺 (@ColinGPaterson) January 1, 2021

groovypanda, Friday, 1 January 2021 15:23 (two weeks ago) link

Remove KLF from thread

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— 📻 Colin Paterson 📺 (@ColinGPaterson) January 1, 2021🕸]🐦


Not on US Spotify?

Boring United Methodist Church (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 1 January 2021 17:54 (two weeks ago) link

I see a comp up called Solid State Logik

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 1 January 2021 19:47 (two weeks ago) link

yeah, that’s the one

Eddy Grant is on Spotify but "Electric Avenue" is not -- why?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 11 January 2021 20:17 (four days ago) link

Is the rest of the 2008 Deluxe Edition of the album available in your territory, just not that song?

https://open.spotify.com/album/31PZoM7xs7wuWL9wLZ6KTw

shivers me timber (sic), Monday, 11 January 2021 21:13 (four days ago) link

^that entire album is greyed out for me (here in the US)

four songs from this comp are greyed out, including "Electric Avenue"

searching for the track just brings up the same track name used by other artists (I assume some are covers?)

Four Jacks and a Jill (morrisp), Monday, 11 January 2021 21:32 (four days ago) link

(also can't find the Grant track on YouTube Music or Tidal, fwiw)

Four Jacks and a Jill (morrisp), Monday, 11 January 2021 21:34 (four days ago) link

gonna go out on a wild limb of speculation and imagine that Spotify used to have the album but its license has expired or been withdrawn

shivers me timber (sic), Monday, 11 January 2021 21:36 (four days ago) link

three minutes ago, the radio was playing Dynamite by BTS. Now it is playing an advertisement for car insurance -- why?

shivers me timber (sic), Monday, 11 January 2021 21:37 (four days ago) link

All four greyed-out songs were originally released on Grant's own ICE label, and the CD version of that comp credits both ICE and what appears to be a compilation-only licensing company of Grant's, so maybe he specifically withdrew the license from Mercury.

shivers me timber (sic), Monday, 11 January 2021 21:44 (four days ago) link

It's on UK Spotify but only on a Best of Jamaica comp and spelled as Electric Avennue

groovypanda, Monday, 11 January 2021 22:08 (four days ago) link

that’s not the real Eddy Grant tho

Several Grace Jones albums on Spotify, but not Slave to the Rhythm, frustrating.

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Monday, 11 January 2021 22:55 (four days ago) link

Ah i did wonder, what with the spelling xp

groovypanda, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 14:20 (three days ago) link

yeah, you got my hopes up there for a sec!


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