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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

CharlieS, Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:37 (six years ago) Permalink

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

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:51 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

the entire drag city catalog

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

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

timellison, Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:10 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

Oasis, Example, Wretch 32, most Julia Holter.

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

Roy Harper, except for his debut album.

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

adele
peter gabriel
momus (creation label era)

piscesx, Saturday, 31 March 2012 13:48 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

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

Peter Gabriel

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

sorry piscesx, missed your post!

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

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

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

they are here in the uk

Algerian Goalkeeper, Saturday, 31 March 2012 18:03 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

Seger

henry s, Saturday, 28 April 2012 00:00 (six years ago) Permalink

Sugar (and only the Warners Husker stuff.)

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

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

Moodles, Saturday, 28 April 2012 14:56 (six years ago) Permalink

i'm not on spotify

markers, Saturday, 28 April 2012 14:58 (six years ago) Permalink

only the Warners Husker stuff

No longer true!

timellison, Saturday, 28 April 2012 15:30 (six years ago) Permalink

That was fast.

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

Alright, who on this board is from SST?

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 28 April 2012 21:11 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

gimme some good news about Seger, guys

henry s, Saturday, 28 April 2012 23:44 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

Sandie Shaw. oddly.

piscesx, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:34 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

A bunch of Peter Gabriel there now

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

Yellow Magic Orchestra

timellison, Monday, 28 May 2012 05:40 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

Mark G, Monday, 28 May 2012 08:23 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

No Something Else in US :(

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

Royal Trux

dmr, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 20:32 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 00:02 (six years ago) Permalink

Felix Da Housecat's Kittenz And Thee Glitz and Devin Dazzle And The Neon Fever albums are finally up (listed as 2017 releases but aren't deluxe or different in any way from the originals).

nashwan, Friday, 29 September 2017 20:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

Still no Smog/Bill Callahan other than a handful of tracks.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 29 September 2017 20:20 (nine months ago) Permalink

all the early X albums aren't on streaming

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 29 September 2017 20:27 (nine months ago) Permalink

Started to think the samples issue was a red herring given the availability of countless other sample-heavy hip hop albums from the same era.

what was cleared vs. what was not cleared is totally random, number of samples has nothing to do with it

Οὖτις, Friday, 29 September 2017 20:31 (nine months ago) Permalink

Beatles samples on Paul's Boutique for ex. = cleared

Οὖτις, Friday, 29 September 2017 20:31 (nine months ago) Permalink

all the early X albums aren't on streaming

All of their albums are on Spotify, at least in Canada

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 29 September 2017 20:40 (nine months ago) Permalink

yeah here, More Fun in the New World is the earliest one available on both Spotify & Tidal (assuming this is true for Google Music, Amazon and Apple)

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 29 September 2017 20:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

acts

del griffith, Saturday, 30 September 2017 01:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

re: Smog
I dont think any Drag City records are on Spotify

President Keyes, Saturday, 30 September 2017 19:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Yellow Magic Orchestra are up on the UK site now.

MaresNest, Friday, 27 October 2017 14:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

oh shi

nashwan, Friday, 27 October 2017 14:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

tttttt

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Friday, 27 October 2017 21:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

Up in USA too! Yay!

Dan I., Friday, 27 October 2017 21:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

Fleetwood Mac's pre-Buckingham/Nicks catalog seems to have been added at some point. Which ones are worth checking out?

Moodles, Friday, 10 November 2017 19:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

From the Bob Welch/Danny Kirwan era, I'd definitely recommend Future Games (there's good stuff on Bare Trees as well).

Gavin, Leeds, Friday, 10 November 2017 20:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

Mystery To Me as well.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 10 November 2017 20:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

THEN PLAY ON

brimstead, Friday, 10 November 2017 23:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Any remaining holdouts?

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 11 March 2018 12:28 (four months ago) Permalink

Spacemen 3

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 11 March 2018 15:19 (four months ago) Permalink

Peter Gabriel. Still the biggest name holdout?

piscesx, Sunday, 11 March 2018 18:56 (four months ago) Permalink

King Crimson

Brad C., Sunday, 11 March 2018 19:17 (four months ago) Permalink

Most of Drag City still?

louise ck (milo z), Sunday, 11 March 2018 19:32 (four months ago) Permalink

King Crimson do at least have some recent live recordings. Slade only have three hits, and there's still next to nothing from Joanna Newsom and Garth Brooks.

mike t-diva, Sunday, 11 March 2018 20:14 (four months ago) Permalink

Oh, and most Jay-Z is still absent.

mike t-diva, Sunday, 11 March 2018 20:15 (four months ago) Permalink

Newsom is on Drag City...

I assume that at least part of the reason RTX have jumped to Fat Possum (after a lifetime on DC) is they want their stuff to be available on Spotify etc., and FP is doing “digital reissues” of the old albums.

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Sunday, 11 March 2018 20:27 (four months ago) Permalink

Most of the releases on Tzadik. As far as I can tell, the only one on there is "Mayim Rabim" by Ayelet Rose Gottlieb and some stuff that's been available through other labels as well (e.g. Pharaoh's Daughter's "Out of the Reeds")
John Zorn in general, though at least that great Sonny Clark Memorial Quartet record is on there.

Diamanda Galas' back catalogue has disappeared somewhat recently -- now there's just the two 2017 records.
Devil Doll's never been available, but I guess they(/he) always made a point of limiting the availability of their records.

On the positive side: there's a ton of Magma on Spotify now. (Seventh Records editions, which I gather are the "proper" ones now, not the Charly releases)

Øystein, Monday, 12 March 2018 10:01 (four months ago) Permalink

There are various older acts who have received lavish career-spanning CD retrospectives from the like of Ace Records (UK), but who are represented on Spotify only via a few random compilation tracks (Reparata and the Delrons and The Goodees are a few examples).

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Monday, 12 March 2018 20:01 (four months ago) Permalink

Keiji Haino is basically absent.

Duke, Monday, 12 March 2018 20:39 (four months ago) Permalink

aaliyah

||||||||, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 07:29 (four months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Glad to announce that all my musical work out on Drag City is now available on all platforms, which includes Spotify! https://t.co/hYZJAQx3bW

— Lætitia Sadier (@SadierLae) April 1, 2018

Can't see anything else on Drag City yet.

Dan Worsley, Monday, 2 April 2018 12:54 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm seeing some Six Organs of Admittance and Ty Segall stuff that wasn't there before.

President Keyes, Monday, 2 April 2018 12:57 (three months ago) Permalink

Appears some stuff is available, but no Smog, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy etc

Dan Worsley, Monday, 2 April 2018 12:57 (three months ago) Permalink

Weird, didn't show up for me on the desktop client but did through the web browser.

Dan Worsley, Monday, 2 April 2018 13:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Poking into a little corner of stuff I'm interested in -- I find almost no Henry Cow (just a Peel Session), no Art Bears, very little Bob Drake, no Hail/Susanne Lewis, etc. A good amount of Fred Frith, but mostly albums from the 2000s. Is it possible that the ReR/Cuneiform scene is not generally represented on Spotify?

Btw - French Frith Kaiser Thompson's "Life, Love, Larf & Loaf" (one of my favorite albums!) is actually on here -- but credited to "By various artists," so hard to find unless you search one of the song titles...

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 21:45 (three months ago) Permalink

Most of them seem to be on Apple Music.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 21:51 (three months ago) Permalink

iProg

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 21:53 (three months ago) Permalink

Henry Cow would be a nice addition. They're a band I'd like to be more familiar with.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:49 (three months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I am perpetually annoyed that I cannot put Wiley & Ms. D - "Heatwave" in my pop funtimes playlist.

Roger Miller's catalogue is very spotty. Mostly comps. Maybe it all got divvied up to different labels at some point?

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 18:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Peter Gabriel albums arriving next week. https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/05/peter-gabriel-spotify/

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 13 May 2018 16:07 (two months ago) Permalink

o wau

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 13 May 2018 16:14 (two months ago) Permalink

I haven't been this excited since "Midnight Blue" on Lou Gramm's Ready or Not album, which was forever grayed out, became streamable. I'm not even kidding.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 13 May 2018 16:16 (two months ago) Permalink

praise geir

kinder, gentler (sleepingbag), Sunday, 13 May 2018 16:28 (two months ago) Permalink

if i touch the little microphone and say "fuck off", will the app stop asking me to use voice control?

Tapes 'n Tapes of Osho (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 17:58 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Bikini Kill (except select tracks on the Punk Singer soundtrack)

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 23 June 2018 19:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Mickey by Toni Basil is not on Spotify for some reason.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 8 July 2018 12:46 (one week ago) Permalink

it is in the uk.

lana del boy (ledge), Sunday, 8 July 2018 13:57 (one week ago) Permalink

might have something to do with her lawsuit:

Basil claims that a company called Razor & Tie Direct has been illegally licensing her song and image without her consent for decades, due to numerous rights transfers that she also allegedly did not authorize.

President Keyes, Monday, 9 July 2018 13:04 (one week ago) Permalink


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