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 (seven years ago) link

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

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

the entire drag city catalog

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

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

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

Oasis, Example, Wretch 32, most Julia Holter.

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

Roy Harper, except for his debut album.

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

adele
peter gabriel
momus (creation label era)

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

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

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

Peter Gabriel

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

sorry piscesx, missed your post!

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

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

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

they are here in the uk

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

Seger

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

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

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

i'm not on spotify

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

only the Warners Husker stuff

No longer true!

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

That was fast.

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

Alright, who on this board is from SST?

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

gimme some good news about Seger, guys

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

Sandie Shaw. oddly.

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

A bunch of Peter Gabriel there now

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

Yellow Magic Orchestra

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

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

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

Royal Trux

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

Well, I guess around the time I started using it (2013)...
Actually, I still have the album "Aaliyah" in my library (or at least, some kind of "shadow" of the album : its cover, title and many of the track although some appear "not available") !

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 11 April 2019 11:37 (eight months ago) link

aaliyah records came and swiftly went from spotify a few times in some countries but iirc it was a case of someone claiming they had the rights then it being proved that they didn't

Animal Bitrate (Raw Patrick), Thursday, 11 April 2019 12:02 (eight months ago) link

Downtown Science

Theory of Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 11 April 2019 21:11 (eight months ago) link

I heard the De La Soul albums are coming soon

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Friday, 12 April 2019 01:09 (seven months ago) link

Ceramic Hobs (just one song in a comp)
The Ghostwriters (Charles Cohen & Jeff Cain)

stranded, Friday, 12 April 2019 09:15 (seven months ago) link

A few Split Enz albums are missing (including True Colours).

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:32 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Can’t find “There’s Some Whores In This House”!

... (Eazy), Saturday, 11 May 2019 00:19 (seven months ago) link

Went looking for ‘Eurovision’ by Telex and there’s not much by them available.

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 11 May 2019 08:40 (seven months ago) link

Virginia Astley is almost entirely absent from Spotify. For shame.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:09 (seven months ago) link

that’s a p gross and entitled thing to say. she doesn’t owe anybody free access to her work.

blokes you can't rust (sic), Saturday, 11 May 2019 10:56 (seven months ago) link

I didn't mean shame on her, just that it's a shame Gardens... isn't on there. Anyway, it's the whole premise of this thread isn't it?

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Saturday, 11 May 2019 11:33 (seven months ago) link

comsat angels are absent from u.s. spotify aside from two weird comps

John Zorn in general

yep! discovered this when i was in the mood for naked city recently. painkiller *is* on spotify though (i guess bc their records were on earache)

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:29 (seven months ago) link

oh and i see i should've searched for the comsat angels itt too

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:30 (seven months ago) link

I didn't mean shame on her, just that it's a shame Gardens... isn't on there. Anyway, it's the whole premise of this thread isn't it?

Astley presumably controls 90% of her catalogue though

then again this appears to be there in the US?

blokes you can't rust (sic), Saturday, 11 May 2019 19:13 (seven months ago) link

Being called gross and entitled is my favourite way to start a Saturday.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Saturday, 11 May 2019 21:01 (seven months ago) link

Yeah sic, that was pretty Afro, lol

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:02 (seven months ago) link

*aggro! (LOL)

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:02 (seven months ago) link

FP my phone for racism

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:05 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

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, 28 May 2019 05:16 (six months ago) link

Somehow, 2pac’s « California love » (single version) which was available until a few weeks ago has now disappeared.

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 07:27 (six months ago) link

About 30% of albums nominated for the current ambient poll are not on Spotify. Records by Fripp & Eno, Zoviet France, Andrew Chalk, Hiroshi Yoshimura, La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela, Organum, Thomas Köner, Klaus Weise and Tetsu Inoue, for example. Not necessarily surprising...

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 09:51 (six months ago) link

AMM.
They have 4 Keith Rowe recordings, but funnily the profile photo is not him but a reggae singer with the same name.

stranded, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 10:03 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

Slade are finally on it.

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 18:48 (four months ago) link

First Belinda Carlisle album was added recent-ish.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 18:50 (four months ago) link

I'm not a Tool fan but apparently they were one of the "last holdouts": https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/30/20746735/tool-music-spotify-apple-music-digital-streaming

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 18:56 (four months ago) link

The dams are breaking

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:09 (four months ago) link

lots of classic electronic from pre-2000 is missing from spotify for whatever reason

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Thursday, 1 August 2019 02:12 (four months ago) link

nearly all music ever made is missing from Spotify for whatever reason

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 1 August 2019 04:26 (four months ago) link

Joanna Newsom is still keeping out. And De La Soul, the latter apparently against their own wish (samples trouble). Jay-Z will largely stay on Tidal as long as Tidal exists (which might not be long). Split Enz are only available in Oz and Telex just disappeared. Captain Beefheart is in there, but nøt his most famøus album.

Those names (perhaps save for Ee La Soul) are a good bit more marginal though.

The GeirBot (Geir Hongro), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 16:55 (four months ago) link

Besides Slade and Tool, King Crimson aøso recently got there. Apparently nøt Fripp aolo though.

The GeirBot (Geir Hongro), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 16:56 (four months ago) link

Samples not really the reason for the De La Delay (why would it affect p much every track in your catalogue).

nashwan, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 16:59 (four months 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), Friday, March 30, 2012 7:53 PM (seven years ago)

these are all still not-on-Spotify, afaik

sleeve, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 17:03 (four months ago) link

Certain Split Enz albums are up in America.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 17:06 (four months ago) link

Samples not really the reason for the De La Delay (why would it affect p much every track in your catalogue).

Tommy Boy's streaming deal was 90% to Tommy Boy, 10% to De La. De La objected to this publicly and urged people to listen to the two non-Tommy Boy albums that are on Spotify (no idea why Geir thinks they aren't on it); Tommy Boy appear to have said "fuck it, you can't have anything then."

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 18:03 (four months ago) link

De La also released their old albums for free

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 18:04 (four months ago) link

I can also see more recent De La Soul albums there.

The GeirBot (Geir Hongro), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 18:59 (four months ago) link

nearly all music ever made is missing from Spotify for whatever reason

can't be posted enough

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 19:02 (four months ago) link

De La also released their old albums for free

not really. they downloaded their own albums from a Russian pirate site and put them in a zip file, once.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 20:17 (four months ago) link

I can't think of any seminal act whose work is more criminally unknown/unavailable

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 20:21 (four months ago) link

Possibly stretching the term 'seminal' here, but Dave Clark's handling of the Dave Clark Five catalogue by keeping it off the market has been astonishingly dumb. Although I see now that a hits album and a few LPs finally went up on Spotify this year.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 20:30 (four months ago) link

surprised not to find 70s east mids comedy folk group Roaring Jelly on there in some form but no great loss except unsatisfied nostalgia

thomasintrouble, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 20:58 (four months ago) link

put them in a zip file, once

like, they didn't even notice there were no ID3 tags

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:12 (four months ago) link

xxxpost well yeah but I doubt Tommy Boy was happy about that

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:12 (four months ago) link

I doubt Tommy Boy gaf

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:29 (four months ago) link

Laurie Anderson's Big Science was unavailable for a long time but last month I noticed it's up.

Manfred Hemming-Hawing (WmC), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:32 (four months ago) link

huggybear

maura, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:35 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

Hugo Largo

j.o.h.n. in evanston (john. a resident of chicago.), Sunday, 15 September 2019 13:53 (two months ago) link

a lot of groups missing albums-- only the first two Budgie records are there

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 14:04 (two months ago) link

also missing:

Van Morrison- Tupelo Honey
almost all Lucio Battisti
Gil Scott-Heron- Winter in America
almost all Henry Cow

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 14:11 (two months ago) link


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