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

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 (seven 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 (seven months ago) Permalink

Most of them seem to be on Apple Music.

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

iProg

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

o wau

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

praise geir

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

it is in the uk.

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

two weeks pass...

A thread revive reminded me to check, and there's a lot more High Llamas on Spotify now than the last time I looked.

a shomin-geki poster with some horror elements (WilliamC), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 21:54 (three months ago) Permalink

How come Lamb Lies Down is the only Genesis album not on the service?

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 22:35 (three months ago) Permalink

Hole’s Live Through This is still missing while all the rest is available. Annoying.

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 04:15 (three months ago) Permalink

Almost like an empty cavity that is surrounded by other ample materials.

pplains, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 04:25 (three months ago) Permalink

xp Weird, Live Through This is on US spotify

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 05:01 (three months ago) Permalink

PM Dawn

. (Michael B), Wednesday, 25 July 2018 15:34 (three months ago) Permalink

How come Lamb Lies Down is the only Genesis album not on the service?

Yeah this is odd, 'Acts that have one album missing from Spotify even though the rest of their back catalogue is on there' is definitely a thing, some others I've noticed:

Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey
Saves the Day - Stay What You Are
Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 15:48 (three months ago) Permalink

Just noticed My Life in the Bush of Ghosts is finally on there. Hooray!

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 5 August 2018 05:51 (three months ago) Permalink

bet it's not the proper version

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Sunday, 5 August 2018 09:13 (three months ago) Permalink

Live Through This is also on Euro spotify

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Sunday, 5 August 2018 10:04 (three months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

bet it's not the proper version

It’s the 2006 reissue.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 3 September 2018 01:45 (two months ago) Permalink

noticed, based on p4k's recent sunday review, that Clube De Esquina isn't available in full on Spotify. side 4 is chopped off, most prominently

austinb, Monday, 3 September 2018 02:00 (two months ago) Permalink

Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is, oddly, on Tidal for some reason

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 3 September 2018 02:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Lamb Lies down on Broadway is on Canadian spotify

silverfish, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 20:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Noticed that some different Throwing Muses albums have been added and others may be removed.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 21:00 (two months ago) Permalink

Lamb Lies Down is on UK Spotify, too.

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 22:55 (two months ago) Permalink

It's on US Spotify now too. Maybe they're following our thread.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 23:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Anita Baker

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 10 September 2018 14:16 (two months ago) Permalink

Chairmen of the Board

President Keyes, Monday, 10 September 2018 15:12 (two months ago) Permalink

Anita Baker is on Dutch Spotify - nothing post-Rhythm Of Love though

breastcrawl, Monday, 10 September 2018 16:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Five Anita Baker albums and a Best Of on UK Spotify. Also loads and loads of Chairmen Of The Board.

mike t-diva, Monday, 10 September 2018 18:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Must be a US-only omission?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 10 September 2018 18:10 (two months ago) Permalink

I see her listed as an artist with only one song from 2012 listed.

But there are at least two dozen playlists listed that include her better-known stuff, even though they don't appear in her profile. It's weird.

pplains, Monday, 10 September 2018 18:26 (two months ago) Permalink

The only version of Give Me Just a Little More Time available in the US seems to be a re-recording, iirc. I was so bummed out when I couldn't find the original single!

Dan I., Monday, 10 September 2018 18:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Here's Giving You the Best that I've Got

pplains, Monday, 10 September 2018 18:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Nomeansno. Just the Biafra record, a compilation and the In The Fishtank session.
I've played that compilation album way too much this year, since I don't have a CD player anymore.

Øystein, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 14:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Chairmen of the Board

None of the Invictus catalogue is on Spotify except for one Laura Lee album. No Freda Payne, Honey Cone, etc.

Ρεμπετολογια, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 16:07 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

The Zwan album doesn't seem to be on there, at least in U.S. (just an unrelated act called "Zwan," with two 2017 releases)

brush ’em like crazy (morrisp), Friday, 5 October 2018 18:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Zwan CD went out of print fast and it's never been available in digital retailers iirc. Corgan is attempting to write it out of history.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 5 October 2018 18:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Interesting (and too bad, it's a good one...)

brush ’em like crazy (morrisp), Friday, 5 October 2018 18:20 (one month ago) Permalink

"Voodoo Ray" doesn't seem to be on Spotify or Google music.

Spencer Chow, Monday, 8 October 2018 20:18 (one month ago) Permalink

(in the U.S.)

Spencer Chow, Monday, 8 October 2018 20:19 (one month ago) Permalink

David Keenan's Wheeler 18

PaulTMA, Monday, 8 October 2018 21:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Voodoo Ray is only on a couple of compilations available on UK Spotify but this sort of thing changes all the time and none of Gerald's albums before Essence appear.

nashwan, Monday, 8 October 2018 22:05 (one month ago) Permalink


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