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 (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

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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine months ago) link

I doubt Tommy Boy gaf

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

huggybear

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

three months pass...

Dr Phibes & The House of Wax Equations

Maresn3st, Saturday, 28 December 2019 13:36 (five months ago) link

this is what I'm missing :
Angry Samoans
Poison Idea
Spaceman 3

grapsta, Saturday, 28 December 2019 20:15 (five months ago) link

Nina Nastasia & Jim White - You Follow Me has disappeared sadly. It was there a few weeks back.

bobot, Sunday, 29 December 2019 09:16 (five months ago) link

sometimes it's worth checking Deezer, that service has some things the others don't

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 29 December 2019 14:21 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson's Bridges album is missing, so the good version of We Almost Lost Detroit is not available. :(

Dan I., Friday, 31 January 2020 21:01 (four months ago) link

wtf, Brian Jackson plays TONTO on that album!?

Dan I., Friday, 31 January 2020 21:02 (four months ago) link

oops, apparently Scott-Heron and Jackson's involvement with TONTO is well known: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980_(Gil_Scott-Heron_and_Brian_Jackson_album)

Dan I., Friday, 31 January 2020 21:04 (four months ago) link

Aside from the expanded Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music, none of Ray Charles' ABC recordings are up.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 1 February 2020 05:05 (four months ago) link

Basehead. The fuck

nathom, Saturday, 1 February 2020 07:36 (four months ago) link

Looking up Gang of Four, the only album from early days that's up in toto is Hard. All of the classic tracks on "This Is Gang of Four" playlist are sourced from various artists comps/playlists.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 1 February 2020 20:42 (four months ago) link

Is this a regional thing? I've got Entertainment!, Solid Gold and Songs of the Free as well as Hard.

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Saturday, 1 February 2020 20:47 (four months ago) link

Possibly? I'm in the US and just double checked on my desktop with the same result: Hard; Mall; Content; What Happens Next; Live...In The Moment; and Happy Now are the only albums listed alongside the sole comp, which appears to be archive live album released a couple years ago.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 1 February 2020 20:57 (four months ago) link

They used to be available in the US, but got yanked probably around a year ago.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 1 February 2020 21:08 (four months ago) link

Not sure why Hard remains, as I'd assume it falls under the same deal with WB in the US.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 1 February 2020 21:09 (four months ago) link

Hard is copywrited directly to the band on the version that's up rn.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 1 February 2020 21:17 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

Air Miami’s Me. Me. Me. and Fuck You, Tiger — both co-releases with 4AD — aren’t on Spotify or the other streaming services, though the band’s other (Teenbeat) stuff is.

Those Teenbeat/4AD releases must be restricted somehow; even though Unrest’s 4AD stuff is present & accounted for(?)

morrisp, Thursday, 16 April 2020 06:00 (one month ago) link

I noticed the Morphine albums on Geffen showed up a few days ago. Rejoice!

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 16 April 2020 11:53 (one month ago) link

Lil' Louis. From his heyday, only "French Kiss" and a few scattered tracks/remixes are on my (Dutch) Spotify. No From The Mind of Lil' Louis or Journey with the Lonely unfortunately.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Sunday, 26 April 2020 21:51 (one month ago) link

Not much from Hamilton Bohannon, sadly.

mmmm, Sunday, 26 April 2020 22:11 (one month ago) link

Only 2 Boredoms releases :(

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Sunday, 26 April 2020 22:14 (one month ago) link

there are various 4ad things missing, not sure why. Like the first Throwing Muses album.

akm, Monday, 27 April 2020 14:24 (one month ago) link

oh wait, that's missing from apple music, dunno about spotify

akm, Monday, 27 April 2020 14:24 (one month ago) link

The early Gang of Four albums are back up!

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 05:18 (one month ago) link

...in America!

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 05:18 (one month ago) link

Only 2 Boredoms releases :(

Yeah - looks like Spotify and YouTube Music both have Wow2 and Super Roots 10, whereas Tidal has Wow2 and Super Ae. (Tidal has the edge here.)

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 05:57 (one month ago) link

Weirdly, the second Judee Sill album is up but not the first.

the grateful dead can dance (anagram), Thursday, 30 April 2020 19:58 (one month ago) link

hmm. It's up on my Spotify.

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 1 May 2020 02:58 (one month ago) link

Oh ok, must be a regional thing (I'm in Europe).

the grateful dead can dance (anagram), Friday, 1 May 2020 05:44 (one month ago) link

As I indicated in another thread, the Tabu records stuff that used to be on there a few years ago (I have a bunch of old playlists with that stuff) is no longer on there. Don't know how long this has been the case, as I have a lot of the mp3's, but I miss putting that stuff on my playlists!

https://www.discogs.com/label/4196-Tabu-Records

Alpha 666, The Number of the Beast (I M Losted), Friday, 1 May 2020 06:31 (one month ago) link

That’s weird, it seems to be the other way around here on my (Dutch) Spotify.

I posted this upthread a year ago:

The S.O.S. Band. Their two last albums without Mary Davis are there, and “Take Your Time (Do It Right)” is available as part of a soundtrack album, but there’s nothing from their Jam & Lewis heyday.

However, on Spotify’s own playlist for them, all the big songs are there, but they’re greyed out for me. What’s the deal with that? Are they accessible in some countries but not in others? (I’m in the Netherlands myself). And if so, why? I want to listen to their “beatbox ballads” (as they’re apparently called)!

― breastcrawl, zondag 10 februari 2019 12:49 bookmarkflaglink

But I checked earlier today because of your post on the S.O.S. Band thread and all their Tabu albums are back up here. (So are the Alexander O’Neal and Cherelle albums, but I’m not sure they ever disappeared. I played some O’Neal last year)

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 1 May 2020 11:47 (one month ago) link

Yeah, I did some digging on Spotify forums, and some other folks were complaining that the Tabu catalogue is no longer available, at least on Spotify in US. Shame, a lot of that is classic to me, and essential to a lot of the playlists I make. I have a lot of mp3's, but I like to have streaming versions for mixes.

Alpha 666, The Number of the Beast (I M Losted), Friday, 1 May 2020 14:14 (one month ago) link

As long tail streaming content comes and goes, I always imagine crafty rights-holders wearing tinted glasses and loud shirts cussing into landline phones as they try to eke more pennies from their properties.

Julius Caesar Memento Hoodie (bendy), Friday, 1 May 2020 15:14 (one month ago) link

Towa Tei's three 90s albums recently appeared :)

nashwan, Sunday, 3 May 2020 13:54 (one month ago) link

Would like to see Miharu Koshi on there some day.

Maresn3st, Thursday, 7 May 2020 11:06 (four weeks ago) link

Complete discography of The Clean, including live albums/EPs, seems to be there now.

JoeStork, Thursday, 7 May 2020 16:33 (four weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

The Cramps catalogue is missing Bad Music For Bad People and the Gravest Hits EP (Psychedelic Jungle is just the album, which is odd because Songs The Lord Taught Us retains it's bonus tracks).

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 22 May 2020 03:33 (two weeks ago) link

Nevermind, Off The Bone (which I hadn't heard of before) is up, and has the EP and all the stray stuff from BMFBP.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 22 May 2020 03:45 (two weeks ago) link

Slicing Up Eyeballs published their Top 100 Tracks From 1987 today, 98 of which they have included on a companion playlist. One of the missing cuts is "Kiss & Tell" by Bryan Ferry, which for awhile was only up in a single edit from a hits comp that's still up but with that track blocked.

Is there some issue with his '87-'94 albums (which are all off the service)?

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 17:51 (one week ago) link

I can get it four times over on UK Spotify: the full length from Bete Noire & Platinum Collection, and an edit from two other Best Ofs. All three 87-94 albums are also available.

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:01 (one week ago) link

nothing personal, but it's absolutely screaming tittybonkers that if any given three albums are not available for a fraction of a cent on one particular internet subscription service, people's reaction in 2020 is ever "is there some issue?" rather than "those aren't there"

just the shaping of expectations, that if anybody thinks of a record for any reason, the unquestioned default assumption is that it should be on that service in every territory in the world, at all times

Bleeqwot (sic), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:19 (one week ago) link

I think it's fair to ask the question given that: (A) all the Roxy/Ferry stuff is controlled by the same party, who generally reissue the catalogue en bloc; (B) all of those albums bar the three in question are up on the service; (C) one of those missing albums is one of the artist's most popular; and (D) the hit single from said album was (up until recently) available on a comp on the service. It feels like there's more to this than 'those aren't there', particularly as mike t-diva points out that they are available on the UK site.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 21:13 (one week ago) link


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