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 (twelve years ago) link

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

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

the entire drag city catalog

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

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

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

Oasis, Example, Wretch 32, most Julia Holter.

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

Roy Harper, except for his debut album.

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

adele
peter gabriel
momus (creation label era)

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

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

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

Peter Gabriel

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

sorry piscesx, missed your post!

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

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

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

they are here in the uk

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

Seger

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

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

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

i'm not on spotify

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

only the Warners Husker stuff

No longer true!

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

That was fast.

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

Alright, who on this board is from SST?

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

gimme some good news about Seger, guys

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

Sandie Shaw. oddly.

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

A bunch of Peter Gabriel there now

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

Yellow Magic Orchestra

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

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

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

Royal Trux

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

Good version of "Run Run Rudolph"!

Tommy Gets His Consoles Out (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 4 August 2023 19:54 (ten months ago) link

Acts Labels that are not now on Spotify:

Hyperion Records, British classical label, known for early music; less frequently recorded repertoire; fine sound engineering; the vocal group that on some releases amusingly appears to be called "The Sixteen Harry Christophers".

anatol_merklich, Monday, 7 August 2023 08:33 (ten months ago) link

The Grease Band , had just been listening to a physical cd compilation of Joe Cocker so wondered what the band sounded like without him. Assumed they'd be o there since he is. & the Grease Band they have up is the band from Grease doing r'n'r and songs from the film/musical.

Stevo, Thursday, 10 August 2023 10:29 (ten months ago) link

It would be nice to have 'Free Mars' by Lusk up on there.

MaresNest, Thursday, 10 August 2023 15:45 (ten months ago) link

Acts who have all their albums on Spotify except the one you're looking for--

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

Trout Mask Replica

I guess it was not Spotify for a long time, then became available in 2021--now gone again.

Strictly Personal and the two mid-'70s 'sellout' albums aren't up either.

Cortney Tidwell's first album is on Spotify, as is her collaborative album with Kurt Wagner, but not her 2009 album Boys. Wonder why.

jaymc, Friday, 11 August 2023 13:42 (ten months ago) link

three months pass...

I guess the Smithereens are doing one of those gradual catalogue reclamation things, because Green Thoughts currently isn't up.

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 16 November 2023 06:20 (seven 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), Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:34 PM (three years ago) bookmarkflaglink

This situation changed a couple weeks ago, as that old Slash comp has been replaced by a new 21-track set with a slightly different tracklisting called Mandatory: The Best of... which is copyrighted to "Liberation Hall" and sounds so much better than that old set.

So maybe those albums will follow?

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 16 November 2023 06:38 (seven months ago) link

...and speaking of old bands that used to be on Slash, X has gotten rights to and re-uploaded the Live At The Whisky album from '88, pretty much completing their catalogue reclamation, bar Hey Zeus, and I don't think they themselves even care about that one. The second Knitters album also has been removed, but that one was on Bloodshot, so that one might be transitioning back to the band as that label crash unfolds.

The Germs are still MIA (geddit?) aside from the same old dodgy comps and the Rhino Handmade edition of Live At The Starwood (Darby's last show).

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 16 November 2023 06:57 (seven months ago) link

I heard a New Colony Six song tonight on ye olde Satellite Radio, and thought to check them out on Spotify, only to find their first two indie label Garage-era albums are up (courtesy of Numero Group!?!?!), but not the later Sunshine Pop stuff on Mercury.

Cortney Tidwell's first album is on Spotify, as is her collaborative album with Kurt Wagner, but not her 2009 album Boys. Wonder why.

I have wondered about this myself, since Boys is on City Slang, the same label that released the KORT album.

henry s, Monday, 20 November 2023 15:22 (six months ago) link

Barely any Go-Betweens!

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 23 November 2023 01:14 (six months ago) link

Yeah, certain albums kind of come and, um, go. Many gone for the time being.

Shifty Henry’s Swing Club (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 23 November 2023 01:18 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Rodney Crowell's Diamonds & Dirt is greyed-out except some tracks that are also on a Greatest Hits comp. A 1988 title, I imagine this might be another copyright reclamation thing.

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 17 December 2023 17:38 (five months ago) link

^^I just listened to the Crowell ep of WTF, and Maron brings up how hard that album is to find online now (not available on other streamers either); Crowell just talks around that, mentioning that it was a successful record from before he was really good.

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 28 December 2023 22:08 (five months ago) link

two months pass...

Hey Now Hey Now Now

https://www.billboard.com/business/streaming/neil-young-music-returning-spotify-1235631717/

In a new post on his Neil Young Archives website, the legendary artist said the end of Spotify’s exclusive deal with Rogan led to his decision to restore his music to the service. “My decision comes as music services Apple and Amazon have started serving the same disinformation podcast features I had opposed at Spotify,” the post reads – a clear reference to the Joe Rogan Experience, though Young never mentions it by name.

“I cannot just leave Apple and Amazon, like I did Spotify, because my music would have very little streaming outlet to music lovers at all, so I have returned to Spotify, in sincere hopes that Spotify sound quality will improve and people will be able to hear and feel all the music as we made it,” Young continued, before shouting out Qobuz and Tidal, where his catalog also lives, as “High res” streaming options.

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 13 March 2024 02:44 (three months ago) link

Didn’t Spotify still pay Rogan a huge amount of money to keep producing disinformation? (The fact that it’s not exclusive is even worse, from a certain point of view!)

Not to police Young’s decision-making, but the decision (and rationale) is… surprising, I guess, after the stand he took.

Hippie Ernie (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 March 2024 02:51 (three months ago) link

At some point since it was last brought up, GI by the Germs has been added (credited to Slash & Rhino, BTW).

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 13 March 2024 04:30 (three months ago) link

Wow, you’re right (it’s on the other services too)

Hippie Ernie (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 March 2024 04:34 (three months ago) link

Cardiacs are back up, except for Archive Cardiacs (a compilation from their first two cassette-only releases).

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Wednesday, 13 March 2024 17:33 (three months ago) link

Annoying when an album has certain tracks greyed out. In the UK right now, Perverted By Language is missing Eat Y'Self Fitter and Smile and they're not available on any other release either. Licensing weirdness.

Alba, Tuesday, 19 March 2024 10:04 (two months ago) link

Yeah, that's annoying. I can understand it for compilation albums but always seems odd when it's an artist album and just a couple of tracks are greyed out 🤷‍♂️

groovypanda, Tuesday, 19 March 2024 11:01 (two months ago) link

Joni’s catalog has returned.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Saturday, 23 March 2024 15:37 (two months ago) link

the first steve tibbetts album isn't there. someone needs to jump on that reissue. that fucken album... wheee-hooo, what a ride!

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Monday, 25 March 2024 01:58 (two months ago) link

xpost re:randomly unavailble/greyed out stuff-
"what are their names" on the first david crosby album is still unplayable in the usa. i thought maybe his passing would prompt something getting sorted, but no. not even on the deluxe edition.

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Monday, 25 March 2024 02:02 (two months ago) link

“Prelude to a Kiss” by Sonny Rollins from the Old Flames album is greyed out on Qobuz and Apple Music

Slorg is not on the Slerf Team, you idiot, you moron (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 25 March 2024 14:25 (two months ago) link

xp Spotify takes a hard anti-doxxing line. It’s on Tidal though.

JoeStork, Monday, 25 March 2024 14:28 (two months ago) link

j-zone connection on the new vw (lol j-zone! nice!) made me look him up. big sigh.

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Friday, 5 April 2024 19:02 (two months ago) link

xpost re:randomly unavailble/greyed out stuff-
"what are their names" on the first david crosby album is still unplayable in the usa. i thought maybe his passing would prompt something getting sorted, but no. not even on the deluxe edition.

This is playing just fine for me?

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 13 April 2024 13:22 (two months ago) link

Yeah, looks like the full album is available finally

President Keyes, Saturday, 13 April 2024 13:48 (two months ago) link

The Caretaker. Now available on Spotify!

groovypanda, Friday, 19 April 2024 08:02 (one month ago) link

wow!

might pan out well for him tbh some of those algorithmic ambient lists might work for him

corrs unplugged, Friday, 19 April 2024 16:14 (one month ago) link

dj shadow the private press is back on there - with "pushin buttons" now.

(now we just need those "mashin on the motorway" remixes!)

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Tuesday, 23 April 2024 23:56 (one month ago) link

I’ve noticed random albums disappearing, like Buddy Rich’s Roar of ‘74.

Never fight uphill 'o me, boys! (President Keyes), Wednesday, 24 April 2024 00:14 (one month ago) link

"Be Thankful for What You Got" original version non-single edit. I weep.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Monday, 6 May 2024 13:16 (one month ago) link

Seven minute version is here:

https://open.spotify.com/track/7pN8GMLw3prWFn5nvJRM6O?si=LgLFJFnZRnOs-LYe1OP9Eg

groovypanda, Monday, 6 May 2024 13:57 (one month ago) link

grayed out by me (USA) :(

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Monday, 6 May 2024 14:02 (one month ago) link

GUYS THERE'S THREE SLOVENLY ALBUMS ON SPOTIFY HOLY SMOKES WHAT IS HAPPENING

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Monday, 13 May 2024 02:13 (one month ago) link

ONE OF THEM IS RIPOSTE!!! GO LISTEN IMMEDIATELY!

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Monday, 13 May 2024 02:14 (one month ago) link

SIDES ONE AND TWO ARE REVERSED IT'S FUCKING AWESOME SRY FOR SPAMMING THIS IS IMPORTANT TO ME AND MY DAY IS MADE

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Monday, 13 May 2024 02:16 (one month ago) link

FYI, there appears to be a Live Garth Brooks recording that's made its way onto Spotify and Apple Music, despite his vow against streaming. Listen while you can, if you like...

Indexed, Tuesday, 14 May 2024 16:24 (one month ago) link

It says it’s a Live Radio Broadcast.

A So-Called Pulitzer price winner (President Keyes), Tuesday, 14 May 2024 16:29 (one month ago) link

Wendy Carlos

― flopson, Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:30 AM (three years ago) bookmarkflaglink

Still. Also not on YouTube.

Bertold Brak (bendy), Tuesday, 14 May 2024 17:58 (one month ago) link

Season of Glass is not to be found (in the UK anyway)

that's that me: a Viking (seandalai), Monday, 27 May 2024 21:46 (two weeks ago) link

Anita Baker

A So-Called Pulitzer price winner (President Keyes), Monday, 10 June 2024 02:49 (six days ago) link

xp It's been missing from US Spotify forever, no idea why

The king of the demo (bernard snowy), Monday, 10 June 2024 17:41 (six days ago) link

She’s all present and correct on UK Spotify, so that’s odd.

mike t-diva, Monday, 10 June 2024 21:58 (six days ago) link

(Anita, that is.)

mike t-diva, Monday, 10 June 2024 21:58 (six days ago) link


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