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) Permalink

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

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

the entire drag city catalog

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

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

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

Oasis, Example, Wretch 32, most Julia Holter.

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

Roy Harper, except for his debut album.

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

adele
peter gabriel
momus (creation label era)

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

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

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

Peter Gabriel

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

sorry piscesx, missed your post!

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

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

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

they are here in the uk

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

Seger

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

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

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

i'm not on spotify

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

only the Warners Husker stuff

No longer true!

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

That was fast.

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

Alright, who on this board is from SST?

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

gimme some good news about Seger, guys

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

Sandie Shaw. oddly.

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

A bunch of Peter Gabriel there now

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

Yellow Magic Orchestra

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

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

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

Royal Trux

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

does IRS even still functionally exist?

Nope. They initially folded in the mid-'90s under EMI's stewardship, who then revived the label in the early '10s, first as an outlet for Blogger-Indie stuff, and then as a Alt-Country (!) concern that also went quickly under. AFAICT, everything IRS is under the Universal Music umbrella now, due to them owning A&M (who controlled the '85-back catalogue) and EMI ('86-up). FWIW, I noticed on the AMG--not the best source, yes--they credit Belinda as being on EMI International. So you're probably right about nobody know where the money goes within the company.

In other news, I noticed the first two Dramarama LPs (which Rhino reissued w/extras in the '90s) aren't up.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 25 February 2019 18:03 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Just saw that "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" by the Walker Bros. is blocked on US Spotify.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 13:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Victoria Williams has a few albums out there, but her best, Swing The Statue, isn't.

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 14:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Paul McCartney's "Spies Like Us" is not on Spotify.

john. a resident of evanston. (john. a resident of chicago.), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 20:12 (two months ago) Permalink

I suppose it's been mentioned already but Dre's The Chronic is still not available.

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:05 (two months ago) Permalink

apple billionaire iirc

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:07 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah but 2001 is on Spotify !
And Murder was the Case is not available while the rest of Snoop's output is...

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:15 (two months ago) Permalink

presumably sample rights issues then? I've been wanting easy streaming access to Murder was the Case for years now...

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 16:53 (two months ago) Permalink

if you don't mind not paying: whole album, playlist

blokes you can't rust (sic), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 19:40 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah, i may need to pay for youtube eventually as listening to ads is against my religion... dunno if that's monetized?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:04 (two months ago) Permalink

anyways, been too long; this sounds great

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:05 (two months ago) Permalink

listening to ads is against my religion

youtube ads are maddening if you're using the app, but if you haven't been using browser adblockers since 2003, catch up!

blokes you can't rust (sic), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 21:21 (two months ago) Permalink

Good player to get around all the missing stuff, as it pulls from youtube and other sources - mac/pc/linux desktop only though - https://github.com/nukeop/nuclear/releases/tag/v0.4.4

BlackIronPrison, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 21:26 (two months ago) Permalink

don't know if this is the right thread for this, but at least some of those "deleted" myspace songs (many of which were not on spotify, or really anywhere else) were lying around and are now on archive.org:

https://archive.org/details/myspace_dragon_hoard_2010

(unfortunately, the songs I'm specifically looking for I'm about 0 for 20 on, but there is undoubtedly a lot here)

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Thursday, 4 April 2019 04:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah The Chronic and Murder are on youtube but it's not very convenient (and the sound quality is not great, I suppose).
That's soooo annoying...

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 4 April 2019 11:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Regarding Aaliyah, that's weird because I'm pretty sure all her albums were available on Spotify for a while...

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 4 April 2019 11:06 (two months ago) Permalink

I've been checking since around 2013 and have only seen one

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Thursday, 4 April 2019 13:42 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm eternally bummed that there is nothing from Invictus / Hot Wax on Spotify, mp3 or other streaming services (besides YouTube), but that's been an eternal problem. You have to get them via expensive imports in US. Maybe some day....

William Wants a Doll (I M Losted), Thursday, 4 April 2019 14:13 (two months ago) Permalink

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Well, Aaliyah was definitely available because... I had it in my Spotify library !

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 4 April 2019 15:27 (two months ago) Permalink

(I mean the album, of course)

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 4 April 2019 15:27 (two months ago) Permalink

David C Lowery
‏@davidclowery
15h15 hours ago

12/x If you have China travel plans. Don't go listening to any of the Tibetan Freedom Concert performances on Spotify.... Oh wait those performances aren't available on Spotify. Odd.

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Thursday, 4 April 2019 16:58 (two months ago) Permalink

how on earth is it "odd" that recordings were specifically copyrighted for a 1997 charity release are not available in a form that will not return revenue? especially when the charity's website has been hacked or squatted for human growth hormone and testosterone booster SEO, suggesting it no longer exists?

blokes you can't rust (sic), Thursday, 4 April 2019 18:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Despite carrying loads of U2, the Million-Dollar Hotel soundtrack is not on the service.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 16:50 (two months ago) Permalink

King Crimson studio albums coming to Spotify in June iirc.

ILX Halftime Shows Ranked — Which Was the Best? (WmC), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 16:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Shelter by Lone Justice has been on Spotify for as long as I can remember, but it's not there today. ;_;

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 21:14 (two months ago) Permalink

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Well, Aaliyah was definitely available because... I had it in my Spotify library !

― AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, April 4, 2019 11:27 AM (six days ago)

when was this ? i've been on spotify since 2012 and i don't ever recall seeing it there to the point where i have added the mp3s to previous phones so i had it available

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 21:25 (two months ago) Permalink

I don't think any of Aaliyah's albums have been in the digital realm besides Age Ain't... because of who holds the rights.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 22:04 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

Downtown Science

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

I heard the De La Soul albums are coming soon

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

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

stranded, Friday, 12 April 2019 09:15 (two months ago) Permalink

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

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

three weeks pass...

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

... (Eazy), Saturday, 11 May 2019 00:19 (one month ago) Permalink

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

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 11 May 2019 08:40 (one month ago) Permalink

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

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:09 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:30 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Saturday, 11 May 2019 21:01 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah sic, that was pretty Afro, lol

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:02 (one month ago) Permalink

*aggro! (LOL)

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:02 (one month ago) Permalink

FP my phone for racism

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:05 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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