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 (nine years ago) link

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

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

the entire drag city catalog

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

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

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

Oasis, Example, Wretch 32, most Julia Holter.

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

Roy Harper, except for his debut album.

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

adele
peter gabriel
momus (creation label era)

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

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

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

Peter Gabriel

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

sorry piscesx, missed your post!

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

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

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

they are here in the uk

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

Seger

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

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

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

i'm not on spotify

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

only the Warners Husker stuff

No longer true!

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

That was fast.

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

Alright, who on this board is from SST?

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

gimme some good news about Seger, guys

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

Sandie Shaw. oddly.

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

yeah but Fear seems to be owned totally by Slash - the 2018 LP reissue even has the 1981 cat # on it.

the "?!" = what sort of marketing spend and manhours is AT&T putting into advertising that this old Blasters album is available on Spotify

shivers me timber (sic), Thursday, 11 February 2021 07:07 (three months ago) link

Rhino send a press release announcing they're moving all their digital releases to be HBO Max exclusives, 15 minutes before AT&T firing everyone who works for Rhino

shivers me timber (sic), Thursday, 11 February 2021 07:29 (three months ago) link

SYNERGY

FWIW, the Spotify version of that Blasters album is half greyed out for some unknown reason.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 11 February 2021 07:36 (three months ago) link

Wendy Carlos

flopson, Thursday, 11 February 2021 08:30 (three months ago) link

MBV; entirely removed. Is that a new thing?

piscesx, Thursday, 11 February 2021 11:38 (three months ago) link

Yeah, I noticed that also, everything My Bloody Valentine has once again disappeared from Spotify. I think Kevin Shields is the one to blame in this case.

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Thursday, 11 February 2021 11:50 (three months ago) link

https://www.savingcountrymusic.com/dwight-yoakam-guitars-cadillacs-tracks-removed-amid-lawsuit/

Dwight Yoakam has a section 203 case against Warner (re: getting copyrights back after 35 years), which makes me think X and their people are reacquiring/have reacquired that Knitters album, as they've very active using section 230 to get their albums back, and it now meets the criteria.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 11 February 2021 15:08 (three months ago) link

"they've been very active"

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 11 February 2021 15:12 (three months ago) link

MBV have been off UK Spotify for quite a while. Loveless and Isn't Anything both still on US Spotify.

Alba, Thursday, 11 February 2021 15:28 (three months ago) link

Euro Spotify only shows two remix tracks, all other My Bloody Valentine is gone.

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Thursday, 11 February 2021 17:28 (three months ago) link

I think Kevin Shields is the one to blame in this case.

there is no blame

shivers me timber (sic), Thursday, 11 February 2021 18:04 (three months ago) link

Not MBV just in general but I've never quite understood how some studio albums have a number of tracks greyed out whilst others on the album aren't. Are tracks licensed individually then?

groovypanda, Monday, 15 February 2021 14:50 (three months ago) link

Like it makes sense that it happens on compilations albums by various artists but always puzzled me why it sometimes happens on studio albums by one artist

groovypanda, Monday, 15 February 2021 14:51 (three months ago) link

Probably different publishing agreements for songs with different writers?

Halfway there but for you, Monday, 15 February 2021 15:35 (three months ago) link

Spotify can link up the same recording across multiple albums, so sometimes when you see a mix of available and grayed-out tracks on an album, it's because THAT album isn't available in your region at all, but the non-grayed songs also appear on some other album (or compilation) that IS available, so Spotify is still allowed to play them.

(But yes, song-by-song licensing issues do happen, too.)

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 15 February 2021 16:59 (three months ago) link

looks like no acts are on Spotify at the moment, at least for me. trying to listen to the ILM top 77 tracks playlist and it will only play like 10 seconds of a track then it just stops.

CP Radio Gorgeous (Colonel Poo), Monday, 15 February 2021 17:14 (three months ago) link

so i wanted to hear the david axelrod remix of unkle's "rabbit in your headlights" and not only is it not on spotify, i can't find it available anywhere to hear online. the single is cheap on discogs, but what the hell?

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 19:16 (two months ago) link

so i wanted to hear the david axelrod remix of unkle's "rabbit in your headlights" and not only is it not on spotify,

well, until now, i had no idea such a thing existed (its not obvious from discogs listings ..).
i have the underdog version, but still.
thanks for ruining my evening.

mark e, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 20:25 (two months ago) link

but what the hell?

the majority of recorded music is not available to hear online

shivers me timber (sic), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 22:19 (two months ago) link

MBV's Tremolo and Glider also on US Spotify (along w/Isn't Anything and Loveless)

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 22:52 (two months ago) link

well, until now, i had no idea such a thing existed (its not obvious from discogs listings ..).
i have the underdog version, but still.
thanks for ruining my evening.

― mark e, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:25 PM

sorry. if it makes you feel any better, the remix is not that drastically different from what i remember. axelrod just added some string arrangements. it's worth hearing at least a time or two if you like the original. i just hadn't heard it in years and thought, "hey what about that!?" only to find that yeah: what about that? guess i won't know for now.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 23:19 (two months ago) link

Perfect from Now On & Keep It like a Secret is up! (in Sweden anyway)

mathiasa, Thursday, 18 February 2021 12:28 (two months ago) link

Here's the Axelrod remix - https://www.fromsmash.com/T80I-LPdIc-bt

The Goodies font (Maresn3st), Thursday, 18 February 2021 13:43 (two months ago) link

hero.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Thursday, 18 February 2021 17:57 (two months ago) link

blimey - that's rather wonderful, thank you mares, very much appreciated.

mark e, Thursday, 18 February 2021 18:18 (two months ago) link

wow, just seen that most of Henry Cow has appeared on Spotify since the last time I was looking for it. Definitely only had like 3 or 4 tracks up when i was using Spotify to fuel my radio show like 3 years ago. A Peel session and I think a track each from a couple of compilations.
NOw all the Studio stuff and Concerts at least.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 12:21 (two months ago) link

Been thinking about Gorky's Zygotic Mynci recently and how it's a shame their earlier albums like Bwyd Time are pretty hard to find these days. Their last album Sleep/Holiday (which isn't that great, admittedly) isn't on Spotify either

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 12:40 (two months ago) link

lots of K-pop artists have disappeared:

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56237626

Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 13:58 (two months ago) link

the one I can never figure out - and this isn't limited to spotify - but why is Genesis's The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway not on some streaming services when all their other albums are. and it's not like this is some era that's not on, the albums on either side of it are available.

it's available on qobuz which is based in europe so i don't know if that makes a difference.

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 14:00 (two months ago) link

lots of K-pop artists have disappeared

well yeah, nothing new there

stimmy stimmy yah (Simon H.), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 14:01 (two months ago) link

yeah, what's this thread even for?

Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 15:24 (two months ago) link

No Ash Ra Tempel except a live album from 2000

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 16:27 (two months ago) link

Tag Team's label collapsed in the late '90s, so their entire catalog is unavailable on Spotify except for their one hit. I can imagine why but I wouldn't mind learning more about the reasons for that decision.

— Todd in the Shadows (@ShadowTodd) March 8, 2021

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 8 March 2021 22:09 (two months ago) link

was surprised to see this during the all-star game
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDAg3VkZPg8

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 8 March 2021 22:15 (two months ago) link

^the fact it's OOP (Amazon Mktplce has 1 new copy offered for $902) and not available for download seems more notable than disappearing from streaming

stuck in the version layer (morrisp), Monday, 8 March 2021 22:23 (two months ago) link

There's a used copy at every Half-Price Books in the country, no reason to get FulePhished on Amazon.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 8 March 2021 22:42 (two months ago) link

And there's a ton on eBay for <$6 before shipping.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 8 March 2021 22:45 (two months ago) link

Guess I was misled about its value when I glanced @ Amazon

stuck in the version layer (morrisp), Monday, 8 March 2021 22:47 (two months ago) link

It is interesting that it has been scrubbed from a digital markets on top of being physically OOP.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 8 March 2021 23:02 (two months ago) link

I remember Lynn's son/road manager complaining in her American Masters ep that--despite it being her biggest-selling album--they didn't make alot of money off it, although it ultimately got her more and better live bookings.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 8 March 2021 23:11 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

The fucking DENTISTS. Seriously, Spotify? Yes, a few records are on there. But far from all.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 04:07 (one month ago) link

Ulla's album from last year is now greyed out on UK Spotify :(

groovypanda, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 14:20 (one month ago) link

you can buy it for less than the price of a month's Spotify!

putting your releases on Spotify for a few months here and there might be a more practical use of the service than having everything up regularly

armoured van, Holden (sic), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 19:18 (one month ago) link

yeah I was gonna say it finally got reissued, see boomkat https://boomkat.com/products/tumbling-towards-a-wall

brimstead, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 19:32 (one month ago) link

“finally” lol, well I was really waiting for it anyway

brimstead, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 19:32 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

still no catalogue anita baker on us spotify.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Saturday, 17 April 2021 13:47 (four weeks ago) link

the first pj harvey album has disappeared

groovemaaan, Saturday, 17 April 2021 14:52 (four weeks ago) link

Christ the soundtrack for Natural Born Killers is a right mess; literally half of it (Patti Smith, Cohen, Jane’s, Cowboy Junkies... ) is missing. Some kind of weird rights issue with the tracks that have dialogue over them perhaps.

piscesx, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 21:47 (two weeks ago) link

The first Verve album has disappeared from streaming services this year.

JoeStork, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 22:39 (two weeks ago) link


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