The Ultimate One Album Wonders Directory


The following entry originally appeared on the Amoeblog

One Album Wonders

The vinyl LP was introduced by Columbia Records in 1948 but the 45 inch single remained the primary media for recorded music until 1967, when LPs overtook them, marking the dawn of the Album Era. That era, arguably, ended in 2007, after which digital downloads overtook the full-length album in sales (although vinyl LPs had long since been surpassed in sales by audio cassettes and compact discs).

For a variety of reasons, many bands of the Album Era only released one full-length LP, making them “one album wonders.”

I began the series, One Album Wonders, in July 2014 (the year digital downloads first overtook aluminum discs in sales) and since then have written of about 60 bands whose recorded output was mostly confined to a single album. I had planned on writing about hundreds more but the plug has been pulled so I’ve decided instead to publish my personally compiled directory of them before my time at Amoeba ends in December. Enjoy! 

A

  • A.C. Marias ‎– (One Of Our Girls (Has Gone Missing) – 1989)
  • A Passing Fancy (A Passing Fancy – 1968)
  • A Witness (I Am John’s Pancreas – 1986)
  • A-II-Z (The Witch Of Berkeley – Live – 1980)
  • A’La Rock (Indulge – 1990)
  • Aardvark (Aardvark – 1970)
  • Absolute Elsewhere ‎(In Search Of Ancient Gods – 1976)
  • Aceium (Wicked Metal – 2004)
  • Acoustinauts ‎(Inhale Einstein – 1987)
  • The Act (Too Late At 20 – 1981)
  • Adele Bertei (Little Lives – 1988)
  • Adult Net (The Honey Tangle – 1989)
  • Advertising ‎– Jingles (1978)
  • The Aerovons (Resurrection – recorded in 1969, released in 2003)
  • The Affair (Yes Yes To You – 2006)
  • Afterlife (Surreality – 1992)
  • Agentz (Stick to Your Guns – 1986)
  • Ahora Mazda (Ahora Mazda – 1970)
  • Aidean (Promises – 1988)
  • Alamo (Alamo – 1970)
  • Alan Klein (Well at Least it’s British – 1964)
  • Alan White (Ramshackled – 1976)
  • Alien (Cosmic Fantasy – 1983)
  • Alien (The Pleasure of Leisure – 1998)
  • Alistair Terry (Yonge at Heart – 1985)
  • Alkana (Welcome to My Paradise – 1978)
  • Alkatraz (Doing a Moonlight – 1976)
  • The All Seeing I ‎(Pickled Eggs & Sherbet – 1999)
  • Allen Collins Band (Here, There and Back – 1983)
  • Alliance (We Could Get Used To This – 1988)
  • Alonzo Cruz (Blind Troubador of Oaxaca – 1956)
  • Alpha Centauri (Alpha Centauri – 1977)
  • Alzo & Udine (C’mon And Join Us! – 1968)
  • American Noise (American Noise – 1980)
  • Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe (Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe – 1989)
  • The Animated Egg (The Animated Egg – 1967)
  • Andy Rock (Into the Night – 2012)
  • Anita Lane ‎(Sex O’Clock – 2001)
  • Annihilation Absolute (Cities – 1985)
  • Antenna (Installation – 1998)
  • The Anthony Phillips Band (Invisible Men – 1983)
  • Any Three Initials (Ruins of America – 1987)
  • Apache Dancers ‎(War Stories – 1990)
  • April 16th (Sleepwalking – 1989)
  • The Aquanettas (Love With A Proper Stranger – 1990)
  • Aquila (Aquila – 1970)
  • Arcadia (So Red the Rose – 1985)
  • Armageddon (Illusion – 1971)
  • Army of Anyone (Army of Anyone – 2006)
  • Arzachel (Arzachel – 1969)
  • Asterix (Asterix – 1970)
  • ATC (Planet Pop – 2000)
  • The Atlantics (Big City Rock – 1979)
  • Atoms for Peace (Amok – 2013)
  • Attila (Attila – 1970)
  • The Attractions ‎(Mad About The Wrong Boy – 1980)
  • Avalanche (Pray For The Sinner – 1985)
  • The Avalanches ‎(Since I Left You – 2000)
  • Aviator (Aviator – 1986)
  • The Awful Truth (The Awful Truth – 1990)
  • Axtion (Look Out for the Night – 1985)

B

  • B-Real – Smoke N Mirrors (2009)
  • B-32 & DJ Crack Out – I Need A Bag Of Dope (1993)
  • The B’zz  – Get Up (1982)
  • Baader Meinhoff (Baader Meinhoff – 1996)
  • Baby Opaque (Fugue In Cow Minor ‎- 1985)
  • Bad Axe (Contradiction to the Rule – 1986)
  • The Badge (Touch – 1983)
  • Balcony Dogs (Trip – 1988)
  • Balloon (Gravity – 1982)
  • Band of Gypsys (Band of Gypsys – 1971)
  • Beau Nasty (Dirty, But Well Dressed – 1989)
  • Bedlam (Total Bedlam – 1984)
  • The Belle Stars ‎(The Belle Stars – 1983)
  • Benjamin Orr ‎(The Lace – 1986)
  • Beowulf (Slice of Life – 1980)
  • Bevis And Twink (Magic Eye – 1990)
  • Big Bam Boo ‎(Fun, Faith, & Fairplay – 1988)
  • Big Gipp (Mutant Mindframe – 2003)
  • Bill Drummond (The Man – 1986)
  • Billy the Kid (Sworn To Fun – 1985)
  • Bird Nest Roys (Bird Nest Roys – 1987)
  • Bitch’s Brue (We May Not Be American But Still We **ck – 1989)
  • Black & White (Don’t Know Yet – 1989)
  • Black Knight (Master of Disaster – 2002)
  • Black Rose (Same – 1980)
  • Black Sheep (Trouble In The Streets – 1985)
  • Blackhorse (Blackhorse – 1979)
  • Blacklist (Midnight of the Century – 2009)
  • Blackthorne (Afterlife – 1993)
  • Bleeding Hearts (What Happened? – 1978)
  • Blind Faith (Blind Faith – 1969)
  • Blind Fury (Out of Reach – 1985)
  • Blood Oranges (Tactile – 1989)
  • Bloodlust (Guilty as Sin – 1985)
  • Bloodsport (I Am the Game – 1985)
  • Blue Angel (Blue Angel – 1980)
  • Blue Phantoms (Distortions – 1971)
  • Bob Johnson and Peter Knight (The King of Elfland’s Daughter – 1977)
  • Bobby Barth (Two Hearts One Beat – 1986)
  • Bobby Hutton (Piece of the Action – 1973)
  • The Bobs (The Bobs – 1981)
  • Bodast (Spectral Nether Street – 1968)
  • The Bodines (Played – 1987)
  • Bone Orchard (Jack – 1984)
  • Bongos, Bass, and Bob (Never Mind The Sex Pistols, Here’s Bongos, Bass, And Bob (What On Earth Were They Thinking???) – 1988)
  • Booby Trap (Women – 1983)
  • Boothill Foot Tappers ‎(Ain’t That far from Boothill – 1985)
  • Boss (Born Gangstaz – 1993)
  • Boulder (Boulder – 1979)
  • Bow Street Runners (Bow Street Runners – 1970)
  • The Boys in the Bunkhouse (The Boys in the Bunkhouse – 1977)
  • The Boyzz (Too Wild to Tame – 1978)
  • Bradford (Shouting Quietly – 1990)
  • Brainchild (Healing of the Lunatic Owl – 1970)
  • Breakfast Club (Breakfast Club – 1987)
  • The Breaknecks (Steal the Truth – 1988)
  • Brett Smiley (Breathlessly Brett – recorded in 1974, released in 2003)
  • Brighter (Laurel – 1991)
  • Broken Voices (Broken Voices – 1997)
  • The Brothers (Sing Me – 1977)
  • Bruford Levin Upper Extremities (BLUE Nights – 2000)
  • Buddy Love (Buddy Love – 1982)
  • Buena Vista Social Club (Buena Vista Social Club – 1997)
  • Burning Sensations (Burning Sensations – 1983)
  • The Butcher Shop (Pump Action – 1990)
  • Buxx (Knickers Down – 2012)
  • Byron Pope Speed of Light (Music For Earthdwellers And Starseekers – 1982)

C

  • C.A. Quintet (Trip Thru Hell – 1969)
  • Cadallaca (Introducing Cadallaca – 1998)
  • Calliope (Steamed – 1969)
  • Candy (Whatever Happened To Fun… – 1985)
  • Candyflip (Madstock… The Continuing Adventures of Bubblecar Fish – 1990)
  • Carney • Hild • Kramer (Happiness Finally Came To Them – 1987)
  • Cassie (Cassie – 2006)
  • The Casual Dots (The Casual Dots – 2004)
  • Chain Reaction (Indebted to You – 1977)
  • Chain Reaction (X-Rated Dream – 1982)
  • Chamaeleon Church (Chamaeleon Church – 1968)
  • Charlie Hanseen (My Enemies – 1997)
  • Charlie ‘Ungry (The Chester Road Album – 2003)
  • Cheese (Cheese – 2009)
  • Cheetah (Rock & Roll Women – 1981)
  • Chevy (The Taker – 1980)
  • Chinatown (Cité D’or – 2009)
  • Chosin Few (Chosin Few – 2009)
  • Christoper (Christopher – 1970)
  • Christopher Milk (Some People Will Drink Anything! – 1972)
  • Chromium (Star To Star – 1979)
  • Chrysalis (Definition – 1968)
  • Chyld (Conception – 1988)
  • Cities (Annihilation Absolute – 1985)
  • Clear Light (Clear Light – 1967)
  • Cold Sun (Dark Shadows – 2008)
  • Color Me Gone (Color Me Gone – 1984)
  • Colourbox (Colourbox – 1985)
  • Concept of God (Visions – 2007)
  • Conspiracy (The Unknown – 2003)
  • Convicts (Convicts – 1991)
  • Coo Coo Rockin Time (Coo Coo Party Time – 1990)
  • Cool Breeze (East Point’s Greatest Hit – 1999)
  • Concrete Jungle (Wear and Tear – 1988)
  • Contraband (Contraband – 1991)
  • Corporal Gander’s Fire Dog Brigade (On the Rocks – 1970)
  • The Count Five (Psychotic Reaction – 1966)
  • Coverdale Page (Coverdale · Page – 1983)
  • Crash n’ Burn (Fever – 1991)
  • Crispin Hellion Glover (The Big Problem ≠ The Solution. The Solution = Let It Be. – 1989)
  • Crowhaven (Emotional Adjustment – 1987)
  • CRU (Da Dirty 30‘ – 1997)
  • Crush (Kingdom of the Kings – 1993)
  • Crush (Misfortunes of Man – 2000)
  • Crypt (The 9th Circle – 1997)
  • Crystal Knight (Crystal Knight – 1985)
  • Crysys (Hard as Rock – 1981)
  • Curious (Yellow) (Charms & Blues – 1990)
  • cut_ (Millionairhead – 1999)

  • Da Block Burnaz (Overheated – 2004)
  • Da Mobstas (Tripple Beam – 1994)
  • Da’ Sha Ra’ (Still Bootin’ Up – 1995)
  • Dagger (Not Afraid of the Night – 1985)
  • Daggers Edge (Daggers Edge – 2009)
  • Dalis Car (The Waking Hour – 1984)
  • Damageplan (New Found Power – 2004)
  • Dammaj (Mutiny – 1986)
  • Dangerfield (Dangerfield – 2004)
  • Danny Green (Night Dog – 1978)
  • Danny Joe Brown And The Danny Joe Brown Band (Danny Joe Brown And The Danny Joe Brown Band – 1981)
  • Dark Age (Dark Age – 1984)
  • Darkside (Psychic – 2013)
  • Dave Graney And The Lurid Yellow Mist (Supermodified – 2010)
  • Dave Graney with the White Buffaloes (My Life on the Plains – 1989)
  • Dave Wakeling (No Warning – 1991)
  • The David (Another Day, Another Lifetime – 1968)
  • David McComb (Love of Will – 1994)
  • Deadly Blessing (Ascend from the Cauldron – 1988)
  • Debris’ (Debris’ – 1976)
  • Deep River Band (Rocks – 1981)
  • Defenestration (Dali Does Windows – 1983)
  • The Del-Byzanteens ‎(Lies To Live By – 1982)
  • The Delinquents (The Delinquents – 1981)
  • Delivery (Fools Meeting – 1970)
  • Delta Rebels (Down in the Dirt – 1989)
  • Demian (Demian – 1970)
  • Demon Flight (Flight of the Demon – 1982)
  • Dennis Wilson (Pacific Ocean Blue – 1977)
  • Derek And The Dominos (Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs – 1970)
  • Desmond Child (Discipline – 1991)
  • The Desperate Bicycles (Remorse Code – 1979)
  • Detroit (Detroit – 1971)
  • Device (22B3 – 1986)
  • Diamond Lil (Patron of Hell – 2004)
  • Diane Hildebrand (Early Morning Blues and Greens – 1967)
  • Diesel (Diesel – 1979)
  • Dieuke’s Mandalaband (Leave Goudene Fûgel – 1985)
  • Dirty White Boy (Bad Reputation – 1990)
  • Distant Thunder (Shelter – 1985)
  • DJ Chuck Chillout & Kool Chip (Masters Of The Rhythm – 1989)
  • Dolly Mixture (Demonstration Tapes – 1983)
  • The Dolphin Brothers (Catch the Fall – 1987)
  • Don Bradshaw-Leather (Distance Between Us – 1972)
  • Don Robertson (Heart on My Sleeve – 1965)
  • Donkey Boyz (Bust It Open – 2001)
  • Donnie Miller (One of the Boys – 1989)
  • Doris (Did You Give The World Some Love Today, Baby – 1970)
  • The Dragsters (Stoked – 1989)
  • Drakkar (Drakkar 74 – 2014)
  • Dream Command ‎(Fire On The Moon – 1990)
  • Dream 6 (Dream 6 – 1983)
  • Driver (Driver – 1994)
  • Ducks (Ducks – 1973)
  • Duet Emmo (Or So It Seems – 1983)
  • Duke Bootee ‎(Bust Me Out – 1984)
  • Dungeon Family (Even in Darkness – 1991)

E

  • East Coast (East Coast – 1973)
  • East of Eden (East of Eden – 1989)
  • Eden Rose (On the Way to Eden – 1970)
  • Electric Frankenstein (What Me Worry? – 1976)
  • Elliot Easton (Change No Change – 1985)
  • Embrace (Embrace – 1987)
  • England (England – 1975)
  • Envy (Ain’t It a Sin – 1987)
  • Essential Logic (Beat Rhythm NewsWaddle Ya Play ? – 1979)
  • Euphoria (Euphoria – 1969)
  • Evolution (Evolution – 1970)
  • The (Ex) Cat Heads (Our Frisco – 1989)
  • The Exploding Hearts (Guitar Romantic – 2002)
  • EZ Livin’ (After the Fire – 1991)

F

  • Fake (Fake – 1994)
  • Fantasy (Fantasy – 1970)
  • Fantasy (Fantasy – 1979)
  • Fapardokly (Fapardokly – 1966)
  • Fast Floyd & The Famous Firebirds (Devil’s Daughter – 1983)
  • Fast Forward (Ich Und MC Bibabutz – 1996)
  • Fat Truckers (The Fat Truckers First Album is For Sale – 2003)
  • Fear Of Strangers (Fear Of Strangers – 1982)
  • The Federals (The Federals – Solist: Tony Bolton – 1965)
  • Felony (Gangsta Tail – 1995)
  • Felt (Felt – 1971)
  • Fierce Heart (Fierce Heart – 1985)
  • First Strike (Rock of Offense – 1984)
  • Five Day Rain (Five Day Rain – 1970)
  • The Five Day Week Straw People (The Five Day Week Straw People – 1968)
  • Flesh & Blood (Flesh & Blood – 1994)
  • Fotheringay (Fotheringay – 1970)
  • Fourth Dimension (Around the World – 2002)
  • Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers (The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon‘ – 1956)
  • Frankie Woodhouse (Something in the Air – 1982)
  • Freddie Salem & the Wildcats (Cat Dance – 1982)
  • The Free Spirits (Out of Sight and Sound – 1967)
  • Fresh Maggots (Fresh Maggots – 1971)
  • Full Time Men (Your Face My Fist – 1988)
  • Funky Junction (Play A Tribute To Deep Purple – 1973)
  • Fuzzy Duck (Fuzzy Duck – 1971)

  • G-Force (G-Force – 1980)
  • G-Slimm (Fours Deuces & Trays – 1994)
  • Gamma Ray (If Only Everything – 1996)
  • Gandalf The Grey (The Grey Wizard Am I – 1972)
  • Gargoyle (Gargoyle – 1988)
  • Germs ‎((GI) – 1979)
  • Ghetto Commission (Wise Guys – 1998)
  • The Ghost (When You’re Dead – One Second – 1970)
  • Gilt Trip (Egyptian Register – 2005)
  • The Glove (Blue Sunshine – 1983)
  • Goliath (Goliath – 1970)
  • The Graces (Perfect View – 1989)
  • The Grand Elegance (Warm Summer Nights – 2006)
  • Gravy Train!!! (All the Sweet Stuff – 1970)
  • The Great Unwashed (Clean Out of Our Minds – 1983)
  • Green River (Rehab Doll – 1988)
  • Greg Hawkes (Niagara Falls – 1983)
  • The Grip (Be Yourself – 1988)
  • The Grodeck Whipperjenny (The Grodeck Whipperjenny – 1970)
  • Groove B Chill (Starting from Zero – 1990)
  • The Grown-Ups (Milk Carton – 1997)
  • GTR (GTR – 1986)
  • Guru Josh (Infinity – 1990)
  • Gut Bank (The Dark Ages – 1986)
  • Gwen Mars (Magnosheen – 1995)

H

  • Hair (Piece – 1970)
  • Halfnelson (Halfnelson – 1971)
  • The Happy Family ‎(The Man On Your Street – 1982)
  • Hard Road (No Problem – 1980)
  • Hardhead (Hardhead – 2004)
  • Harlet (25 Get’s a Ride – 1988)
  • Harmony (Let There Be Harmony – 1990)
  • Harris & Orr (Spread Love – 1975)
  • The Havalinas (The Havalinas – 1990)
  • Havana 3a.m. (Havana 3 A.M. – 1990)
  • Havoc (The Grip – 1985)
  • Haystacks Balboa (Haystacks Balboa – 1970)
  • Hazzard (Hazzard – 1984)
  • Head Over Heels (Don’t You Wonder… – 1983)
  • Headstone (Headstone – 1975)
  • Heaven & Hell (The Devil You Know – 2004)
  • Heavens To Betsy (Calculated – 1994)
  • Hedwig And The Angry Inch (Hedwig And The Angry Inch – 1999)
  • Heidecker & Wood (Starting From Nowhere – 2011)
  • Helen Stellar (If The Stars Could Speak, They Would Have Your Voice… – 2010)
  • Helen Terry (Blue Notes – 1986)
  • Hell To Pay (Steal It – 1992)
  • Henry Gorman Band (HGB – 1984)
  • Herrera & The Handouts (A Handout From A Cheepskate – 1989)
  • Hermann Szobel (Szobel – 1976)
  • The Holy Barbarians (Cream – 1996)
  • Horizon (Master of the Game – 1985)
  • Horse (Horse – 1970)
  • Hot Gossip (Geisha Boys And Temple Girls – 1981)
  • House Of Schock (House Of Schock – 1988)
  • Houston Fearless (Houston Fearless – 1968)
  • Howard Devoto ‎(Jerky Versions Of The Dream – 1983)
  • HSAS (Through the Fire – 1984)
  • Hughes / Thrall (Hughes / Thrall – 1982)

I

  • I.D. Company (I.D. Company – 1970)
  • I-Ten (Taking a Cold Look – 1983)
  • Ian Astbury (Spirit\Light\Speed – 2000)
  • Icecross (Icecross – 1973)
  • If? (English Boys on the LovE Ranch – 1997)
  • Illustrated Man (Illustrated Man – 1984)
  • Ilmo Smokehouse (Ilmo Smokehouse – 1970)
  • Imperial Drag (Imperial Drag – 1996)
  • Incorporated Thang Band ‎(Lifestyles Of The Roach And Famous – 1987)
  • Indian Summer (Indian Summer – 1971)
  • Indigo Falls (Indigo Falls – 1997)
  • Insane (Camp 4 Life – 1995)
  • International Submarine Band (Safe at Home – 1968)
  • It’s All Meat (It’s All Meat – 1970)
  • Ivar Avenue Reunion (Ivar Avenue Reunion – 1970)

J

  • Jack Waterson (Whose Dog? – 1988)
  • Jackal (Awake – 1973)
  • The Jackofficers (Digital Dump – 1990)
  • The Jacks (Jacks Are Wild – 1989)
  • Jackson C. Frank (Jackson C. Frank – 1965)
  • Jacqui Brookes (Sob Stories – 1984)
  • Jag Wire (Made in Heaven – 1985)
  • Jane Aire And The Belvederes ‎(Jane Aire And The Belvederes – 1979)
  • Jay Bolotin (Jay Bolotin – 1970)
  • Jeff Buckley (Grace – 1994)
  • Jeffrey Lee Pierce (Wildweed – 1985)
  • Jennifer Hall ‎(Fortune And Men’s Eyes – 1987)
  • Jeff Buckley (Grace – 1994)
  • The Jerry Garcia BandCats Under the Stars  (1978)
  • Jesse Jaymes (Thirty Footer in Your Face – 1991)
  • Jet (Jet – 1975)
  • Jilted John ‎(True Love Stories – 1978)
  • Jim Dandy (Ready as Hell – 1984)
  • Jimmy Destri (Heart on a Wall – 1981)
  • Joined At The Head ‎(Joined At The Head – 1990)
  • Jodo (Guts – 1970)
  • Joeys (Pouch – 1987)
  • John Lydon (Pycho’s Path – 1986)
  • John’s Children (Orgasm – 1971)
  • Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers (L.A.M.F. – 1977)
  • Jojo (Jojo – 1988)
  • Josef K (The Only Fun in Town – 1981)
  • Judy Henske & Jerry Yester (Farewell Aldebaran – 1969)
  • Junie Bezel ‎(That’s How Mess Get Started – 2001)
  • Junior’s Eyes (Battersea Power Station – 1969)
  • Justine (Justine – 1970)

K

  • K.C. Redd (It’s A “G-Thang” – 1999)
  • Kak (Kak – 1969)
  • Ka$h (Root Of All Evil – 2002)
  • Keeper of the Flame (Flame Keeper – 2002)
  • Keith Moon (Two Sides of the Moon –  1975)
  • The Kevins (Club Of Rome – 1982)
  • The Key (The World Is Watching – 1997)
  • Kiki Gaida (Virginal Mystery – 1987)
  • Kilo-G (The Bloody City – 1995)
  • Kilkenny Cats (Hands Down – 1986)
  • King Hannibal (Truth – 1973)
  • Kirk Kelly (Go Man Go – 1989)
  • Klark Kent (Klark Kent – 1980)
  • The Koobas (Koobas – 1969)
  • Kossoff Kirke Tetsu Rabbit (Kossoff Kirke Tetsu Rabbit – 1972)
  • Kryst the Conqueror (Deliver Us from Evil – 1990)

L

  • L.A. Jets (L.A. Jets – 1976)
  • The La’s (The La’s – 1990)
  • Larrikin Love ‎(The Freedom Spark – 2007)
  • Last Descendants (One Nation Under God – 1988)
  • Late Of The Pier ‎(Fantasy Black Channel – 2008)
  • Laugh (Sensation No. 1 – 1988)
  • Lauryn Hill (The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill – 1998)
  • The Law (None Escape – 1983)
  • Leather Nunn (Take the Night – 1986)
  • The Leonards (The Leonards – 1988)
  • Leif Edling (Songs of Torment, Songs of Joy – 2008)
  • Letter Kills (The Bridge – 2004)
  • The Lewis & Clark Expedition (Earth, Air, Fire & Water – 1967)
  • Life (Life – 1970)
  • Life (Spring – 1971)
  • Life (Life – 1981)
  • Life Without Buildings (Any Other City – 2001)
  • Lightning (Lightning – 1979)
  • Lightning Strike (Lightning Strike – 1988)
  • The Lilacs (The Lilacs Rise Above The Filth – 1992)
  • Lil Soldiers (Boot Camp – 1999)
  • Lindy Stevens (Pure Devotion – 1972)
  • Lionheart (Hot Tonight – 1984)
  • Lions Pride (Breaking Out – 1984)
  • Liquid Smoke (Liquid Smoke – 1970)
  • Locust (Alpha Waves – 1976)
  • Locust (Playgue – 1976)
  • The Lodge (Smell of a Friend – 1988)
  • Lodgic ‎(Nomadic Sands – 1985)
  • Longhouse (Longhouse – 1988)
  • Longstocking (Once Upon A Time Called Now – 1997)
  • Look Up (Look Up – 1986)
  • Lora Logic (Pedigree Charm – 1982)
  • Lost Nation (Paradise Lost – 1970)
  • Louis and Bebe Barron (Forbidden Planet – 1976)
  • Louise Huebner (Louise Huebner’s Seduction Through Witchcraft – 1969)
  • Love Club (Lime Twigs and Treachery – 1990)
  • The Lovelies ‎(The Tuff Of The Tracks – 1997)
  • Low Meato (Low Meato – 1990)
  • Lower Level Organization ‎(Straight From Tha’ Woods – 1994)
  • Luv Hunter (Luv Hunter – 1989)
  • Lyd (Lyd – 1970)
  • Lyn Todd (Lyn Todd – 1980)

M

  • Mad Axeman (Mad Axeman – 1984)
  • Mad Curry (Mad Curry – 1970)
  • Mad Season (Above – 1995)
  • Madam X (We Reserve the Right – 1984)
  • Madvillain (Madvillainy – 2004)
  • Mainhorse (Mainhorse – 1971)
  • Magna Carta (Magna Carta – 1990)
  • Magnet (The Wicker Man – released in 1998, recorded in 1973)
  • Malaku Daku (Love Drums From The Ghetto – 1974)
  • Malcolm’s Interview (Breakfast In Bedlam – 1987)
  • The Man from Delmonte (Big Noise – 1989)
  • Mandy More (But That Is Me – 1972)
  • Manitoba’s Wild Kingdom (…And You? – 1990)
  • Mannish Boys (Penetration Sensation  – 1985)
  • Marc Jeffrey (Playtime – 1990)
  • Marcus (Marcus – 1970)
  • Margo Guryan (Take a Picture – 1968)
  • Mark Perry ‎(Snappy Turns – 1990)
  • Mars (78 – 1986)
  • Martin L. Gore ‎(Counterfeit² – 2003)
  • Martini Ranch ‎(Holy Cow – 1998)
  • Masters Of Ceremony (Dynamite – 1988)
  • Mat Sinner (Back to the Bullet – 1990)
  • Mathématiques Modernes (Les Visiteurs Du Soir – 1981)
  • Maurice Deebank (Inner Though Zone – 1984)
  • Max Q (Max Q – 1989)
  • Maxx Warrior (Maxx Warrior – 1985)
  • MC Tunes (The North at its Heights – 1990)
  • Medusa (First Step Beyond – 2013)
  • Meho Plaza (Meho Plaza – 2008)
  • Mental Powers (Fantasy – 1987)
  • Mercededs (Rear End – 1999)
  • Merrilee & The Turnabouts (Angel of the Morning / That Kind of Morning – 1968)
  • The Merry-Go-Round (You’re a Very Lovely Woman • Live (1967)
  • Michael Hutchence (Michael Hutchence – 1999)
  • Michaelangelo (One Voice Many – 1970)
  • Michele (Saturn Rings – 1969)
  • Midwinter (The Waters Of Sweet Sorrow – 1993, recorded in 1973)
  • Mighty Mighty (Sharks – 1988)
  • Milla Jovovich (The Divine Comedy – 1994)
  • Mike Fleming (Mike Fleming – 1980)
  • The Millennium (Begin – 1968)
  • Minor Threat (Minor Threat – 1984)
  • Miracle Room (Miracle Room – 1987)
  • The Mo-Dettes (The Story So Far – 1981)
  • The Modern Lovers (The Modern Lovers – 1976)
  • The Monks (Black Monk Time – 1966)
  • Monsoon (Third Eye – 1983)
  • Monsters Of Folk ‎(Monsters Of Folk – 2009)
  • Montage (Montage – 1969)
  • The Moodists (Thirsty’s Calling – 1984)
  • Moonkyte (Count Me Out – 1970)
  • Morgen (Morgen – 1969)
  • Mother Love Bone (Apple – 1990)
  • Ms. Melodie (Diva – 1989)
  • Murderer’s Row (Murderer’s Row – 1996)
  • Mushroom (Early One Morning – 1973)
  • The Music Machine ((Turn On) The Music Machine – 1966)
  • Música Dispersa (Música Dispersa – 1970)
  • Mutiny (…My Ammunition – 2007), 

N

  • Nailbomb ‎(Point Blank – 1994)
  • Nancy Priddy (You’ve Come this Way Before – 1968)
  • Nation (Ride On – 1985)
  • Naz Nomad & The Nightmares (Give Daddy The Knife Cindy – 1984)
  • Nelson Slater (Wild Angel, 1976)
  • New Frontier (New Frontier – 1988)
  • The New Hobbits (Back From Middle Earth – 1988)
  • New Radicals (Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too – 1998)
  • Nick Mason (Animals – 1977)
  • No Problem (One For All – 2003)
  • Northside (Chicken Rhythms – 1991)
  • Nosferatu (Nosferatu – 1970)
  • Nyam Nyam (Hope of Heaven – 1984)

O

  • Oklahoma (Oklahoma – 1977)
  • Omaha Sheriff (Come Hell Or Waters High – 1977)
  • Omega (The Prophet – 1985)
  • One Day As A Lion ‎(One Day As A Lion – 2008)
  • Opal (Happy Nightmare Baby – 1987)
  • The Open Mind (The Open Mind – 1969)
  • Operation Ivy (Energy – 1989)
  • Orange Peel (Orange Peel – 1970)
  • Organisation (Tone Float – 1969)
  • Organized Rhyme (Huh!? Stiffenin Against The Wall – 1992)
  • Orion the Hunter (Orion the Hunter – 1984)
  • Osmosis (Osmosis – 1970)
  • Otis Ball (I’m Gonna Love You ‘Til I Don’t – 1989)
  • Otto’s Chemical Lounge (Spillover – 1985)
  • Out Of Reach (Neverending – 2003)
  • Overdose (Overpose – 1992)
  • Overkill (Triumph of the Will – 1985)
  • Oysterhead ‎(The Grand Pecking Order – 2001)

P

  • The Paisleys (Cosmic Mind at Play – 1970)
  • The Paley Brothers (The Paley Brothers – 1978)
  • Palms (Palms – 2013)
  • Pan (Pan – 1970)
  • Pan & Regaliz (Pan & Regaliz – 1971)
  • Pariah (Youths of Age – 1983)
  • The Paris Sisters (The Paris Sisters Sing Everything Under the Sun!!! – 1967)
  • The Parlour Band (Is a Friend – 1972)
  • Paso Doble ‎(Fantasie – 1985)
  • Passengers (Original Soundtracks 1 – 1995)
  • Passionnel (Our Promise – 1985)
  • Paul King (Joy – 1987)
  • Paul Leary (The History Of Dogs – 1991)
  • Paul Marotta (Agit-Prop Piano – 1983)
  • Paul Williams Set (In Memory Of Robert Johnson R.I.P. – 1971)
  • Peeping Tom (Peeping Tom – 2006)
  • The Peppermint Trolley Company (The Peppermint Trolley Company – 1968)
  • Perennial (In My Dreams – 1986)
  • Perennial Divide (Purge – 1986)
  • Pete Lockett’s Network Of Sparks Featuring Bill Bruford ‎(One – 1999)
  • Phife Dawg (Ventilation: Da LP – 2000)
  • Pidgeon (Pidgeon – 1969)
  • Pig Iron (Pig Iron – 1970)
  • Pimp Daddy (Still Pimpin – 1993)
  • Pink Grease (This Is For Real – 2004)
  • Pipedream (Pipedream – 1979)
  • Planet Patrol (Planet Patrol – 1983)
  • Platinum (Iceman – 1990)
  • Playgroup (Playgroup – 2001)
  • Poet and the Roots (Dread Beat an’ Blood – 1978)
  • Pompeii 99 ‎(Look At Yourself – 1982)
  • The Postal Service ‎(Give Up – 2003)
  • Powertrip ‎(When Cut We Bleed – 1983)
  • Precious Jules (Precious Jules – 2011)
  • Predator (Easy Prey – 1985)
  • Pride (Pride – 1970)
  • Pride & Glory (Pride & Glory – 1994)
  • Prime Suspects (Guilty ’til Proven Innocent – 1998)
  • Princess Pang (Princess Pang – 1989)
  • Private Eye (Private Eye – 1983)
  • The Pulsars (Pulsars – 1997)

Q

  • Queen Anne’s Lace (Queen Anne’s Lace – 1969)
  • Quiet Sun (Mainstream – 1975)
  • Quiet World (The Road – 1970)

R

  • The Racketeers (Mad For The Racket – 2000)
  • Rain (‘A Taste Of…’ – 1989)
  • The Rain (To the Citadel – 1989)
  • Rain Tree Crow (Rain Tree Crow – 1991)
  • Rainbow Band (Rainbow Band – 1970)
  • The Rainbow Band (The Rainbow Band – 1971)
  • Rainbow Ffolly (Sallies Fforth – 1968)
  • Rat Bat Blue (Squeak – 1990)
  • Raw Silk (Silk Under The Skin – 1990)
  • Raw II Survive featuring Artillery (West Syde Gz – 1994)
  • Rebel (Rebel – 1991)
  • Refugee (Refugee – 1974)
  • Relatively Clean Rivers (Relatively Clean Rivers – 1976)
  • Rellik (Heritage Of Abomination – 2005)
  • Revolution 9 (You Might As Well Live – 1994)
  • Rhoads (Into The Future – 1986)
  • Richard Twice (Richard Twice – 1970)
  • Ricky B. featuring Manny Boo ‎(Dedicating It To You – New Orleans (Let’s Go Gitt’em) – 1995)
  • Riff Raff (Lowlifer – 1995)
  • Riggs (Riggs – 1982)
  • Rites of Spring (Rites of Spring – 1985)
  • Roadhouse (Roadhouse – 1991)
  • Rock Rose (Roke Rose – 1979)
  • Rockpile (Seconds of Pleasure – 1980)
  • Rocks (Combat Zone – 1994)
  • Rod & Jeff McCormack (Fine Lines – 1979)
  • Rod St. James (Has Anybody Seen The Superstar – 1972)
  • Roger Christian (Discover Yourself Through Astrology – 1968)
  • Ronald Koal And The Trillionaires (Ronald Koal And The Trillionaires – 1983)
  • Ronald Koal Band (White Light – 1990)
  • The Rose Garden (The Rose Garden – 1968)
  • Rough Diamond (Rough Diamond – 1977)
  • Roxanne (Roxanne – 1986)
  • The Roys (Holus Bolus – 2007)
  • Runner (Runner – 1979)
  • Runners (Hitting The Wall – 1983)
  • Russia (Russia – 1980)
  • Rust (Rust – 1983)
  • Rust (Shoot Them Higher – 1989)
  • Ruthann Friedman (Constant Companion – 1969)

S

  • S.A.C. Mafia ‎(Socca Ballin’ – 1998)
  • Sacred Child (Sacred Child – 1987)
  • Sad Iron (Total Damnation – 1983)
  • Saigon (One Must Die – 1985)
  • Salamander Jim (Lorne Green Shares His Precious Fluids – 1985)
  • The Sallyangie (Children of the Sun – 1968)
  • Sam Thunder (Manoeuvres – 1984)
  • The Savage Resurrection (The Savage Resurrection – 1968)
  • Sammy Turner ‎(Lavender Blue Moods – 1959)
  • Samurai (Samurai – 1971)
  • Scandal (Warrior – 1984)
  • Scarlet Rayne (Theater Humanitarian – 1990)
  • Scars on Broadway (Scars on Broadway – 2006)
  • Scratch Acid (Just Keep Eating – 1986)
  • Sea Hags (Sea Hags – 1989)
  • Sea of Tranquility (Landed – 1995)
  • The Seahorses (Do It Yourself – 1997)
  • The Sex Pistols (Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols – 1977)
  • Shadow King (Shadow King – 1991)
  • The Shaggs (Philosophy Of The World – 1969)
  • Shango ‎(Shango Funk Theology – 1984)
  • The Sharp Ease (Going Modern – 2004)
  • Sheriff (Sheriff – 1982)
  • Shire (Shire – 1984)
  • Shop Assistants (Shop Assistants – 1990)
  • Side Show (Side Show – 1970)
  • The Sidewinders (The Sidewinders – 1972)
  • The Sidewinders (Flatfoot Hustlin’ – 1977)
  • Silberbart (4 Times Sound Razing – 1972)
  • Silicon Teens (Music for Parties – 1980)
  • Silky (Bouncing In A 6 Tray – 1994)
  • Silver Chapter (Silver Chapter – 1985)
  • Silver Creek (Silver Creek – 1975)
  • Silver Metre (Silver Metre – 1970)
  • Silver R.I.S.C (Anything She Does – 1993)
  • Simon Stokes and The Nighthawks (Simon Stokes and the Nighthawks – 1970)

  • Siouxsie Sioux (Mantaray – 2007)
  • Sissy Spacek (Hangin’ Up My Heart – 1983)
  • The Skeeters (Wine, Women And Walleye – 1988)
  • Skip Spence (Oar – 1969)
  • Slack Alice (Slack Alice – 1974)
  • The Slaves (The Slaves – 1990)
  • Sledgehammer (Blood On Their Hands – 1983)
  • Slimm Calhoun (The Skinny – 2001)
  • Simon Dupree and the Big Sound (Without Reservations – 1967)
  • Slow Bongo Floyd (Brenda Salmonds – 1991)
  • The Slow Club (World of Wonders – 1990)
  • The Smoke (…It’s Smoke Time – 1967)
  • Snatch (Snatch – 1983)
  • Snot (Get Some – 1997)
  • Solar Eagle (Charter To Nowhere – 1988)
  • Sonic Boom (Spectrum – 1989)
  • Space (Space – 1990)
  • Space Waltz (Space Waltz – 1975)
  • Speedway Blvd. (Speedway Blvd. – 1980)
  • Spirea X (Fireblade Skies – 1991)
  • Split Beaver (When Hell Won’t Have You – 1982)
  • Splitcrow (Rockstorm – 1994)
  • Spring (Spring – 1971)
  • Squackett (A Life Within A Day – 2012)
  • St. John Green (St. John Green – 1968)
  • St. Lunatics ‎(Free City – 2001)
  • St. Paradise (St. Paradise – 1994)
  • Stardust Five (Stardust Five – 2006)
  • Steeler (Steeler – 1983)
  • Steelover (Glove Me – 1984)
  • Steeltower (Night Of The Dog – 1984)
  • Steve Parks (Movin’ In The Right Direction – 1981
  • Stephen Mallinder (Pow-Wow – 1982)
  • Stephen Sheehan (Eyes Of The Wilderness – 1990)
  • Stone By Stone W/ Chris D. ‎(I Pass For Human – 1989)
  • Stonewall (Stonewall – 1976)
  • Stratus (Throwing Shapes – 1984)
  • Street Child (Street Child – 1989)
  • Strike (Strike – 1984)
  • Striker (Striker – 1978)
  • Strongbow (Strongbow – 1975)
  • Suburban Lawns (Suburban Lawns – 1981)
  • The Suburban Nightmare ‎(A Hard Day’s Nightmare – 1985)
  • Suck (Time To Suck – 1971)
  • Sun (Sun 1972  – 1972)
  • The Sun Also Rises (The Sun Also Rises – 1970)
  • The Sun And The Moon ‎(Le Soleil, La Lune – 1988)
  • The Sunrays (Andrea – 1966)
  • The Surprise Package (Free Up – 1968)
  • Swamp Oaf ‎(Swamp Oaf – 1989)
  • Syar (Death Before Dishonour – 1984)
  • Symarip ‎(Skinhead Moonstomp – 1970)
  • Synanthesia (Synanthesia – 1969)
  • Syrus (Syrus – 2008)

T

  • T’N’T (My Better Half ‎- 2006)
  • T.U.M.E. (The Ultimate Musical Experience – 1975)
  • Tabaco (Desintegracion – 1971)
  • Takahashi/Jansen (PulseXPulse – 1997)
  • Take a Walk (Moving People – 1990)
  • Teaser (Teaser – 1978)
  • The Teddy Bears (The Teddy Bears Sing! – 1959)
  • The Tee Cee’s ‎(Disco Love Bite – 1978)
  • Teeze (Teeze – 1984)
  • Temple of the Dog (Temple of the Dog – 1991)
  • Tension (Breaking Point – 1986)
  • Terry, Blair & Anouchka (Ultra Modern Nursery Rhymes – 1990)
  • Terry Hartman & Peter Laughner – (Notes On A Cocktail Napkin – 1970)
  • Thanatos Inc. (Life L.T.D. – 1986)
  • Them Crooked Vultures ‎(Them Crooked Vultures – 2009)
  • 3rd Stage Alert (3rd Stage Alert – 1984)
  • 39 Posse (39 Automatic – 1993)
  • Thorinshield (Thorinshield – 1967)
  • Thought Gang (Thought Gang — recorded 1991-1993, released 2019)
  • Thunderclap Newman (Hollywood Dream – 1970)
  • The Tim Heidecker Masterpiece (Theatre of Magic – 2002)
  • Tim and Eric (Awesome Record, Great Songs! Volume One – 2008)
  • Timeless Hall (Timeless Hall – 1994)
  • Tipsy Wit (Songs & Dreams – 1991)
  • Titus Groan (Titus Groan – 1970)
  • Toadstool (The Sun Highway – 1990)
  • Tomorrow (Tomorrow – 1968)
  • Top (Emotion Lotion – 1991)
  • Topper Headon (Waking Up – 1985)
  • Tora! Tora! (Made In America – 1984)
  • Touch (Energizer – 1977)
  • Toya (Toya – 2001)
  • Tracks (Tracks Tracks Tracks – 1979)
  • Trader Horne (Morning Way – 1970)
  • Treasure (Treasure – 1977)
  • Triste Janero (Meet Triste Janero – 1969)
  • Twilight 22 (Twilight 22 – 1984)
  • Twisted Roots (Twisted Roots – 1987)
  • 2 Blakk (Represent for Life – 1996)
  • 211 (Hustlin Pays Tha Bills – 1996)
  • Two Guns (Balls Out – 1979)
  • II Loaded ‎(Don’t Play No Games – 1998)
  • 2-Sweet ‎(Actin Bad – 1997)
  • Tytan (Rough Justice – 1985)

U

  • Ultrasound (Ultrasound – 1995)
  • The Unicorns (Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone – 2003)
  • The United States of America (The United States of America – 1968)
  • Ursa Major (Ursa Major – 1972)

V

  • V.A.N. (Out in the Rain – 1992)
  • Valhalla (Return Of The Mystic Warrior – 2001)
  • Vauxdvihl (To Dimension Logic – 1994)
  • The Veil (1000 Dreams Have Told Me – 1984)
  • Velvet Gang (Movers ’N’ Shakers – 1994)
  • Vendetta (Drôle D’Idée – 2004)
  • Vic Bondi (The Ghost Dances – 1988)
  • The Victorys (The Victorys – 1992)
  • Visions (Visions – 1988)
  • Vivabeat (Party in the War Zone – 1980)
  • Voodoo X (Vol. I – The Awakening – 1989)
  • Vyper (Prepared To Strike – 1984)

W

  • Wallop (Metallic Alps – 1985)
  • War Machine (Unknown Soldier – 1986)
  • Warpig (Warpig – 1970)
  • Warrior (Trouble Maker – 1980)
  • War Time featuring The Hideout (The Album – 1996)
  • Waxface (The Graves of God – 1986)
  • The Well (Water Rites – 1995)
  • West India Company ‎(Music From New Demons – 1989)
  • The Wetsuits (The Golden Tones Of The Wetsuits – 2001)
  • White (White – 2005)
  • White Noise (An Electric Storm – 1969)
  • White Tiger (White Tiger – 1986)
  • Whitford/St. Holmes (Whitford/St. Holmes – 1981)
  • Who Knows (At Last It’s The First – 1992)
  • Wiggy Bits (Wiggy Bits – 1976)
  • Wild Game (Rhythm Roundup – 1983)
  • Will and the Kill (Will And The Kill – 1988)
  • Wiseblood (Dirtdish – 1987)
  • Witchkiller (Day Of The Saxons – 1984)
  • Witness (Witness – 1988)
  • Wolfgang Riechmann (Wunderbar – 1978)
  • World Of Pooh (The Land Of Thirst – 1989)
  • World of Twist (Quality Street – 1991)
  • World War III (World War III – 1985)
  • WU LYF ‎(Go Tell Fire To The Mountain – 2011)
  • Wyxmer (Feudal Throne – 2005)

X

  • X-Xess (Ahead of the Field – 1985)
  • X-Rated (Who’s In Charge? – 1997)

Y

  • Yancy Derringer (Openers – 1975)
  • Yellow Pearl (A Grain of Sand: Music for the Struggle by Asians in America – 1973)
  • The Yellow River Boys (Urinal St. Station – 2013)
  • Yoso ‎(Elements – 2010)
  • Young Marble Giants (Colossal Youth – 1978)
  • Y Pants (Beat It Down – 1982)

Z

  • Zazu (Zazu – 1975)
  • Zions Abyss (T.A.L.E.S. – 1992)
  • The Zippers (The Zippers – 1990)
  • The Zodiac (Cosmic Sounds – 1967)
  • Zwan (Mary Star of the Sea – 2003)

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Eric Brightwell is an adventurer, essayist, rambler, explorer, cartographer, and guerrilla gardener who is always seeking paid writing, speaking, traveling, and art opportunities. He is not interested in generating advertorials, cranking out clickbait, or laboring away in a listicle mill “for exposure.”
Brightwell has written for Angels Walk LAAmoeblogBoom: A Journal of CaliforniadiaCRITICSHidden Los Angeles, and KCET Departures. His art has been featured by the American Institute of Architects, the Architecture & Design Museum, the Craft ContemporaryForm Follows FunctionLos Angeles County Store, the book SidewalkingSkid Row Housing Trust, and 1650 Gallery. Brightwell has been featured as subject in The Los Angeles TimesHuffington PostLos Angeles MagazineLAistCurbedLAEastsider LABoing BoingLos Angeles, I’m Yours, and on Notebook on Cities and Culture. He has been a guest speaker on KCRWWhich Way, LA?, at Emerson College, and the University of Southern California.
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