Metal artists the library really doesn’t collect

From reading the truly extensive and only sometimes grisly oral history Louder Than Hell, I know the library does not stock dozens of obscure metal artistes – nor should it really. But something else I know is how many significant such artistes it doesn’t carry:

  • Anthrax

  • Bad Brains

  • Corrosion of Conformity

  • Front Line Assembly

  • Ministry

  • White Zombie

It shocks me that the library does not have every Tool album, and what few it has are scanty in number and beaten to shit. Then there are 1980s alternative artists like Laibach, Cabaret Voltaire, and Anne Clark (no relation), now very hard to purchase in any way, shape, or form, let alone shrink-wrapped in quantity.

I have previously pointed out to the library (and discussed here) that the year-end Exclaim best-of rankings are basically shopping lists for various genres.

Next, we architect about dance music.

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