Vinyl Albums Gallery & Discography from 1970-1990

Welcome to the Vinyl Records Gallery , a web-site dedicated to all Music Fans and especially to all music released during the 1960, 70 and 1980s on vinyl. Here you will find my perspnal collection of vinyl records, collected over decades. Each record is described in full details and where appropriate with detailed collector details as well with large high quality photos.


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FRONT 242 - Geography 12" Vinyl LP
FRONT 242 - Geography album front cover vinyl record

Front 242's "Geography" is a 1982 album that helped define the EBM (Electronic Body Music) genre. The album features tracks that combine industrial rhythms, aggressive synths, and distorted vocals

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WITCHHUNT RECORDS - believe in church and agonize
WITCHHUNT RECORDS - believe in church and agonize (1990, switzerland) 
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In 1990, the Swiss label Witchhunt Records released "Believe in Church and Agonize," a compilation that captured the raw energy and aggression of the emerging European metal scene. This 12" vinyl LP, now a sought-after collector's item, serves as a time capsule, showcasing early demo recordings

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WARHEAD - Speedway 12" Vinyl LP Album

 

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"Warhead: Speedway" races onto the scene with the 12" Vinyl LP Album, a testament to the prowess of one of Belgium's few Speed Metal bands. Released on Mausoleum Records, this album encapsulates the raw power and intensity that define Warhead's contribution to the Speed Metal genre.

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RANDY CALIFORNIA - Kapt. Kopter And The Fabulous Twirly Birds
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Randy California's "Kapt. Kopter and the (Fabulous) Twirly Birds," a 1972 solo venture post-Spirit, showcases a raw and experimental sound. Fusing hard rock, blues, psychedelia, and hints of country, the album deviates from Spirit's polished style.

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MADONNA - Angel 7" Vinyl Single
MADONNA - Angel album front cover vinyl record

Madonna's 1985 single "Angel," a synth-pop anthem from her era-defining album "Like a Virgin," received a distinct visual treatment for its European 7" vinyl release. This sleeve offered a more intimate look at the pop icon compared to the US version.

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BILLY IDOL - Rebel Yell 12" Vinyl LP
BILLY IDOL - Rebel Yell album front cover vinyl record

Billy Idol's 1983 album "Rebel Yell" is a defining moment in the history of rock music. The album marked the pinnacle of Idol's career, both artistically and commercially, and helped to establish him as one of the most iconic figures of the era. With its hard-driving beats, catchy hooks, and provocative lyrics

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LEE AARON - Self-Titled 1987 12" Vinyl LP
LEE AARON - Self-Titled 1987 album front cover vinyl record

Lee Aaron, the Canadian rock sensation, left an indelible mark on the music scene with her self-titled album released in 1987. This masterpiece followed her earlier 1984 release of the album with the same name, showcasing the artist's evolution and versatility.

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DAVID LEE ROTH - Eat 'em and Smile 12" Vinyl LP
DAVID LEE ROTH - Eat 'em and Smile album front cover vinyl record

"Eat 'Em and Smile" is a high-energy album brimming with catchy hooks, infectious grooves, and Roth's trademark swagger. Standout tracks include the anthemic "Yankee Rose," the bluesy "Tobacco Road," and the hard-hitting "Goin' Crazy!"

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ROXY MUSIC - Avalon (French and German Versions)
ROXY MUSIC - Avalon (French and German Versions)  album front cover vinyl record

Roxy Music emerged during a time when rock music was evolving rapidly. Led by the visionary musician Bryan Ferry, the band embraced experimentation, combining elements of various genres to create their own distinctive sound.

- Avalon (1982, France) - Avalon (1982, Germany)
ZZ TOP - El Loco 12" Vinyl LP
ZZ TOP - El Loco album front cover vinyl record

El Loco is the seventh studio album by he American blues rock band ZZ Top, released in 1981 The title means "The Crazy One" in Spanish. Guitarist/singer Billy Gibbons has stated that the recordings of this album was the first

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DAVID COVERDALE - WhiteSnake 12" Vinyl LP
DAVID COVERDALE - WhiteSnake album front cover vinyl record

David Coverdale's 1977 solo album, "WhiteSnake," marked the genesis of his iconic band and left an indelible mark on rock history. Produced by Roger Glover, its meticulous creation at Kingsway Recorders, London,

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VAN HALEN - Self-titled 12" Vinyl LP
VAN HALEN - Self-titled  album front cover vinyl record

Van Halen's self-titled debut album remains a landmark in the history of hard rock music. The album's unique blend of hard rock, heavy metal, and pop sensibilities, coupled with the band's explosive energy and musicianship

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DIO - Sacred Heart (Three European Releases)
DIO - Sacred Heart (Three European Releases) album front cover vinyl record

DIO's iconic third album "Sacred Heart" hit European, German, and Dutch record stores in 1985. This heavy metal masterpiece features hits like "Rock 'N' Roll Children" and the title track. Learn the history of this classic vinyl!

- Sacred Heart (1985, Europe) - Sacred Heart (1985, Germany) - Sacred Heart (1985, Holland)
NENA - Feuer und Flamme 12" Vinyl LP
NENA - Feuer und Flamme  album front cover vinyl record

Musically, "Feuer und Flamme" showcases Nena's signature blend of infectious energy and a newfound maturity. Tracks like the title song, "? (Fragezeichen)", and "Haus der drei Sonnen" retain a playful quality

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ART OF NOISE - Peter Gunn with DUANE EDDY 7" Vinyl Single
ART OF NOISE - Peter Gunn with DUANE EDDY album front cover vinyl record

The Art of Noise's 1986 hit "Peter Gunn" revitalized the classic theme with a modern twist. Featuring the legendary Duane Eddy on guitar, this 7" vinyl single blends iconic rock 'n' roll with cutting-edge electronic sounds.

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SAMANTHA FOX - Touch Me 12" Vinyl LP Album
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The album arrived during a vibrant time in pop music. Artists like Madonna and Prince were pushing boundaries with overtly sexual lyrics and imagery. Samantha Fox, with her bold persona and suggestive songs

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CANNED HEAT - Let's work together b/w I'm her Man 7" Vinyl Single
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"Let's Work Together" was originally written and recorded by Wilbert Harrison in 1959, becoming a moderate hit. Canned Heat's version, however, transformed the song into a blues-rock powerhouse.

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SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES - Once Upon a Time "The Singles" 12" Vinyl LP
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES - Once Upon a Time The Singles album front cover vinyl record

"Once Upon a Time: The Singles" is Siouxsie and the Banshees's 1981 compilation album featuring the band's UK single releases to date. The album featured several songs that had been released as singles yet had not appeared on any of the Banshees' four albums.

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NINA HAGEN - NunSexMonkRock 12" Vinyl LP
NINA HAGEN - NunSexMonkRock album front cover vinyl record

In 1982, Nina Hagen, the "Godmother of Punk," unleashed her electrifying debut solo album, "NunSexMonkRock." This audacious 12" vinyl LP wasn't just music; it was a sonic explosion that challenged conventions and ignited a punk firestorm.

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MEGADETH - Countdown to Extinction 12" Vinyl LP
MEGADETH - Countdown to Extinction album front cover vinyl record

Countdown to Extinction was a critical and commercial success, reaching number two on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States and selling over 10 million copies worldwide. The album was certified double platinum

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THE CLASH - Combat Rock (Netherlands and UK Releases)
THE CLASH - Combat Rock (Netherlands and UK Releases) album front cover vinyl record

"Combat Rock" is the fifth studio album by The Clash, released in 1982. It was their most commercially successful album, reaching number two on the UK Albums Chart and number seven on the US Billboard 200.

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MEAT LOAF - Bat Out Of Hell 12" Vinyl LP
MEAT LOAF - Bat Out Of Hell album front cover vinyl record

At the helm of the production was the accomplished Todd Rundgren, whose diverse musical background and production expertise added layers of sophistication to the album.

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SAMMY HAGAR - VOA 12" Vinyl LP
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Geffen Records GHS 24043 , 1984 , USA

VOA is the last solo album Sammy Hagar released before joining Van Halen. Around the same time Sammy Hagar joined Van Halen, guitarist Gary Pihl joined Boston. .

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TESTAMENT - Souls of Black 12" Vinyl LP
TESTAMENT - Souls of Black album front cover vinyl record

The album opens with the pummeling "Beginning of the End," setting the tone for a whirlwind ride of thrashing riffs, double-kick drumming, and scorching guitar solos. Tracks like "Face in the Sky" and "Falling Fast"

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