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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W.A.S.P - Inside the Electric Circus (European & France Edition)
W.A.S.P - Inside the Electric Circus (European & France Edition)  album front cover vinyl record

"Inside The Electric Circus" is the third studio album by W.A.S.P., released in 1986, it has been produced by the band's singer: Blackie Lawless, sound engineering was handled by four sound engineers

- Inside the Electric Circus (1986, Europe) - Inside the Electric Circus (1986, France)

GRAVE DIGGER - Heavy Metal Breakdown 12" Vinyl LP

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Noise N 007 , 1984 , Germany

Grave Digger's "Heavy Metal Breakdown" (1984) is the raw and energetic debut album that introduced the world to the German heavy metal powerhouse.  

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RAVEN - Wiped Out ( 1982, Italy ) 12" LP
RAVEN - Wiped Out ( 1982, Italy ) 12" LP

Raven's "Wiped Out" LP, a rare Italian pressing on NEAT Records, signifies the band's evolution and transition from the label. This pivotal album blends speed metal and NWOBHM influences, encapsulating Raven's signature style.

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PARIAH - Blaze Of Obscurity 12" Vinyl LP
PARIAH - Blaze Of Obscurity album front cover vinyl record

Pariah was not a new band formed in 1989. It was a temporary name change for the British heavy metal band Satan, formed in 1980. The members of Satan decided to release "Blaze of Obscurity" under the name Pariah, likely due to concerns about religious connotations associated with their original name.

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RISK - Ratman 12" Vinyl EP
RISK - Ratman album front cover vinyl record

"Ratman" is a gripping and intense 12" EP vinyl by the band Risk. Released with an inclusion of lyrics sleeve, this EP showcases Risk's unique sound and their ability to deliver hard-hitting and thought-provoking music.

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RAMONES - Self-Titled 12" Vinyl LP
RAMONES - Self-Titled  album front cover vinyl record

In the mid-1970s, amidst the glitz and glamor of stadium rock, a raw and unpolished sound emerged from the underground of New York City. The Ramones, a quartet of leather-clad misfits, unleashed their self-titled debut album

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SACRIFICE (CH) - On The Altar Of Rock 12" Vinyl LP
SACRIFICE (CH) - On The Altar Of Rock  album front cover vinyl record

"On the Altar of Rock" is the band's debut album, released in 1984. The album was recorded at Spygel Tonstudio in Kirchheim. The album features a mix of heavy metal, speed metal, and power metal, and it is considered to be one of the most influential Swiss metal albums of all time.

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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)
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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
CANNED HEAT - Let's work together b/w I'm her Man  album front cover vinyl record

"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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