80s V-Z

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
Valley Of Kings Victory Garden (Incas) SS / SS U.S.'1985 55.00
(RARE mid-80's U.S. small-label-release (from New Haven, Ct.) of haunting Doom-Grunge guitar-etchings wrapped up into dark, psychy icons...;)
The Vamps Nowhere To Go/What About Me? (Beehive) / EX U.S.'198 SOLD
(mid-80's (?) U.S. single-release (no sleeve) of raving Neo-Garage-Rock spiker from San Antonio, Texas;)
Rob Van Wely Maya (Scarlet Sunset Productions) M- / M- CH'1985 42.00
(mid-80's swiss release of Folk-Fusion-Lounge sounds w/bluesy overtones (cover of "walking blues") ...full-combo sound w/sax & mouthharp...; comes w/lyrics-insert-sheet;)
The Vandals Slippery When III (Restless) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'1988 42.00
(orig. U.S. late 80's release on quality californian label by native combo drivin lanes steamin' w/Cow-Punk infected americana hillbilly-grooves takin' some Psychedelic-trance-bend on the slightly extended "(Illa Zilla) Lady Killa" -track w/meaty lead-axe bust;)
Various Artists HanNOver Fun  (No Fun) EX / EX D'198 75.00
(very rare 80's sampler recorded LIVE in Hannover, Germany; german Punk/Wave acts in for battle... DAILY TERROR, THE 39 CLOCKS, HANS-A-PLAST, SCHWANZ KANN'S, PHOSPHOR, CRETINS, SPLIZZ, ROSA, ROTZKLOTZ, DER MODERNE MAN;)
Live In London Vol.1 (ACE) EX / EX U.K.'1984 34.00
(early 80's U.K. compilation w/live tracks by Pub-typo rockin' equipes like Mickey Jupp Band, The Electric Bluebirds, Chevalier Brothers, Red Beans & Rice, Diz & the Doormen...;)
Public Service (Smoke 7) M- / M- U.S.'1981 55.00
(rare early 80's U.S. sampler w/ Hard-Core-Punk acts such as Red Cross, Bad Religion, RF7, Cirle One, Disability...;)
Trans Europa (150BPM) M- / M- CH'1989 42.00
(swiss release of late 80's swiss/swedish collaboration; 1 side has swiss Techno acts (Carlos Perón, Lunettes Noir, Séance...; the other has swedish stuff by artists like Scapa Flow, Dead Eyes Opened, Tolchock 14...; w/insert-sheet that has notes 'n pics;)
World Beat Explosion (Shanachie) EX / M- U.S.'1989 28.00
(late 80's U.S. print of Word-Beat compilation feat. Ofra Haza, Obed Ngobeni, Dissidenten, 3 Mustaphas 3, Ras Iley, Ashwin Batish, Najma and Alpha Blondy;)
Vasco Da Gama Sex Sells Sex (Major Label) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'1988 34.00
(late 80's U.S. release of action-packed Techno-Pop-Dance album w/punky vocs, violin, e-guitar, keyboards, bass; small label from Boston;)
Suzanne Vega Days Of Open Hand (A&M) M- / EX NL'1990 Sold
(orig. holland print w/insert-sheet;)
Portrait Of An Artist (A&M) EX / EX U.S.'1987 Sold
(U.S. Promotional issue w/excerpts from the albums "solitude standing" and "recorded highlights of the prince's trust 10th anniversary birthday party" plus 2 extra tracks and comments by Suzanne herself; nice shape!)
Same (A&M) EX / EX D'1985 Sold
(orig. german print w/inner-sleeve;
Tom Verlaine Flash Light (Fontana) M- / M NL'1987 34.00*
(dutch print of 80's solo effort by ex-Television leader; w/lyrics inner-sleeve;)
The Vindicators Live It Up (Black Out Music) M- / M- U.S.'1988 52.00
(late 80's U.S. release of excellent electric-Folk-Rock-based guitar-Jam-out w/ a bite! "something special" is of a doomy, eerie flow w/tasty acoustic/electric guitar interplays; "tear it down" is of that classic 80's renegade-drifter dimension w/ guitar-slingin magic a-levitatin' into zones of trance-grindin' oscillations! ...really something special! 5-track mini album released in Boston;)
Violent Femmes Hallowed Ground (Metronome) EX / EX D'1984 36.00*
(german orig. print of 2nd album by U.S. Folk-punkin' combo w/ western Cow-punky strayns plus a bent gopsel-wind abound; w/occasional femme vocs;)
Same (Warner Brothers/Slash) EX / M- U.S.'1983 42.00*
(orig. U.S. 2nd-label-print of classic 80's Folk-Punk album w/snotty voc-treats, shaky acoustic/ electric grits w/ a colorful, action-packed, no-future-sorta attitude; w/inner-sleeve;)
Same (Slash) M- / EX U.S.'1983 55.00*
(orig. U.S. first-print of classic 80's Folk-Punk album w/snotty voc-treats, shaky acoustic/electric grits w/ a colorful, action-packed, no-future-sorta attitude; w/inner-sleeve;)
Virgin Prunes The Moon Lookes Down And Laughed (Baby) M / M- F'1986 SOLD
(orig. french print of mid-80's Doom-Wave sounds by british trio; solemn, sinister tapestries w/dirge-like paint; w/inner-sleeve;)
The Vogue A Doll Spits Cubes (Ton Um Ton) EX / EX A'1981 125.00
(early 80's Neo-Psychedelic Garage band feat. Ronnie Urini on drums & vocs; covers of The Who's "the kids are alright", "painterman", "set me free", "medication; recorded Live and a limited edition of 300 copies w/ b&w paper-wrapper sleeve; ...a definite 80's Classic and tuff to turn up in the years of 2000 & beyond;)
Todd Walker Thrown Away (Owl House) EX / EX U.S.'1989 52.00
(late 80's solo-effort by ex-Defenestration guitarist/singer; a great bag(6-track mini album) of drivin' Electric Folk-Rock w/a Country twang, a ringin' sound-scape w/dynamic, natural kolorz!! released on this local Oklahoma label; w/press-kit-insert-sheets;)
Wall Of Voodoo Call Of The West (Illegal) EX / EX NL'1982 Sold
(orig. dutch print of early 80's release by Doom-Wave-rockin' quartet from L.A.; incl. The minor hit "mexican radio"; w/inner-sleeve;)
The Waltons Goin' Rodeo (Korea) EX / EX D'198 55.00
(mid-80's german release of guitar-janglin' Cow-Punk-A-Billy grooves by german trio; incl. the wacko-strayned "christmas time on Waltons mountain"; nice gold-label print;)
Terry Warren & The Texas Tiger Band
Windblown Blues (Sound Recorders Studio) M- / M- U.S.'1986 28.00
(mid-80's cassette-only (?) release by that guy who cut a superb loner/outlaw album in the late 70's entitled "White Horses And Feathered Lace"; this time it's kick-ass bayou-corker grooves grabbin' via voltage electric/acoustic strokes! all self-penned selections incl. "Nuevo Laredo", "Baby's gone to Memphis", "snake bite" plus 7! hot sleeve work too; recorded in Austin, Texas!)
Walter "Wolfman"
Washington
Good And Juicy (Charly R&B) M- / M- U.K.'1989 34.00
(late 80's U.K. release of funky, soulful R&B-based grooves w/brass, keyboards 'n Wolfman's tasty guitar-licks; incl. "get on up (the Wolfman's song) w/phonky JB-typo fever-strokes; the 80's New Orleans sound!)
Wolf Tracks (Rounder) M / M U.S.'1986 34.00
(mid-80's U.S. release of funky, soulful R&B-based grooves w/brass, keyboards 'n Wolfman's tasty guitar-licks; the 80's New Orleans sound!)
Wasted Youth Rebecca's Room/Things Never Seem The Same (Bridge House/Fresh) EX / EX U.K.'1981 42.00
(rare early 80's british orig. single-release by native Doom-Dirge-Wave combo in Joy Div mold; w/pic-sleeve;)
Watermelon Men Past,Present And Future (What Goes On) EX / EX U.K.'1985 36.00
(80's Folk-Rock w/ dashin' Byrds-sound by swedish quintet; violin, mandolin & cello rend a tasty Chamber color! orig. U.K. print w/inner-sleeve;)
Waxworks Same (Sonic Vision) M- / M- U.S.'198 38.00
(late 80's U.S. release by californian band; West-Coast-rockin' moods w/a Pop-edge & femme lead-singer;)
The Wayward Souls Painted Dreams (Hybrid) EX / EX U.K.'1985 34.00*
(orig. U.K. print of mid-80's release by swedish Electric-Folk-Rock combo hooked on americana guitar- jangle tapestries; strong stuff in this vast field!)
Songs Of Rain & Trains (Rebel) EX / EX D'1986 34.00*
(orig. german print of mid-80's release by swedish Electric-Folk-Rock combo hooked on americana guitar-jangle tapestries; strong stuff in this vast field!)
Wednesday Week What We Had (Enigma) EX / EX U.S.'1986 34.00
(mid-80's U.S. release of electric Folk-Rock grooves w/ a splashy Pop-edge by californian quartet feat. 3 ladies & David Nolte on lead-guitar; ...a juicy bag of catchy songs w/ that blue-eyed americana blink;)
The Werewolf Of London Midnight Rags (ACE) EX / VG++ U.K.'1980 65.00
(orig. U.K. print of early album by Paul Roland, the prince of the macabre, rollickin' Wave; a rockin' pulse w/ eerie harmonies, organ-guitar menue w/sax and Paul's foreboding voice flickering w/a lost world's fade-glow, oraclin' blackcherry sense in its undertow; lyrics printed on back cover;)
White Animals Live! (Dread Beat) M- / M- U.S.'1986 65.00
(mid-80's U.S. LIVE-release by Tennessee (?)-band crankin' loose via hi-voltage guitar-Rock-out bred on fevery authentic coal... well, I've heard plenty o'vinyl grooves spinning in this direction but these guys take the elevator up onto some different/elevated platform... "ecstasy" -track sums things up for top-shelf BYRDS-infected younger-than-yesterday gravel-jangel-lore (well, ain't no time between...!!) ..."brown eyed girl" (penned by some Van Morrison...) finds its definite 80's treat here!! ...musta have been a great night for anybody attending this live-show!!!)
White Glove Test Leap (Troy) M- / EX U.S.'1989 36.00
(late 80's U.S. release of doomy Folk-Pop sounds w/solemn Chamber-moods' (violin, viola, flute) and passion-strummed guitar turmoil; produced by Vitus Matare;)
White Lion Pride (Atlantic) M- / M- D'1987 28.00
(late 80's german release of guitar-slingin' Hard-Rock piece; w/inner-sleeve;)
The Wild Flowers Sometime Soon (Slash) EX / EX U.S.'1988 42.00
(late 80's release by this guitar-slingin' 4-some graced w/ that ol' restless, melancholic tension-strain on the throat and black serves as color for the coat; there's a TRUE WEST typo glance lingerin'; comes w/ bio-sheet and a photo-shot of the band; so you have a promo-issue here;)
Wild-Child Death Trip (Ideal) EX / EX F'1984 42.00
(mid-80's orig. french print of R&B fueled Grunge-Punk roller by native quartet; loud guitars'n ruff vocals; w/insert-sheet; has an impressive cover-art!!)
The Wilder Group Pieces Of The Sun (Nahadeh) EX / EX U.S.'1982 110.00
(early 80's U.S. release of fragile, pastoral Folk-(Rock) w/ringin' acoustic melo-tapestries, femme/male lead- /harmony-vocs; 6- & 12-string-guitars, harmonica, bass & piano; rural-hippie vibes w/spiritual overtones & a heartfelt social concern; some lines remind of The Roches; has a lyrics-insert-sheet;)
Wildfang What Is Wild And Is A Thing? (Mugician) EX / EX U.S.'1980 32.00
(follow-up 12" E.P... their 2nd dance Rock 12" ...as the back cover states; contains the straight rockin' "He's more american than Johnny Carson" w/ a great guitar-break!! ...this band is also known (in very small circles) as "The Band with 1001 names" ...and some of them are printed on the insert-sheet to this 2-track 12"; ...musta been a real HOT live act!!
Van Wilks Band Boystown (Alibi) VG++ / EX U.S.'1982 28.00
(1-sided 4-track mini-album in 12"-form; from Texas in the early 80's; ruff 'n dark Power-Pop w/hard-lead guitar and spooky effects for athmo-glow;)
Victoria Williams Happy Come Home (Geffen) EX / EX D'1987 28.00
(german orig. print w/inner-sleeve; 80's Pop album w/expressive, soulful voice shakin' some eccentric whiskers w/Gospel-flavoured backing;)
Lucinda Williams Happy Woman Blues (Smithonian Folkways) M- / M- U.S.'1990 Sold
('90's U.S. re-release (of 1980 album orig. flung out by Folkways) by gifted Louisiana-born guitar-stringin' Singer-Song-lady; Country-rockin' moods w/ band backing w/fiddle & viola, electric lead- 'n slide-guitar, bass 'n percussion; w/lyrics-insert-sheet;)
Passionate Kisses (Rough Trade) M- / M- U.S.'1989 Sold
(late 80's U.S. release of 5-track mini-album by gifted Louisiana-born guitar-stringin' Singer-Song-lady; title track is electric Folk-Rock breezer w/ a hook! other tracks are rootsy-bloozed and "side of the road" is a great loner/insight-ponder ballad; Taj Mahal helps out on one song;)
Butch Willis And The Rocks Forthcomings (Love) M- / M- U.S.'1986 75.00
(mid 80's U.S. privat press of stoned, low-down Wasto-Rock rambler-galore exploring mynd-fry-garage zones w/loose electric guitar-cranks, messy drum-jobs 'n a voice like Sky Saxon mistakin' the washing machine for a T.V. screen; definite reelperson dimension keepin' guts in touch w/basic R&R fever... sorta bad booze 'n weed puttin' scars on a troll's liver! in the same vein as The Rocks' album from '83 entitled  "of" (featuring the Butch Willis sessions)
Forthcomings (Love) M- / M- / Cc. U.S.'1986 65.00
(mid 80's U.S. privat press of stoned, low-down Wasto-Rock rambler-galore exploring mynd-fry-garage zones w/loose electric guitar-cranks, messy drum-jobs 'n a voice like Sky Saxon mistakin' the washing machine for a T.V. screen; definite reelperson dimension keepin' guts in touch w/basic R&R fever... sorta bad booze 'n weed puttin' scars on a troll's liver! in the same vein as The Rocks' album from '83 entitled  "of" (featuring the Butch Willis sessions)
Mick Wills Fern Hill (Woronzow) M- / EX U.K.'1988 65.00
(late 80's U.K. orig. release on Bevis Frond label; pastoral 'Shroom-Folk-progressions w/passionate guitar chordery, mostly acoustic 'n with the rite feel for roots 'n branches a-swayin'; help from Nick Solomon & he cranks some mighty fine lead-axe licks on the extended, trancey "she looked down" that has the lovely voice of Miss Jenny Brown; great album and (to my humble ears) best 'un on the label!!)
Brian Wilson Same (Sire) EX / EX U.S.'1988 Sold
(late 80's U.S. release of most convincing solo-album by the leader of The Beach Boys;
The Wind Guest Of The Staphs (Cheft) M- / EX U.S.'1984 42.00
(mid-80's U.S. release by southern U.S. trio gone w/action-splashin' Pop armouries, strong, dynamo-fueled Db's-type produced by Mitch Easter! 6-track-mini-album;)
The Wolverton Brothers Sucking Hind Tit (Okra) EX / EX U.S.'1989 52.00
(dirty, low-down 'n mean Western-Grunge gone Cow-Punk-a-Billy... from Columbus, OH and recorded at the legendary Mus-i-col studios!)
Woo Whichever Way You Are Going,You Are Going Wrong (Cherry Red/Sunshine Series) VG++ / EX U.K.'1982 SOLD
(early 80's U.K. Techno-Folk-Wave dippin' 'to floaty, spacey cream, subtle perco-ripples... like a venusian airfield plastered w/android nipples, shreds o'sound outta elevated jazz-lounge, scents of dreamy watercolours in the sketchbook of projected flounce... concealing protoplasmatic strings to plode from a future easy chair; created by 2 guys on guitars, bass, clarinet, pixiphone (...) keyboards, singin' bowl w/percussion and voices; ...a 100% 80's Classic... and way beyond!)
Whichever Way You Are Going,You Are Going Wrong (Cherry Red/Sunshine Series) M- / M- U.K.'1982 SOLD
(early 80's U.K. Techno-Folk-Wave dippin' 'to floaty, spacey cream, subtle perco-ripples... like a venusian airfield plastered w/android nipples, shreds o'sound outta elevated jazz-lounge, scents of dreamy watercolours in the sketchbook of projected flounce... concealing protoplasmatic strings to plode from a future easy chair; created by 2 guys on guitars, bass, clarinet, pixiphone (...) keyboards, singin' bowl w/percussion and voices; ...a 100% 80's Classic... and way beyond!w/insert-sheet;)
Workdogs Roberta (Okra) M- / EX U.S.'1988 52.00
(late 80's U.S. release of R&B fueled Cow-Punk-A-Billy w/rootsy americana blooz-dive w/slide 'n wasted vocs; released on this fine label out of Columbus, Ohio;)
Working Week Compañeros (Virgin) M / M D'1986 36.00
(mid-80's german print of tasty Jazz-Pop-Lounge grooves by british trio feat. The expressive black voice of Juliet Roberts; fine brass-arrangements; w/inner-sleeve;)
Wreck Soul Train (Play It Again Sam) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'198 34.00
(late 80's (?) orig. U.S. release of hi-energy Grunge-Punk dimension; w/inner-sleeve;)
X Ray Pop Psychedelic Dolls (RRR) EX / EX U.S.'1987 65.00
(80's U.S. small-label release of intriguing Psychedelic-Techno-Pop w/fuzzed-tapestries, perco-ripplin' w/ electric guitar, bass, percussion and 2 ladies singin! ...all in french tongue (!) addin' perfectly to the overall charm of this very special album! b&w Psychedelic-Art-styled card-board-jacket; ...from Lowell, Massachusettes...;)
XTC Black Sea (Virgin) EX / EX / Cc. U.K.'1980 Sold
(orig. U.K. print w/insert-sheet; classic U.K. 80's New Wave/Pop sounds;)
Yello Call It Love / L'Hotel (Vertigo) EX / EX D'1987 22.00
(german orig. print of single (w/pic-sleeve) by this pioneering swiss Techno-Pop-Wave duo feat. Dieter Meier & Boris Blank!)
Desire / Oh Yeah (Vertigo) EX / EX D'1985 22.00
(german orig. print of single (w/photo pic-sleeve) by this pioneering swiss Techno-Pop-Wave duo feat. Dieter Meier & Boris Blank!)
Goldrush / She's Got A Gun (Vertigo) EX / EX D'1986 22.00
(german orig. print of single (w/photo pic-sleeve) by this pioneering swiss Techno-Pop-Wave duo feat. Dieter Meier & Boris Blank! B-side is recorded Live at the Palladium in N.Y.C.)
The Race / Another Race (Fontana) EX / EX D'1988 22.00
(german orig. print of single (w/expressive portrait- painting pic-sleeve) by this pioneering swiss Techno-Pop-Wave duo feat. Dieter Meier & Boris Blank!)
Yellow Jackets Samurai Samba (Warner Brothers) M- / M- U.S.'1985 26.00*
(orig. U.S. print of synth-drumming Fusion-Lounge-Rock-Jazz;)
The Young Gods Same (Organik) M / M- CH'1987 42.00*
(orig. swiss print of native Doom-Dirge action sung in french tongue; w/inner-sleeve;)
Paul Young The Secret Of Association (CBS) EX / EX NL'1985 Sold
(holland print w/insert-sheet;)
Zane Gray Window To The West (Random) EX / EX U.S.'1986 26.00
(mid-80's U.S. small-label-press of dynamic Guit-jangle-Pop galore w/pathetique melo-strayn w/gloomy, solemn paint (à la U2) on "the taming cain" w/chamber-string fanfares; w/lyrics-inner-sleeve;)
Zebra Darling,where Are You/Überpinselte Fäulnis... (Zebra) EX / EX CH'1983 52.00
(RARE 80's swiss release of shaky, Free-Funk induced Doom-Wave Pop by swiss band; w/pic-sleeve;)
Warren Zevon The Envoy (MCA) EX / EX D'1982 28.00
(german print of early 80's effort by legendary 60's charactere; w/inner-sleeve;)
Sentimental Hygiene (Virgin) M / M D'1987 36.00
(german print of later-in-the-80's effort by legendary 60's charactere; feat. Neil Young, David Lindley, Peter Buck, Don Henley, Michael Stipe; w/inner-sleeve;)
The Zimmermen Rivers Of Corn (Au- Go- Go) EX / EX Aus'1984 95.00
(...out of that massive pile of 80's neo-electric-Folk-Rock sparkles an unique diamond w/ a true j.a.n.g.l.e. sound... flowin' like rivers of corn! Rickenbacker-sound reviving that mid-period BYRDS-splendour w/ that drifty CHURCH-glory... but you never get the slightest idea of some retro-crap behaviour, these guys got a SOUND!! ..."don't go to Sydney" is pure ossicle-flatter-gem... Vincent would have cut off his other ear too... oh, nice, impressive cover-art by the way! well, 2000-'n-beyond Brit-Pop appears as a bore compared to this fine slice of Aussie-Pop from the daze of yore! comes w/ 45 (pic-sleeve) w/ a non-lp-track!)

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