Free Album Offer Details

Free Shipping on all albums

Free Shipping on all other orders over $75

Cortex: Spinal Injuries

Artist: Cortex
Title: Spinal Injuries

Free Ground Shipping on Orders Over $75

Frequently Bought Together

Cortex: Spinal Injuries

Total Price: $85.97

Secure Checkout
100% Money Back
100% Authentic
Easy Returns
Artist: Cortex
Title: Spinal Injuries

1. Product Details

Informed by deep and enthusiastic underground music knowledge Cortex were key in the ongoing musical narrative of Swedish punk and post-punk. The late frontman of Cortex Freddie Wadling 1951-2016 is a legend of enormous stature in Sweden: he is revered on the level of say Captain Beefheart or Serge Gainsbourg and has been a key influence for generations of Swedish artists over the past four decades. His work ranges from proto-punk to equilibrist jazz vocals and the trajectory of his cultural life from the Swedish underground of the early 1970s to his final years as an iconic interpreter of the Swedish songbook in the mainstream has to include a discussion and the experience of what many consider his greatest album: Cortexs debut LP Spinal Injuries. Recorded in April 1981 released in August 1983 Spinal Injuries by Cortex stands as one of a handful of masterpieces of Scandinavian post-punk. Freddie Wadling played in bands locally in his hometown of Gothenburg starting in the mid-1960s: garage bands jam bands one-o s party-bands. Wadling belonged to the generation of the culturally astute who embraced the milestones as they happened: Captain Beefheart The Velvet Underground Zappa Bowie Eno The Stooges Hawkwind alongside underground lit underground comix and art movements outside of the mainstream at a time where you had to dig hard to find out about stuff. No internet no media mentions no TV or radio. All word of mouth hepcat to hepcat. Spinal Injuries is an extraordinary record that does not necessarily resonate Swedish or post-punk or 1981. I think it is one of the nest unsung albums of this era remaining a highly original rock record to this day and still stands outside of time. As informed by punk rock as by art rock - echoes of Brian Eno Roxy Music Swell Maps Neu Can Tuxedomoon and the list goes on - certainly a rock record that is truly well-informed by its influences but that not even once recedes into a representation. Like most of the albums that we reach for over and over again there is something within the grooves that makes us feel like we can step outside of the limits of contextual time and place.

1.1 Mind of Darkness
1.2 Warrior Night
1.3 Fear of Glass
1.4 Nightmare No. 74
1.5 Morning Moon
1.6 The Freaks
1.7 Mayhem Troopers
1.8 Napalm Sticks to Kids
1.9 5 Seconds
1.10 Flowers of Evil

H 0.23
W 12.27
L 12.28

2. Shipping and Delivery

If your order contains multiple items, it may ship from different warehouse locations. Tracking information will be sent as items are shipped. 

We make every effort to ship your order as soon as possible. However, please allow 1-3 business days for your order to process when calculating delivery dates.

Standard Shipping: allow 7-10 business days for delivery. Albums will be shipped via USPS Media Mail; all other products via UPS or FedEx Ground.

Expedited Shipping: allow 2-5 business days for delivery. Albums will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail; all other products via UPS or FedEx 2-Day Air.

Overnight Shipping: allow 1-2 business days for delivery. All products will be shipped via UPS or FedEx Next Day Air.

Shipping is available to the 48 contiguous United States. We are unable to ship to International, PO Box, or APO/FPO addresses. 

3. Return Policy

We offer a 30-day money back guarantee on all products purchased from All items must be returned as new in their original packaging, including all accessories and cables. Missing items will be charged based on suggested retail prices. All returns must be accompanied by a valid return authorization number (RMA) issued by Victrola. If an RMA is not obtained prior to shipping, the returned product will be refused and returned to sender. Shipping cost is not refundable and returns must be shipped prepaid by the customer. There is a 15% restocking fee that will be calculated based on the price of the product once the item is refunded. 

To set up a return for refund please visit Please be sure to include your order # and reason for your return when submitting your request. 


All items must be returned as new in their original packaging, including all accessories and cables. Missing items will be charged based on suggested retail prices.

Album returns: If you have received damaged, defective, or incorrectly shipped merchandise, please notify Customer Service within 30 days. We will gladly replace the merchandise without additional charge, or provide you with a full refund.

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase and the merchandise is unopened, we will be happy to exchange it for you. No refunds will be given on opened albums, unless damaged or defective. Original shipping and handling charges are not refundable, and you will be responsible for all costs associated with return shipment.

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews Underline
Back to Record Store