The Great Rock Discography, by Martin C. Strong (Times Books) is a very useful reference book, with release dates down to the month (if not day), musician line-ups, catalogue numbers, track listings for albums, labels on both sides of the Atlantic, and chart positions. It also includes the occasional sublime typo:
Nov. 78. (7") (SCRIT 1) SKANK BLOG BOLOGNA./IS AND OUGHT OF THE WESTERN WORLD
St Pancras/not issued.