Discumentary

A Discumentary is an in-depth exploration of an essential album from the WYEP music library. Whether focused on a classic release from the 1960s or important album from the past decade, Discumentary gives you a sense of its backstory, impact, and above all, music from that album. Hosted by Brian Siewiorek.

Discumentary: Belle and Sebastian "The Boy with the Arab Strap"

 
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Belle and Sebastian grew out of a class project and became a sensation in the U.K. due to word of mouth. This, their third album, is steeped in a wide array of musical influences. It grew their fanbase even more and earned them a coveted Brit Award.

Discumentary: Nick Drake "Bryter Layter"

 
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Discumentary: Linda Ronstadt "Heart Like a Wheel"

 
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Ronstadt's fifth album was released in 1974, and made her a star. She perfects her folk-rock sound through covers of songs by Paul Anka, Hank Williams and Anna McGarrigle. This album had number one hits on the Country and Pop charts, went platinum, and even earned Ronstadt a Grammy award.

Discumentary: David Bowie "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars"

 
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Part glam rock, part progressive rock, Bowie's classic redefined himself in the UK and gave him a hit for the first time in the U.S.  Bowie's fifth album follows the story of his androgonous extraterrestrial alter-ego, and is considered among the greatest rock albums of all time.