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WYEP Remembers the Summer of Love

The “Summer of Love” occurred in 1967, and the events of that had significant social and cultural impact. Although most of the major happenings of that summer happened far away from Pittsburgh, the significance of them still can be felt today. Accompanying it was a musical soundtrack that...

Discumentary: The Pretenders "Learning To Crawl"

Recovering from the deaths of two of their band members, Chrissie Hynde reinvented the Pretenders with "Learning to Crawl." Her lyrics are more emotional here, but never depressing, as the Pretenders rock out in top form.

Discumentary: Dar Williams "End of the Summer"

For Dar Williams' long time fans, hearing this album must have been rather shocking, like when Dylan went electric. Williams set aside her acoustic singer-songwriter side and released this more "plugged in" album that features drum machines and electric guitars backing up her soprano voice and...

Discumentary: Creedence Clearwater Revival "Cosmo's Factory"

This was CCR's fifth album, released around the two-year anniversary of their vinyl debut. Cosmo's Factory was the group's peak of popularity featuring "Who'll Stop the Rain" and an eleven-minute version of "I Heard it Through the Grapevine".

Discumentary: Janis Joplin "Pearl"

Janis Joplin died during the recording of this album, leaving the project to be finished by her band and producer. It demonstrates Joplin's amazing vocal ability, and is considered a classic. It includes Joplin's only #1 song, "Me and Bobbie McGee".

Live & Direct: Jessica Lea Mayfield

2010 Local Year in Review

Join Cindy Howes as she looks back at some of the best in local music in 2010.

Discumentary: The Jam "All Mod Cons"

The punk/mod-revival band The Jam released their 3rd full-length release in 1978. “All Mod Cons” produced one of their biggest hits, “Down In The Tube At Midnight” and received both commercial success and critical acclaim.

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WYEP Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

It's almost cliche to rank The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band as one of the finest and most influential rock albums of all time. One can call it the "Citizen Kane" or "Moby Dick" of the rock world; even those who don't count themselves as fans acknowledge its status among...

Discumentary: R.E.M. "Life's Rich Pageant"

University of Georgia dropouts Bill Berry, Mike Mills, Peter Buck and Michael Stipe recorded "Lifes Rich Pageant" in 1986, their fourth album on IRS Records. The album produced the single, "Cuyahoga" and solidified them in the college rock world.

Discumentary: Victoria Williams "Loose"

Before this album, Victoria Williams was pretty much a musician's musician. Her unique and unusual singing voice as well as her songwriting grabbed her a devout following. A tribute album that came out just before Loose raised money to pay for it.

Discumentary: Iris DeMent Infamous Angel

Iris DeMent's debut album became a success mostly due to the rave reviews it received, many critics called it an instant classic. The reviews led to DeMent signing a contract with Warner Brothers who re-released the disc in 1993. The album features guest appearances by Emmylou Harris and Iris'...

Discumentary: Phish "Billy Breathes"

In 1995, Phish teamed up with producer Steve Lillywhite to create their seventh album. Many critics cite this album as the closest representation of the energy of Phish's live performances. It also gave them their highest charting single in the U.S.

Live & Direct: The Both

Live & Direct from the WYEP Studios - 2010

Brian Siewiorek plays the best performances from artists who played in the WYEP studios in 2010. Including, Michael Franti, The Posies, Brandi Carlile, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and many more.

Discumentary: The Smiths "The Queen Is Dead"

The Smiths' 3rd studio album featured songs by guitarist Johnny Marr and singer Morrissey. It was released in June of 1986 and helped to establish the band as one of the best British rock bands of the era. "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" and "Big Mouth Strikes Again" highlight the album that...

Live & Direct: Walk Off The Earth

Stephen Foster: A Pittsburgh 250 Tribute

Stephen Foster, the father of American Music, was born on the 4th of July, 1826 in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania. His music lives on today and is performed by a variety of artists. Hear renditions of Foster’s best known tunes by Mavis Staples, Raul Malo, BR 549, Michelle Shocked and a few rare...

Discumentary: David Bowie "Diamond Dogs"

David Bowie's concept album was inspired by George Orwell's novel "1984". Bowie brings his own glam-rock vision of a post-apocalyptic world to the recording and works without his band The Spiders from Mars for the first time since 1969.

Live & Direct: J.J. Grey

WYEP's Top 100 Songs from the 90's Countdown

The Nineties. Grunge, Trip-Hop, Lilith Fair, Lollapalooza, Brit Pop and "Alternative" Music. It was a decade with many musical milestones. To commemorate the Nineties, WYEP asked our listeners to vote for their favorite songs from the decade. We tallied the votes and here's the countdown of...

Discumentary: Aretha Franklin "Lady Soul"

Aretha's third album for Atlantic records, this one includes the hits "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and Chain of Fools. It also reatures an impressive collection of musicians, including a young Eric Clapton.

Discumentary: Warren Zevon "Excitable Boy"

Before this album was released Warren Zevon was a singer/songwriter with a few albums out. His biggest claim to fame was that Linda Ronstadt had recorded some of his songs. "Excitable Boy" was the big breakout album for him, containing the big hit "Werewolves of London", a song that takes days to...

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