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Discography is a deep dive into a legendary musician's catalogue - album by album - to give you the big picture on who they are and what's cemented their place in the annuls of sonic history. Walk in a novice, and come out well informed and with a new favorite record or two. Cult indie rocker, Marc With a C, is your host with the most and takes you on a voyage with a different classic artist every quarter.

Discography is a deep dive into a legendary musician's catalogue - album by album - to give you the big picture on who they are and what's cemented their place in the annuls of sonic history. Walk in a novice, and come out well informed and with a new favorite record or two. Cult indie rocker, Marc With a C, is your host with the most and takes you on a voyage with a different classic artist every quarter.
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Discography is a deep dive into a legendary musician's catalogue - album by album - to give you the big picture on who they are and what's cemented their place in the annuls of sonic history. Walk in a novice, and come out well informed and with a new favorite record or two. Cult indie rocker, Marc With a C, is your host with the most and takes you on a voyage with a different classic artist every quarter.

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The Who: Epilogue - Compilations, Remixes, & Rarities

2/26/2019
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With literally hundreds of compilations exploring the continuum of The Who's canon discography and beyond... keeping track of variations and critical recordings can be genuinely maddening! Let Discography's host, Marc With a C, be your leader and your guide to the compilation cream that rose to the top and the remixed albums that are completely essential for any self-respecting Who fanatic. Learn about how the legendary band's catalog got into such messy shape, and if you've joined us for...

Duration:01:09:02

The Who: 2002-2018 - Then & Now to As Long as I Have You

2/19/2019
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After John Entwistle's shocking death on the eve of The Who's 2002 tour, few could have been blamed for considering that event to be the proverbial "end of the road" for the group. Even fewer could have predicted that it would instead be followed by one of the largest tours in the band's history and their first album of new material in well over two decades, Endless Wire. But that's not all! If you'll carefully check the liner notes to Roger Daltrey's 2018 album As Long As I Have You - you...

Duration:01:07:37

The Who: 1989-2002 - Join Together to Scoop 3

2/12/2019
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The 90s were a strange and unpredictable time for The Who. The band was back as a touring act but little else, meanwhile the individual members pressed on into their solo careers. Townshend's passion projects paved the way for eventual Who material, Daltry soldiered on to find a way forward musically, and Entwistle threw caution to the wind to start his own group with friends Steve Luongo and Godfrey Townsend (no relation). These twelve-odd years are the building blocks of how The Who put...

Duration:01:18:42

The Who: 1982-1989 - It's Hard to The Iron Man

2/5/2019
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Following the release of their 1982 album, It's Hard, The Who called it quits and spent the rest of the 80s redefining their solo careers. Join Discography host Marc With a C as he chronicles what he's dubbed "the first farewell era" - exploring the ways that the group had splintered and how they carried on in finding their individual voices. John Entwistle wouldn't have much luck getting his new record off the ground, Roger Daltry released a series of baffling solo projects, while Pete...

Duration:01:26:19

The Who: 1977-1982 - Rough Mix to All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes

1/29/2019
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Between 1977 and 1982, The Who changed in inconceivable ways. They were still a huge live draw, they were making massive hit records, and their tenure as stars of the silver screen was only seeming to grow, but this period certainly contained some of the saddest chapters in Who history: the death of the seemingly indestructible Keith Moon, the passing of previous manager Kit Lambert, and the Cincinnati stampede that left many fans injured or deceased. However, the records the group made...

Duration:01:23:30

The Who: 1973-1976 - Quadrophenia to One of the Boys

1/22/2019
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By 1973, The Who were superstars. Their gargantuan rock opera Quadrophenia had given wayward teenagers a mirror with which to find themselves, even though the ensuing tour would be the catalyst for each band member to go a bit off the rails in their own ways. Join host Marc With a C on a sojourn through 1973 to 1976, when Ken Russell's film adaptation of Tommy took the world by storm, and turned lead vocalist Roger Daltrey into a heartthrob for teenyboppers everywhere. During this short...

Duration:01:25:10

The Who: 1970-1973 - Live at Leeds to Rigor Mortis Sets In

1/15/2019
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Our first episode saw the band rise from humble beginnings all the way to 1969, when The Who had somehow made themselves world famous for writing a rock opera about a physically challenged boy with a talent for... pinball? Of course, you'd celebrate such a feat with a tour of revered opera houses and then record a live album in a glorified school cafeteria, wouldn't you? I mean, it just makes sense. Join host Marc With A C as he traces the connection between the The Who emerging on the...

Duration:01:30:42

The Who: 1964-1969 - My Generation to Tommy

1/8/2019
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Discography is a quarterly podcast chronicling a legendary artist’s catalog album by album - and this season is one for the record books. Host Marc With a C has already taken on the entirety of Frank Zappa's impenetrably expansive catalogue and the surprising intricacies of Janet Jackson, but now he's cracking open the chronicles of one of the most influential bands of all-time: The Who! Maybe you're a longtime fan... maybe you're curious what all the fuss is about. With Discography, you...

Duration:01:23:57

Discography Season 3: The Who

12/7/2018
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Brace yourselves for maximum Discography! We're taking on The Who. This is no mere surface level Scoop of one of the greatest bands of all-time - we're Riding a Rock Horse off the Deep End. Beginning this January, host Marc With a C explores every studio record, live records, singles, and every solo release by Pete Townshend, Roger Daltry, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon. If you think you know Who they are, think again.

Duration:00:01:10

Janet Jackson: The B-Sides & Beyond

8/14/2018
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For the past four episodes, Discography has counted down Janet Jackson's studio records - her self-titled 1982 debut to 2015's Unbreakable. But as host Marc With a C assembled this season, he was completely caught off-guard by just how much completely essential non-album music Ms. Jackson had produced over the years. In this epilogue episode, we discuss some of the best and brightest of her b-sides and give tips on how to find them - for the discriminating record junkie than needs physical...

Duration:00:58:44

Janet Jackson: 20 Y.O. to Unbreakable

8/7/2018
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Janet Jackson - while still rightfully considered to be one of the biggest stars that the Western world has ever known - was practically silenced in the world of popular music by a 2004 "media blacklist". After that, it would appear that only a fraction of the music-buying public was even aware that she continued to make music after the event that came to be known as "Nipplegate". In this penultimate episode of our Janet Jackson season of Discography, host Marc With a C, aided and abetted...

Duration:01:21:50

Janet Jackson: All For You to Damita Jo

7/31/2018
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In 2001, Janet Jackson was on top of the pop music world. Her blockbuster album All For You had just made her the first artist in the history of music to produce five consecutive number one albums in a row, her singles were making millions of people happy, and a mere live television performance on HBO brought in 12 million viewers alone. And then? A "wardrobe malfunction" saw Janet blacklisted from nearly every avenue that had once championed her. In this episode of Discography, Marc With...

Duration:01:01:27

Janet Jackson: Rhythm Nation to The Velvet Rope

7/24/2018
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Discography picks up Janet's story in the thick of her complete domination of pop culture with her seminal and influential albums: 1989's Rhythm Nation 1814, '93's janet., and '97's The Velvet Rope. Some of these albums defined genres, while others would redefine that same genre completely just a few years later. Janet Jackson's biggest and best-known glory days are the focus of this episode, as Discography takes a deep dive into why these albums matter so much and continue to stand the...

Duration:01:23:29

Janet Jackson: Janet Jackson to Control

7/17/2018
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Marc takes on the one and only Janet Jackson! (Miss Jackson, if you're nasty.) She's sold around 100 million albums worldwide - but all too often remembered for tabloid fodder and her an already famous family. It's just unfair, and Marc sets out to see how her music stands alone and stands up! In this debut episode, we're looking at her much-maligned early records 1982's Janet Jackson & and '84's Dream Street, as well as her first breakout smash with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis at the helm:...

Duration:01:04:16

Discography Season 2: Janet Jackson

7/10/2018
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Discography is a deep dive into a legendary musician's catalogue - album by album - to give you the big picture on who they are and what's cemented their place in the annuls of sonic history. Walk in a novice, and come out well informed and with a new favorite record or two. Cult indie rocker, Marc With a C, is your host with the most and takes you on a voyage with a different classic artist every quarter. For season 2 we're covering Janet Jackson: Singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, one of...

Duration:00:01:03

Frank Zappa: "Weird Al" Yankovic, Alex Winter, and Mike Keneally On Zappa

5/15/2018
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While venturing into the hitherto unknown territory of reviewing all Frank Zappa records as one big song was a feat in and of itself, Marc isn't done talking Zappa! After spending 5 episodes voicing his own takes, it's high time to get some other perspectives: "Weird Al" Yankovic, actor/ documentarian Alex Winter, and Zappa band member Mike Keneally. Each of these guests share their first encounters with Zappa's music, the ways he influenced their lives, and they even offer advice on which...

Duration:01:43:24

Frank Zappa: You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore to Civilization Phase III

5/8/2018
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Is this phase five of Discography? It would appear to be. Indie rock musician Marc With a C has taken on the arduous task of reviewing all of the albums released in Frank Zappa's lifetime end to end as... one big composition. Yes! But does it work? "Yes and but also": better than you'd think. There's more live material in this episode than you can shake a stick at - trust us, we've tried the stick test - and the purportedly massive composition seems to do more rewinding than usual as we...

Duration:01:32:17

Frank Zappa: Them Or Us to Broadway The Hard Way

5/1/2018
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In this episode we set our sights on Frank Zappa's mid-eighties work. Things are getting extra weird, and we wouldn't have it any other way! It's a controversial period - partially because some folks weren't ready for Zappa to go completely electronic with his Synclavier-led composition, while others felt that his lyrics in this era went far, far beyond the pale. Culty indie pop singer/songwriter Marc With a C continues to analyze the entirety of the Zappa's discography as one continuous...

Duration:01:27:42

Frank Zappa: Studio Tan to The Perfect Stranger

4/24/2018
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Chop-a-line, now! In this episode we're getting into the most NSFW territory we can possibly offer while we dig through what Zappa called the "ugly" albums. But, in addition to that, we're exploring some serious orchestral stuff, Zappa's first foray into Synclavier territory, and... a bonafide hit single featuring his daughter, Moon Unit? Like, omigod! Walk in uninitiated, leave with the ability to hold your own at parties where those same two guys insist on speaking in only Zappa quotes....

Duration:01:38:11

Frank Zappa: 200 Motels to Zappa In New York

4/17/2018
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Is that a real poncho? I mean, is that a Mexican poncho, or is that a Sears poncho? Marc With a C intends to find out as he continues to traverse Frank Zappa's monolithic catalog this time from 1971's 200 Motels to 1978's Zappa In New York. Zappa contended that if you played all of his recordings together end to end, they'd create a big song, and we're in the early stages of testing that theory. Thrill as Zappa ditches and regains the "Mothers" moniker. Shiver as the records bounce back and...

Duration:01:39:39