Tuesday, June 25, 2013
20 Years Of Exile In Guyville
20 years ago (June 22), Liz Phair's seminal LP was released.
In 1993, no rock record was as divisive as Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville.
With her 18-song double-LP debut, Phair pried the lid off her life and sang away secrets. Even though it landed right at the apex of the cultural moment for "Women in Rock" and riot grrrl, Phair was something else. Her feminism was not wrapped up in dogmatic choruses, her rage was articulated in quiet disses tangled up in sublime indie-pop. Guyville was all guile and jangle. Phair dispensed with the innuendo and explained exactly, and explicitly, what she was game for. MORE HERE & HERE
Liz Phair : Exile in Guyville