Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

I don’t have any big revelations to offer about Liz Phair’s Exile In Guyville (1993). It all boils down to the fact that I connected with her songwriting, her voice, and the lo-fi, stripped down sound of the album in general. The album cover is pretty hot, too…but that is just a personal observation. Phair has gone on record as saying this album is a song by song answer to The Rolling Stones album Exile On Main Street, but I don’t necessarily hear that. Whatever it is, it works to this day when I’m in the mood for it. Stratford-On-Guy, Fuck And Run, 6’1″, Dance Of The Seven Veils, Never Said, just a great collection of songs by a woman who fearlessly did things the way she wanted them. Gotta respect that!

Written By Braddon S. Williams

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