Monday, March 31, 2008


Oh, good news! Liz Phair, who was recently (and silently) dropped from Capitol Records after they completely bungled her career and last two albums (Yes.), has signed to a new label, which is reissuing Exile In Guyville in time for its 15th anniversary (it is currently out of print). And it comes with bonus tracks: a few of her demo recordings, which I already have. But still, it's good news! And a new album in the fall, which will hopefully redeem her last two efforts!

This is all very funny because I have been listening to this album religiously over the past week, as it is still hitting very hard. And I was planning on writing an article (maybe two!) for This Recording about it.

NOW, Pitchfork just needs to add Liz to the lineup for ATO's Don't Look Back and my life will forever be complete.

Also, I was JUST about to post this thought:

That album cover made so many people angry because Liz Phair was 36 when she posed for it.

But this, apparently, is JUST FINE:


lkbom said...

Why did people care that she was 36? She looks hot.

And so does Madge.

Tyler said...

She was 36 and had a kid, and wasn't supposed to be singing about come or spreading her legs on an album cover.

The irony, of course, is that you can see a sliver of nipple on the Exile cover. But she was 26 then, and childless.

Brit said...

Ooh, I never thought about it but it seems quite possible that she would play at Pitchfork for Friday.

BG5000 said...

It seems even more possible given the tongue bath they gave her in the first paragraph of that article. Though i have a feeling it'll take more than that to make up for the 0.0 and 1.0 they gave her last two albums.

Tyler said...

I once remember reading them call her "Pitchfork's punching bag" a couple of years ago.

If they don't manage to add her to Don't Look Back, maybe I can at least rest assured that ATO will let her do what she wants in the next album, instead of rejecting what she delivers like Capitol did several times. Apparently Dave Matthews ain't so bad after all.

lkbom said...

Oh, yes he is.