I really got into alternate tunings because of the Girly Sound tapes, which I was exposed to before Exile in Guyville. Despite its low-fi production, Exile in Guyville roams giddily all over the pop landscape. Liz Phair was part of the second-wave of Riot Grrrl culture. Oh, and remember that they may actually be doing you a favour when they reissue a record in a unipak ;-). I'm grateful to the owner of my local community record store for showing me this. l [This record] changed a lot for me. Another post-break-up nugget, Guyville was also a response to the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street, each song on Guyville meant to parallel each track on the famous Stones album. On May 4th, Matador Records will reissue the album on vinyl and CD. The 1st press is better sound wise. It’s also collectible. She is a super-fan for sure, but her analysis of the album comes from a place of intellectual curiosity, rather than mere music appreciation. Exile in Guyville did not disappoint. If Exile in Guyville is shockingly assured and fully formed for a debut album, there are a number of reasons why. Please enable Cookies and reload the page. Exile In Guyville is astonishingly open and raw but with Phair's true gift for melodic catchy songcraft and spare basic musicianship these songs are presented perfectly. In her volume on Liz Phairs controversial 1993 debut album Exile in Guyville, Gina Arnold takes the 33-1/3 series in a direction I havent seen before. Follow @genius on Twitter for updates The box set contains the first ever official release of … Audio CD. In light of the new record, we spoke with Perfume Genius about some records that left an impression on his life — and that contributed to the sound of No Shape. Um yeah, the key thing is the pressing, colored vinyl and gatefolds and all the rest of the goodies (hype stickers, DL cards, booklets, yadda) are entirely secondary to a great, quiet pressing. On May 4th, Matador Records will reissue the album on vinyl and CD. Standouts are Mesmerizing (great late guitar work), Divorce Song (great late harp work) and the greatest song ever written about settling for second best in the relationship stakes, Fuck And Run. Liz … In addition to … I loved it! Buy Vinyl, Matrix / Runout (Side A): OLE-1114-1 167069E1/A, Matrix / Runout (Side B): OLE-1114-1 167069E2/A, Matrix / Runout (Side C): OLE-1114-1 167069E3/A, Matrix / Runout (Side D): OLE-1114-1 167069E4/A. I got that album when I was maybe twelve. Exile in Guyville is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Liz Phair, released on June 22, 1993 by Matador Records.It was recorded at Idful Music Corporation in Chicago between 1991 and 1993 and produced in collaboration by Phair and Brad Wood.The album received widespread critical and commercial success. Liz Phair wrote and released an all time classic. Despite that fact that he has serious trouble adjusting, he never loses his keen sense of humor. who cares about the monetary value of a bit of plastic. It changed what I thought music could do and what it was. On Friday, Phair’s record label, Matador, released a 25th-anniversary reissue of Exile in Guyville. //, Sorry, we have to make sure you're a human before we can show you this page. [CDATA[ More on Genius. It's the sound that matters. Liz Phair performs songs from Exile in Guyville June 25 and 26 at Hiro Ballroom (hiroballroom.com) This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 17, 2008. The sound quality is excellent, one of the best reissues I've heard. Influences from Velvet Underground to Violent Femmes are clear throughout the album. Exile In Guyville Liz Phair. No other ‘90s indie rocker faced such scorn as Liz Phair for turning mainstream. I appreciate that a gatefold is esthetically pleasing, I really do. There isn't a bad track here and it stands as one of the classic albums of the alternative rock era and also just as a great singer/songwriter statement on it's own terms. If i want to invest in value I would go for gold. Jane Czyzselska thinks that women in music are rarely referred to as geniuses. Exile in Guyville is still taken, however, as a more general reply to either Exile on Main Street or overall works of the Rolling Stones.--Weebot 22:59, 14 September 2005 (UTC) OK, I think I see your point. 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Liz Phair’s landmark Exile in Guyville album. Elizabeth Clark Phair (born April 17, 1967) is an alternative/pop rock musician best known for her controversial, sexually explicit and emotionally honest lyrics. Whitechocolatespaceegg Liz Phair. Re-mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge, the album is set for a remembrance worthy of its greatness. More on Genius. This reissue sounds incredible. Named 1993 AOTR by Spin Magazine ahead of The Chronic, In Utero, Rid Of Me, and Siamese Dream among many others, Exile In Guyville holds up as a classic 25 years later. 4.3 out of 5 stars 169. Cheap single cover, mp3 download included, sounds beautiful. The rest of the equation is pure genius, or inspiration, or guts, or all of the above. “Exile in Guyville” is indie rocker Liz Phair’s debut studio album, released in June 1993 by Matador Records. 4.5 out of 5 stars 37. However, I've come to prefer a unipak. This is the first track on Liz Phair’s debut album Exile in Guyville. https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/liz-phair/exile-in-guyville Also from Phair’s groundbreaking 1993 debut album Exile in Guyville, “Fuck and Run” openly displayed her sexuality. Just want to echo the sentiments of everyone else in here. There are many many laugh out loud moments. On May 4th, Matador Records will reissue the album on vinyl and CD. Which is sadly hard to achieve on a lot of new, capitalize on the vinyl craze reissues. 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Liz Phair’s landmark Exile in Guyville album. Obviously, this book isn't for … Fantastic sounding pressing. 4.2 out of 5 stars 90. It's like hearing it for the first time again. About “Flower” The songs on Exile in Guyville are a track-by-track response to the Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street. Nil zilch. 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Liz Phair’s landmark Exile in Guyville album. Her Exile in Guyville is like a raw nerve stroke of genius. $19.95. In addition to … It's absolutely worth a purchase. Anyhow, this album deserved every accolade it received. Crystal clear and amazing dynamics. If you don't want to shell out $100+ for the original issue, you could do worse than grabbing a copy of this. On “Fuck and Run,” Phair, who lives in Chicago, manages to sound both wistful and pissed off. Named 1993 AOTR by Spin Magazine ahead of The Chronic, In Utero, Rid Of Me, and Siamese Dream among many others, Exile In Guyville holds up as a classic 25 years later. Whip-Smart, Phair’s September 1994 major-label debut, followed on the heels of her galvanizing, indie-released grrrl-power manifesto, June 1993’s critically acclaimed Exile in Guyville. Stop buying the repress and getting stuck with garbage that has NO (0) value. 1st press 2nd press 100th press ...if it sounds good I dont really care whether its 1st press or 100th press. Just look at all of the chumps trying to pawn this repress off at bargain basement prices. The vinyl itself is literally the quietest I've ever heard-- if not for a bit of crackling during "Gunshy]", you'll forget you're not listening to a CD. In addition to … And like how I wouldn't expect everyone to love Liz Phair's Exile In Guyville (which I think is genius) Shhhh, you're giving away the coming attractions. A gatefold is nice, but the key is did they spend the money and time to get this pressed at a place that is decent and is the mastering adequate. $15.45. None. Audio CD. Stoked to have this, hoping for the best, will update once I've given it a proper chance. 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Liz Phair’s landmark Exile in Guyville album. On May 4th, Matador Records will release Girly-Sound To Guyville, an extensive limited edition box set to celebrate the anniversary. Lmao. !function(t,e,r){var n,s=t.getElementsByTagName(e)[0],i=/^http:/.test(t.location)? I collect records to listen to not as an investment as I will never sell any record off my collection. "http":"https";t.getElementById(r)||(n=t.createElement(e),n.id=r,n.src=i+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js",s.parentNode.insertBefore(n,s))}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); 2 offers from $49.99. Dave chronicles his first year in the hell that is LA. Really nice sound from this reissue. The platters can easily get 'pinched in' along the edge where the gatefold folds over. Follow @genius To promote the releases, Liz embarked on an eight city tour from late May to early June. They did this amazing album justice with this remaster and pressing. Still amazing to listen to after 27 years. Girly-Sound To Guyville (The 25th Anniversary Box Set) Liz Phair. Simply because in a gatefold the vinyl is a lot more likely to warp. In 2008, ATO did a fifteenth anniversary reissue of Exile in Guyville, packaged with a few inessential outtakes from the album and a DVD chronicling its creation and examining its cultural significance. She's a genius and definitely one of my favorite songwriters of all time. Liz's singing improved on later albums, but her perfectly unpolished croon is still quite endearing here, and it can be heard with crystal clarity on this excellent remaster, which blows away the remastered CD/MP3 release from 2008. Hardly a weak link in this double album chain. Her debut album, Exile in Guyville, was very critically acclaimed, and it was ranked #328 on Rolling Stone Magazine 's 500 greatest albums of all time. Re-mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge, the album is set for a remembrance worthy of its greatness. One of the great albums of the last 30 years. Most prominent of these is that many of the songs were initially essayed on Liz Phair 's homemade cassette Girlysound, which means that the songs are essentially the cream of the crop from an exceptionally talented songwriter. I'm looking at you Anti and Tom Waits. Audio CD. Still, a gatefold with some pics of Liz, would have been nice. It's so nice to have a great sounding vinyl version of this at an affordable price. It's remastered with care, pressed well on quiet vinyl. As chronicled by Tom last Friday, Exile In Guyville made Liz Phair an indie rock hero. Nada. Judging from later material chronicling her experiences, it was a career move which Phair found vexing. 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