Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Liz Phair-Exile In Guyville



So, I'm sure everyone is having a double-take moment, but fuck you. This record is great, and holding someone's latter day sins against them totally destroys everyone we look up to. When you get older you start to suck, that's fact. Dumbass Jim Derogatis decided he'd do a class of '93 article or some shit in the Sun TImes so I decided I'd post this record to remind everyone that making a record this good should be enough to cement your legacy.

The first song I ever listened to in my sister's brand new (with 100,000 miles on it) Toyota Corolla was 'Fuck and Run'. It made me feel like the coolest kid in the entire world. It was so dirty and hilarious and I understood nothing of what was going on with it besides the swears. I remember hearing 'Flower' for the first time and developing my first real star obsession. I remember going to see her and being so disappointed that she couldn't sing or play her guitar and that all the songs sounded really really bad live, and still, I couldn't get past how much I loved Guyville.

Recently, I picked it back up on my sister's recommendation and it's still as good as it was when I was thirteen. Go ahead and hate, but fuck you.


1. 6'1"
2. Help Me Mary
3. Glory
4. Dance of the Seven Veils
5. Never Said
6. Soap Star Joe
7. Explain It to Me
8. Canary
9. Mesmerizing
10. Fuck and Run
11. Girls! Girls! Girls!
12. Divorce Song
13. Shatter
14. Flower
15. Johnny Sunshine
16. Gunshy
17. Stratford-On-Guy
18. Strange Loop

Fuck and Run

3 comments:

Josh H. said...

Growing up in the south suburbs of Chicago as a kid/teenager, I never got into Liz Phair. Don't know why. I liked everything else that would have lead me into liking this record but I didn't. But I am going to grab it and give her another shot. Thanks and, you know, fuck you too!

Kevin Kujawa said...

oh josh,
of course there's no ill will with the 'fuck you'
simply trying to assert my manliness after posting a liz phair record.

Josh H. said...

So, basically, we were just chest bumping each other? Digitally? Which bar are we meeting at for the Bears game on Sunday?