Song of the Day #115: ‘Stratford-On-Guy’ – Liz Phair

phairLiz Phair went from the ultimate indie rock goddess to the ultimate sell-out in the course of ten years.

Her debut album, 1993’s Exile in Guyville, was a barrier-smashing success that shook up the all-male independent music scene with its fresh sound and frank sexuality. Songs such as ‘Fuck and Run’ and ‘Flower’ were shocking both for their explicit lyrics and the deadpan manner in which Phair sang them. The album (which received a 15th anniversary reissue just this year) is deservedly considered by critics as one of the best albums of the past few decades.

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