This Song: Liz Phair (Rerun)

In this rerun from 2018, Liz Phair describes how the 1980s rock song “I Wanna Destroy You” by The Soft Boys put her in touch with her youthful desire to destroy something. We also hear Phair share what it was like to revisit her early 90’s songs on the recent Girly-Sound to Guyville tour. Plus, she shares a bit of parenting wisdom with host Elizabeth McQueen.

Phair has a new record, Soberish, coming out this summer.

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This Song: Liz Phair

Liz Phair describes how The Soft Boys “I Wanna Destroy You” put her in touch with her anger and talks about what it’s been like to revisit the music she wrote for the Girly-Sound tapes and Exile in Guyville. Plus she gives host Elizabeth McQueen insight into motherhood.

Liz’s Phair’s Exile in Guyville turned 25 this year. To mark the anniversary the record has been re-released along with the early demos she made when she called herself Girly-Sound — the project is called Girly-Sound to Guyville

📸 Elizabeth Weinberg courtesy of the artist

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