Oh how the mighty have fallen (Liz Phair)

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  1. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    I saw this recent article on the excellent indie-rock e-zine PITCHFORK. I'm sure those who convinced themselves that "Whitechocolatespaceegg" was a work of art will be able to further convince themselves that Phair teaming with the schlock craptastic team that brought us "sk8ter boi" is a stroke of genius.
    I however am not so optimistic.
    Maybe she can choose to pose nude for the album cover in order to further trade her soul in exchange for record sales (just like Anna Waronker did for her forgettable new record "Anna By Anna Waronker"). If she can't make interesting records, I guess logic would dictate that the appeal of her vagina might help to shift units to those who shop for albums using their members.
    -V
     
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    She showed such promise eight, nine years ago.
     
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    Yeah, I was disappointed with her last one out. Of course I'd be open to your last suggestion, Vince! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I think that's all there is to say about that.
     
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    I believe I sold "whitechocolatespaceegg" about 6 months after buying it. I've come close with "Whip-Smart" once or twice, but still get sucked in by some of the rawer sounds. "Exile" is still great, though.

    I remember when "Exile" came out the same week PJ Harvey's "Rid of Me" was released and the reviews tended to rip on the PJ record, which has stood the test of time much better than Liz's stuff.

    It was funny to see her in the fairly odious "Cherish" earlier this year-- her presence served little purpose except to prove that the writer-director had "indie cred." Bah.
     
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    I still get the chills when I watch her doing the Banana Splits Theme. Well I mean shes wearing a short skirt and Bingo is..nevermind I cant say that ............. I believe she will pull through this(well I hope!!!!) And I will still buy whatever she puts out
     
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    She actually showed quite a bit of herself on the cover and liner notes for "Exile In Guyville" which was an absolutely brilliant album.
     
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  14. Vince Maskeeper

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    Interesting- I had never heard that.

    The pics actually appear to be from one of those photo booth type things (like 4 pictures for $1)- and she showed a good deal of them on slides when she played live in support of WHITECHOCLATESPACEEGG (including dozens of shots which were not used in the record). It certainly looked like her to me (and very young at the time.)

    -V
     
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    "Whitechocolatespaceegg" is the only CD I have EVER sold back to the used CD store. I lost three bucks in the deal and I consider myself the winner!
    Tom
     
  16. BrianB

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    I dunno, I liked 'whitechocolatespacegg'... I loved Exit in Guyville etc, but I still enjoyed 'white..'. I can understand the 'hatred' of it, as it's definitely much more lightweight, but I still enjoy listening to it.

    Ho hum.
     
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    I first heard of her when Whip-Smart came out, back when I was first really getting into music. I have all her albums and love them all.
     

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