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Exile In Guyville Explicit Lyrics

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  • Audio CD (May 3 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: EMI Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000040JF0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 78 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,862 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. 6ft 1in
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

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Two CD set archive release of her 1993 album. Liz Phair is a US singer-songwriter and guitarist. Her signature guitar, which she is often seen playing (and is prominent upon the cover of her self-titled fourth album), is a Fender Duo-Sonic II. Her album Exile in Guyville was chosen as one of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. This two disc set includes four previously unreleased audio tracks and a DVD with a documentary about the album's genesis.

Phair claimed that this album was a song-by-song answer to the Rolling Stones' Exile On Main St. While that's unlikely, it's an astonishing songwriting debut. Guyville got a lot of attention for its very frank sexuality, and though Phair knows how to shock, her real strength is lyrics that capture subtleties of extreme emotional states and interpersonal bargaining. Her voice isn't great, but all it has to do is ride the rails of her acutely observed, ingeniously melodic songs: "Divorce Song"'s laser-beam analysis of the moment when a marriage disintegrates, "Flower"'s coy lust, "Stratford-On-Guy"'s dizzying epiphany. She's also an inventive guitarist, and her arrangements--featuring coproducer Brad Wood--keep the album fresh and varied. --Douglas Wolk --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Audio CD
What is wrong with America? Besides Bush and taxes, it's our country's taste in music. In 1993, an amazing album came out. It was Exile In Guyville. Despite the press and MTV both intervening to help this album, it only sold 296,000 copies. However, that's an amazing figure for an indie release. I think it should have sold 20 times as much. Liz Phair is the reason for Alanis (whom I LOVE) Jewel, and most recently, Avril Lavigne. My favorites are: 6'1, Dance Of The Seven Veils, Never Said, Flower, Gunshy and Stratford-On-Guy. I plan to buy Whip Smart in the next few days, but Exile In Guyville is amazing no matter what. No wonder it's considered one of the best albums ever made. I love her new songs, but I also love the folksy stuff that marks this album. Can't we love both? I think so. Critical acceptance is important, but Liz Phair has given me and a lot of other people reason to believe that she deserves more commercially. The amazing quality of this album says that. I think that had it been released in 1996 or 1997 at the height of the girl-in-rock movement, it would have sold more copies. But then she would have been accused of riding the wave. I prefer her as the brave fearless leader that started it all and got no credit, because it makes this album more special than it already is.
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I have owned "Exile in Guyville" for just over six months now and it has completely changed my perception of the world (especially men). I was aware of Liz Phair before I heard "Why Can't I?" and I loved her lyrics but I never bothered to buy her albums. After I heard "Why Can't I?" on the radio I rushed out and bought the How To Deal soundtrack, but when I started getting bored of my Alanis and Hole cd's I knew I desperately needed new music. I decided to buy "Exile In Guyville". At first, just the design of the album really intrigued me, and I was blown away by the title, it couldn't have described my life any better, so as soon as I got home I popped it into my cd player. I waited the whole album through for the obvious pop songs but there were none. I knew Liz must have sounded totally different from how she is now because I knew she was an indie artist before but I didn't expect such a real and raw album. The first time I heard it all the way through, I thought it was just alright, but I had this strange intuition about it like I had been bitten by some sort of bug and infected and I would have to wait and see what the side effects were. I just knew there was something more to that record than any other one I had bought. The next day I woke up and I'd never been happier to listen to a cd. Most cds are just alright but "Exile In Guyville" really whets your appetite for music. While "F**k and Run" seems to be everyone's favorite, "Strange Loop", "6' 1''", and "Johnny Sunshine" are my favorites. The whole album is outstanding and Liz Phair is the best female songwriter there has ever been and that is an undisputed fact (just check out the Girlysound tapes). "Exile In Guyville" shows many different aspects of Liz Phair.Read more ›
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I could write on and on about every single song on this album, but I think in this review I will try to explain to some of Liz's newer fans why this is an amazing work of art. I can listen to it for months on end in the car and sing my heart out.
Liz has never had a particulary strong voice, but that's fine with me. I can't sing. If you can, this album might annoy you. If you appreciate the power that the human voice is capable of expressing, that is another story.
If you like slick studio productions, you won't find that here. Guitar, drums, piano, assorted; pretty simple, but rocking enough to warrant the connection with its inspiration (the Stones' Exile on Main Street; Liz and I are both Stones fans).
If you were always annoyed with female musicians for not rocking and looking for something a little post-feminist and past the insipid singer/songwriter (yes I am generalizing), this album will be your salvation.
If you are a single woman (or man, for that matter; these songs are applicable to any relationship) and you don't own EIG, you are missing out on the single album most relevant to your life. If for some reason, you actually like the song "HWC," you will LOVE "Flower." Although that song generates a lot of buzz, each and every song on here is an emotional, and rock'n'roll, experience.
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Ten years after buying this album I have heard nothing that comes close to it. Every track has a personal, story telling quality to it that when coupled with Phair's amazingly characterfull voice result in timless classics.
I have heard people say that her voice sounds a bit rough, that the guitars are not played very well and that the production is low quality. These people must have some very boring musical collections if this is how they rate music. This simply is head and sholders above any other album I have heard in terms of pure enjoyment of music.
I honestly cannot ever see another album ever sounding this good to me - everything fits together perfectly. Whenever I put the album on I always end up listening to it all the way through - there just isn't a weak track on there and in every song Liz seems to have put so much emotion and personality that they never seem to age.
They say a picture paints a thousand words and that is how I feel about the songs on this album (ok - a touch cheesy there I guess!) - every one seems to imply so much more meaning and deapth than is contained in the lyrics alone.
Favorite track is a nightmare to decide but after having the album for 10 years I'd probably go for Mesmerizing... or 6' 1''... or Stratford-On-Guy... Hmmmm - I'll get back to you on that in a few more years
Try listening to the first track on the album a few times (you can't really tell from first liten I hasten to add - I thought the album was 'ok' when I first heard it) and if you like it you'll like the whole album.
PS - I don't know how people feel about singing along to music in the car etc but there is no way I can listen to this now without singing along!
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