I used to think Johnny Feelgood was about a guy, but now when I hear the lyrics I think cocaine and what her experience was like, "Johnny" being the drug. "Johnny" makes her feel good about herself/moderation/doses large enough to kill/I liked it more and more etc etc... thoughts? Same with Johnny Sunshine, could be about a guy but also could be interpreted as the devastation as a result of a bad addiction(?)
Which reminds me, I remember reading an interview from a couple of years ago saying that she was working on a new album that she was really happy with and she wasn't gonna let anyone else fuck it up. Anyone know anything about this, any new info on another record?
Guyville > Whip-Smart > Space Egg > Funstyle > Somebody's > Liz Phair imo. Whip-Smart is totally underrated. Listen to that album in bed at night with the lights off, its bliss (as is Guyville of course, which is nothing short of a masterpiece)
Sheryl Crow's music is much more pop friendly. The production on "Guyville" and "Whip-Smart" is basically lo-fi, when compared to mainstream albums (and let's think about THE LYRICS). Having said that, I think both Sheryl and Liz are amazing in what they do.
Liz is one of my favorite female singer songwriters ever.i agree exile is a classic album but i like some songs from the last few albums .she does sound like Sheryl Crow but rocks harder Sheryl Crow is a pop singer mostly .Liz is very talented she is smart writes catchy hooks and is beautiful the perfect female in my book!
Heh, Steve Albini isn't always right, and respectfully didn't chase up that angle during Guyville Redux, pewpewlasers.
Tonnyaranha, she's recording with Ryan Adams at the moment, which must be related to her desire for him to produce a "down and dirty" rock record - as produced by him - as expressed in the press last year.
I can't fucking wait.
She's recently topped my top artists chart, knocking Big Star off there, after 9 years on this site. I think Guyville is the greatest record I've ever heard - better than The Madcap Laughs, The Meadowlands, Silver Apples, #1 Record etc - and adore her music. I can't wait for the new one.