Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Funstyle -- and Girlysound Revisited

Liz Phair's new album, Funstyle, was released this week along with all the songs from her Girlysounds Tapes, her pre-Guyville lo-fi recordings.

As you may remember, last summer Phair confused fans (and much of the blogosphere who weren't so kind) with her "rap" (ironic air quotes required) single, "Bollywood." I'm not the biggest Liz Phair supporter, and while I think her career missteps have been unfortunate, at best, and greatly outnumber her hits, she's been an integral part of women's history in rock music, and I'm glad to see the Girlysound tapes become available for the next generation to discover.

Whitney Matheson from USA Today's Pop Candy blog will be streaming Girlysound all this week. You can catch it here.

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