Liz Phair got her start back in the '90s when her debut album Exile in Guyville ended up as one of the most influential releases of her era. However, that album wasn't how Phair got her start in the music industry. Instead, she made a number of self-produced cassette recordings that were passed around and helped her pick up her first record contract.
Those cassettes were released using the name Girly Sound, which kind of explains the name she chose for her debut album with a record label. Now, 25 years later, fans can purchase and hear the Girly Sound recordings. Liz Phair is releasing the Girly-Sound to Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Box Set and that set will include the three Girly Sound albums -- Yo Yo Buddy Yup Yup Word to Ya Mutha, Girls! Girls! Girls!, and Sooty.
Liz Phair even released one of the songs titled "Divorce Song," which features the raw sound from her original tapes. Included in the box set are all three Girly Sound album plus Exit in Guyville, a book and essays. It hits stores on May 4.
On top of the release of the box set, Liz Phair will also hit the road on tour and she will perform songs from the Girly Sound tapes for her fans. AXS has tickets to one of these special shows -- the June 6 concert in Cambridge, MA, at The Sinclair. Tickets officially go on sale on March 23 (buy tickets here).