Liz Phair

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible in: 2018 (The 2019 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Exile In Guyville (1993)
Whip-Smart (1994)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
F*ck and Run (1993)
Supernova (1994)

Liz Phair @ Wikipedia

Liz Phair Videos

Will Liz Phair be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


7 comments so far (post your own)

Did she ruin her chances when she went teen-pop with that damn single in 2003? She certainly was a critics darling for almost a decade after "Exile in Guyville". That and her follow up "Whip-Smart" make her possibly the fuckingest sexiest woman ever. Damn I love her.

Posted by shawn mc on Wednesday, 06.13.07 @ 00:48am

So what happened??

With all the hype, all the magazine covers including Rolling Stone, Liz Phair and "Exile in Guyville" was rammed down our throats as "one woman's answer to rock's Holy Grail the Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street."

Now 13 years after Rolling Stone boldly proclaimed "a rock star is born" on its cover, I for one don't sense much enthusiasm. I bet most people here wouldn't recognize a Liz Phair song if they heard 1.

Where are all the Liz fans???

One loyal fan posting their praise on this website is all Rolling Stone has to show for 13 years of hypin' it??

Not too much bang for the buck there, Jann.

Posted by SG on Friday, 11.16.07 @ 19:14pm

Exactly, SG....demonstrates the voters have no clue half the time and typically have no pulse on who are the true legends of rock music. Once again, they are trying to re-write history through their own eyes, rather than through the eyes of reality....denial is such a wonderful thing

Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, 11.17.07 @ 09:10am

She put out 3 very cool, edgy, sexy, unique albums and was eclipsed by the unfortunate slobbering hype heaped upon her without her soliciting it. Yea, Rolling Stone and their ilk went overboard back in the 90's over Exile.

She may be the goddamn sexiest little I've ever seen/heard though! I admit my lust for her through and through!

Posted by shawn on Saturday, 11.17.07 @ 10:21am


Exile is fine but it never did much for me. PJ Harvey was better (still is.) The shift in direction didn't help but her stature was already diminishing over the records following Guyville. It's a great case study in the relation of hype and music journalism.

She was momentarily interesting but ultimately an artifact of the 1990s.

Posted by Jonas on Sunday, 12.21.08 @ 01:56am

I don't think she will get in. "Exile in Guyville" has been widely praised, but is actually a bit uneven. She had good singles after that ("Polyester Bride," "Supernova"), but has been tarnished over the years by critics for "selling out."

Posted by Jason on Wednesday, 02.9.11 @ 23:00pm

She was cool back then.

But I thinks Cybdi Lauper, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Runaways, etc, should be inducted first.

Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Monday, 07.7.14 @ 00:08am

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