Liz Phair has certainly inspired us -- her 1993 debut, "Exile in Guyville," is one of our 500 Greatest Albums of All Time -- and now we have inspired her.
Rolling Stone reached out to the singer-songwriter/provocateur to share her thoughts on Lana Del Rey, who has been as intensely loved and loathed by fans and media in recent weeks as Phair herself was in the '90s.
Unfortunately for Rolling Stone, Phair said she wasn't interested in sharing her perspective on Del Rey. But she wrote an op-ed on the subject for the Wall Street Journal.
"Lana Del Rey seems to be bothering everybody because she allegedly 'remade' herself from a folk singing, girl-next-door type into an electro-urban kitty cat on the prowl [of course I like her], and they feel she is inauthentic," Phair writes. "I would argue that the uncomfortable feelings she elicits are simply the by-product of watching a woman wanting and taking like a man."
Read Liz Phair's full Lana Del Rey op-ed here.
I've seen a lot of performances on SNL from people who's music I like and found it to be lacking. I remember one that had such a great voice singing acoustic songs that blew it on SNL. Real quality singing doesn't always come in a pretty looking package. So what do you expect, it's a business, the public wants looks and the studio only needs to start with a halfway decent voice. She is nothing new and if you want to condemn her you have a large list to fill. I wonder who the one here is that's really caring all the baggage.