If the bonus tracks, the new liner notes, or your general love for early ’90s nostalgia aren’t enough for you to put down for the 15th Anniversary re-release of Exile In Guyville, maybe an hour’s worth of Liz talking to cool guys about Guyville on location in studios and rooms with bongs will do it. It’s called Guyville Redux, it’s a look at working through the guy-dominated Chicago indie scene of the time, and it’s included in the re-release package. Liz produced and directed the 60 minute sort-of-documentary, because she is feeling creative again, and kudos to her: having Steve Albini say “You had become exactly precisely, what we hated all along” makes for promising viewing. Here’s a trailer, which features interviews with the aforementioned Albini, Exile producer Brad Wood, Chicago roots guys John Cusack and Ira Glass (a former Northwestern student), Matador’s Gerard Cosloy, and Urge Overkill’s Nash Kato. Oh and an intro from ATO honcho Dave Matthews, supervising the project and making sure Liz is cutting the corners of her loose ends, loose ends.
So it’s that, the CD, the Alan Light-penned liner notes, the unreleased Guyville session tracks “Ant in Alaska,” “Wild Thing,” “Say You,” and an untitled instrumental, all of which can be yours when the Exile In Guyville reissue is out 6/24 via D. Matthews’ ATO label.
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