Liz Phair

Pottymouth Girl

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Good-sounding tape of a December 1, 1993, show in San Francisco, compromising an assortment of material from her first two albums. In accordance with her reputation as a live performer, the full-band arrangements can sound awkward and unpolished at times, and her vocals aren't as commanding as they are on record. It works best on the quietest, slowest numbers, like "Glory." There are also seven significant bonus tracks from a Portland show on April 11, 1995, also in good sound, performed solo on electric guitar, making for more of an interesting contrast with her albums. It includes two songs that (as of late 1996) she had yet to officially release, the eerie "Dream" and "See the Light," which is Phair at her gentlest.