Her father, John Phair, is an AIDS researcher and Chief of Infectious Diseases at Northwestern Hospital. Her mother, Nancy
Phair, is an Art Instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago. At the age of seven, she spent a year in Britain when her father
took a sabbatical at Sheffield University. She acquired an English accent and crush on Prince Edward, but she also suffered
culture shock. Liz: "There was really no way for me to rebel against my parents. My father provided me with my very own
subscription to the Evergreen Reader by the time I turned ten."
Liz's deep thought songs and often brutally candid songs have raised eye-brows ever since she started writing them. such
as H.W.C. and F*** and Run.
Her songs have a meaning behind them , like in " Why Can't I?" she talks about exploring the thrill of infidelity.
Her song " Rock Me " talks about her having an affair with someone who is nine-years-younger than her and who doesn't
know who 'liz phair' is. " Good Love Never Dies " , " Friend Of Mine" And " Fire-Walker" talk
about failed relationships.
Liz Phair is the latest chapter in one of rock's most indelible autobiographies. She is always going straight to the
heart (or the loins) but just as often as hitting squarely in the gut. With-out apology.