Dumb Blonde EP
added: 12 Feb 2012
// release date: 5 Jan 2012 // label:
reviewer: Paul Chapinal
The Toilet Boys could never be called innovative or original but they are one hell of a rock 'n' roll band. Their amalgam of punk and glam can be pretty raw but they have toured with such diverse bands as Blondie, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Motorhead.
So what should we expect from the debut EP from frontman Miss Guy? Well the title track kicks things off; andÖitís pretty safe standard straight-ahead rock. However, followed as it is by the jarring electro beats of the mostly spoken Take It Off, and then by Magic; its cheesy, poptastic riff and harmonies taking us back to more innocent times, we see that Miss Guy is not playing it that safe.
Donít Stop is a ballad of sorts, and while Miss Guy gives a fine performance Ė as he and everyone else involved does throughout the EP - itís horrible because the irritating intro doesnít fade, just settles into a groove, boring its way into your brain, probably doing irreparable damage there. Sometimes ends the EP on high with its minimalist start - little more than bass and vocals Ė the previously almost inaudible fuzzed guitars come to the fore, and taking the song to another level and a darker area.
This is a diverse EP that generally works pretty well though some may find the combination of styles a little off-putting at first. However patience repays the listener and it does come together after a few listens. Just beware Donít Stop.
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