Artist: Miss Guy
Dumb Blonde is the first solo album from Miss Guy, front person of beloved NYC glam/punk band the Toilet Boys. I’ve talked about Miss Guy and The Toilet Boys in the past, both opening for Guns N’ Roses and singing for 3/4 of Hole at the Hit So Hard premiere. Miss Guy has been a part of NY’s independent rock scene for a long time now and he pops up nearly everywhere. So when I had the chance to check out some new music from him I jumped on it.
Use the little Amazon widget above and you can sample all the tracks from the EP as well as buy them super easily. But let’s go over the EP track by track.
Dumb Blonde the title track is an autobiographical song about Guy’s life as a rock star. It’s super catchy immediately. I feel like live this would be about a thousand times better though. Or it could have been the recording I was listening to. It just seemed to have it’s energy kinda sucked out of it for some reason. I’m gonna blame this more on my speakers/player than the song though, which is great.
Take It Off is next and it’s sorta weird. It’s a more electro/dance track with Guy doing a sort of rap over an electro beat. It’s kinda a fun song still though. While not a rock song, it’s got that punk vibe to it still and it’s well done.
Magic might be my personal favorite track off the EP. It feels like a 70′s pop song that you might have heard on the radio back then with it’s chorus of “C’mon, c’mon let’s have a good time, leave all your troubles behind”. It’s totally different than the other 2 songs before it and yet it’s still a lot of fun.
Don’t Stop is a love ballad set to a drum machine. It seems very out of the early 2000′s. I can’t say I love it. But that’s just my style. I don’t have any problems with the song beyond it just not being for me.
Sometimes is a strange track that finishes off the EP. It’s once again a different direction. It’s a slow song but not a ballad. It’s more ethereal and is filled with both sadness and hope. It’s a pretty great track.
Overall this an EP that isn’t afraid to experiment. Every track is different and Miss Guy is clearly having fun bending genders and genres. But it works. There’s a lot to like here and I’ve gotta recommend picking it up for something a little different. It’s out now and you can check out the links below to pick it up. Also be sure to head over to Miss Guy’s official website to see what he’s up to and find out about all his upcoming shows and events.