Grown Up Guy
Spaghetty Town Records
Street: February 24, 2020
Faz Waltz blast back through the airwaves with their new Grown Up Guy / C’mon Liar single. If you like power-pop driven glam with rebel flare, then this single is for you. Fans of Faz Waltz will be thrilled to find that this record continues to show off their killer 1970’s inspired glam rock style—particularly in the vein of Queen, T-Rex and Ziggy Stardust-era sounds. Grown Up Guy also boldly celebrates their familiar themes of rock n’ roll is here whether you like it or not. This, like former releases, is done with boasting bovver rock roots with a defiant proto-punk attitude.
This single single starts off strong. The A-side’s “Grown Up Guy” is song about empowerment in an ever increasingly hostile world where the right to exist is challenged by society and government alike. This a killer rock n’ roll track. This blends punk and contemporary glam rock, but with a nostalgic and punchy feel. It’s the kind of music that makes you feel good, but is ultimately a song meant for the rebel at heart.
The B-side’s “C’Mon Liar” is a real banger. This track is about being aware of who are your real friends and who the fakes are hanging around. “C’mon Liar” is antagonistic rock n’ roll with a catchy chorus that is easy to bounce about to. It falls stylistically in line with junkshop legends like The Jook and Hello. This songs theme unapologetically pulls no punches and also finds itself with a definable early 1970’s proto-punky attitude, but with certain pop sensibilities. No doubt it’s the kind of music that glam punk is all about.
With over ten years of material and performances behind them, Faz Waltz iconolcast rock n’ roll anthems remain relevant and have yet to disappoint. If this single is any indication of what their next album Rebel Kicks is going to be like, then it looks like it’ll be worth picking up.
This record is a must have for fans of Faz Waltz and more importantly of glam rock. Those not yet familiar with this groups discography can definitely start here, but should then dig into their previously released albums. Like this single, there are many gems to check out.
However, the first thing to do is to get this record and play it for your mates. This is the good stuff, and as history has shown with Faz Waltz, you won’t be led astray.