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Feel the Steel
     

Feel the Steel

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by Steel Panther
 

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In case you're wondering, despite what VH-1's Behind the Music might have you believe, hair metal is still alive and kicking. Unfortunately, it's more low-brow than ever, thanks to L.A.'s Steel Panther. Taking debauchery to the next level for their debut, Feel the Steel, the band gathers inspiration

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In case you're wondering, despite what VH-1's Behind the Music might have you believe, hair metal is still alive and kicking. Unfortunately, it's more low-brow than ever, thanks to L.A.'s Steel Panther. Taking debauchery to the next level for their debut, Feel the Steel, the band gathers inspiration from Warrant, Poison, and Mötley Crüe as they pretend to be a metal group with two primal desires: rocking faces and scoring chicks. Metal satire is a well-traveled road, with Bad News, Spinal Tap, and Tenacious D all taking their respective turns portraying lunk-headed metalheads. Likewise, one-time L.A. Guns frontman Ralph Saenz (playing the part of "Michael Starr") does his best impression of an egotistical David Lee Roth/Bret Michaels type who dedicates 50-percent of his time on the microphone objectifying women ("Fat Girl Thar She Blows") and the other half boasting about his appendage. It's a convincing act, as is the performance by the rest of the band (drummer Stix Zadinia, bassist Lexxi Foxxx, and lead guitarist Satchel), with their text-book Hit Parader shredding and spot-on attention to '80s production details. Metal references fly out of every corner, with nods to the Def Leppard ultra-processed "Whoa Oh" sound, Richie Sambora's "Bad Medicine" guitar talk box intro, and a slapping acoustic ode to Extreme's definitive power ballad "More Than Words." Steel Panther's ability to create songs that sound like they came from 1987 is commendable, and as ridiculously clichéd and crude as the lyrics are, there are some chuckle-worthy moments. That said, it's not a disc for the easily offended or the faint of heart.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/2009
Label:
Republic
UPC:
0602527028569
catalogNumber:
001284902
Rank:
29436

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steel Panther   Primary Artist
Brett Anderson   Vocals,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Scott Ian   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Musician,Guest Appearance
Michael Lord   Vocals,Musician
Corey Taylor   Vocals,Musician,Guest Appearance
Joe Lester   Vocals,Background Vocals,Musician,Guest Appearance
Justin Hawkins   Vocals,Musician,Guest Appearance
Allison Robertson   Guitar,Vocals,Harmony,Musician,Guest Appearance
M. Shadows   Vocals,Musician,Guest Appearance
Matt Nelson   Vocals,Musician,Guest Appearance
Lexxi Foxxx   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
Rene Ruston   Voices,Guest Appearance
Stix Zadinia   Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Matt Nelson   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Satchel   Guitar,Background Vocals
Michael Starr   Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Michael Lord   Orchestration
Jay Ruston   Producer,Engineer
Scott Sandler   Art Direction
Lexxi Foxxx   Composer
Stix Zadinia   Composer
Satchel   Composer
Michael Starr   Composer

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