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Steel Panther 'Feel the Steel' - The Bring Back Glam! Review

Best Glam album of the year? Yeah, it's Steel Panther's very explicit Feel the Steel (Universal). I'm sure of this and it's only mid-October. I know you're familiar with Steel Panther's creative mix of sheer lewdness and supreme musical ability. Both shine expertly on Feel the Steel.

The thing about Steel Panther is the guys in the band are brilliant: they'd probably be enjoying much less success right now if it wasn't for their parody bit. Because they play-up the biggest clichés in Glam, they are able to reach a bigger audience thanks to a major label deal and massively successful residences at clubs in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Above all, the four guys in the band, Michael Starr (vocals), Satchel (guitar), Lexxi Foxxx (bass) and Stix Zadinia (drums, duh) have real talent.  We're talking about true, honest-to-goodness shredder Glam talent. They are fun to watch live too!


Here's the track list:

  1. "Death to All But Metal" 
  2. "Asian Hooker"
  3. "Community Property" 
  4. "Eyes of a Panther" 
  5. "Fat Girl (Thar She Blows)" 
  6. "Eatin' Ain't Cheatin'" 
  7. "Party All Day (Fuck All Night)"
  8. "Turn Out the Lights"
  9. "Stripper Girl" 
  10. "The Shocker" 
  11. "Girl from Oklahoma"


I can't even pick a favorite song on this album, but I do really love "Death To All But Metal," "Turn Out the Lights" and (though I am ashamed to admit) "Fat Girl." I'm trying to reconcile my love for Steel Panther and the fact that I'm a radical feminist. I mean, if any man ever said any of the things to me that Steel Panther sing about, there would be massive ramifications. Still, I find myself laughing hysterically when listening to Feel the Steel. I'm sort of worried about listening to this album at the gym, though. What happens if I laugh so hard I fall right off the elliptical machine?

Another cool thing about Feel the Steel is all the guest appearances. M. Shadows (of Avenged Sevenfold) guests on "Turn Out the Lights" and Corey Taylor (of Slipknot) lends a vocal to "Asian Hooker."

I hope Steel Panther make another music video soon! After all, the world needs more laughs. If you don't already have this album, buy it. Amazon has it on MP3 for something like seven bucks.

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Reader Comments (12)

Hear hear Allyson! This album is so great. It came out in Europe in August so I've had it for awhile but I still listen to it at least three times a week.
October 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
YEAH! It's a very very very good album ! Even better than some new album of former glam band!
Oh, Allyson, you forgot the guest appearance of the great Justin Hawkins in "Party all Day"!
Thanks for all your good work ! It's a super blog I've followed for 1 year or 2 now!
October 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjln_sk8
I bought the UK release when the US date was pushed back. Great album. Girl From Oklahoma is my favorite track. Truely brilliant!
October 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian
Love this album! The music is great and the lyrics are hilarious. To me, the funniest is that the over-the-top lyrics are only slightly more ridiculous than what the bands they are satirizing wrote themselves.
October 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBryon
Dare we talk about the Shocker??? or "baby gravy?" HA HA. Yes, I agree, this is pure Glam Genious! Great Review Ally. I hope Steel Panther is ready to vacate Vegas for a little while and get the show on the ROAD here in the US. Here's to hoping!!
October 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Greatest album of the year EASILY. I would argue its the best album ive heard in the last 5. These guys totally get it. I hope they get huge!
October 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
In my opinion this is THE greatest album of all time right next to Avenged Sevenfold - City Of Evil

October 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
Party all Day and Oklahoma girl are my two favourites probably. Brilliant album though, and I love Justin Hawkins on Party all Day, great post as per usual.
October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucifer
Is "Hell's On Fire" not on the American release, and if so, why??? it is on the copy that I ordered from the U.K. It is track 12 on my cd.
October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian
The music is good. Lyrics are as bad as Weird Al!
October 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHootie
This is such a stupid concept for any band. This is NOT Rock & Roll this is poser music. I repeat POSER music. Fuck You Steel Panther...FUCK YOU.
November 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTNT
@Brian, it's a bonus track on "Feel the Steel". Probably from iTunes. "Hell's on Fire" was released on their album, "Hole Patrol" (2003. Reissued in '050, still under the name of, "Metal Skool"
March 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJorge Gonzalez

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