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I Want It That Way

Steel Panther recently covered "I Want It That Way" from the Backstreet Boys. You can buy it on iTunes now or just check out the entire track here. I don't have much to say about it except I think it's funny and pretty much rocks.

Since it's a new single, Steel Panther has been playing the song live quite frequently. Here's a live clip.

Reader Comments (10)

Further proof that these guys can do no wrong!
July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Agreed! I am an amateur until I see them. Damn!

p.s. Kenny O, I found some more killerz for you, unless you already have 'em, in which case you already know they are killerz... Do you have Sic Vikki? More in the Danger Danger zone as well as Baltimoore and Evenrude. These are all examples of my latest AOR kick. But don't worry, I'm still collecting heaps of Glam Metal, to boot! Actually, some of this stuff leans toward Glam, anyway, which makes 'em even cooler. Hey, K.O., did you go to Rock n'America? And did you ever check out Aviator?
July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
That IS actually a great cover! Glad these guys are making a go of it. Great stuff.
July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDesign That Rocks
I still hate the song but Steel Panther finds a way to ROCK IT! STEEL PANTHER RULES!
July 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkari
What are the chances of M3 gettin' em back for 2011?

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkari
July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian
As God is my witness I would have bet my entire life savings that I could never possibly hear a version of that song that didn't make me throw up at least a little in my mouth. I would have just lost my entire life savings about 5 minutes ago! That is pretty cool.

Those guys are what music is about. Have a blast, don't be afraid to laugh at yourself occasionally, and above all, kick major ass at all times while doing the above. Way too many bands take themselves entirely too seriously. Your not making medicine for sick kids people, so loosen up and have at it...
July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Got tix to see them at the House of blues in San Diego next month. i can't friggin' wait!
July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBob
I saw these guys at M3 last May and they were great
July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
Yes, Fair Glam Metal Princess Kari, I will obey.

I will spend my life savings, Gary, which is about $3.97 cents last time I checked my bank account and steal the rest to go see 'em.

I'll check the schedule and seek them out and catch 'em soon.

I met this cool architect chick from L.A. at a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner I crashed (hahaha!!! For real!) who you would never peg to be a fan of this band yet she's seen 'em like 20 times or something ridiculous.

They are definitely clever bastards and I am not for still having not seen 'em. I was supposed to at Ram's Head Live in Baltimore a while ago but they frickin' cancelled!

Anyway, enuff B.S.! It's as good as done. Maybe they'll be back in L.A. later this month when I'll be out there.

P.S. Gary! Very well put! Some of the most provocative thoughts on the subject I've read on here! Right on! Check those recco's I made to Kenny O in my previous comments above.
Good Time Rockin' Glam in the AOR Department, which has to be the most unintentionally hilarious subgenre of 80's Metal there is. Nothing too Queensrychish here, if you get my drift (sorry, NirV.). Philly's Sic Vikki's 1993 album, "Kiss Me In French" is loaded with woulda-shoulda-coulda-been "hits". It was also produced and almost entirely penned by Steve Plunkett of Autograph. Baltimoore's "Blue Moon" coulda been a #1 back then and same with Evenrude's much covered "Desperado". These acts fell victim to The Grunge Reaper, like all our other goodies from back in the day, and in the case of the latter two, couldn't crack the U.S. Market. It's tragic there were so many bands toward the end that really perfected this "Bon Jovi with B*lls" subgenre of our dear Glam only to have bands like Steel Panther pick up the pieces of gleaming, shimmering, oh, so GLAMourous Metal decades later. I ask you -- who are the REAL poseurs?... Bands like Steel Panther or the countless "Serious" or "Legit" Metal (read boring and self-conscious like Metallica and their equally droningly annoying counterparts and clones) bands that have dominated the Metal Market for decades, filling the airwaves and now, iTunes, with their dismal drek? (Post Mortem: I did just run across a band who probably took themselves a little seriously but their music is so incredible, you [almost] let them get away with it -- Kidd Wikkid. See if you can find 'em online. Excellent and Rare from '92. But avoid the "obscure" label here and think of them as a "rare gem" -- a glittering one!)
July 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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