Last night when I updated my cover and profile photos on my ROCKLUST Facebook page, I did not expect such an outpouring of ‘likes’ and ‘comments’.
Who exactly is this band, Steel Panther? Why all the interest and enthusiasm?
Basically, Steel Panther = fun.
The band knows how to work the crowd, their fans, and the media. At first you think they are just a novelty act; a parody – but then you realise that these glam-rockin’ dudes are actually excellent musicians -and they know how to market themselves!
Four months ago, Steel Panther rocked down under.
As well as their planned tour, Remedy Group (http://remedymusic.com.au/) organised some promotional appearances called THE STEEL PANTHER EXPERIENCE for members of the Australian media and I was one of the lucky few who was invited to go along to the Melbourne event. (Special thanks to my great friend/fellow photographer Ros O’Gorman.)
There was an entertaining video invitation by the band – which I will upload when I figure out how …
… and all one had to do was RSVP and the stretch limo picked you up and the rest is history … captured on film 🙂
I will use pictures because words will not do this experience justice, but needless to say, it’s going to be tough to beat this!
Then it was time for the show. I’m really amazed that I like this band. I first saw/photographed them at SOUNDWAVE – March 2012 and adored them -they were so much fun.
Their mostly vulgar lyrics did not even offend me – I just laughed hearing Steel Panther belt out:
“That’s what girls are for! Cleaning, baking, hot love making … ”
“I need you to be the nurse, I can feel the swelling getting worse ‘Cause it won’t suck itself …”
Why was I not offended then, or now? I don’t know. I most definitely would have been if it were any other band.
So how do singer Michael Starr, bassist Lexxi Foxxx, guitarist Satchel, and drummer Stix Zadinia get away with it? Maybe it’s their personalities, their image, the fact they seem stuck in the 80s, or just a sweet combination of all such factors? Whatever it is, it works.
And whilst I probably wouldn’t buy their music (sorry guys), I would definitely go see them live again.
Rock On!!!! M.xo