Steel Panther has graced the virtual pages of One In Ten Words before. First was back in 2014, then again in 2015 and 2016. Click through on the links for those photos. I'm glad 2017 kept the trend going with this cool show at the recently-renovated and renamed Rebel.
The band did what they do best and delivered a fun set of tunes including the seasonal soon-to-be classic "Stocking Song", tunes from their latest record Lower the Bar and personal favourites including "17 Girls in a Row", "Gloryhole", "Death to All But Metal", a full-crowd singalong for "Community Property" and "Party All Day".
Satchel's guitar solo featured cool riffs from Deep Purple, Metallica, Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Guns N Roses, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath. It's great to hear the opening riffs from classic tunes like "Smoke on the Water", "Crazy Train, "Breaking the Law", "Sweet Child O Mine", "Number of the Beast", "Iron Man" complemented by the classics - "I Have a Little Dreidel" and "Do-Re-Mi".
In addition to the music, which is expertly delivered with full nods to the inspirations, they deliver comedy that’s in the realm of cringe-funny and it seems to be more so each time I see them because of the continuing march of political correctness. The audience loves it but you have to wonder if the audience destined to become more selective?
Check out some of my favourite tunes from their setlist:
"Wasted Too Much Time"
"The Stocking Song"
"17 Girls In A Row"
"Death To All But Metal"
"Party All Day"