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Old 11-15-2012, 08:34 AM   #1
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Steel Panther - Punk-Metal???

Hey guys,

weeks ago a friend of mine showed me the band Steel Panther. I haven't heard about them before but I think they are really funny and I like the style of the guitarist.

My friend said they play "Punk-Metal" but I never heard about such a genre. He explained that they have ironic, provocative lyrics like punkbands from the 80's but at the same time the riffs are more metal-like.

I did some research on it an couldn't find much about it. In an interview the guitarist Satchel talks a lot about Van Halen and he explains some of his techniques. For me it all sounds like 80's Glamrock like Van Halen, bit a little bit polished with dirty lyrics. In genreal he is not only influenced by Van halen, I think he almost steals their sound.

What do you think about the group? What style is it? Is my friend right with his "Punk-metal"-talk?

Btw, the interview is from a German website, I think. But the videos are in English.

http://www.bonedo.de/artikel/einzel...el-panther.html
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:32 AM   #2
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No. They are an ironic 80s metal band. The lyrics are meant to be the common motifs of those metal bands popular in the 80s, but taken to an extreme. It's a comedy outfit that also happens to consist of quite good musicians.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:34 AM   #3
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Your friend is bullshitting. Steel Panther is influenced by 80's Glam Rock. He is like one of those journalists who used to claim that ACDC is a punk band.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:35 AM   #4
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No. They are an ironic 80s metal band. The lyrics are meant to be the common motifs of those metal bands popular in the 80s, but taken to an extreme. It's a comedy outfit that also happens to consist of quite good musicians.

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seriously? punk-metal? I'll weep in my sleep thanks to that.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:34 AM   #5
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thbm...feature=related
Exploited are punk metal, if you want to be specific. Steel Panther play 80's hair/glam rock in a satirical way. They are making fun of the stupidity that was the vast majority of hair rock.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:43 AM   #6
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Exploited are punk metal, if you want to be specific. Steel Panther play 80's hair/glam rock in a satirical way. They are making fun of the awesome that was the vast majority of hair rock.

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Old 11-15-2012, 10:46 AM   #7
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No. They are an ironic 80s metal band. The lyrics are meant to be the common motifs of those metal bands popular in the 80s, but taken to an extreme. It's a comedy outfit that also happens to consist of quite good musicians.


Quite good musicians? VERY good musicians, Their guitarist has been in bands with Paul Gilbert and i believe is a teacher (professor, even?) at Berklee, the singer was an original member of LA Guns
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:21 PM   #8
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I actually noticed how great a player Satchel was when I listened to their guitar solos in further detail. Even the ones on the acoustic show off his speed, he'd have been regarded a great of the guitar if Steel Panther had been around in the 80s. They're glam, dude.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:08 AM   #9
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thanks for the replies. so I was right when I was sceptic about the term Punk-Metal.

I see the irony in the music and it's funny. but if you hear that for a long time it's like an overdose and you don't want to hear more. it's the same with the trashtalk of satchel in the interview. at first, it's funy but then it starts to get on my nerves. because it's the same kinf of humour over and over again.
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One of the few bands that I genuinely wish would be involved in some kind of horrific bus accident. Not a single ounce of respect for them, their music, or their sense of humour.

But yeah, basically what everyone else said. Hair metal taken to it's logical conclusion.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:50 AM   #11
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Steel Panther play Hard Rock,Heavy Metal,and Glam Metal.
You shouldn't call Glam metal "80's glamrock".
Glam metal is metal. Period.
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Steel Panther play Hard Rock,Heavy Metal,and Glam Metal.
You shouldn't call Glam metal "80's glamrock".
Glam metal is metal. Period.


well, thank you for your reply Viruosofreak
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Steel Panther play Hard Rock,Heavy Metal,and Glam Metal.
You shouldn't call Glam metal "80's glamrock".
Glam metal is metal. Period.


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