Any excuse to back-comb my hair and wear an excessive amount of glitter and leopard print (also known as being extremely tacky) and I’m there but a Steel Panther gig gave me a valid reason to rock the tackiness up a notch.
On questioning my flatmate on whether my outfit was tacky enough the response was ‘just wait on until you do your makeup’ – oh burn. True though. It is all part of the fun of being a part-time glam rocker – just like the band that I was going to see.
Anyone who believes that Steel Panther are all they proclaim to be in their songs – womanising, drug taking, party animal – are extremely deluded – what Steel Panther do is perfect the act of satire. I have no doubt that the band have enjoyed all the above at some point in their lives but what they are famous for is their cheeky lyrics that poke fun at the glam metal scene itself.
‘I get high, that ain’t no lie. But I can’t afford another friggin DUI’.
This was not my first time seeing the funny foursome but this was the first time seeing them headline their own show – at the Glasgow O2 Academy. This band needs no special effects nothing flashy – the whole band has stage presence and charisma. Even Zadinia the drummer.
The costumes and the crude jokes aside the band is extremely talented – in all that they do – from the stage persona they take on to the lyrics and music. Every member of the band possesses great musical talent and excel musically. I feel the humour of the band sometimes overshadows the bands sheer talent.
Andy Copping the book for Download Festival recently said – “