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Brixton Academy. London 19 March 2010

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Steel Panther, photo by Moonshayde Photography

I voted Steel Panther's official debut 'Feel The Steel' as my number one album of the year on this very website last December.  An album which I said was all killer and no filler.

12 tracks full of testosterone with more licks than you would get at a Bangkok brothel. The gigs from last year caused massed hysteria, like the ones I witnessed at the 229 Club, Shepherds Bush Empire and the bursting of the seams at their tent gig at the Download Festival.

Steel Panther, photo by Moonshayde Photography

I have also stated in the past, that I wished that the Panther would cut out their in-between song banter and just get on with the music, because the music itself speaks volumes.

However that could prove difficult tonight as the band are headlining the Brixton Academy and have to stretch out a 90 minute show with tracks from that debut, a B-side and a couple of covers.  Tonight is being filmed for a future DVD which will be released in 3D.  (No title as yet but 'Steel Panther in VD' anyone?).

Steel Panther, photo by Moonshayde Photography

Opening up the show was not a support band as such, but an eroctic display from the Sirens, who did an alarming set.  (Not to be confused with the American female garage rock band.) featuring girls formerly of the Fuel Girls, doing a saucy routine that kept the fella's happy.  Unfortunately I couldn't get near the front to put my quid in the pint glass.  I would like to see more of the Sirens in the future (If you know what I mean?).

Coming on stage to their signature tune 'Eyes Of The Panther', it was like Steel Panther haven't been away at all.

The excitement was still there and the crowd were lapping it up in submission.  The in-between banter started straight away with Satchell saying ''Who wants to party on my side?'' getting big cheers on the right for only Lexxi Foxxx to ask the same question on the left, ''Who wants to party on my side?'', at this point I was half expecting the drummer to say ''Who wants to party on my back side?'', but the boys hadn't thought of that crack.

Steel Panther, photo by Moonshayde Photography

The sound was a bit muffled, as usually happens when a band is filming a video to suit the audio recording equipment and fans at the back of the Academy were complaining that they couldn't understand what the band were saying in-between the songs which at times could last for over five minutes.

Michael Starr came out dressed as a ring master (No, not that kind of ring master, but a circus ring master.) that would've made Noddy Holder proud, in a glittery black top hat and red coat, along with the girls from the Sirens for 'Stripper Girl' for some Sunset Strip fun.

Steel Panther, photo by Moonshayde Photography

Later on Starr was being pulled on stage by two Asian girls (Will you lot behave?) whilst he sat on a rickshaw, for 'Asian Hooker'.

'I Want Pussy' is a great number that was left off the album, it has a great Def Leppardy chorus, although the Leps would've most probably be singing about cats.

Steel Panther, photo by Moonshayde Photography

For encore time the band took us back to a place they hold dearly in their hearts . A time when metal was all fun and big hair and not a lumberjack shirt in sight, for a cracking version of Motley Crue's 'Shout At The Devil' and a thumble through Guns 'N Roses 'Paradise City'.

On a night when the BBC were raising money for Sport Relief, Steel Panther were still able to keep their end up.

Sex List: Eyes Of A Panther / Eatin' Ain't Cheatin' / Fat Girl (Thar She Blows) / Party All Day (F#ck All Night) / Hell's On Fire / Stripper Girl / Satchell's solo / Asian Hooker / Turn Out The Lights / Girl From Oklahoma / I Want Pussy / Commuinty Property / The Shocker /Death To All But Metal....encores Shout At The Devil / Paradise City

Review by Mark Taylor

Photos © Moonshayde Photography

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