Sunday, November 29, 2015

Seven Inch Sunday (W.A.S.P.)

Today's seven inch single is from the metal band W.A.S.P. whom were one of my favorite bands when I was a teenager. The two songs on this single are both from their 1984 self-titled debut album. Side A is I Wanna Be Somebody and Side B is the song Tormentor. These guys were very controversial back in the day, which is one more reason I was such a fan of them back in the mid 80's.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Steel Panther Live in Edmonton Nov.22nd 2015

On Sunday Cuz and I attended the Steel Panther concert at The Ranch Roadhouse here in Edmonton. This was my second time seeing this hilarious Los Angeles comedy/heavy metal act. This time around Steel Panther are on the Well Hungover tour promoting their third studio album All You Can Eat that came out last year.

This was my first time going to this venue The Ranch Roadhouse, as it is usually a country dance bar I believe, it's not often they have live music here, but it was an alright set up for live music I think. By the time we got there the first band was already on. It was a local band called Face First, I didn't think they were anything special, but they were playing to a packed place already and seemed to be revving up the crowd pretty good.

By the time Steel Panther hit the stage the venue was packed and full of what you would expect from a 80's glam heavy metal show, lots of drunk guys and glammed out women, actually there were some glammed up guys too. My guess would be a crowd of 700 or so people.

Steel Panther hit the stage in all their glorious glammed up looks, looking like a cross between Poison, Van Halen, Faster Pussycat and such. Steel Panther consists of Michael Starr (Ralph Saenz) on vocals, who is a cross of David Lee Roth, Brett Michaels and Vince Neil, but sings better then all of them, Satchel (Russ Parrish) on guitar, the Eddie Van Halen wannabe, which is meant as a joke of course, and is actually quite good, and is fucking hilarious with his between song banter, Stix Zadinia (Darren Leader) on drums and on bass the glammiest of them all Lexxi Foxx (Travis Haley).

Opening with Eyes Of A Panther, the crowd surged towards the stage and we were off, let the hilarity begin! If you are easily offended this surely wasn't the show to be at. Right from the start the almost two hour show was all sex, drugs and heavy metal. Every song they do has to do with either sex, women, drugs or metal or all of them in the same song. Some of the songs performed on this evening were Asian Hooker, Party All Day, Turn Out The Lights, Fat Girl (Thar She Blows), Community Property, Girl From Oklahoma (one of my faves, the lyrics are just so rude, love it!) and of course Death To All But Metal and those were just the songs from their first album Feel The Steel. I was surprised they didn't do the song The Shocker, but now that they have three albums out, I guess your not always going to hear what you want. Although, no complaints here, as every song was fucking hilarious and so much fun. Other songs played were Just Like Tiger Woods, Gold Digging Whore, Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World, 17 Girls In A Row in which the band had seventeen women on stage dancing about, which is too funny considering what the song is about. Like I say, if you didn't have a sense of humour this wasn't for you, but as you could tell these women on stage strutting there stuff, were having a blast and probably a touch inebriated, but most of all had a sense of haha and were having fun, and hey, that's what we were all there for. And from what I could tell and speaking for myself, a damn good time was had.

The nice thing about this parody glam band is that not only are they extremely funny, if you don't mind very sexual content for lyrics, but the band is also very talented musically. Hell I am sure Michael Starr could do a better job then Vince Neil or David Lee Roth in there bands these days. Satchel's guitar solo was a mash of some of the most famous metal riffs around. I found a video of it in which I will add to the end of this review, be sure to check it out.

Steel Panther closed out their set with the first song that was a hit for them Death To All But Metal, which really sums up the band, cause they are after all about metal. In which one of the ladies on stage sang her heart out, the puck rock looking lady, wow she had a voice on her, Starr even let her take over vocals for a bit.

For the encore we got Community Property which was really cool hearing the whole crowd sing the song word for word with out lead singer Michael Starr not having to do a thing, crowd sounded great. Last song of the night was a great closer Party All Day (Fuck All Night), but man, we only wanted more after that. But to no avail, as hard as we tried, wasn't happening. A fucking great show and a even better time, thank god for booking the following day off from work. Good times!!!

Oh ya, forgot about this almost, the night started with this incident. Cuz and I got in the venue, not there more then a few minutes, didn't even have a beer yet, and this lady with huge tits and glammed up, comes up to Cuz and shoves her boobs right in his face. Hello!!! Caught Cuz by surprise, he did muster at least a hi! I asked if he knew her, nope, not a clue who she was. Kind of tells you what kind of night it was. Like I say. Good fuckin' times!!!

Steel Panther at the Ranch Roadhouse in Edmonton.

The next two pictures were taken by a friend of mine Keith Doyle, this was when bass player Lexxi Foxx did his hair solo, ya, not bass solo, but hair solo, lol. Lead singer Starr and guitar player Satchel brought out the industrial blowers to blow Lexxi's hair around, too funny! Great pictures by the way. Lexxi loves to look after himself on stage, doing his make-up and hair while on stage.

Short video from show.

T-shirt front.


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Seven Inch Sunday (Bob Dylan)

Today's seven inch single is from Bob Dylan for the song Knockin' On Heaven's Door released in 1973, the song was originally recorded for the Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid film soundtrack. The B Side of this single is the song A Fool Such As I. That song was recorded for Bob's 1973 album Dylan. A Fool Such As I was originally wrote by Bill Trader. The album Dylan was released with no input from Bob Dylan. The album contains no original songs by Bob, all cover songs.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door.

As Fool Such As I.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Seven Inch Sunday (Elvis Costello and The Attractions)

Today's seven inch single is from Elvis Costello and the Attractions. This single is a reissue that was released on Record Store Day in 2010. It is a limited edition release numbered 1126, although I have no idea how many of these were pressed. The release is called Live At Hollywood High and was recorded live on June 14th 1978 in Hollywood, California. The three songs on it are Pump It Up on Side One and Lip Service and Waiting For The End Of The World on Side Two. Click on the links below to hear the songs.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Seven Inch Saturday (Wilco)

Today's seven inch single is from Wilco. This single which includes the two songs I Might on the A Side and I Love My Label on the B Side. The single was the first release on Wilco's own label dBpm. The B side song I Love My Label is a Nick Lowe cover which is a fitting song considering Wilco had severed ties with the major label they were on and started their own label dBpm.

The song on Side A I Might was a song that was released on their 2011 album The Whole Love. The single I have is a black vinyl version but there is also a blue vinyl version that was available through their online store.

Side A - I Might

Side B - I Love My Label

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Seven Inch Sunday (Black Crowes)

Today's seven inch is the Black Crowes 1996 album Three Snakes And One Charm album that was released as a 7" vinyl edition box set containing seven singles a poster and a seven inch single adapter that looks like the album cover. One of the singles contains two songs that were not available on the album. The two songs are "Just Say You're Sorry" and the Bob Marley song "Pimper's Paradise".

This album was never released on 12" vinyl, this was the only vinyl release of Three Snakes And One Charm. I just recently read that the Black Crowes first four albums will be re-issued this December.

Full album.

Pimper's Paradise.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Seven Inch Saturday (Metallica)

Today's seven inch single is from Metallica and features two songs from the No Life Til Leather Session demos. The two songs on this release from Bong Water Records are Killing Time and Let It Loose. This seven inch single came out in 1987. On Side A of this vinyl etched on the inner runoff it says "Rule #1 never trust a hippy" and on the B Side it is etched with "Absolutely no rock n' roll". Both songs are covers, Side A is Killing Time by the band Sweet Savage and Side B is Let It Loose by Savage. This is a pretty cool Metallica collectors item.