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It Was Hair Whipping Heaven at Steel Panther Show Sunday at The Factory StL

Steel Panther performing at The Factory in Saint Louis Sunday. Photo by Kenny Williamson/ RKNPHOTO.

–by Jeff Faulkner

–photos by Kenny Williamson/ RKNPHOTO

 

Sunday night at The Factory in Saint Louis Steel Panther brought all the glam, glitz, and glory that was the late 80’s L.A. hair metal scene to the modern era Saint Louis.

It’s easy to see how they took a show that started out as an every-Monday residency at the House of Blues in Los Angeles and turned it into a global touring sensation.

Steel Panther performing at The Factory in Saint Louis Sunday. Photo by Kenny Williamson/ RKNPHOTO.

Aside from the band’s musical prowess (lead guitarist Russ Parrish is a Bonafide shredding virtuoso) the banter that carried on between songs made this show part rock concert/ part comedy show. The comedic factor was just as strong as the musical performance.

Steel Panther performing at The Factory in Saint Louis Sunday. Photo by Kenny Williamson/ RKNPHOTO.

Even stints like bringing thirty girls onstage to have them do their best stripper impressions during “Community Property” and “party All Day” added to the comedic effect, all of which were crowd pleasers.

Steel Panther performing at The Factory in Saint Louis Sunday. Photo by Kenny Williamson/ RKNPHOTO.

Although their lyrics are very tongue-in-cheek (and absurd at times), musically their songs stand up on their own while representing the styles of 80’s stalwarts like Motley Crue, Dokken, and Van Halen very nicely.

Steel Panther performing at The Factory in Saint Louis Sunday. Photo by Kenny Williamson/ RKNPHOTO.

At first glance it appears as if Steel Panther is parodying the 80’s hair metal scene. But as the show progressed it was clear that the guys in the band (vocalist Ralph “Michael Starr” Saenz, Parrish, drummer Darren “Stix Zadina” Leader, and bassist Joe “Spyder” Lester) are paying homage to a music scene that embodied fun times and party atmosphere of sex, drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll.

Steel Panther performing at The Factory in Saint Louis Sunday. Photo by Kenny Williamson/ RKNPHOTO.

This is certainly a show not to miss, especially if you long to relive an era of great music. Check them out on tour at https://steelpanther.com/pages/tour.

Check out the full gallery of photos after the setlist below.

 

Steel Panther Setlist:

Eyes of a Panther

Let Me Cum In

Asian Hooker

The Burden of Being Wonderful

Friends With Benefits

Guitar Solo

Death to All but Metal

1987

Ain’t Dead Yet

Impromptu Song for a Girl (Amanda)

The Stocking Song

Community Property

Party All Day (Fuck All Night)

Encore:

Party Like Tomorrow Is the End of the World

Gloryhole (performed with members of Moon Fever)

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