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  STEEL PANTHER
'Balls Out'
(Universal Records)
Released: 31st October 2011 (UK)


Tina Saul

tina saul



Steel Panther are back with their second offering 'Balls Out' and I know there has been a lot of speculation on what this album would have to offer. Would they tone down the parody, derogatory comments and sexual content? Would they attempt to release something more original? Would they play down their Metal Skool past?

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Quite simply the answer to all of these questions is a resounding NO.

But if you're a Steel Panther fan, then this album will just give you more stuff to shake your booty to. If you're not a Steel Panther fan and 'Feel The Steel' did nothing for you, then this one isn't going to either.

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The opening monologue 'In The Future' lends you to believe that they may be going a little less crass, but it quickly goes back to the Panther we know and love.

With tracks titled '17 Girls In A Row', 'Let Me Cum In' and 'It Won't Suck Itself' the album does exactly what it says on the tin. And they've kept the lyrics Panther-esque but refreshed it by covering topical subjects like the Angry Birds game and disgraced celebrities Charlie Sheen and Tiger Woods.

If you're the kind of person that likes to try before you buy, then don't worry, they've thought about a fun way for you to do it. Instead of just uploading videos to YouTube or clips to SoundCloud they've released a website where you can listen to each track while playing mini games which will involve sticking weiners in donut holes, licking an ice lolly and popping your cork. You get the theme going on here, so head over to http://steelpantherrocks.co.uk for a bit of light hearted fun.

Steel Panther have laid their balls on the table and it's down to you to go and grab them while you can.




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NOW AEROSMITH FANS CAN HAVE THEIR NAME IN FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.

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As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

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Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.







 


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