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Steel Panther - "Lower The Bar" (CD)

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"Lower The Bar" track listing:

1. Goin' in the Backdoor
2. Anything Goes
3. Poontang Boomerang
4. That’s When You Came In
5. Wrong Side of the Tracks (Out in Beverly Hills)
6. Now the Fun Starts
7. Pussy Ain’t Free
8. Wasted Too Much Time
9. I Got What You Want
10. Walk of Shame
11. She’s Tight

Reviewed by on April 13, 2017

"Steel Panther ejaculates fun and latest, 'Lower the Bar,' is a testament to all that is left of today’s hard rock/metal scene."

Some of you may remember when hard rock and metal ruled the airwaves in the mid to late 80’s. Life wasn’t as complicated back then and if you ever wanted to lighten the mood even more, you tuned your FM radio to your local rock station and sang along to the latest Van Halen hit. Steel Panther ejaculates fun and latest, “Lower the Bar,” is a testament to all that is left in today’s hard rock/metal scene.

Speaking of ejaculation, the first track, “Goin in the Backdoor,” nails you in the butt right out of the gate and is par for the course Steel Panther. No lyrical content is too raunchy or off limits. For example, “Goin' in the backdoor, getting in no matter what. Goin' in the backdoor, a little bit muddy but it sure ain't shut.” Only Steel Panther could make this shit up.

My favorite song has to be “Pussy Ain’t Free” due to… well… I’ll just say there’s truth in poetry but the close second would have to be the cover of “She’s Tight” by Cheap Trick. Not only is this the perfect song for Steel Panther to cover, Robin Zander sings on it!

“Lower the Bar," like the previous Steel Panther releases, showcases some top notch musicianship. If you’re going to spoof on every popular glam band, you'd better bring it every album and Steel Panther raised the bar on this one.

Highs: The album is loaded with fun to sing out loud and embarass your friends in public type songs.

Lows: How long until the next album comes out?

Bottom line: Steel Panther isn’t for everyone, but mainly for those that have a sense of perverted humor and miss the best and worst of the Sunset Strip.

Rated 4 out of 5 skulls
4 out of 5 skulls

Rating Description
Rated 5 out of 5 skulls Perfection. (No discernable flaws; one of the reviewer's all-time favorites)
Rated 4.5 out of 5 skulls Near Perfection. (An instant classic with some minor imperfections)
Rated 4 out of 5 skulls Excellent. (An excellent effort worth picking up)
Rated 3.5 out of 5 skulls Good. (A good effort, worth checking out or picking up)
Rated 3 out of 5 skulls Decent. (A decent effort worth checking out if the style fits your tastes)
Rated 2.5 out of 5 skulls Average. (Nothing special; worth checking out if the style fits your taste)
Rated 2 out of 5 skulls Fair. (There is better metal out there)
< 2 skulls Pretty Bad. (Don't bother)