Friday, April 22, 2011

Steel Panther

First off, for the moment, don't expect any updates next week. I should be able to get Sunday's post out (Albeit with autopost/non-moderated comments.) but I don't think I'l be able to get any more written up. The good news, however is that pending on if I can find a job or not, I'm going to try to go back to daily posts starting on May 2nd or 3rd. Even without a job, I'll be taking summer classes, which cram an entire semester into less than a month, but I'm only going for one class/month so I don't believe it'll interfere with my blogging.

Anywho, on to today's band. I figured I'd wrap up my comedy-themed week with Steel Panther. (I really wanted to go with Richard Cheese, but I've already covered him.) Steel Panther is a spoof of 80's glam metal bands. They have released three studio albums, one of which I haven't been able to track down. (Hey, That's What I Call Sludge! Vol. 1) For obvious reasons, I won't be covering that album.

Their first album, Hole Patrol, was first released in 2003, when the band went by Metal Skool. It was then re-released in 2005 with a few changes. I don't believe there are any changes in this song, Stripper Girl, between the two releases.

The next album of theirs that I have is Feel The Steel. This is the opening track, Death To All But Metal.

Finally, since I'm only covering two albums, I figured I'd post two songs from Feel The Steel. This is Comunity Property.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Stephen Lynch

So, since I posted a humor band on Monday, I thought I would continue that theme today. Stephen Lynch is a singing comedian that has had a number of Comedy Central specials. He has also put out four albums, and a live DVD. I will say that as far as content goes, he seems to gravitate toward controversial subjects. Personally, I love him, but in today's age, I can see someone getting mad at him.

Oh, when available, I'll post the versions from his DVD, Live at the El Ray, because, you know, "Yey video!".

To start things off, here's Priest, from his freshmen album, A Little Bit Special.

Since I mostly talk about metal bands, I had to include this one. This is, What if that Guy from Smashing Pumkins Lost His Car Keys?, from his second album, Superhero.

As that one is so short, and I love this song, here's another from Superhero. This is Talk to Me.

Next is Baby, from The Craig Machine.

This final track is the title track from his latest release, 3 Balloons. Personally, I don't think this album lives up to his others. For one, I just don't think the songs are as funny. But also, he swapped a live audience for the studio with more instruments and mastering. Sure it SOUNDS better, but I think the live effect really adds something. Anywho, here's the song:

Monday, April 18, 2011


First of, sorry for the lack of Sunday update, and late Monday update. I had a Volbeat concert on Saturday night, and didn't get back until around 4:00 AM. And while we're speaking of missed updates, I have now moved from "Hey, I'm busy." to finals week. Then next week, I'm going on vacation. So I *THINK* I can manage to get four updates out this week. I'm not entirely sure if I can do school work + finals + looking for a job + this week's updates + four more updates for some autopost action while I'm gone next week. I guess we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

So, onto today's band: Psychostick. I'll be honest. Today's choosing process was just to hit play all, random and choose the first band that I haven't talked about. With that being said, it's definitely a fitting band for this blog. Psychostick is a heavy metal band that has combined humor into all of their songs. They have released two albums and an EP. And according to Wikipedia, they also have a new album, Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D set to be released in August.

This first track, BEER!!!, is from their 2004 album, We Couldn't Think of a Title. It helped kick off their popularity when it became a #1 single on XM Radio's Liquid Metal show for seven weeks.

This next track, Doom to the World/Holiday Hate, is from their holiday EP, The Flesh Eating Roller Skate Holiday Joyride.

And finally, an ode to college life, The Hunger Within, from their latest release, Sandwich.