Once again, Steel Panther is back with the follow-up to their very successful Balls Out release from 2011. What’s really not to love about this good-time 80s styled hard rock? All You Can Eat is another round of highly offensive fun, but then again it depends on what exactly offends you. I mean, I can’t say that Steel Panther is lying or exaggerating in their lyrics. Seems to me like all these events and situations are certainly plausible or even possibly factual. They are just very blunt and literal about how they perceive the world. And, just when you think they will never top a song like Weenie Ride, they come up with She’s On The Rag…to include the alternate (acoustic) version of that bloody song with different lyrics. There is a good time to be had here.
I like a good interview especially one that is videotaped for a show. The only problem with being a metal fan is that really good interviews can be hard to find. Sure, there are tons of interviews to sift through, but the problem with most of them are that they tend to be short – anywhere from two to seven minutes give or take. Often, they are backstage after the show and the questions tend to revolve around the performance, interaction with fans, or the status of the latest album. That’s all fine and dandy, but I like to hear good thought-provoking questions. What do I think classifies as a good interview? In my own humble opinion, there needs to be at least 20-minutes to enable a decent discussion to take place. Otherwise, it’s just a question and answer session that provides basically the same information that can be read online.