In a new interview with Loudwire, Steel Panther axeman Satchel talked about the solos on the recently released album ‘Heavy Metal Rules’.
“One of my favorite solos is on the song ‘Heavy Metal Rules,’ and I don’t even know if I can play it right now because it’s so difficult. It’s got all kind of cool sh*t, I’m gonna have to re-learn it for when we do it, but that solo is one of my favorite solos on the record.
“The solo for ‘All I Wanna Do Is F*ck (Myself Tonight)’ is another one. I’m still working on it, but it’s not easy to do through a Fender Champ kids, okay? You try that.
“I like all the solos on our new record because I paid George Lynch a lot of money to do them. You know what? Another solo I like a lot – there’s a song called ‘Let’s Get High Tonight’ and it’s really cool, it’s got this very Jon Roth kind of riff, really cool, awesome Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Pentatonic mix, and the kids love that sh*t in this day and age.”
Steel Panther represent an interesting conjunction in the wider realm of art. Here we have a band that is coming at you from both the world of music, and the world of comedy – both exceptionally divisive and personal forms of creativity. One person’s “Master Of Puppets” is another’s “Lulu”; one person’s anecdotal repartee is another’s puerile fart joke. Of course, that is the case for all forms of art, but it seems that music and comedy entertain the most fervent debate. There may be raging debates out there concerning brush strokes indicating a deep underlying pain the artist is experiencing, but, honestly, who cares about that?