TESLA – Shock (Album Review)

TESLA – Shock (Album Review)

Remember when Tesla put out their way-over-the-top CD back in the ’80s? Oh, you don’t? That’s probably because they never did. They may have come out during the hair metal era, but they never fell into that group. Yes, they’re an 80’s hard rock band, but they offer musicianship and substance that many bands from those days lacked. That’s why I find it odd that they put that album out now with Shock.   Phil…

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Albums Unleashed – TESLA Mechanical Resonance with Troy Luccketta Ep349

Albums Unleashed – TESLA Mechanical Resonance with Troy Luccketta Ep349

This week Tesla‘s Troy Luccketta joins us to discuss the making of Mechanical Resonance. Released in December of 1986, Mechanical Resonance introduced this Sacramento-based 5 piece to the world. Produced by the duo of Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero, the album peaked at 32 on the Billboard charts. Additionally, it provided Tesla with some bonafide material that still gets played live today including Modern Day Cowboy, Cumin’ Atcha Live, and Little Suzi. Mechanical Resonance  …

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FRANK HANNON – Twisted Spoke Saloon, Pekin, IL (Photo Gallery)

FRANK HANNON – Twisted Spoke Saloon, Pekin, IL (Photo Gallery)

Decibel Geek‘s Alex Dale was on hand at The Twisted Spoke Saloon recently for Frank Hannon. The Tesla founder rolled into town, delivering a fantastic performance. Here’s what Alex had to say: “We Cranked The Frank and Drank The Drank St. Patrick’s Day at the Twisted Spoke Saloon in Pekin Illinois! Frank Hannon Of TESLA was amazing.. as usual! They played some solo material, covers and of course some TESLA songs! It was a great…

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TESLA – Mechanical Resonance Live (Album Review)

TESLA – Mechanical Resonance Live (Album Review)

It’s hard to believe it was 30 years ago that Tesla exploded onto the scene with Mechanical Resonance. They stood out from the hair metal bands of the time by keeping their focus on their music and not on their image. The result was solid bluesy hard rock and work ethic that they honed from their favorite bands from the 70’s. They’re still going strong with some of their best music coming in the 2000’s….

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