Tesla Drummer Troy Luccketta: “Ronnie Montrose brought ‘Little Suzi’ to the band”

Tesla Drummer Troy Luccketta: “Ronnie Montrose brought ‘Little Suzi’ to the band”

As part of their “Albums Unleashed” series, the Decibel Geek Podcast interviewed Troy Lucketta of Tesla to discuss the making of the bands 1987 debut record Mechanical Resonance.  During the interview, conducted by hosts Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro, Troy shares all sorts of interesting aneqdotes related to the writing and recording of the record including how it came to be that the band record a cover of the Ph.D song and Tesla staple“Little Suzi”…

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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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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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