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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.

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Mechanical Resonance


In this long-form discussion, Troy shares the origin story of Tesla. Details covered include the name change from City Kidd, marathon writing sessions, who’s responsible for the name Tesla, and much more! As always, we also go track by track with Troy to get recollections of the making of each song.

2019 is shaping up to be a big year for Tesla. While Troy provides lots of great stories of the making of Mechanical Resonance, he also fills us in on the current state of the band. The new album, Shock, is slated for release in March of 2019. Consequently, the band is set to hit the road extensively. One of those dates is February 19th, in Nashville at the legendary Ryman Auditorium. To see such a great band in a venue with acoustics such as this is something you won’t forget. So, if you are anywhere Nashville on February 19th, join Chris and Aaron for a killer night of live music with Tesla!

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4 thoughts on “Albums Unleashed – TESLA Mechanical Resonance with Troy Luccketta Ep349”

  1. It would be great if you would cut the talking out and just play the full length album/cd in it’s entirety.

  2. I saw Tesla open for the Scorpions back in I think it was 2o15 and although they weren’t that loud in the arena they only played for about 50 minutes they were good but we really could not hear them that well in the arena and I was wondering what happened to them.

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