Tuesday, February 16, 2010

TESLA

Tesla - Mechanical Resonance (1986)
Mechanical Resonance is Tesla's debut album. In Billboard 200 (1986) it ranked No. 32.
Tracks: (Listen Online or download them for study)

01 EZ come EZ go
02 Comin' Atcha Live
03 Gettin' Better
04 2 Late 4 Love
05 Rock Me To The Top

06 Were No Good Together
07 Modern Day Cowboy

08 Changes
09 Little Suzi
10 Love Me

11 Cover Queen
12
Before My Eyes

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Tesla - The Great Radio Controversy (1989)
Jeff Keith – vocals
Tommy Skeoch – guitars
Frank Hannon – guitars, piano, organ
Brian Wheat – bass
Troy Luccketta – drums

The second album by American rock band Tesla, released in 1989. The songs combine 1980s metal with some blues-influenced elements, as well as the occasional love ballad. The record features many two-part counterpoints provided by guitarists Frank Hannon and Tommy Skeoch, on both electric and acoustic guitars. The hit single "Love Song" received considerable MTV airplay and rocketed the band to stardom. Many tracks on this album later received acoustic versions on their follow-up album, Five Man Acoustical Jam, a precursor of the Unplugged trend. The album is titled after the controversy about the identity of the inventor of radio. It is posed that Serbian engineer Nikola Tesla (whom the band is named after) is the true inventor of radio, while the Italian Guglielmo Marconi took the credit and is widely regarded as having the title. The album's inner sleeve recounts this story.

Tracks: (Listen Online or Download for study)
01 Hang Tough (Jeff Keith, Tommy Skeoch, Frank Hannon, Brian Wheat) – 4:21
02 Lady Luck (Keith, Skeoch, Hannon, Wheat) – 3:39
03 Heaven's Trail (No Way Out) (Keith, Skeoch) – 4:41
04 Be a Man (Keith, Hannon, Skeoch) – 4:20
05 Lazy Days, Crazy Nights (Keith, Skeoch) – 4:26
06 Did It for the Money (Keith, Skeoch, Hannon) – 4:25
07 Yesterdaze Gone (Keith, Hannon) – 3:43
08 Makin' Magic (Keith, Skeoch, Hannon, Wheat) – 5:03
09 The Way It Is (Keith, Troy Luccketta, Skeoch, Hannon) – 5:14
10 Flight to Nowhere (Keith, Skeoch, Hannon, Wheat) – 4:43
11 Love Song (Keith, Hannon) – 5:20
12 Paradise (Keith, Wheat, Hannon) – 4:59
13 Party's Over (Keith, Hannon, Skeoch) – 4:24

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Tesla - Psychotic Supper (1991)
Their 3rd studio album. It was re-issued outside the US in 2000 with 3 bonus tracks.

Tracks: (Listen Onl ine or Download for study)
01 Change In The Weather (Hannon, Keith, Skeoch) - 3:38
02 Man Out Of Time / Edison's Medicine (Barbiero, Hannon, Keith, Skeoch, Wheat) - 4:47
03 Don't De-Rock Me (Barbiero, Skeoch) - 5:11
04 Call It What You Want (Barbiero, Keith, Wheat) - 4:29
05 Song & Emotion (Barbiero, Hannon, Keith, Skeoch) - 8:29
06 Time (Hannon, Keith) - 5:13
07 Government Personnel (Hannon) - :58
08 Freedom Slaves (Hannon, Wheat) - 6:40
09 Had Enough (Skeoch) - 4:49
10 What You Give (Hannon, Keith) - 7:15
11 Stir It Up (Keith, Skeoch) - 5:41
12 Can't Stop (Hannon, Keith, Skeoch, Wheat) - 5:27
13 Toke About It (Barbiero, Hannon) - 5:27
14 Rock the Nation (Montrose (band) [import version bonus track] - 3:31
15 I Ain't Superstitious (Dixon) [Import version bonus track-Original B-Side of "Love Song" single-Released in 1989] - 3:12
16 Run Run Run (Ferguson, Andes) [Import version bonus track-Original B-Side of "The Way It Is" single-Released in 1990] - 2:47

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Tesla - Bust A Nut (1994)

Tracks: (Listen Online or Download for study)
01 The Gate, Invited
02 Solution
03 Shine Away
04 Try So Hard
05 She Want She Want
06 Need You Lovin'

07 Action Talks
08 Mama's Fool
09 Cry
10 Earthmover
11 Alot To Lose
12 Rubberband
13 Wonderful World
14 Games People Play



TESLA - Into the Now (2004)
Jeff Keith – lead vocals (1984–1994, 2000–present)
Frank Hannon – guitars, piano, organ, Hammond organ, backing vocals (1984–1994, 2000–present)

Dave Rude – guitars, backing vocals (2006–present)
Brian Wheat – bass, piano, backing vocals (1984–1994, 2000–present)
Troy Luccketta – drums, percussion (1984–1994, 2000–present)

Classic hard rockers Tesla were one of those bands that reluctantly hitched a ride on the hair metal bandwagon of the late '80s, only to get bum-rapped on the early-'90s flip side when their career was undeservedly sunk alongside those flaming chunks of hairspray and mascara. Unable or perhaps unwilling to cope with culturally enforced grunge exile thereafter, the members of Tesla chose extinction instead, quietly going their separate ways after touring in support of their fourth studio album, 1994's understated Bust a Nut. The fact that they also resisted the temptation to join in the minor spat of pop-metal nostalgia heard in the late-'90s also speaks volumes about their true nature, and makes their eventual return with 2004's Into the Now all the more worth investigating. And sure enough, for the most part, "Into the Now" is a prototypical Tesla album: heavy, melodic, focused, and -- when in doubt -- understated.

Vocalist Jeff Keith is reliable as ever throughout, his voice sounding all the better for the nicotine ravages of time, while guitarists Frank Hannon and Tommy Skeoch resurrect their six-string harmonies in all their glory for the memorable "Mighty Mouse" and the decidedly psychedelic "Come to Me." In short, like virtually every Tesla album before it, "Into the Now" takes the back door to one's perception, unassumingly sneaking up on you with the realization "Hey! This is really good!" A classy comeback by a classy band, it's therefore practically guaranteed to please -- not wow -- aging fans with its time-warp sensibilities and authenticity of spirit.

Tracks: (Listen Online or download them for study)
01 Into The Now
02 Look at Me
03 What A Shame
04 Heaven Nine Eleven
05 Words Can't Explain
06 Caught in A Dream
07 Miles Away
08 Mighty Mouse
09 Got No Glory
10 Come To Me
11 Recognize
12 Only You

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Tesla - Reel to Reel (2007)
Jeff Keith - lead vocals
Frank Hannon - guitar, backing vocals
Brian Wheat - bass, piano, backing vocals
Troy Luccketta - drums, percussion
Dave Rude - guitars, backing vocals

The sixth studio album by hard rock band Tesla. Released on June 5, 2007, it includes covers of classic rock and blues songs from the late 1960s and early 1970s recorded by Tesla in their own style through a vintage Neve console directly to Ampex 456 analog tape to capture the purity of these timeless and legendary songs. Songs include: "Space Truckin'," "I've Got A Feeling," "Ball of Confusion," "All The Young Dudes" and "Street Fighting Man.".

Tracks: (Listen Online or Download it for study)
01. Space Truckin'
02. Walk Away
03. Hand Me Down World
04. Bad Reputation
05. Thank You
06. I've Got a Feeling
07. Day of the Eagle
08. Ball of Confusion
09. Rock Bottom
10. Stealin'
11. Bell Bottom Blues
12. Honky Tonk Women
13. Dear Mr. Fantasy

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Tesla - Reel to Reel, Vol.2 (2007)
The 7th studio album by hard rock band Tesla, and the second part of the band's covers album Real to Reel, released in retail outlets on September 25, 2007. The album was initially only available to people attending the band's 2007 concert tour during August 2007, when the first volume was released, but then became available at retail outlets in September. It was also released free with August 2007 copies of the UK magazine Classic Rock. This version does not feature the cover of Peter Frampton's "Do You Feel Like We Do".

Like the first Real to Reel album, the second volume also features covers of classic rock and blues songs from the 1960s and 1970s that inspired and influenced the band, recorded by Tesla in their own style using analog tape and vintage equipment.

Tracks: (Listen Online or Download it for study)
01. All the Young Dudes - 3:48
02. Make It Last - 4:49
03. Shooting Star - 5:40
04. Not Fragile - 4:37
05. Street Fighting Man - 4:24
06. Is It My Body - 2:34
07. I Want to Take You Higher - 3:51
08. Do You Feel Like We Do - 11:44
09. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers - 3:05
10. Seasons of Wither - 4:53
11. Saturday Night Special - 5:42
12. War Pigs - 9:00

13. Run Run Run (Jojo Gunner) Bonus Track

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Tesla - A Piece Of Time (2007)
An EP by Tesla featuring cover songs and alternate recordings of classic Tesla songs, released as an iTunes exclusive EP on November 20, 2007. This EP features seven songs, four of which are cover songs, two are new arrangements to previously released songs by the band, and one is a whole new acoustic arrangement to the classic Christmas song "Silent Night".

"Signs" is a song the band already covered on their unplugged live album Five Man Acoustical Jam but it is featured here in the actual non-acoustic version.

Tracks: (Listen Online or Download it for study)
01. I Love You (Climax Blues Band cover) - 4:06
02. Everything I Own (Bread cover) - 3:26
03. Signs (Five Man Electrical Band cover) - 4:17
04. The Way It Is (Jeff Keith/Frank Hannon/Tommy Skeoch/Troy Luccketta) - 4:40
05. What You Give (Keith/Hannon) - 7:10
06. I'd Love to Change the World (Ten Years After cover) - 5:31
07. Silent Night - 2:45

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Tesla - Forever More (2008)
The 8th studio album by hard rock band Tesla, released on October 7, 2008}[1]. The album was produced by Terry Thomas, engineered by Michael Rosen, and recorded and mixed at J Street Recorders in Sacramento, California by Terry Thomas and Michael Rosen

Tracks: (Listen Online or Download it for study)
01. Forever More - 5:04
02. I Wanna Live - 3:35
03. One Day at a Time - 3:11
04. So What! - 3:39
05. Just in Case - 4:38
06. Fallin' Apart - 4:22
07. Breakin' Free - 5:02
08. All of Me - 3:27
09. The First Time - 4:11
10. Pvt. Ledbetter - 3:23
11. In A Hole Again - 5:25
12. The Game - 4:53

Bonus Tracks
My Way (European Bonus Track) - 2:56
What A Shame (Live) (European Bonus Track) - 4:47

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