Tesla’s Five Man Acoustical Jam, may not have been the first band to try the unplugged thing, but Tesla were the one’s that made the unplugged performance the popular trend that it was in the early ninties. After Five Man Acoustical Jam, a lot of artists starting releasing cds from MTV Unplugged appearances. Springsteen and Nirvana, to just name a few.
Tesla’s Five Man Acoustical Jam is not your typical live album. With this cd you can tell everybody’s having a goodtime. The band and the fans are really enjoying themselves, not taking things to seriously. The intimatcy of the performance is great. Many highlights from Tesla’s first two albums and great oldies covers make this a great cd.
Tesla turns Five Man Electrical Band’s “Signs” into their own song. What a great rendetion. Other covers Tesla performs include Truckin’ and Lodi. The Five Man Acoustical Jam really shows off the talents of Tesla and is an excellent and rewarding album.