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Tesla

Tesla

Tesla Biography

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Tesla is an American hard rock band originating from Sacramento, California. The band formed in 1984 as City Kidd and was renamed to Tesla during the recording of their first album on the advice of their manager. Originally, the group included Jeff Keith (vocals), Frank Hannon (guitar), Tommy Skeoch (guitar), Brian Wheat (bass) and Troy Luccketta (drums). In 2006 Skeoch was replaced by Dave Rude, who is now an official member of the band. Tesla's music fit well with the blasting sound of the 80s glam bands, but was more bluesy and lyrics dealt with other themes than just the usual, girls, alcohol and violence. But what set them even more apart from their contemporaries was their T-shirt and jeans image which was in strong contrast for that time, characteristic of leather pants and flashy-make up. The group released 6 albums with original music, latest of them entitled "Forever More" (2008) as well as a double-disc covers album "Real To Reel" and a number of compilations and live albums. Tesla's popular 1990 remake of Signs, originally recorded by the Five Man Electrical Band (who also inspired the album which the remake came from, Five Man Acoustical Jam), is probably the most mainstream of Tesla's hits. However, many fans remember fondly Tesla's other hits such as Gettin' Better, Modern Day Cowboy, Little Suzi, Edison's Medicine and Love Song. The band derived their name, certain album and song names (e.g. The Great Radio Controversy, Mechanical Resonance, etc), and some song content from events relating to Nikola Tesla, a Serbian-American inventor and electrical engineer born in the 19th century in Smiljan, Austria-Hungary, modern day Croatia.

Tesla Metal Albums

Time's Makin' Changes - The Best of Tesla Thumbnail Image
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No Description AvailableNo Track Information AvailableMedia Type: CDArtist: MONTROSETitle: MONTROSEStreet Release Date: 01/10/1989<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: ROCK/POP

Five Man Acoustical Jam Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Japanese only SHM paper sleeve pressing. The SHM-CD format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by [...]

Mechanical Resonance Thumbnail Image
★★★★★

Japanese only SHM paper sleeve pressing. The SHM-CD format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by [...]

The Great Radio Controversy Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Japanese only SHM paper sleeve pressing. The SHM-CD format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by [...]

Replugged Live Thumbnail Image
★★★★★

The heavy psychedelic trio Earthless was featured at the annual Roadburn Festival in Holland – a celebration of tube-driven distortion, crackling electric guitars, and the many [...]

Psychotic Supper Thumbnail Image
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Japanese only SHM paper sleeve pressing. The SHM-CD format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by [...]

Standing Room Only Thumbnail Image
★★★☆☆

24 bit / 96 kHz DVD-Audio and 24 bit / 48 kHz Dolby Digital 5.1 options Stunning 5.1 surround sound Liner Notes Artist Photos Plays on [...]

Extended Versions Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

This collection features session material recorded for the BBC in the British doom metal band’s heyday between 1992 & 1995. Includes excellent versions of some of [...]

Bust a Nut Thumbnail Image
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Japanese only SHM paper sleeve pressing. The SHM-CD format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by [...]

Into the Now Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description AvailableNo Track Information AvailableMedia Type: CDArtist: TESLATitle: INTO THE NOWStreet Release Date: 03/09/2004<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: HEAVY METAL

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