Tesla – one of the most under rated, underappreciated rock bands ever! There are very few bands from the glam/hair era that still remains together and remains successful. They might not sell out arenas like Bon Jovi and Motley Crue, but they still draw a crowd and still release great albums.
Actually, I wouldn’t even put Tesla is the same genre as glam/hair. They never had the hair or the make-up. Come to think of it, their sound never sounded hair-ish either. But unfortunately, for some reason, Tesla fell into the glam mix and never was able to get away from that label.
Their first 4 albums, Mechanical Resonance, The Great Radio Controversy, Five Man Acoustical Jam and Psychotic Supper were all huge successful albums. Generating hits songs such as “Signs”, “The Way It Is”, “Edison’s Medicine”, “What You Give”, “Love Song” and the killer “Heaven Trail (No Way Out)” See the “Heaven’s Trail” video below.
The band still releases some great stuff, including the 2008 release, Forever More.
Not only do they have great original tunes, they also kick ass as cover band. Check out their albums, Real To Reel, and Real To Reel 2. Excellent stuff!
Awesome lyric from Heaven Trail (No Way Out)
“You know I'm on a slick trip, I'm always ready to kick ass
Up on the stage I'm in a rage, I'm havin' the time of my life
Yes, indeed, what a sweet, sweet life it is”
If you never heard of Tesla, now’s your chance. Great music that stand the test of time.
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