Sunday, June 1, 2014

Episode 15: Tesla

Tesla has always been one of my favorite bands, and while they were lumped in with a lot of the glam bands of the 1980s, they never really fit in with that genre. Tesla has always been about blue collar rock 'n' roll, and their first three albums are some of the best that came out of the '80s and early '90s.

I was fortunate enough to see Tesla back in the late '80s, and then again in 2002, and they were just as good as I'd remembered. Tesla is still making music today, and they actually have a brand new album called Simplicity that will be arriving on June 10th.

Tonight we'll look back at six videos from Tesla's first three albums Mechanical Resonance, The Great Radio Controversy and Psychotic Supper.

Modern Day Cowboy

Little Suzi

Hang Tough

Edison's Medicine

What You Give

Song and Emotion

*BOUNS: It's well known that Tesla's Song and Emotion" was written as a tribute to Def Leppard's Steve Clark. In this clip, you'll hear the band talk a bit about the song and its inspiration.

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1 comment:

  1. Tesla is one of the best bands. There is Not even a single song I haven’t heard. These songs are fantastic. Thank you for sharing.