Tesla to celebrate 30th year anniversary of debut album with ‘Mechanical Resonance LIVE!’
Great news for Tesla fans worldwide. To commemorate the 30th year anniversary of the release of their debut album Mechanical Resonance, Tesla will be releasing a new album entitled Mechanical Resonance LIVE! via Frontiers Music Srl on August 26, 2016.
Frontiers Music Srl’s press release via its Facebook site today states (with slight edits):
“…It’s been said that lightning never strikes the same place twice. However, it does in the case of Tesla the Band. The band is thrilled to announce the release of a live recording of their classic album, “Mechanical Resonance LIVE!”, celebrating the original multi-Platinum record’s 30th birthday in style. With a few surprises up their sleeve, including the single “Save That Goodness,” a brand new song written and produced by Phil Collen of Def Leppard, the album will be released in Europe on August 26th on Tesla’s longtime label partner Frontiers Music Srl. The record is being released in conjunction with Tesla’s US summer tour opening up for Def Leppard, where they will perform in front of over half a million fans. Please see full tour routing at http://teslatheband.com/.
Said Frank Hannon, “30 years later and the songs on our first album still rock! Making this new live album of Mechanical Resonance was a reminder of the innocence and creative beginnings of Tesla.”
Added Brian Wheat, “It was a lot of fun to re-visit some of the songs we hadn’t played in decades and had a great time recording it. ”
Over the course of their thirty-year career, which started in 1986, the iconic Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet—Frank Hannon [guitar], Brian Wheat [bass], Jeff Keith [lead vocals], Troy Luccketta [drums], and Dave Rude [guitar]—has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and played to sold out crowds across the globe, their three albums that followed “Mechanical Resonance” all went multi-Platinum in the US. To say Tesla live is absolutely bombastic is an understatement, they are a hard rock band to beat all hard rock bands.
The 21st century has become something of a renaissance for Tesla. Most recently, 2014’s Simplicity bowed at #14 on the Billboard Top 200. The group ignited ABC Television Network’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! in addition to scorching stages at festivals such as Rocklahoma, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Sweden Rock Festival as well as the Monsters of Rock Cruise! As they prepare to cut their ninth full-length studio album with Phil Collen in the producer’s chair, Tesla takes another monumental leap forward as they glance back on Mechanical Resonance Live!
Track List for Mechanical Resonance Live!:
1. Rock Me To The Top
2. Ez Come Ez Go
3. Gettin’ Better
4. Cumin’ Atcha Live
6. Before My Eyes
7. 2 Late 4 Love
8. We’re No Good Together
9. Love Me
10. Cover Queen
11. Little Suzi
12. Modern Day Cowboy
13. Save That Goodness (Studio Track)
Sleaze Roxx attended the M3 Rock Festival back in 2014 when Tesla were headlining and stated the following in its concert review: “The final band to play was headliner Tesla — another band that I had not seen play in more than a quarter century! To illustrate how long that it had been, I think the last time I saw them was when they opened for Def Leppard on the ‘Hysteria’ tour back in 1988! Although it had been a long, but very fun day, as soon as Tesla started playing their opening track “I Wanna Live”, I felt a surge of energy as I ended up singing along with Jeff Keith for the next 75 minutes. It had been a long time since I heard some of the tracks Tesla performed, but it didn’t matter as it seemed that I knew all of the lyrics — except of course for the new track “MP3”, from their forthcoming album ‘Simplicity’, which is scheduled to be released in June.
Tesla‘s stage area seemed a lot smaller than the one used by Kix when they headlined the night before. I also forgot just how many great songs Tesla had to offer — and even though they only played two songs from their fantastic debut album ‘Mechanical Resonance’, every song played was a good one. Meanwhile, ‘The Great Radio Controversy’ was well represented on this night with “Hang Tough”, “Heaven’s Trail (No Way Out)”, “The Way It Is” and “Love Song” being played. As Tesla‘s set came to a close, and they quickly played “Little Suzi” before the clock struck 11 pm, I simply did not want to leave since I felt that I had experienced one of the most enjoyable days that I have ever had.”