Tesla bassist Brian Wheat’s attitude is “f**k you” about new ‘Shock’ album sounding like Def Leppard
Tesla bassist Brian Wheat was recently interviewed by UK’s Total MK and addressed the band’s new upcoming album Shock that was produced by guitarist Phil Collen and sounding like Def Leppard. Shock is scheduled to be released via Universal Music Enterprises on March 8, 2019.
Wheat stated (with slight edits): “The criticism is that it sounds like Def Leppard. Well, I’ve got a newsflash for you, so does Mechanical Resonance, so does Great Radio Controversy and so does Psychotic Supper — “Ez Come, Ez Go”, 2 Late 4 Love”, “Cumin’ Atcha Live”, The Great Radio Controversy — so influenced by Def Leppard — we’d just spent 18 month on tour with Hysteria! “Song and Emotion” could be Def Leppard — put Joe‘s vocal on it and it’s Def Leppard.
“For someone to say this new record sounds like Def Leppard and Phil fucked up the band?
“Fuck you is my attitude.
“We’ve always been influenced by Def Leppard, by The Beatles, by Aerosmith, AC/DC and a little bit of Queen.
“People say there are electronic drums on Shock, well there were electronic drums on Heaven 911 and Into The Now. It’s not the first time we ever did it. It’s called making a record and experimenting…”
You can read the rest of the interview with Brian Wheat at Total MK‘s website.
Tesla‘s “Shock” song:
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Shock · Tesla Shock ℗ A Universal Music Enterprises release; ℗ 2019 Tesla Electric Company Recordings, Inc., under exclusive license to UMG Recordings, Inc. Released on: 2019-01-18 Producer: Phil Collen Studio Personnel, Engineer: Brian Wheat Studio Personnel, Engineer: Jack O’Donnell Studio Personnel, Engineer: Patrick Olguin Studio Personnel, Mixer: Ronan McHugh Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Marco A.