Mechanical Resonance

MECHANICAL RESONANCE

1986

TESLA are just one of those bands that just ARE real rock & roll. Something about them is just meaty, and the band just exudes quality. Much has been written about this universally-acclaimed debut, and you don’t need me to tell you that this is up there with Van Halen’s first one in terms of significance to the rock world. But I’m going to anyway.

Jeff Keith is a gritty and impassioned vocalist, while guitarists Tommy and Frank and technically excellent and tasty musicians whose duelling lead lines never fail throughout this work. They are ably backed by the more than tight rhythm section, in all making one of the most exciting musical units of the ’80s and early- to mid-nineties. Remember that “quiet first part of a verse that explodes in the second half of the verse sound” that was all over some of the louder hard rock bands in the ’80s? Here it is, fully showcased for the first time ever on this album, fully showcased on tracks like “EZ Come EZ Go” and “Modern day Cowboy”, which are, incidentally, two of the standout tracks on this album.

The sound will appeal to the more aggressive hair metal fans as well as hard rock and heavy metal fans. The riffs are simple chord progressions, delivered with fiery power and serious attitude. The guitar solos are kickin’, as you would expect, and in most cases the songs are good enough to showcase the band’s potential, including “2 Late 4 Love”, “Rock Me to the Top”, and the anthemic “Love Me.”

– Skazza

Comments (13)

  • Joy Lepage Reply

    Love you guys sooooo much!!! Please come back to the Hampton Casino Ballroom in NH again!!!!!I’m dying to see you guys again. I’m renewing my wedding vows in Oct. of this year and since I can’t get you guys to play, we hired a band that can do some of your songs!!!!!!! Rock on!!!

    Mar. 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm
  • Matt King Reply

    Best album ever IMO…been a fan since and saw the first time live in Orlando a month ago and had a wonderful time. You all are still amazing!!

    Mar. 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm
  • Brigette Olender Reply

    Where it all began! What a timeless, epic album and an extraordianry team of musicians. Thank you Tesla 🙂

    Mar. 22, 2012 at 5:23 pm
  • Dave Franklin Reply

    First live band that I ever saw at Hammersmith Odeon – 7th September 1987. This album sounds as good today as it did back then – a classic!

    Mar. 22, 2012 at 8:43 pm
  • Reggie Kereemang Reply

    The eighties the greatest music years, they don’t make music like these. In Africa we miss the live shows. Tesla are great.

    Mar. 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm
  • Tracy Smith Reply

    I,ll never forget the very first time i seen u guys in LAS VEGAS NV. of 84 ,My heart just could,nt stop beeting with all TESLA LOVE, so need to say im yr 1 fan and always will be. ps. THis is mainly one of my favorite albums. and now along with they others u guys have made a treamenduse job .So ROCK ON!

    Apr. 13, 2012 at 6:32 pm
  • Tracy Smith Reply

    YES the all time altimute album in the 80s, forever and along with the others and more to come. My first time my heart seen TESLA was in Las Vegas Nv. at the Hard Rock Cafe.

    Apr. 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm
  • Tesla – Mechanical Resonance « atothewr.com Reply

    […] I could go on all day about how great this CD is.  From the thunderous opening song to the ballad style song that closes it, but to truly appreciate it you have to listen to it.  Click on the link for some music samples:  TESLA – Mechanical Resonance […]

    Jun. 6, 2012 at 6:01 am
  • Lindsay Reply

    I was wondering if any of you remembers when Troy was with Benny and the Jets? and if so do you remember the song “One in a million? I’m not sure if it was with them or 415? Ok I know I’m going way back! I use to hang out with him and his brother Tony and russel and let’s not forget Byron who was a good friend of troy’s at the time…..

    Aug. 21, 2012 at 9:58 pm
  • AtlantaGuy Reply

    parents out of town. partying with friends. beer cans everywhere. screamin to tesla. those were the days.

    Nov. 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm
  • J Michaels Reply

    First album I ever bought without hearing more than one song. I saw Modern Day Cowboy on MTV, went to the mall, and bought the record. And I wasn’t disappointed in a single song. Listening to it right now, in fact, on Rhapsody. 😉

    Aug. 29, 2013 at 1:52 pm
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