(9/10) Some records pushes you out of the denial box when it comes to age. It's really true, Tesla's debut "Mechanical Resonance" was released in 1986 and I can remember it as it would have been yesterday, and it means that I'm thirty years older too.The album was introduced with quite some good reviews which made me and my friends very curious. So we went, as each week, to the local record shop and there it was. When I heard the album I was more than impressed. Tesla released a debut that was filled with hits. There was no bad song on this record and each of the tunes kept the thrill up till now.
Next to the songs it was the dynamic guitars, the powering rhythm section and last but not least Jeff Keith's very unique husky voice that made this entire package to a real winner.
Therefor it was a great idea to celebrate this milestone with a live release, including all songs from "Mechanical Resonance". "Comin' Atcha Live", "Changes" and "2 Late 4 Love" are also three decades later great rock songs of an awesome band. Not to forget the iconic "Modern Day Cowboy" and "Lil' Suzie".
It wasn't one single show that build the base of this live album. It has been concerts played at the Graspop festival, Rocklahoma, Sweden Rock and the Monsters of Rock cruise that have been combined to a unique live release.
As a special treat Tesla added a new song to this album too. "Save that Goodness" is the name of the track that was written and produced by Phil Collen of Def Leppard. It's actually a cool rocker that is pure Tesla with some Def Leppard links. It actually would be great if Def Leppard would have had this kick-ass expression in some of their later songs.
Anyhow, "Mechanical Resonance Live" is a damn cool album that has a great sound which makes legendary songs shine bright and fresh. This album is a 'must have'.
- Rock Me to the Top
- Ez Come EZ Go
- Gettin' Better
- Comin' Atcha Live
- Before My Eyes
- 2 Late 4 Love
- We're Not Good Together
- Love Me
- Cover Queen
- Lil Suzie
- Modern Day Cowboy
- Save the Goodness
Label: Frontiers Music
Release Date EU: August 26th, 2016