Sacramento's oddly named Tesla a moniker inspired by renegade inventor and pioneering electrical engineer Nikola Tesla took the side door to '80s hard rock success, sneaking up on the charts and into the bedrooms of none-the-wiser Tocando En Vivo = Cumin Atcha Live - Tesla - Mechanical Resonance metal consumers with their rock-solid debut, Mechanical Resonance -- itself titled after one of Nikola's better-known experiments, and a fascinating case study in musical compromise if ever there were one.
Yes, a few hints of Tesla 's substantial songwriting intelligence can be glimpsed within the gritty strut of "Gettin' Better" and the bluesy balladry of "We're No Good Together," but most of the band's more mature and accomplished songs are saved for Mechanical Resonance 's revelatory side two. Here, lead guitarist Frank Hannon really takes charge and establishes himself as the band's de facto difference maker, beginning with an epic of Led Zeppelin -like class and complexity in "Modern Day Cowboy," which was built upon a lopsided riff so irresistible that not even its finger-twisting complexity could keep it from becoming one of their most popular standards.
This was followed by another pair of eventual fan favorites doubling as good examples of Tesla 's creative range, since the wintry drama of the piano-laced "Changes" stood G-Unit - I Like The Way She Do It stark contrast to the upbeat summer vibe of "Little Suzi.
Comin' Atcha Live. Gettin' Better. Rock Me to the Wilderness - The Blood Divine - Awaken. We're No Good Together.
Modern Day Cowboy. Little Suzi. Love Me. Cover Queen. Before My Eyes.
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