By the late 80’s keyboard-led music became a necessity. TESLA came out of such an era but stayed simple just as Led Zeppelin, Early Deep Purple, or Whitesnake. They recreated straight Rock’n roll based on guitars and passionate vocals. Their style honors Nikola Tesla, legendary inventor, where the band name came from. Borrowing Nikola Tesla’s 1943 invention, a machine cracking a nut, as the jacket image, the band fulfills the hard-rocking yet dynamic and acoustic rock to the edge. Bust a Nut is the fourth studio album by Tesla, released in 1994. It was their final studio album on Geffen Records before the band split. The album was certified gold on March 16, 1995. In November 2011, Bust a Nut was ranked number ten on Guitar World magazine's top ten list of guitar albums of 1994.
Mechanical Resonance is the debut album by the American hard rock band Tesla, released in 1986. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA on October 5, 1989.
Gold is a compilation album by the American hard rock band Tesla, released in 2008. It is a remastered 2 disc greatest hits album featuring songs from studio albums (through Into the Now), live albums, b-sides and unreleased material.
Sacramento hard rockers Tesla were always outliers in the glam and pop metal scene of the late '80s. They had been experimenting with acoustic songs since their first album, 1986's Mechanical Resonance, and offered up a more honest and simply presented version of the era's blazing guitar anthems than their lipsticked, spandexed contemporaries. Despite a six-year break in the late '90s, they've also managed to stick around, releasing decent studio and live albums throughout the 2000s.
Two CD set. All songs digitally remastered, extensive liner notes and special photos. Tesla were classic rock at its purest and its most honest, twin guitars raging, bass and drums pounding, the whole team marching to the same compulsive beat and they have remained true to those qualities ever since. This is the first double disc collection of the best tracks from these platinum - selling rockers! This comprehensive collection, ranging from 1986 through 2007, presents 32 classic tracks and collectibles, including their chart hits. 'Signs', 'Love Song' and 'The Way It Is.' Fan and band favorites like their covers of 'Rock The Nation' (Montrose), 'Love In Vain' (the Rolling Stones), 'I Ain't Superstitious' (the Jeff Beck Group), as well as 'The Ocean' and 'Thank You,' both songs originally by Led Zeppelin, a band that was a major influence on Tesla, are also in the set.
Hard Rock Power House Masters TESLA are back with a new album "Simplicity" out in Europe in June on Frontiers. The Sacramento rockers are back with 14 new songs offering a ride of energy that doesn't come easy for a band of rookies much less a band whose been doing this for over 20 years. "Simplicity" is TESLA's seventh all-original studio album which follows a six-year creative break from the release of the previous album, "Forever More".