TESLA STREAMS NEW SONG “TASTE LIKE”

As previously reported, Tesla will releasing their new album, Shock, on March 8th. It was produced and co-written by Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen. The band is streaming the first single, Taste Like, which can be heard  below.

“Shock” track listing:

  1. You Won’t Take Me Alive
  2. Taste Like
  3. We Can Rule The World
  4. Shock
  5. Love Is A Fire
  6. California Summer Song
  7. Forever Loving You
  8. The Mission
  9. Tied To The Tracks
  10. Afterlife
  11. I Want Everything
  12. Comfort Zone


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  • Dana on

    Jeff Keith sounds a bit like Steven Tyler on this song, and the melody is very reminiscent of Buckcherry’s Out Of Line.


    • Doug R. on

      Good song! And you’re right, Dana, Jeff does sound like Steven on this song! The music sounds familiar, can’t put my finger on it though, yet ..


    • Dana on

      Click on the Buckcherry song I mentioned…


    • Doug R. on

      It’s Not Love!!; And something else…


    • Dana on

      I thought It’s Not Love, at first, too, but it’s definitely more Buckcherry.


    • Doug R. on

      Bingo!! Sh-t! I wish I wasn’t so busy right now!


    • Doug on

      I hear a little bit of The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and Jackyl’s “Down on Me” in the intro, too. The Who and Jackyl in the same sentence, wow. 🙂 Buckcherry’s “Out of Line,” spot on.


    • Dana on

      Thank you, Doug.

      Occasionally, I am on the right path 🙂 That also happens to be one of my favorite Buckcherry songs.

      As for your comment about The Who and Jackyl-LOL!!!

      D 🙂


    • shannon mehaffey on

      I saw Buckcherry open for Kiss on the Sonic Boom tour in ’09; I liked ’em; I like that singer..he actually drives the band, usually it’s the other way around.

      I can’t get past the drum sound on here…makes this unlistenable in my car, which is too bad. No new music makes it into my car and no new music gets on my turntable….I have Sirius radio for the latest …I like Swing of the Axe by that band…what were they called again?

      Maybe Ed should get his own youtube channel.


    • Dana on

      Eh, I find it catchy, so I can get past the less than stellar audio experience.

      I have seen them live a couple of times, as well. The singer is Josh Todd, and he did have tons of energy. Looks wise, he reminds me so much of a tattooed version of comedian Denis Leary.


  • D.J.H on

    “Produced and co-written by Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen.”

    I’d never have guessed….:)

    Just listen to the vocal harmonies in the chorus – it’s pure Def Leppard.

    Not that that’s a bad thing by any means.


  • Charles Clinchot on

    I listened to the song after I read all you comments and Steve Tyler came into my head and I’m not sure it was because I read comments first but it does sound Aerosmithy, with a dash of AC/DC


  • ghost of craig on

    I have every cd Tesla put out and this is the strangest song. Maybe there should be like twelve members in Def Leppard now. This is like a lame half ass boring song. If the rest of this cd sounds like this, Ill get this on e bay for 3 bucks. that my highest bid. haha If the rest of this cd does not put out anything original or Tesla sounding tunes, the next stop for them is the local fairs! hahaha


    • shannon mehaffey on

      You know, if GVF can get better as writers I would get on board; at least they get proper sounds on their recordings. The other problem with them is the singer sounds too much like Plant….in order to copy another band like that, with the music, the singer has to have a different sound…The Cult copied AC/DC but their singer had his own sound…that’s why that band worked and Airbourne…I can feel Dana’s wrath right now…lol….does not.


    • Dana on

      Well, my Mom thought Ian Astbury sounded like Danzig, so there..LOL!

      As I always say, to each their own, but I find that kid from GVF’s vocals to be pitchy, screechy and somewhat uncomfortable, and that is beside the Zeppelin plagiarism.


    • Doug R. on

      Airbourne does work, well they work for me. O’Keeffe isn’t deliberately trying to sound like Scott or Johnson, he just does. Yes, Airbourne’s sound is very similar to AC/DC, but the difference is in the songs.


    • Dana on

      I think it’s just an Aussie rock sound…Oi.even Angry Anderson of Rose Tattoo has an AC/DC influence to his voice.

      PS-Went there back in ’01, LOVED it. But, the 22 hour plane ride? Not so much.


    • ghost of craig on

      Well the cult sound changes alot with different cds. You got the cd Love from way back. Its like a hippy,free, woodstock sounding cd then the next release is Electric that just rocks and sounds a little like ACDC. Like a whole different band! Tesla seems to have lost their generic rocking sound from Mechanical Resonance. GVF new cd has been nominated for a Grammy! From what I have been reading, they are getting tired of getting compared to LZ. Its going to be interesting to see what their next release sounds like. These guys are talented and to ignore that is like listening to Blue Murder criminal. hahaha


    • Dana on

      The GRAMMY’s also awarded Jethro Tull best of in the Heavy Metal category, so GVF being nominated, is basically a nothing burger, and quite expected, since the NARAS voters are completely clueless.


    • Doug R. on

      I would love to visit Australia, but I don’t think I could handle a 22 hour flight! A cruise, maybe, but not a long flight like that.


    • Dana on

      A cruise would take weeks to get there, maybe even a month or more? Yes, the plane ride was ponderous.

      I think I watched over six movies,and the flight plan. I remember seeing the plane fly over Japan, and there was still 10 hours to go!!


    • shannon mehaffey on

      22 hours? Did the seats recline enough? How was the food? Did they serve drinks?

      I saw Rose Tattoo too, I am trying to remember who they opened for… I want to say Aersomith on the Rock in A Hard Place tour…I am going to see if I can google something..I was right…that was the tour…I liked them enough when I saw them….I thought they were weird…lol…I won’t get into it with you about Airbourne, Dana…Doug R., ….lol…
      You know, another reason that these classic records work so well, I hope Ed is reading this..is because of all that pre-production…i.e., that material was lived with for a good four weeks before they recorded it…that’s why Phil Rudd is so slamming on those records; he had the luxury of getting really comfortable with the material and that intensity comes through on the records….now, they just learn the song, play through it a couple of times and then piece it together on pro tools…With pre-production, those grooves get to this whole other level…like with those classic AC/DC records; those songs are so simple and you wonder why they sound like that; it’s the pre-production time where Phil sat in those grooves for a few weeks first and attained that muscle memory where there’s this reflex like action in the grooves…that’s what sets those classic records apart too.


    • Dana on

      22 hours? Did the seats recline enough? How was the food? Did they serve drinks?

      Yes, we flew Quantas out of JFK International Airport in NYC. It was six hours from NY to LA. Then, we had a one hour layover at LAX, so they could refuel the plane, and pick up additional passengers.

      Unfortunately, a flight was canceled, so our plane ended up being totally full from LA to Sydney, which was 16 hours.

      My mother was smart enough to get us bulk head seats (which they charge extra for now), so we had some additional leg room. The seats reclined, and I think they served quite a few meals (I can’t quite remember, maybe four or five?) but I slept through a few of them, after being awake for many hours. I cannot sleep on planes, but after being up for so long, I eventually fell konked out.

      On the plus side, Australia is 16 hours ahead of NYC, so I had no jet lag. On the negative side, we got stuck sitting next to a couple who boarded in LA (from the canceled flight), and the female had a NASTY cough. She explained that she caught a bug in Morooco (God knows what it was) and I was just praying that my mother and I did not get catch it. Thankfully, we did not.

      While I LOVED Australia, I don’t think I could make that kind of trip, again. If I did, I would have to spend a few days in LA, before flying 16 hours to Australia.

      FYI, my mother and I went there right after 9/11. Since, we live four miles from ground zero, I wanted to get as far away as possible.


    • Rattlehead on

      Dana, I liked that you mentioned the Aussie band Rose Tattoo. I think it’s nice to mention great “under the radar” bands on this site to give them some exposure, too. Who knows, you may have inspired somebody to check ’em out, they way you inspired me to check out Tora Tora and Airbourne…


    • Dana on

      Thank you, Rattle,

      I am so glad you like T2 and Airbourne, I love ’em both.

      D 🙂


    • Doug R. on

      You’re right, Dana, oh well. Maybe someday if I have alot of extra money to burn and alot of free time to travel, otherwise I’ll have to fly Down Under. 22 hours on a plane (I’m sure today it would be alot longer) I’d be playing alot of poker!


    • shannon mehaffey on

      Dana, I had to google “bulkhead seat” lol….I can’t believe they charge more for those now..sheesh…that’s really harsh. Now, with priceline, you could get a first class seat probably for not too much…that’s what I always do.
      That must’ve been terrible to live so close to the World Trade Center, I hope you felt better after your vacation…it sounds like everything went right for you on that trip with your mom. 🙂


    • Dana on

      Shannon,

      We were considering flying back via business class, but a one way ticket, in 2001, was 10k per person. I cannot even imagine what a first class round ticket would cost, today.

      Our trip had plenty of blips, but my mother and I managed, and had fun, anyway. The people, and the food, were great. Also, FYI, if you ever want to hold a Koala, it is illegal in New South Wales, you have to travel up to Queensland, in order to do so.

      D 🙂


  • shannon mehaffey on

    He’s a great singer…his voice is the engine, like Blackie’s…it’s the reverse of how it usually is where the band is the engine.
    I wish I could appreciate some of this new music that’s pretty good; Punky Meadows put out a pretty fresh sounding album recently that I really wanted to get into but I just can’t because I end up with this ear fatigue from that drum sound on there.


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