TESLA TO RELEASE “SHOCK” ON MARCH 8TH
TESLA will release their eighth studio album, Shock, on March 8th through UMC. Produced and co-written by Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen, the follow-up to June 2014’s Simplicity is available on CD, digital, black vinyl, and limited-edition translucent blue vinyl formats. Fans who pre-order the album will receive the album title track is an instant-grat free download.“
Listen to the song, Shock, below.
Shock track list:
You Won’t Take Me Alive
We Can Rule The World
Love Is A Fire
California Summer Song
Forever Loving You
Tied To The Tracks
I Want Everything
Saw these guys last year in an outdoor venue in northern Colorado, really fun show.
Definitely looking forward to this one! All of Tesla’s recent CD’s have been really good, especially “Simplicity”. It will be interesting to hear what Phil Collen’s contribution to be the sound of this record.
It sounds very much like Def Lep merged with Tesla
Hate to say this but I’m nervous about this Tesla record. Phil Collen is a good player but the only Def Leppard albums I truly love are the first three. Since “Hysteria”, in my opinion, every album since has had like 3 good songs on it since DL decided to be a pop band vs a rock band. I really, really like Tesla but I hope they don’t lose their balls on this one. Tesla is not about songs like “Signs” and “Love Song” for me, they’re the band that does “Modern Day Cowboy”, “Edison’s Medicine”, and so many more fist pumping rock songs. Sorry to put it so bluntly. I’ve enjoyed the couple albums they’ve done in the last… oh boy like 10+ years? But they still rock. Please Tesla, still rock. For that matter, please Phil Collen and Def Leppard, still rock. Unleash Vivian Campbell, if he still remembers how to riff and shred from his early Dio days. Ask THAT Vivian Campbell to show up on record. Eddie Trunk knows what we’re asking for. Make the spiritual successor to the High N’ Dry/Pyromania sound: plug in, crank to 11, and write like you’re 22 again. I’m 45 and that’s still what I want to hear, AND PAY FOR!
Didn’t mean to make this comment crossover fully to Def Leppard, but the connection is there so there it is. Tesla, don’t try to be a pop band. Be the great rock band that Tesla is.