by TeslaTesla


Members save with free shipping everyday! 
See details


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. Following 2011's Twisted Wires & the Acoustic Sessions album, they've pulled their amps out of storage and returned with a solid set of straight-ahead rockers and tasteful acoustic numbers on 2014's Simplicity. Just a year prior, they released the thrashing single "Taste My Pain," which strove to reclaim their heavier tendencies, overcompensating just a bit. But throughout Simplicity, Tesla focus on simple, well-executed songs and unencumbered, stripped-down production, as emphasized by standouts like "So Divine...," "Other Than Me," and the ballad "Life Is a River." Their mix of hard rock, blues, and occasional heartland flourishes on this collection should please fans, showing that their heads are still in the right place.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/10/2014
Label: Tesla Electric Co
UPC: 0040232127281
catalogNumber: 700019
Rank: 46869

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tesla   Primary Artist
Frank Hannon   Bass,Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Jeff Keith   Vocals,Group Member
Troy Luccketta   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Brian Wheat   Bass,Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Dave Rude   Bass,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Tesla   Producer
Frank Hannon   Engineer
Jeff Keith   Composer,Lyricist
James Terry   Merchandising
Brian Wheat   Composer,Lyricist,Engineer
Kelly Smith   Videography
Tom Zutaut   Producer
Patrick Olguin   Engineer
Mark DeVito   Merchandising
Hannon   Composer,Lyricist
Dave Rude   Composer,Lyricist
Duane Serfass   Artwork
Bruce Melick   Merchandising
Larry Suhr   Live Production
Frank Moriarity   Merchandising
Steve Nash   Merchandising

Customer Reviews