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Label: Universal Music Enterprises
Catalog Number: UMEB002915602
|1.||You Won't Take Me Alive|
|3.||We Can Rule The World|
|5.||Love Is A Fire|
|6.||California Summer Song|
|7.||Forever Loving You|
|9.||Tied To The Tracks|
|11.||I Want Everything|
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|From: Doghouse Reilly||Date: March 11, 2019 at 14:33|
|I guess this is all we're going to get from latter-day Tesla: lumbering, mostly midtempo songs, blocky power-chord riffs, Jeff Keith's worn-out voice, and some of the most maudlin lyrics this side of your local FM country station. Even when the pace picks up in the late going, songs like 'tied To The Tracks" and 'I Want Everything" don't feel any less plodding. Sometimes the rhythms try to jump a little bit, but the funk is so unfunky, the music stays heavy, and not in the good way. It's leaden, thudding, and rather monotonous. Occasionally, the lyrics aim for a little more sass and a bit less syrup, but the whole thing is so mercilessly chipper. Tesla has become the perfect accompaniment to the mind-numbing patter of network-TV morning chat shows. "Coming up next, Dr. Dan with the latest in weight-loss fads, then Love-Advice With Lisa, and you'll wanna stay tuned, 'cuz Tesla's gonna rock the house!"|
|From: Doghouse Reilly||Date: March 11, 2019 at 14:48|
|The ballads are goopy beyond words, and "California Summer Song" belongs on Jeff's next country album. Phil Collen's production is beefy and clear, a couple songs rise above the murk (mainly the aforementioned "Tied To The Tracks"). There are lots of those annoying little high-tech noises we haven't heard since Into The Now (which, in fact, sound left over from 2004). I probably had similar gripes about the same thing about the last album too, and to be fair, Shock isn't quite as dreadful as Simplicity. But it's nowhere near the first four albums, Bar 7, or even the bland tunefulness of Forevermore. The only shock to be found here is just how utterly DULL Tesla has become. It hurts me to say all this. I loved 'em the first time around, loved 'em even more while they were broken up, and have tried to find the good in what they've done in the last fifteen years. I doubt I'll be revisiting this. Now watch all the Tesla apologists come out of the woodwork to defend this turd. But they know|
|From: Doghouse Reilly||Date: September 27, 2019 at 17:39|
|Interesting to note that the band (specifically Frank) acknowledges Shock as more of a collaboration between the band (mostly Brian Wheat) and Phil Collen, rather than a Tesla album, i.e. a band effort. Frank put it as about 80% Brian and Phil, further stating that he had little or no input on six songs. Even more telling, he said "I like about half of it." Not exactly a ringing endorsement of his own band's latest album, from a guy who's been a relentless cheerleader Tesla 2.0.|
|From: mr.shoemaker||Date: December 12, 2020 at 20:35|
|This sucks, has nothing in common with the great band TESLA. Boring radiorock.|
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