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Tesla
Comin Atcha Live

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Release: 2008
Reviewer: Strutter
Genre: Hard Rock

  • Perfectly highlights what 25 years and 12 releases means



  • Some things are worth the wait. Such is the case with newly released live dvd from seminal rockers Tesla. As the first live dvd in 17 years and the first ever "plugged in" dvd from the band this release perfectly highlights what 25 years and 12 releases means---Tesla is committed to bringing the show to an entirely new level.

    Now managing themselves, the band has put together a riveting and true to reality production of what an authentic Tesla show is all about- pure energy, stripped down rock and roll.

    Filled with over two hours of live music, an hour of special behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-seen material, including footage of Tesla interacting with fans, giving viewers a personal tour of Seattle, and an up-close look at their touring equipment and guitars, the Comin' Atcha Live! DVD manages to accomplish making a tried and true fan feel like they are at a show they missed and anyone who is new to the band, wonder where they have been all of their lives.

    The DVD was filmed at the Myth Nightclub in Maplewood, Minnesota on February 22. At the sold-out show, Tesla brought out all of the famed classics such as "What You Give," "Signs," "Modern Day Cowboy," "Love Song" and "Little Suzi" and the world premiere of "Dear Pvt. Ledbetter," from the forthcoming new cd, "Forever More".

    Highlights include Dave Rude, the newest member to the band, more than capably filling the gap left by the departure of Tommy Skeoch, and giving the band renewed vigor and the underrated but remarkable Troy Luccketta on drums.

    Jeff Keith (vocals), Frank Hannon (guitars), Brian Wheat (bass) are all on top of their game making this release a must have and gets any true head banger's appetite whet
    for the "Forever More" cd, tour and the next show.

    If this DVD only touches the real thing? Go to stubhub now and try for the front row.



    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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    ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: TESLA
    CD
    TITLE BAND
    DOR
    REVIEWER DATE
    Comin Atcha LiveTesla
    2008
    Kim Thore8/22/2008
    Into The NowTesla
    2004
    Vinaya Saksena4/7/2004
    SimplicityTesla
    2014
    Eric Compton6/27/2014


    ALL SUMMARY REVIEWS FOR: TESLA

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    ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: TESLA
    INTERVIEW BAND INTERVIEWER DATE
    Frank HannonTeslaKim Thore8/20/2008


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