Tesla - RePlugged Live

Year of Release: 2001
Label: Metal-Is
Catalog Number: 84520
Format: CD
Total Time: 109:09:00

Jeff Keith. Frankie Hannon. Tommy Skeoch. Brian Wheat. Troy Luccketta.


Cumin' Atcha Live.

Live albums don't come much better than Replugged Live. This popular hard rock band based out of Sacramento (in the USA) has put forth an album that I hope will lead them into a brighter future. Their split in 1996, due to a variety of reasons, was a serious disappointment for fans of hard rock and I think that is largely where this double live disc (which crosses similar territory to a best of disc) comes into its own. Lovers of rock have been deprived of this band for so long that the thought of a double live disc will be too much to bear - and you will purchase it, and you will smile, and you will enjoy it. Time has not diminished the impact of these songs whatsoever with the music feeling as fresh as it did years ago. It's like they has never left me. In fact, the way they play, the passion and their execution, it sounds as if the band has never left the stage at all. The fun times they had on Five Man Acoustical Jam are all on here, too.

Jeff Keith's raspy voice still shines and he finds soul in ever note he sings. From "Song And Emotion," "Cumin" Atcha Live," to "Edison's Medicine." The songs were recorded from the "Replugged Reunion Tour 2001" (their first tour since 1995) and the chemistry between the musical members is astounding, especially after all of these years. This has literally floored me. The most minor problem is that with a career like Tesla's, they're bound to miss one or two numbers. For me, I note that there is only one track from the amazing Bust A Nut - a CD that is as good as it is purple! ;) Apart from that, they cover their whole emphatic career.

I'm here to tell you that it is difficult to fault this CD at all. And it even has an electric version of "Signs" and they finish it off with their classic "Modern Day Cowboy." Two CDs - 110 minutes. This really does ROCK!

[This review originally appeared November 2002 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]

Disc One: Cumin' Atcha Live (6:58) / EZ Come, EZ Go (3:44) / Hang Tough (4:49) / Gettin' Better (3:56) / The Way It Is (6:17) / Song & Emotion (6:35) / Changes (5:06) / Call it What You Want (4:33) / Lazy Days, Crazy Nights (4:27) / We're No Good Together (5:54)

Disc Two: Heaven's Trail (No Way Out) (5:28) / Mama's Fool (7:02) / Freedom Slaves (7:39) / Signs (4:09) / Little Suzi (4:08) / What U Give (7:07) / Summer's Day (3:01) / Love Song (6:57) / Edison's Medicine (5:13) / Modern Day Cowboy (6:26)

Jeff Keith - vocals
Tommy Skeoch - guitar
Frank Hannon - guitar
Troy Luccketta - drums
Brian Wheat - bass

Mechanical Resonance (1986)
Great Radio Controversy (1989)
Five Man Acoustical Jam (1990)
Psychotic Supper (1992)
Bust A Nut (1994)
Time's Makin' Changes (1995)
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Best Of Tesla (2001)
RePluggedLIVE (2001)
Extended Versions (2003) Into The Now (2004)
Real To Reel (2007)
Real To Reel, Vol 2 (2007)
Forever More (2008)
Gold (2008)

Time's Making Changes (VID) (1995)
Five Man Acoustical Band (VID) (1998)
Five Man Video Band (2002)
Comin' Atcha Live! 2008 (DVD) 2008)

Genre: Rock

Origin US

Added: March 27th 2005
Reviewer: Gary Carson
Artist website: www.teslatheband.com
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Language: english


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