Jump to content

Tesla - Time to Rock (New single)


whiplash1972

Recommended Posts

Tesla have released a new track titled "Time to Rock"  (Since this isn't really a video per se, I decided to drop it here in the hard rock forum)

 

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

New single pretty blah to me.  It's ok I guess but no desire to add that to a playlist or re-listen.

These guys feel like a band that's underachieved a bit to me with their new music in the past 20 years or so after starting off so well with their first 3-4 albums.  Yeah, there's been some good songs here and there but they just really haven't gotten near the quality of those early albums.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

At least they've reverted back to something similar to Tesla soundwise...its ok...not bad...but if I need Tesla I've always got Mechanical Resonance , TGRC or Psychotic Supper to get me through  :)

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah, very average and a pretty average production too. As Lettard says, though, at least it's lost the Def Leppard sound and, I guess, sounds more like Tesla. Even if not a very good version of Tesla. :(

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Now also the official video is out, recorded live in front of  large crowd in California.  This song seems to be a real grower. Was actually a bit disappointed after first 2 listens. But still played it few more times. And then it happened - when I was doing other things, without music, parts of song started playing in my head ;-). 

 

Edited by lecko
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, lecko said:

 

As a few others mentioned, musically it isn't too far off from their early material, but the song itself doesn't do much for me unfortunately.   In watching the video it looks like they've got a new drummer.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Live performance 

Honestly, I didn't care for this much upon first listen, but with each play I find it ear worming it's way into my skull... :P

Troy announced he was taking time off from touring last year, so I'm assuming that's still Steve Brown (Wild Mick Brown's brother)  on drums...

Drummer Troy Luccketta to take time off the road and to be replaced by Steve Brown at Tesla shows - Sleaze Roxx

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, lecko said:

No problem, it gets there by itself. Could it be that we are missing  Teslamusicblock  filter installed  ;)

It's just ultra-poor. Poor musically, poor vocally, poor visually, and poor produced.

As Glen said, cliched garbage.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I quite like it, maybe im the only one... Classic Rock feel to it. Typical lead out single, but not a real Tesla sound to it. I am not concerned by the audio as it is only from YouTube. I also love a bit of talkbox action 🤟

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, auslander said:

I quite like it, maybe im the only one... Classic Rock feel to it. Typical lead out single, but not a real Tesla sound to it. I am not concerned by the audio as it is only from YouTube. I also love a bit of talkbox action 🤟

and the lyrics tick tock time to rock don't make you cringe??

if it was 1986 and I was 16 it might have been just passable but now, no. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, Glen said:

and the lyrics tick tock time to rock don't make you cringe??

if it was 1986 and I was 16 it might have been just passable but now, no. 

For party rock songs like this I don't care about the lyrics. Very few bands in this genre write deep lyrics. Actually if I wanted meaningful lyrics I wouldn't listen to hard rock at all. Hard rock is an escape, and a good time. That's all I need.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, AlphaMale said:

I don't. Hate it with a passion. Even that is so 1986. Retire Tesla please. You are an embarrassment now.

Disagree. I hope they keep going as long as they want to for the fans who still like them.  No one forces people who don't like them to listen. 

And talkbox rocks. What's wrong with sounding like 1986? I like 1986. Man, if every band sounded boring modern-rock like Shinedown, that would suck balls. Old school and outdated is fine by me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, auslander said:

Disagree. I hope they keep going as long as they want to for the fans who still like them.  No one forces people who don't like them to listen. 

And talkbox rocks. What's wrong with sounding like 1986? I like 1986. Man, if every band sounded boring modern-rock like Shinedown, that would suck balls. Old school and outdated is fine by me.

Trust me, I am the biggest of Tesla fans. Watched their DVD 1,000 times. They were one of the best bands out there. I even loved Bust A Nut, considered their worst disc.

But this is rubbish that I'm embarrassed to call Tesla. Same as the last few albums. Simplicity and the Def Leppard album were just so bad. They miss Tommy Skeoch I think.

Edited by AlphaMale
Link to comment
Share on other sites

time to rock, more like time to take a dump and record it, as that would be an improvement over this. 

talk box isn't a great instrument to start with but did they hire some homeless guy off the street to play it; because it sounds awful, like someone trying not to vomit during the lame chorus then projectile vomiting to begin the guitar solo.  

Edited by tobi is an animal
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 8/12/2022 at 3:11 AM, AlphaMale said:

Trust me, I am the biggest of Tesla fans. Watched their DVD 1,000 times. They were one of the best bands out there. I even loved Bust A Nut, considered their worst disc.

But this is rubbish that I'm embarrassed to call Tesla. Same as the last few albums. Simplicity and the Def Leppard album were just so bad. They miss Tommy Skeoch I think.

Ok. I can understand your thinking regarding one`s favorite bands. In my case it was  Bon Jovi. First album I ever bought was Slippery, liked NEw Jersey even better. Saw them live few times, but after 1995 only some good songs on each album but still bought albums,  since Richie left I cant stand their latest albums or even live. So from that scenario I see that I am not just following my favorite bands regardles what they put out.    

But in Tesla case I do stlll enjoy their releases, even those post 2010. A admit that Shock had some filler but also some of their best songs post 2000 like The Mission.   I do miss the heavier  element that Tommy brought. songs like  Dont de-rock me, Action talks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 8/12/2022 at 11:11 AM, AlphaMale said:

Trust me, I am the biggest of Tesla fans. Watched their DVD 1,000 times. They were one of the best bands out there. I even loved Bust A Nut, considered their worst disc.

I'd be amazed if there's any Tesla fans anywhere that don't like 'Bust a nut.' Is this really considered one of their weaker albums? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Posts

    • Cool song. If ADV is strictly hired to play keys, it should be fine. 
    • Ooh, nice!  I'll have to revisit the first album. 
    • Ugh... I hate you so much. You know I hate you, right? ;} I've never seen either iteration. 
    • These are sounding pretty good. 
    • New album out April 26th. SiX By SiX, the progressive power trio comprising Ian Crichton (Saga), Nigel Glockler (Saxon) and Robert Berry (3.2), are pleased to announce the release of their sophomore album ‘Beyond Shadowland’ on InsideOutMusic on 26th April 2024. The band reconvened in Berry’s own Soundtek Studios in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2023 to bend, shape, hammer and caress their diverse musical talents into 11 impressive new tracks.  With this album, they continue to define and build upon their unique melodic space, welding guitar-driven rock, metal and prog into a unique and powerful sonic setting. Tracks: 1. Wren 2. The Arms of a Word 3. Can’t Live Like This 4. Obiliex 5. Only You Can Decide 6. Titans 7. Outside Looking In 8. Spectre 9. Sympathise 10. One Step 11. The Mission Vinyl-only bonus tracks: 1. SiX By SiX Orchestra Medley 2. The Arms of a Word (Instrumental) 3. Honor Bridge 4. The Mission (Instrumental)    
    • Press release: Newman are pleased to announce the follow up to 2021’s ”Into The Monsters’ Playground”, the UK Melodic Rock band was formed back in 1997 by Steve Newman and quickly gained a great reputation after releasing their debut, and subsequent ”One Step Closer” albums. A string of high quality releases have ensued throughout the last 20 years insuring a strong and loyal following. Highly respected by fans and fellow musicians alike, this new album will add to the bands great legacy and underline the reason why Newman are considered to be one of the UK’s top Melodic Rock artists. The new album tentatively titled ”Colour In Sound” will be the bands 14th studio album and will be released through AOR BLVD Records in May. Artwork will be revealed soon as well as the first single accompanied by a video in the next few weeks, watch this space.
    • Imagine a world where Andrew Wood didn’t die and Mother Love Bone was still creating awesome music!
    • “My Icarian Flight” featuring the one and only ADV 😜  
    • lol, this was my thought process too. What about Confess?! I like both bands, but not at the expense of one of them. 
    • I do have to give him credit for sounding exactly the same as he did in 1989...
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.