Veteran Sacramento rockers TESLA release their new live album,, on May 26. The LP includes the band’s latest single, “Time To Rock!”, plus other songs, all recorded last August at Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota.
Independently recorded, mixed and produced by guitarist Frank Hannon and bassist Brian Wheat, this new live album truly captures TESLA in pure honest form, and even dives deeper into their roots by recording a live version of the 1974 AEROSMITH classic “S.O.S. (Too Bad)” as a bonus track. The heavier song choices range from “Miles Away” to more recent hard releases like the aforementioned “Time To Rock!” and “Cold Blue Steel”. But don’t worry, there are old TESLA classics captured too, like “Changes” and “Lazy Days, Crazy Nights”, all recorded as TESLA is best — 100% full-throttle live.
“Miles Away” is the lead-off single release from “Full Throttle Live”. The guys chose to put this song out first because it represents TESLA and the new live album’s harder heavier sound. “Miles Away” is a fan favorite in concert with its heavy 6/8 rolling groove and blistering guitar solo. This is also an ironic song choice because the song lyrics are written about being a “rock star” on the road away from reality and missing home.