11 / 5
By Tesla 1987
After such a great cd in Simplcity this is a magic let down.
Review of “Shock”
55 / 5
By Ringo Shine
I’ve been a fan from the beginning, however this is the first album I’ve bothered to buy !
This is a great sounding album from beginning to end and leaves you wanting more !
It’s a great job done by band and producer.
All negative reviews....just cause they can’t play it, cut down those that did. This is a great find and I’ll be listening to this album for a long time.
22 / 5
Been a fan forever but the last two albums are weak to say the least. I think this is the worst ever! Tried listening to it but it just bums me out. Tesla is a rock n roll band, this album for the most part is not rock n roll. I’ll stick with what .a. Guns has been doing lately and hope the Tesla boys can find their rock n roll gonads again
11 / 5
There is no Tesla sound without Tommy Skeoch. Listen to Tommy’s 2 solo albums and you hear great Tesla sounds. Tommy can’t sing for crap but his music & solos are awesome. He balanced out Frank’s southern rock style. No ill-will toward Dave but he’s not Tommy and has changed their sound for the worse imho. So few bands make it in the biz. Tesla made it be of Frank & Tommy’s combined style along with Jeff’s unique voice and Troy’s drum & B-dub’s bass licks. You can’t replace Tommy and expect the same chemistry. Jeff’s voice on ‘Taste Like’ sounds a lot like the last album; his voice sounds strained and irritated. Maybe just old age. If you want some good Tesla sound go listen to him & Tommy’s band Bar 7. Awesome top to bottom. The ‘Shock’ song is better. We’ll see what the rest of the album has in store.
Well...today I listened to the rest of the album & have now dropped my rating from 3 to 1 star. This is Def Leppard 2.0 lite. I will not purchase one song off this over produced garbage. Please don’t call yourself Tesla anymore. You’re last 3 albums have progressively gotten worse. At least ‘Forever More’ had a few good ones. This is pop rock.
Tesla still has it!
55 / 5
Tesla has been my favorite band since 1987. I saw them for the third time this year at the Paegent in St Louis (they rocked that place, by the way). That’s when I heard that this album was coming out. As Tesla ALWAYS does, this whole album is a fantastic combination of raspy vocals, outstanding guitars and over-the-top backbeat! My favorites on this album are: Shock, Afterlife, and Comfort Zone. However, no song stands out like songs from previous albums: Modern Day Cowboy, Little Susie, Love Song, Signs, What You Give, and so on. Still, I loved this entire album and will stay Tesla’s biggest fan!
55 / 5
Can’t believe the comments, this sound is so good. It’s like Tesla upgraded!!!
It's a Keeper
55 / 5
First off..it's Tesla. A mix of rocking leads,mellow acoustics, some corny lyrics and different styles. I like how everyone on the band has had their influence on this one. In my opinion the opening track is the best track on the album and could earn them some air time. Unfortunately "We can Rule the World" made it on the album. The chorus kills it. Just skip it. Everthing else has it's place and is a good listen, Give the final track two listens. The time signature works and the harmonies are old school.
Ok, one week later I've upped my rating. I can hear where people might getting the Phil influence...yeh, so what. I'm liking it better with every listen. Great job guys!
Thanks for keeping it honest Tesla!
33 / 5
Below is the original review based on hearing shock for the first time. Once the album came out, I gave it a listen about 7 or 8 times. It does grow on you, but it is clearly not Tesla and Phil Collin's influence is abundantly clear. Though I applaud them for doing something different and trying to re-invigerate themselves back into music again, I cant help but think they have lost their way with this album. Tesla has never been a pop rock harmonizing band like Leppard. They have always been a little crunchier, heavier and smarter with their lyrics. These sound like throw away songs that even Def Leppard would not want to do. If they labeled it under some other band, then yeah, maybe, ok, it could be decent, but under Tesla, it doesnt work. Sorta disappointing. I would rather them get Bob Rock, or Mutt Lange to come in and produce an album, maybe even bring in Danny Elfman, that would be kinda awesome.
The one band from the 80s that really hasnt deviated from their style, sound and ability to create rock that seems to sound modern while still holding on to that 80s that made them famous. This is an increadible song that resonates and reverberates your speakers and your ear drums. I am excited for new material.
I also got to see them live for the first time, I had always missed them in the past for one reason or another. However, seeing them when they opened for REO and Def Leppard a couple years ago was awesome. I look forward to catching them again with this album.
Being Shocked is a good thing
44 / 5
Tesla is a great band and decided to change things up a bit. For the most part is a good to great album. It rocks in many places and if you listen carefully you will hear Tesla in the songs. Of course there is some Leppard influence on the album. The only song I could’ve done without is We Can Rule the World. It’s the only song that doesn’t fit or is out of place. Great album overall. I’ll take this any day of week over not getting any new music. I would have given it 4 and a half stars.
11 / 5
Having been a huge fan of Tesla, so much to point of having: TESLA license plates on my car (circa, Into The Now), I have listened to the band slowly decline. Every album after, ITN, has been a disappointment, but this? This is bad and definitely is not a Tesla record. Every album after ITN has one thing in common: No Tommy Skeoch! Obviously, Tommy was a major player, when it came to that one and only Tesla sound that made them great. Now they’re putting Def Leppard wanna be music out. I feel the only person that can save this band and get them back on track is: Tommy Skeoch.