Ultimate Classic Rock reports that rock band Tesla will release their highly anticipated live album Full Throttle Live on May 26. This album will include their new song "Time To Rock" and all the fantastic songs played at the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis.
Tesla recorded the eight tracks at a live performance at the annual 2022 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, held in South Dakota. The band played on Monday, August 8, at, Full Throttle Saloon and the album was mixed and produced by guitarist Frank Hannon and bassist Brian Wheat. Fans can pre-order the album here.
According to the band, they released "Miles Away" first as it represents Tesla and the live album's harder, heavier sound. The lyrics are fitting for a band on the road describing life as a rock star and all the "glitter and glow" but also missing home. This is one song that fans love to see performed live.
"Such a heavy price to pay- Tesla "Miles Away"
All the time that I spent missing home
And I try not to complain
But sometimes it won't leave me alone
And I think I know myself better than anyone else
'Cause I'm me I ought to know
What I want, what I need, what's inside of me
Maybe something that I took, to get out of my head
Or took for the thrill
The way I dress, the way that I look, or the way that I pay the bills"
Tesla Full Throttle Live
- "Miles Away"
- "Time to Rock!"
- "Breakin' Free"
- "Call It What You Want"
- "Lazy Days Crazy Nights"
- "Cold Blue Steel"
- "Edison's Medicine"
- "S.O.S. (Too Bad) Aerosmith cover
Tesla was formed in Sacramento, California, in 1981 when Wheat and Hannon began City Kidd, which would evolve into Tesla. They would be joined by vocalist Jeff Keith, guitarist Tommy Skeoch, and drummer Troy Luccketta in 1984. In 2006 Skeoch left the band and was replaced by Dave Rude.
The band currently focuses on live shows but would consider doing another studio album, although that isn't their priority. This summer, the band has an impressive list of concerts and will see another five shows of their Las Vegas residency at The House of Blues beginning in September.
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