Comin Atcha Live
8/22/2008 - Review by: Kim Thore
Some things are worth the wait. Such is the case with newly released live dvd from seminal rockers Tesla. As the first live dvd in 17 years and the first ever "plugged in" dvd from the band this release perfectly highlights what 25 years and 12 releases means---Tesla is committed to bringing the show to an entirely new level.
Now managing themselves, the band has put together a riveting and true to reality production of what an authentic Tesla show is all about- pure energy, stripped down rock and roll.
Filled with over two hours of live music, an hour of special behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-seen material, including footage of Tesla interacting with fans, giving viewers a personal tour of Seattle, and an up-close look at their touring equipment and guitars, the Comin' Atcha Live! DVD manages to accomplish making a tried and true fan feel like they are at a show they missed and anyone who is new to the band, wonder where they have been all of their lives.
The DVD was filmed at the Myth Nightclub in Maplewood, Minnesota on February 22. At the sold-out show, Tesla brought out all of the famed classics such as "What You Give," "Signs," "Modern Day Cowboy," "Love Song" and "Little Suzi" and the world premiere of "Dear Pvt. Ledbetter," from the forthcoming new cd, "Forever More".
Highlights include Dave Rude, the newest member to the band, more than capably filling the gap left by the departure of Tommy Skeoch, and giving the band renewed vigor and the underrated but remarkable Troy Luccketta on drums.
Jeff Keith (vocals), Frank Hannon (guitars), Brian Wheat (bass) are all on top of their game making this release a must have and gets any true head banger's appetite whet
for the "Forever More" cd, tour and the next show.
If this DVD only touches the real thing? Go to stubhub now and try for the front row.
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