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Simplicity by Tesla marks the return to their home grown roots from one of America's true rock and roll bands.
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All that said, Simplicity is just a decent, workmanlike effort. I bought it shortly after the release date, but held off writing a review because my initial reaction was tepid. Give it time, I figured, maybe you’ll warm up to it. After many, many listens, my outlook on the album hasn’t changed much. If anything, I’ve cooled to it. As much as it hurts me to write this, I feel that it has to be done: Simplicity is just not that good. For an unknown band, it might be a decent first effort, but for a band with Tesla’s history and pedigree, it’s just borderline okay.
I thought Forevermore was a solid effort, although in retrospect, it didn’t hold a candle to the first four albums, and even paled in comparison to Into the Now. The band had a long layoff, lost Tommy Skeoch, and was getting back into the groove. I understood and was willing to forgive the lackluster element of Forevermore, hoping that the next album would be a return to the glory days. No such luck.
What happened? For starters, Simplicity is unevenly paced. It’s loaded up with ballads and semi-ballads. In fact, half the songs fall into this category.Read more ›
Here it is blah blah blah years later since that epic 1986 release of Mechanical Resonance and I have to say.....Just like a ton of 80's movies, they NEVER get old and have 100% replay value thru the years.
Tesla is the number one band of only about a handful of "hair" bands I still listen too on a regular basis, and believe me, I had all the tapes of all the bands back when from Poison to Metallica and so on. Tesla is still the BOMB!!!!
This album, after only 1 listen had me smiling ear to ear and lovin everything I was hearing. A couple songs on here I'm not real fond of BUT I don't hit the skip button either so that tells ya something.
I'll be seeing them in concert here in July and I can't wait.
If you are even a small sort of Tesla fan I guarantee you will love this album. After so many years I have to say I'm pretty blessed these guys are still around putting out tunes that still kicka$$........!
I will say this album is 5 stars easy and only after one listen this album had me so stoked that Tesla is STILL one of the best bands out there.
Straightforward rock! Plain and simple just straightforward Rock n Roll.
MUST BUY ALBUM!!!!!
14 full length songs and still some are not satisfied. Granted, a number of these songs had to grow on me and some took some time but grow they did. And I can promise you, from the bottom of my heart, that my affection and my affinity for this disc only continue to grow stronger as time goes on. Those who shrug this off and dismiss it after only 1 or 2 listenings are the ones who are missing out; give Simplicity a chance to grow on you. This truly is a top-notch effort by these guys and I really do enjoy it tremendously. Lots of people die with their music still inside of them. Tesla is still saying, after all these years, that they are going to continue releasing 'Their Sound' to the Ages - they refuse to die with their music still inside of them.
It appears that's not good enough for some, but happily I can tell you it's good enough for me. True, there are a number of songs on Simplicity that are not 'Full-Throttle ROCK YOU Tesla' as many fans were probably hoping for, myself included, but there are plenty of rockers. Just look at the song "So Divine": #24 of the Top 100 Hard Rock Songs Of 2014 at HardRockDaddy.com (https://hardrockdaddy.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/top-100-hard-rock-songs-of-2014/). What's to be concerned about? Is Tesla still rocking? I think it's been PROVEN to be just so! Can you say, "Awesome!Read more ›
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If you don't have this cd and you love rock and roll do yourself a favor go right now and get it Tesla just keeps getting betterPublished 1 month ago by Donald
It's Tesla. One of the most talented hard rock bands EVER.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
this is one of there best to come out but I would like to see it on vinyl lets have a little simplicityPublished 6 months ago by jeremy