Re: I agree with new Tesla review!
Posted by: Fretmelter ()
Date: February 01, 2004 07:17AM

I deliberately haven't listened to any of the new Tesla yet (waiting for release day like a sad old romantic!), but one thing interests me...

A lot of people have complained that it sounds "nu" for being downtuned. But downtuning has been going on a lot longer than nu metal. All the Motley Crue albums have the guitars in D (and not just drop D, where you only down tune one string... Mick Mars detunes all six), and they got the idea from Van Halen. Black Sabbath had drop D stuff too. On "Five Man Acoustical Jam", remember when Frank says "Hang on, I gotta tune up... well, tune down actually."

I can believe that there are modern elements on Into the Now but I am not discouraged by that. I don't own a single grunge album, or wish to. But I can hear nods to grunge on Bust a Nut, and it's still my favourite album ever. Tesla are such great musicians they know how to absorb the best from all the music that's out there.

Bring on March 8th!


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I agree with new Tesla review! 122 vagabond 01/31/2004 06:51AM
Re: I agree with new Tesla review! 73 lowdz 01/31/2004 12:16PM
Re: I agree with new Tesla review!87 Fretmelter 02/01/2004 07:17AM
Fear not Scaramanga.... 75 Surfpunk 02/01/2004 07:40AM
Indeedy! 81 Gavitzimo 02/01/2004 09:41AM
I Kinda Agree With Lowdz 75 Coco 02/02/2004 02:52AM

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