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!

Jonny



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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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