Friday, July 22, 2016
Sacramento, CA rockers Tesla have issued a new single, “Save That Goodness”, from their upcoming release “Mechanical Resonance Live!”
Written and produced by Phil Collen of Def Leppard – who they are touring with this summer across North America – the tune is the lone studio track on the project, due August 26.
“I first met the Tesla boys when we jammed with the band onstage at the infamous Paradiso Theater in Amsterdam 30 years ago,” Collen tells Ultimate Classic Rock. “From then on we’ve been connected in one way or another.”
According to Collen, Tesla bassist Brian Wheat heard “Save That Goodness” and told the veteran guitarist, “We should record this song and you should produce it.”
“We listened to it and immediately loved it,” says singer Jeff Keith. “He completely wrote it, but when we went in to record it, he let us put our own Tesla stamp on it, which was very nice. It’s not a cover song, but you know, similarly, we’ve played lots of cover songs that work well for us, that we just kind of put our little Tesla stamp on it.”
“From that moment, we’ve been writing, recording and getting totally inspired about making new Tesla music,” adds Collen, calling the single “an explosive precursor to the dynamic new Tesla studio album due out in 2017” that the Def Leppard guitarist will produce.
“Mechanical Resonance Live!” marks the 30th anniversary of their debut album by capturing the 1986 record in its entirety live, with a set that includes classic tunes like “Modern Day Cowboy”, “Little Suzi” and “Gettin Better.”
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