Mechanical Resonance (album)

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Mechanical Resonance
Tesla Mechanicalresonance.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 8, 1986
Recorded1986
StudioBearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York
Genre
Length53:28
LabelGeffen
ProducerSteve Thompson, Michael Barbiero
Tesla chronology
Mechanical Resonance
(1986)
The Great Radio Controversy
(1989)
Singles from Mechanical Resonance
  1. "Modern Day Cowboy"
    Released: January 1987
  2. "Little Suzi"
    Released: March 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal6/10[4]
Metal Forces9.3/10[5]
Rolling Stone(mixed)[6]

Mechanical Resonance is the debut studio album by the American hard rock band Tesla, released in 1986. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA on October 5, 1989.[7]

Song information[edit]

  • "Cumin' Atcha Live" is generally the first song played at concerts by the band. It is featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
  • "Modern Day Cowboy" is featured in the video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.
  • "Gettin' Better" was released as the second single from the album on February 10, 1987. The B-side was "Rock Me to the Top".
  • "Little Suzi" is a cover of the Ph.D. song "Little Suzi's on the Up" and was the highest charting single from the album.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."EZ Come EZ Go"Frank Hannon, Jeff Keith, Troy Luccketta, Tommy Skeoch, Brian Wheat3:32
2."Cumin' Atcha Live"Hannon, Keith, Wheat4:25
3."Gettin' Better"Hannon, Keith3:20
4."2 Late 4 Love"Keith, Skeoch, Hannon, Luccketta, Wheat3:50
5."Rock Me to the Top"Keith, Skeoch3:38
6."We're No Good Together"Hannon, Keith, Luccketta5:15
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
7."Modern Day Cowboy"Hannon, Keith, Skeoch5:19
8."Changes"Hannon, Keith, Luccketta, Skeoch, Wheat5:02
9."Little Suzi" (Ph.D. cover)Jim Diamond, Tony Hymas4:55
10."Love Me"Hannon, Keith, Wheat4:15
11."Cover Queen"Hannon, Keith4:32
12."Before My Eyes"Hannon, Keith, Luccketta, Skeoch5:25

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Production

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Billboard 200 (US)[8] 32

Singles and album tracks[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1987 "Modern Day Cowboy" Mainstream Rock Tracks (US)[9] 35
"Little Suzi" Mainstream Rock Tracks (US)[9] 22
Billboard Hot 100 (US)[10] 91

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Mechanical Resonance - Tesla". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  2. ^ DiVita, Joe (November 9, 2016). "Top 30 Hair Metal Albums". Loudwire. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  3. ^ "Top 20 Hair Metal Albums of the Eighties". Guitar World. Archived from the original on December 24, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  4. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 353. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.
  5. ^ Reynolds, Dave (1986). "Tesla - Mechanical Resonance". Metal Forces. No. 20. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  6. ^ Considine, J.D. (May 21, 1987). "Tesla: Mechanical Resonance : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on December 27, 2007. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
  7. ^ "RIAA Searchable Database: search for Tesla". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  8. ^ "Tesla Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Tesla Chart History: Mainstream Rock". Billboard. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  10. ^ "Tesla Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved May 26, 2018.