Shock (Tesla album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 8, 2019 (2019-03-08)
GenreHard rock
ProducerPhil Collen
Tesla chronology

Shock is the eighth studio album by American rock band Tesla.[1] Produced and co-written by Phil Collen, the work was released on 08 March 2019[2] via UMe.[3] and recorded at J Street Recorders.[4]


In January 2019, the ensemble released the title track for the album.[5] The following month, the group published "California Summer Song".[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Rheubottom of AXS stated that "The song 'Shock' opens with an insistent retro-80s sounding backbeat, supplied by drummer Troy Luccketta. Bassist Brian Wheat and guitarist Frank Hannon climb aboard to set up the ominous groove for the song's first verse as lead vocalist Jeff Keith sings, “Clock is ticking I feel it/Ain't no stopping it now.”"[7]

Lauryn Schaffner of Loudwire said that ""Taste Like" is a cheerful, gritty rock song that stays true to the band's bluesy, '70s-inspired roots".[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. You Won't Take Me Alive
  2. Taste Like
  3. We Can Rule the World
  4. Shock
  5. Love Is a Fire
  6. California Summer Song
  7. Forever Loving You
  8. The Mission
  9. Tied to the Tracks
  10. Afterlife
  11. I Want Everything
  12. Comfort Zone[2]


  1. ^ Blabbermouth (13 February 2018). "TESLA To Release 'Shock' Album In The Fall". BLABBERMOUTH.NET.
  2. ^ a b "Tesla announce new album 'Shock' produced & co-written by Def Leppard's Phil Collen". Planet Rock.
  3. ^ News, Richard Bienstock 2019-01-18T18:06:31Z. "Tesla Detail New Album, 'Shock'". guitarworld.
  4. ^ "TESLA – New Album Shock "Recorded Very Differently"".
  5. ^ Rock, Scott Munro2019-01-21T16:51:58Z Classic. "Tesla return with new album Shock - listen to the title track". Classic Rock Magazine.
  6. ^ "Tesla Unleash 'California Summer Song' From Phil Collen-Produced 'Shock': Premiere". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Listen: Tesla debuts title track from upcoming album 'Shock' due in March".
  8. ^ Schaffner, Lauryn. "Tesla Stay True to Roots on New Song 'Taste Like' — Exclusive". Loudwire.