Originally known as City Kid, this blues-based, hard rock quintet were formed in Sacramento, California, USA. Named after the scientist Nikola Tesla, Jeff Keith (12 October 1958, Texarkana, Arkansas, USA; vocals), Tommy Skeoch (guitar/vocals), Frank Hannon (b. 1965, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar/keyboards), Brian Wheat (bass/vocals) and Troy Luccketta (drums) came together in 1984 They signed to Geffen Records in 1986 and recorded Mechanical Resonance, a universally acclaimed debut that ranks alongside that of Montroses first album in terms of setting new standards. The title was taken from one of Teslas theories and combined raunchy metallic rock with blues and rock n roll influences. Jeff Keiths impassioned vocals gave the material an added dimension, as the songs alternated between passionate, gut-wrenching ballads and crazy, fuel-injected rockers. The album eventually took off in the USA, reaching number 32 on the Billboard...
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