’80s rockers [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Tesla[/lastfm] will be melting faces tonight at the Palladium Ballroom!
And to get you ready for it, Jack FM is making their hit single “Signs” our Song of the Day!
We wonder how many mullets we’ll see in the audience this evening.
Known for their electrifying hard rock sound, Tesla decided to strip things down for their 1990 live album Five Man Acoustical Jam. Recorded at Philadelphia’s Trocadero Theater, the album featured acoustic renditions of such Tesla hits as “Comin’ Atcha Live,” “Modern Day Cowboy” and “Love Song,” as well as covers of songs by the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rolling Stones[/lastfm], the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beatles[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Creedence Clearwater Revival[/lastfm].
One of the cover songs, “Signs,” proved to be a big hit for the Northern California rockers. Originally done in 1971 by the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Five Man Electrical Band[/lastfm], “Signs” landed in the Top 10 on both the rock and pop charts. Success of the single helped propel Five Man Acoustical Jam to platinum status, selling over a million copies and peaking at #12 on the Billboard 200.
Nearly 30 years after their formation, Tesla continue to tour and record. Their most recent release was this year’s Twisted Wires and the Acoustic Sessions.
Following tonight’s performance in Dallas, Tesla’s trek through Texas continues this weekend with shows in San Antonio and Houston.
Check out the music video for Tesla’s “Modern Day Cowboy.” Jack FM has a feeling these guys used A LOT of Aqua Net back in the day.
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