Sacramento's oddly named Tesla (a moniker inspired by renegade inventor and pioneering electrical engineer Nikola Tesla) took the side door to '80s hard rock success, sneaking up on the charts and into the bedrooms of none-the-wiser glam metal consumers with their rock-solid debut, Mechanical Resonance – itself titled after one of Nikola's better-known experiments, and a fascinating case study in musical compromise if ever there were one…
By the late 80’s keyboard-led music became a necessity. TESLA came out of such an era but stayed simple just as Led Zeppelin, Early Deep Purple, or Whitesnake. They recreated straight Rock’n roll based on guitars and passionate vocals. Their style honors Nikola Tesla, legendary inventor, where the band name came from. Borrowing Nikola Tesla’s 1943 invention, a machine cracking a nut, as the jacket image, the band fulfills the hard-rocking yet dynamic and acoustic rock to the edge. Bust a Nut is the fourth studio album by Tesla, released in 1994. It was their final studio album on Geffen Records before the band split. The album was certified gold on March 16, 1995. In November 2011, Bust a Nut was ranked number ten on Guitar World magazine's top ten list of guitar albums of 1994.
Mechanical Resonance is the debut album by the American hard rock band Tesla, released in 1986. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA on October 5, 1989.
Gold is a compilation album by the American hard rock band Tesla, released in 2008. It is a remastered 2 disc greatest hits album featuring songs from studio albums (through Into the Now), live albums, b-sides and unreleased material.