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  • ADEMA
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  • 8/8/2001
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  • 11/14/2002
  • AFI
  • THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
  • 6/10/2002
  • 9/5/2003
  • AUDIOSLAVE
  • B-52'S
  • 8/9/1998
  • 8/2/2000
  • BAD COMPANY
  • BARENAKED LADIES
  • B. B. KING
  • BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS
  • BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
  • 6/29/2001
  • 8/25/2002
  • 7/8/2003
  • BLINK 182
  • BLUES TRAVELER
  • 9/4/1998
  • 11/23/2001
  • BONNIE RAITT
  • 9/27/1998
  • 9/19/1999
  • 8/25/2000
  • BOSTON 
  • BRUCE HORNSBY
  • BRYAN ADAMS
  • BUDDY GUY
  • BUSH
  • CHER
  • CHEVELLE
  • COUNTING CROWS
  • 9/23/2000
  • 7/9/2001
  • 12/16/2002
  • CRAZY TOWN
  • CROSBY, STILLS,  AND  NASH
  • CROSBY, STILLS, NASH,  AND YOUNG
  • 2/4/2000
  • 4/5/2002
  • 10/26/2004
  • DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
  • DAVID BOWIE
  • DAVID NELSON BAND
  • DEFAULT
  • DEF LEPPARD
  • DEREK TRUCKS BAND
  • DISTURBED
  • 6/29/2001
  • 7/8/2003
  • DOKKEN
  • THE DONNAS
  • THE EAGLES
  • ELTON JOHN
  • ELVIS COSTELLO
  • FUEL
  • GALACTIC
  • GEORGE CLINTON
  • 12/31/2000
  • 4/10/2003
  • GEORGE THOROGOOD
  • GODSMACK
  • THE GO-GO'S
  • INCUBUS
  • 8/28/2000
  • 4/15/2002
  • 10-26-2004
  • JACKSON BROWNE
  • 9/19/1999
  • 8/31/2002
  • JAY-Z
  • JERRY CANTRELL
  • JOE WALSH
  • JORMA KAUKONEN
  • KORN
  • KOTTONMOUTH KINGS
  • LINKIN PARK
  • 4/14/2001
  • 6/29/2001
  • 12/7/2001
  • 2/24/2002
  • LIVE
  • LYNYRD SKYNYRD
  • M.I.R.V.
  • MARILYN MANSON
  • 1/10/2001
  • 6/29/2001
  • MEGADETH
  • MELVIN SEALS
  • METALLICA
  • METHOD OF MAYHEM
  • MICHELLE BRANCH
  • MIDNIGHT OIL
  • MOBY
  • NEIL YOUNG W/ CRAZY HORSE
  • THE OTHER ONES
  • 7/13/1998
  • 8/25/2000
  • 12/31/2000
  • 12/5/2002
  • PANTERA
  • PAPA ROACH 
  • PAUL McCARTNEY
  • PEARL JAM
  • 10/31/2000
  • 6/1/2003
  • 10/26/2003
  • PETER GABRIEL
  • P. O. D.
  • 12/7/2001
  • 6/14/2002
  • 8/25/2002
  • THE PRETENDERS
  • 8/9/1998
  • 3/1/2003
  • QUIET RIOT
  • R. E. M.
  • ROBERT HUNTER
  • ROB ZOMBIE
  • SANTANA
  • SCORPIONS
  • SEETHER
  • SHERYL CROW
  • SLIPKNOT
  • STATIC-X
  • STEREOMUD
  • STEVE KIMOCK
  • STEVIE NICKS
  • STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
  • 3/22/2000
  • 8/4/2001
  • 12/31/2001
  • 12/31/2002
  • 7/24/2003
  • SWARM
  • SYSTEM  OF A DOWN
  • 12/7/2001
  • 8/25/2002
  • TED NUGENT
  • 6/30/2001
  • 6/6/2003
  • TESLA
  • 6/30/2001
  • 9/21/2002
  • THIRD EYE BLIND
  •  TOAD AND THE WET SPROCKET
  • TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
  • 10/16/1999
  • 10/30/2002
  • TONY FURTADO
  • TRANSPLANTS
  • TREY ANASTASIO
  • VAN HALEN
  • VINCE NEIL
  • WHITESNAKE
  • THE WHO
  • WIDESPREAD PANIC
  • WILLIE NELSON
  • YES
  • ZEBRAHEAD
  • ZZ TOP
  • 311
  • 10/9/2000
  • 9/9/2002
  • 3 DOORS DOWN

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    TRACK LIST
    1. INTO THE NOW
    2. LOOK @ ME
    3. WHAT A SHAME
    4. HEAVEN NINE ELEVEN
    5. WORDS CAN'T EXPLAIN
    6. CAUGHT IN A DREAM
    7. MILES AWAY
    8. MIGHTY MOUSE
    9. GOT NO GLORY
    10. COME TO ME
    11. RECOGNIZE
    12. ONLY YOU!
     
               
                   The band has done it again, reinventing themselves all over again. The voice of Jeff Keith sounds better than ever, and with their new sound and mentality this ride should be longer than their last run. After a reunion show at ARCO in 2000 and the ensuing tour. Tesla came back home to the Sacto area and started hammering out a time schedule to allow for recording a new Tesla album. The band converged on the little town of Pollock Pines at the Frank Hannon Recording Studio. It's a small town in the Sierra foothills, way out in the stick's man. The studio was custom built to Frank Hannon's specifications with a free floating floor and soundproofing panels to not bother the dance studio for kids that resides next door. The only bowling alley for for fifty miles is right around the corner, we're talking small town central. This album has the big city sound though, and the title is right on the money. Jeff Keith and Frank Hannon write most of the music and lyrics and it is classic Tesla, as much as it is "Into the Now." 

               The title track says it all, this band is back, and high stepping into town, ready to restablish themselves as on of Rock's most popular bands. A band with some of the most positive vibed music I've ever heard, this album is no exception. Great music written with a conscious attitude and with an overall positive message to the whole album. The cliches have all been heard before, but Tesla lays it all down in such a unique way, it's like a whole new balll of wax. The grooves are so infectious, it just makes me want to crank it up as loud as it goes. With bitter love songs like "What A Shame" that ring some old truth to every listener and just leaves a smile on your face to think about it. The lyrics are so good you just hear them like they were written in stone ages ago. The music is so crisp and cutting edge, from all the specaial effects with drums and guitars really displaying what Tesla has grown into. I think this is definitely Tesla's best studio work to date, the guitarwork is so seasoned with ecclectic styles and interlaced with subtle rythyms. The first time I listened to it in it's entirety, I was truly stunned. I'm a Tesla fan, so I would have been pleased just to hear some new songs by them, but these are songs that anybody can identify with. The kind of songs that can speak for a generation, and these youth of today certainly can carry these anthems with them. 

                    The first couple of songs are rock hard tunes that can grab the younger listener and hook him, or her for a lifetime. Just like in 1986, when I bought my first Tesla album on tape and played it until all the type on the front was worn off. Then there is the thought provoking "Heaven Nine Eleven," which contains the message of hope and relays it in a very modern sound that the kids will love. Next, you get right down into the meat of the album with really deep songs like "Words Can't Explain" and "Caught In A Dream," songs that are heavily laden with layers of thought and ambient sounds. The kind that you only hear when you have heard them a hundred times, and then the subtle sounds start to jump out at you and you can't believe you hadn't noticed them. You know what  I mean? Take a closer listen, then. Then there's your straight ahead rock tunes like "Miles Away," with your classic slow intro and outro with earsplitting vocals and earth shattering highs and lows in between. The heavy riffs of "Mighty Mouse" and the cute little comic that goes with it are a first. I thought this was the weakest song on the album at first, but after many spins, the song grew on me quite a bit. So, my conclusion, the real story and not some candy coated lies is, I didn't find any weaknesses on this album. I like all the songs, especially "Come To Me," it is so catchy and you just can't help but love it, even though it has a kind of pop-like guitar riff. The space age "Recognize" has got some innovative guitar sounds that just kick ass, those licks are awesome. Tesla is back, and I can't wait for their next album.        
     
     






     

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