• Song Of The Day - 22 Nov 2008: Hang Tough (AotY 1989)

    Dez 1 2008, 3h24 por sablespecter

    Tesla / Hang Tough / The Great Radio Controversy (1) / Feb 1989

    sablespecter's Album of the Year for 1989 (RDF: 96%)

    Album of the Year easily! Though Heaven's Trail (No Way Out) scored just a pink dot, there are nine infrared dots on this album. Today's selection got me through some tough times this year, and I listened to this more than any other album while on the road. It's my favorite Tesla album and has remained often-played over the last 20 years. This is not hooks-by-numbers as so many other albums were at the time. They have a bluesy, darker feel to their music, and the piercing twin-guitar attack of Tommy Skeoch and Frank Hannon should make it obvious - OBVIOUS - that Tesla were never a hair band. Despite all the airplay of Love Song. I even accepted that since it brought them the attention and success that I thought they deserved with the first album.

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