Psychotic Supper benefits from a more stripped-down production than The Great Radio Controversy, using fewer overdubs and thereby enhancing Tesla's bluesy, acoustic-tinged rock & roll. Going over the top was never what Tesla did best, and Psychotic Supper shows enough variation and occasional understatement to retain the listener's interest. Many of the band's best songs are here, including "What You Give," "Call It What You Want," "Song and Emotion," and "Edison's Medicine"; the latter is perhaps the most typical of the pop-metal anthem sound, but its subject matter -- the attention paid to Thomas Edison over lesser-known genius Nikola Tesla, to whom the band is obviously devoted -- certainly qualifies it as distinctive. The guitar workout on "Don't De-Rock Me" is another highlight.
Performance CreditsTesla Primary Artist
Frank Hannon Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jeff Keith Vocals
Troy Luccketta Percussion,Drums
Tommy Skeoch Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Brian Wheat Bass,Background Vocals
Technical CreditsTesla Arranger,Producer
Michael Barbiero Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
George Cowan Engineer
Victor Deyglio Engineer
Nick Egan Art Direction
Frank Hannon Composer
Jeff Keith Composer
Tommy Skeoch Composer
Steve Thompson Arranger,Producer
Brian Wheat Composer
Michael Semanick Engineer
Dan McGlendon Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Psychotic Supper based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
tesla, an 80's hair band, with all the components of a great band, rocks and kicks butt on this one, with a song in memory of steve clark
No one does this sort of rock better than Tesla, they should get much more credit for it. Quality crafted songs, not as immediate as their other but must be their best album to date. Lots of high points, if you like good rock you won't be disappointed with this.