Tesla is the name of an American hard rock band originating in Sacramento, California. The band formed in 1984 as City Kidd and was renamed Tesla during the recording of their first album on the advice of their manager. The group includes Jeff Keith (vocals), Frank Hannon (Guitar), Tommy Skeoch (Guitar), Brian Wheat (Bass), Troy Luccketta (Drums).
Tesla's music fit well with the blasting sound of the 1980s glam bands, but was more bluesy and lyrics dealt with themes other than just the usual for the day: girls, alcohol and violence. But what set them even farther apart from their contemporaries was their T-shirt and jeans image which was in strong contrast to other bands of the time, which were characterized by leather pants and flashy-make up.
Tesla's popular 1990 remake of Signs, originally recorded by the Five Man Electrical Band (who also inspired the album which the remake came from, Five Man Acoustical Jam), is probably the most mainstream of Tesla's hits. However, many fans remember fondly Tesla's other hits such as Gettin' Better, Modern Day Cowboy, Little Suzi (a cover of a 1981 PhD