Tesla – Edison’s Medicine (Keith/Hannon/Skeoch/Wheat/Barbiero) b/w Had Enough (Keith/Skeoch) 1991
One of six singles culled from the superb Psychotic Supper, the intricate Edison’s Medicine might not be as famous as Love Song or Signs but it’s Tesla rocking out like only they can.
Jeff Keith and Frank Hannon dovetail perfectly and you’d be pretty hard pressed to find a better example of modern rock from the early 90s – songs like these suggest Tesla could have been so much bigger than they ever were or will be.
A retro cover mirroring that adorning Psychotic Supper is unlike anything else rushonrock could lay its hands on but if the song is straight from the MTV hair metal era then the artwork is tyopically high-brow. Throughout their career Tesla have been thinking man’s blues rock and last year’s return to form, Forever More, proved the point.
If you really want to hear this song in its most perfect form catch it on the cracking Replugged Live. And if they don’t play it at Download tomorrow then maybe, just maybe, Newcastle fans might be treated to this little gem at the band’s extended o2 Academy show the following night. Here’s hoping.