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Artist: Tesla

Title: Bust A Nut

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Tesla Bust A Nut Album Cover

 

Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1994

Label: Geffen

Catalog Number: 24713

Personnel

Jeff Keith lead vocals
Frank Hannon electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards
Tommy Skeoch electric and acoustic guitars
Brian Wheat bass
Troy Luccetta drums, percussion

Tracks

1.  Gate/Invited  
2.  Solution  
3.  Shine Away  
4.  Try So Hard  
5.  She Want She Want  
6.  Need Your Lovin'  
7.  Action Talks  
8.  Mama's Fool  
9.  Cry  
10.  Earthmover  
11.  Alot To Lose  
12.  Rubberband  
13.  Wonderful World  
14.  Games People Play  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: SIXXSWINE Date: September 6, 2001 at 16:04
Fair at best. Though, Geffen Records did "Bust a Nut" in their face by lack of promotion & little air play on the radio & no video in the MTV rotaion... SIXXSWINE

From: joe Date: December 14, 2001 at 1:28
Not Tesla at their best but still a good, Tesla fans won't be disappointed at this, I still like this one and it deserved more success than it got. Like most Tesla stuff its a built to last album.

From: DEAN ANTHONY Date: February 5, 2002 at 10:21
No support, no airplay and still a gold record. Great hard rock effort. Better then psychotic supper, not quite as good as the first two.

From: jason Date: May 4, 2002 at 23:12
Okay, here is the problem.... The year was 1994 and a great rock band like Tesla didn't stand a chance. With shit bands like Nirvana, Peal Jam and that other crap ass band smashing pumpkins. It's a good rock n roll album in a time when all the dumbass kids wanted dumbass music. Thank god those guys are dieing off and bands like Tesla can come back and rock again. Nothing wrong with this album and they are all still alive. Get it!!

From: Desslar Date: May 5, 2002 at 2:47
Well, not quite up to the level of the first three, but still a great collection of songs. Too bad the music climate was so bad at the time...

From: Denny Date: September 14, 2002 at 13:43
Pains me to say it. But this isn't up to Tesla's normal standards. There are some pearlers on there "Shine Away", "Cry", "A lot to lose", "Rubberband" which could claim a place on any other Tesla album - there weren't enough songs of this quality and while the others are good - they're not great. Having said that i'd buy an album of JK singing his shopping list.

From: he Fizzy One Date: September 15, 2002 at 16:45
Although they're all very close together, this is probably Tesla's worst studio album. But what does it say about a band when even their worst gets an 8.5 from me? The difference here is that there are many more slower songs on here than in the past. Also, Jeff's voice has deteriorated a bit, probably from too much smoking. Also contains the only Tesla song I don't really care for, "Earthmover." As an aside, this album is kinda hard for me to listen to right now, as many of the songs (3,4,6,9,11

From: The Fizzy One Date: September 15, 2002 at 16:46
Dammit! Tracks 3, 4, 6, 9 and 11 remind me of my late girlfriend, is what I meant to say.

From: Altay Date: December 30, 2002 at 21:14
i'm always with tesla,anytime anywhere.great tunes."shine away"is one of my top 10 tesla songs.best heavy stuff .

From: Blue Tequila Date: April 22, 2003 at 14:42
I know most everyone thinks this is Tesla's weakest release but I just don't get tired of listening to it. I never could get into Psychotic Supper despite it having a few really strong tracks. "Try So Hard" is my favorite song but I like everything else here except for the remake of "Games People Play" which just didn't seem to fit the album. You can find this real cheap (I paid $3 for it brand new) just about anywhere so you really can't go wrong if you pick it up.

From: ThunderDan Date: April 22, 2003 at 19:48
I'm with DEAN ANTHONY on this one. I think this one is better than Psychotic, but falls short of the first two. On this album, the band didn't rely so much on Zeppelin-like effects. More of a true rock sound, and ok, a couple too many ballads as well. Their version of 'The Ocean' sounds the balls, though. Still can't believe the execs from the Zepp tribute 'Enconium' rejected it. IDIOTS!!!

From: Gar Date: April 24, 2003 at 2:34
I gotta agree with the majority here. Everything by TESLA is good, but this one falls a little bit short of their previous works. They sound a little more like AEROSMITH here than they ever did before, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. In short, their first 2 albums are essential for every rock fan. Their others are as good as or better than 90% of what's out there.

From: ace Date: June 4, 2003 at 1:14
this is the heaviest tesla bt far. i love it. to me this is their best cd closely followed by mechanical. the first seven songs rock big time. i agree with you guys about the crapcan promotion of this cd,it blew. i also agree about that period of time in music it stunk big time.

From: gubi Date: November 1, 2003 at 14:05
Once again they confermed that they are one of the best band ever existed. All the songs are fuckin' great."A LOT TO LOSE" is maiby their best song, and"WONDERFUL WORLD" is truly beautiful :really touching NOTE that "GAMES PEOPLE PLAY" it's not their song. Thanks god they existed. I LOVE YOU TESLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Dean Date: November 18, 2003 at 21:58
To me what seperates the last two Tesla albums from the first ones is that while you could get into the first ones right away, it took a little bit a longer for these two to sink in but once they did you couldn't get those hooks out of your head. Since I'm a metalhead i loved alot of the stuff on this and the ballads are some of the best they've done. "Shine Away" still gives me chills every time i hear it.

From: Max Date: February 3, 2004 at 22:41
To me, the instrumental part of the chorus of Rubberband sounds like Taking CAre of Business. But anyway, this album is amazing. Love the riffs, the attitude, everything.,

From: Max Date: February 3, 2004 at 22:43
Not the instrumental part, the chorus in general

From: Max Date: February 7, 2004 at 21:08
This is the best tEsla album, coming close to Psychotic Supper. What a band.

From: Greg Date: February 26, 2004 at 10:15
I just got this CD real cheap, you know what, it is GREAT!,,,"Action Talks" and "Shine away" are my favs, this a good album by Tesla in a time when all people wanted to here was Nirvana, and Pearl Jam, an excellent effort by these guys, give it a couple of listens, you'll enjoy it!

From: Greg Date: February 26, 2004 at 10:15
I just got this CD real cheap, you know what, it is GREAT!,,,"Action Talks" and "Shine away" are my favs, this a good album by Tesla in a time when all people wanted to here was Nirvana, and Pearl Jam, an excellent effort by these guys, give it a couple of listens, you'll enjoy it!

From: dave Date: April 30, 2004 at 18:28
Ok it seems like in the above reviews this album is not getting it's due. This one you have to listen to a bit,because I didn't like it at first and now I love it. The songs after cry are mellow and that is the only gripe I have. The first 9 tracks are awesome I'm talking about solution, cry, and mama's fool. Get this one if you don't have it. I don't know who recored into the now, but it sure was not tesla.

From: pozermaniac Date: May 10, 2004 at 8:51
it was Tesla!This one is far above the grunge shits!But not so good as the first three studio albums!

From: Metal80s Date: May 26, 2004 at 16:49
The best Tesla cd because it is there heaviest cd to date. Songs like Cry, Action Talks, Solution, Rubberband this cd sounds almost like power metal on some of these songs. And the lyrics are among Tesla best dealing with personal problems, the enviroment, anger and fustration with probabley the band and politicians. This is one of the best metal cds ever made!!!

From: Big Papa K Date: June 30, 2004 at 2:19
Tesla stick through the grunge movement without conforming to that sound like a lot of 80's rock bands did. While not as good as the last album, there is still much to like on here ("Need Your Lovin'", "Try So Hard", and "Shine Away"). Even the cover tune at the end fits nicely into Tesla's sound. 8/10

From: jack Date: August 11, 2004 at 7:27
Whats so special about tesla is they never had to rely on glam image or some stupid gimmick like most 80's hair metal bands do,they were all about producing great music. I think thats why they survive the grunge invasion. Look at great white,they did the same and survive. how the heck did poison survive that still amazes me. ah,poison-they are full of surprises and more fashionable than tesla but tesla have more quality. anyway,this album is much better than any of poison's album even flesh and

From: Geoff Date: August 29, 2004 at 23:36
The name says it all. What more do you expect from Tesla other than brilliance? Whilst many were selling out there were recording another excellent slab or hard rock. 'Need you lovin' is simple but grand, 'Rubberband' is killer hard rock and I love 'Wonderful world' too. Overall, like every Tesla release, this is an excellent album... not that you'd expect anything else.

From: Guille Date: November 6, 2004 at 16:55
Grandioso,uno de sus mejores trabajos despues de Psychotic Supper.9.5/10...

From: Emi Date: November 7, 2004 at 17:50
para mi lo mejor de Tesla , los cortes 3 y 9 son las verdaderas obras de arte de este gran album. ah una anecdota.se pusieron de nombre Tesla en honor al verdadero inventor de la radio, despues marconi corrio rapido a patentarlo tras la muerte de TESLA

From: Propane Date: December 1, 2004 at 17:31
Fair attempt. Not everyone can be THE ONE. At least these guys never went by the wayside like a few others. These dudes hung in there and remembered where they got their bread and butter.

From: danoq Date: September 13, 2005 at 1:08
For me Tesla is a complete package!!! You go out and you buy all of their records and listen to them all. These guys have what it takes to be around FOREVER!!!!! This band is just BRILLIANT!!! They can do no wrong.....Everysong does NOT have to be great! This is still a great record from a legendary band!!!!

From: Dreamaholic Date: April 29, 2007 at 5:12
Let's not sugarcoat it - this album sucks compared to their other stuff. The downhill slide continues. I gave them once last chance after psychotic supper and they blew it big time. I may be in the minority, but I'm not the only one. Gone are the melodies and hooks that made MR and TGRC so awesome. I'll probably get bitched at for this, but that's ok - it's just my opinion and you don't have to listen to me. It's just how I feel, don't be offended...

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: August 15, 2007 at 21:07
Otro GRAN TRABAJO!! lastima de año en salió cuando toda la onda grunge triunfaba en lo mas alto de las listas. Aun asi, TESLA se sca de la manga un tremendo y aplastante disco de Hard Rock, un poco mas durillo que el anterior pero de todas formas unos temas plagados de potencia y buen rock and roll, que es de lo que se trata: "Solution" es una muestra de poderío; "Shine Away" otro temazo; la fantástica "I Need Your Lovin´" y la increible version que hacen de "Games People Play"... DISCAZO

From: Rambo Rockerman Date: January 20, 2008 at 10:20
This CD should have been a massive CD,forgot it was a time when crap ruled the airwaves.4 Awesome studio CDS,not many bands can say that.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 31, 2008 at 1:33
I've been on a real Tesla kick lately, since Forever More came out. The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that Bust A Nut was one of teh most important albums for the band. This is where the band really starts to turn into what they are now. There are lots of semi-ballads and light/heavy mixes, and you can hear Jeff's voice starting to change. Not every song is immediately catchy, and a few are a little lacking in the hooks department. This is also where Jeff really starts to shamelessly wear his heart on his sleeve in his lyrics. Lots of prime Tesla here, in spite of the "evolution," including "Try So Hard," "She Want She Want," "Need Your Lovin," "Action Talks," "Mama's Fool" and "A Lot To Lose." And the band turns their cover of "Games People Play" into one of their trademark singalongs. "Shine Away" is a bit of a different kind of song, but it's always been one of my favorites as well.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 31, 2008 at 1:33
I've been on a real Tesla kick lately, since Forever More came out. The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that Bust A Nut was one of teh most important albums for the band. This is where the band really starts to turn into what they are now. There are lots of semi-ballads and light/heavy mixes, and you can hear Jeff's voice starting to change. Not every song is immediately catchy, and a few are a little lacking in the hooks department. This is also where Jeff really starts to shamelessly wear his heart on his sleeve in his lyrics. Lots of prime Tesla here, in spite of the "evolution," including "Try So Hard," "She Want She Want," "Need Your Lovin," "Action Talks," "Mama's Fool" and "A Lot To Lose." And the band turns their cover of "Games People Play" into one of their trademark singalongs. "Shine Away" is a bit of a different kind of song, but it's always been one of my favorites as well.

From: hair metal again Date: June 11, 2009 at 9:04
while nirvana and pearl jam ruled the "rock" scene this masterpiece was released.one of the greatest ones by tesla real dynamite:unbelievable guitar work.huge vocs and rhythm section.and as always terrific and unique ballads.many times i think that i ve been unlucky for not being born in the u s a,the land of glory hair metal

From: JamesEagle Date: October 22, 2009 at 10:03
I'm amazed by the comments and ratings on this album. 'The Great Radio Controversy' was brilliant, 'Psychotic Supper' was pretty good, but I can't hear one song here I'd ever play again. Maybe that's a tiny bit harsh, 'Try So Hard' is reasonable, but even that would struggle to get onto TGRC. This is a huge disappointment, I can't stand this album; very, very dull in my opinion.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 22, 2015 at 18:52
Yeah this album is quite good even though it brings many slow songs..."Solution" is my fave in here and probably is the highlight of the release...tracks 1,7,12 & 13(nice one)are my other "nuts" to eat...enjoyable stuff...87/100


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