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Bust A Nut

Tesla Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (20 Mar 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Spectrum Audio
  • ASIN: B000000P1I
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,672 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The 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. A Wonderful World
14. Games People Play

Product Description

1994 GEFFEN ALBUM-EAN 720642471326

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tesla's weakest but still a powerhouse. 22 Sep 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If nothing else Tesla are trustworthy. You can guarantee that every album they release will be brimming with quality and for the most part 'Bust A Nut' is no exception, when it is good it really is absolutely stunning but when it is bad it is never any worse than average, and a lot of bands have built whole careers on average so that also carries some weight. What has been Tesla's secret is that they have never attempted to entwine their music with something as fleeting as image, therefore guaranteeing that its the music that gets the attention. This is Tesla in 1994, and that means a slightly harder edge to some of the tracks, remember this is NOT alternative in anyway but sounds a little more live, luckily Tesla are in truth little changed from 1991's 'Psychotic Supper'. They still play with immense grit, Jeff Keith's rasping vocals rub sandpaper into the wounds caused by the blistering guitar attack of Frank Hannon and Tommy Skeoch and the whole picture is very impressive.
This album has some very heavy songs, it is impossible not to be blown away by such sonic statements as 'Solution' or 'Action Talks' which verge on Power Metal! , while 'She Want She Want', 'Mama's Fool' and 'Games People Play' are more examples of the friendly accessible Rock for which Tesla are perhaps best known for. Two tracks that need a little more time to sink in are 'Rubberband' and 'Wonderful World'. The former acoustic-led, lulling you into a false sense of security before biting home with a huge chorus, while the latter is a snide, emotional tale of growing up in a ever changing, ever warlike society. The best track however is 'Shine Away' with its huge changes.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated little gem 4 April 2005
Format:Audio CD
Some good hard rock twinned with good softer rock, with pretty much exemplary playing all round. Well worth checking out.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stands The Test of Time 2 Jun 2005
By susumu-5 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Music world since the introduction of synth changed a lot and lots of great bands like BOSTON, JOURNEY, ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA and ASIA with bombastic dynamism in rock dominated the charts. By the late 80s keyboard-led music became necessity. Tesla came out of such era but stayed simple just as Led Zeppelin, Early Deep Purple, or Whitesnake. They recreated staight rock'n roll based on guitars and passionate vocals. Their style well honors Nikola Tesla, legendary inventor, where the bandname came from.

Borrowing Nikola Tesla's 1943 invention, a machine cracking a nut, as the jacket image, the band fulfills the hard-rocking yet dyanmic and acoustic rock to the edge.

The opening The Gate/Intro signifies their sound and SOLUTION rocks heavy competing well with Metallica's ENTER SANDMAN. SHINE AWAY, TRY SO HARD are my top favorites from this album and the reason I love this album. NEED YOUR LOVING is the beautiful Purplish acoustic masterpiece track. ACTION TALKS and CRY are well set heavy tracks. Since ALOT TO LOSE they search for pop area using covers and renditional track. WONDERFUL WORLD, no doubt was inspired by Louis Armstrong classic WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD. Nice renditional track. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY is the full renditon of 1969 hit by Joe South.

Verdict: Rock'n roll masterpiece. Revitalizing guitar featured traditional hard rock.

Rating: 99 out of 100. Every track is the winner. Few albums can accomplish this.

Recommended for: Classic rock fans. Modern rock fans who love acoustic rock. Wide range of rock fans.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock the way it's meant to be played 4 Mar 2004
By Barry Smalley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I've alway's thought this record was their best, but many hardcore fans are unable to let go of the first two albums. MR and GRC were classics all told, but Bust a Nut song for song betters them both. If you've never heard Tesla before quickly skip to track 10, Earthmover and relish it in all its sonic glory. Tesla has never been about relenquishing its integrity to the fad following public. They are about writing great bluesy rock that lyrically mimic lifes ups and downs.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ABOUT PERFECT 8 Nov 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
One of the few bands that started rockin' and never changed their tune. Alot of Tesla fans "shined away" from this one....... bad idea! Arguably their heaviest and best work. Spin it 3 times and you'll be hooked. Shine Away, Solution, Invited, Rubberband, Wonderful World....... not tunes that that many people know. You all should. These are only a few of the jewels of this recording that is about perfect. Keith's voice is stunning, and I love the acoustic phrasings that are all over it, but it still loses none of it's heaviness. I can't say enough about it. It's just wonderful.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For rock N roll fans everywhere 21 Jun 2003
By Steve Robertson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is just another amazing installment in the Tesla rock discography that continues to show improvement, but far from a departure from the early days. May be their best album to date, but was released at a time when people were more concerned about being depressed. Highlights include "Shine On" "Try so Hard" and the "Games people play" remake. A truly remarkable album. Great driving music. A must for all rockers!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best "unknown" record of them all. 5 Feb 1999
By frenchnj@muohio.edu - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
It really surprises me how many hard rock/ metal fans, and even *Tesla* fans for that matter, are oblivious to this album. BUST A NUT is truly an orgasmic recording. Check this album out, and spread the word!
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