Transistor (TNT album)

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Transistor
Studio album by TNT
Released 1999
Recorded 1998-1999 at Studio Studio, Nyhagen, Norway
Genre Heavy metal
Length 42:27
Label Norske Gram, Spitfire Records, Victor Entertainment
Producer Ken Ingwersen
TNT chronology
Firefly and Live!
(1997)
Transistor
(1999)
The Big Bang – The Essential Collection
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Transistor is the seventh studio album by the Norwegian hard rock band TNT. While it kept the alternative feel of Firefly, it was more successful than Firefly, with the song "Just Like God" receiving some radioplay at US College radio stations.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Just Like God"   Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø 3:55
2. "Wide Awake"   Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø 3:25
3. "No Such Thing"   Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø 3:59
4. "Crashing Down"   Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø 3:39
5. "Fantasia Española"   Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø 4:46
6. "Because I Love You"   Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø 4:36
7. "The Whole You're Inn"   Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø 4:00
8. "Mousetrap"   Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø 3:01
9. "Into Pieces"   Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø 4:09
10. "Under My Pillow"   Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø 4:26
11. "No Guarantees"   Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø 2:31

"Just Like God" is not included on the Japanese edition.[2]

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

Associated members[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Embee Normann – background vocals on "Under My Pillow"
  • Eli Kristin Hagen – background vocals on "Into Pieces"

Album credits[edit]

  • Ken Ingwersen – producer, mixing
  • Dag Stokke – engineer
  • Tina Norris - cover model

Fan and media reception[edit]

The album was met with mixed reviews amongst fans and reviewers alike. It was given max score in Oppland Arbeiderblad while bigger tabloid newspapers in Norway give it a 4 out of 6. The fanbase was, like Firefly, almost split in half while one group did not like this new experimental side of TNT while the other group approached with open arms. Morty Black stated in an interview that Transistor was the natural progression from Firefly. The album is still controversial today but keeps growing on the fanbase and is now accepted as an important part of TNT history. Tony Harnell's solid effort on Transistor is widely known to be one of the strongest vocal performances he did for TNT.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Transistor: TNT: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 

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