Bust a Nut

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Bust a Nut
Tesla Bustanut.jpg
Studio album by Tesla
Released August 23, 1994
Recorded 1994
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 68:58
Label Geffen
Producer Terry Thomas
Tesla chronology
Psychotic Supper
(1991)
Bust a Nut
(1994)
Times Makin' Changes - The Best of Tesla
(1995)

Bust a Nut is the fourth studio album by Tesla, released in 1994. It was their final studio album on Geffen Records before the band split. The album was certified gold by RIAA on March 16, 1995.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly B [2]

In November 2011, Bust a Nut was ranked number ten (preceded by R.E.M.'s Monster) on Guitar World magazine's top ten list of guitar albums of 1994.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Original version[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Gate / Invited" Hannon, Keith, Skeoch, Wheat 5:36
2. "Solution" Keith, Skeoch 3:55
3. "Shine Away" Hannon, Keith, Skeoch, Wheat 6:42
4. "Try So Hard" Keith, Wheat 5:43
5. "She Want She Want" Hannon, Keith 5:13
6. "Need Your Lovin'" Keith, Luccketta, Skeoch 4:18
7. "Action Talks" Keith, Skeoch 3:48
8. "Mama's Fool" Hannon, Keith 6:11
9. "Cry" Hannon, Keith, Wheat 4:58
10. "Earthmover" Hannon, Keith 4:05
11. "Alot To Lose" Hannon, Keith, Wheat 5:11
12. "Rubberband" Hannon, Keith, Wheat 4:35
13. "Wonderful World" Hannon, Keith, Skeoch 3:48
14. "Games People Play" Joe South 4:55
Total length: 68:58



Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
The Billboard 200 20

Singles and album tracks[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1994 Mama's Fool Mainstream Rock Tracks 5
1995 Need Your Lovin' Mainstream Rock Tracks 19
1995 A lot To Lose Mainstream Rock Tracks 35

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Terry Thomas
  • Engineered By Rafe McKenna & Andrew Scarth
  • Assistant Engineer: Richard Duarte
  • Mixing: Rafe McKenna & Terry Thomas
  • Mastering: George Marino

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bust a Nut at AllMusic
  2. ^ Sinclair, Tom (1994-10-07). "Album Review: 'Bust a Nut' Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  3. ^ Grassi, Tony. "Photo Gallery: The Top 10 Guitar Albums of 1994". GuitarWorld.com. Retrieved 2011-11-08.