Bust a Nut

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Bust a Nut
Tesla Bustanut.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 23, 1994
Recorded1994
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
Length68:58
LabelGeffen
ProducerTerry 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
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]
Entertainment WeeklyB [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]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Gate / Invited"Hannon, Keith, Skeoch, Wheat5:36
2."Solution"Keith, Skeoch3:55
3."Shine Away"Hannon, Keith, Skeoch, Wheat6:42
4."Try So Hard"Keith, Wheat5:43
5."She Want She Want"Hannon, Keith5:13
6."Need Your Lovin'"Keith, Luccketta, Skeoch4:18
7."Action Talks"Keith, Skeoch3:48
8."Mama's Fool"Hannon, Keith6:11
9."Cry"Hannon, Keith, Wheat4:58
10."Earthmover"Hannon, Keith4:05
11."A Lot To Lose"Hannon, Keith, Wheat5:11
12."Rubberband"Hannon, Keith, Wheat4:35
13."Wonderful World"Hannon, Keith, Skeoch3:48
14."Games People Play"Joe South4:55
Total length:68:58
Japan bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
15."The Ocean"John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant4:55

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.