Bust a Nut

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Bust a Nut
Tesla Bustanut.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 23, 1994
ProducerTerry Thomas
Tesla chronology
Psychotic Supper
Bust a Nut
Times Makin' Changes - The Best of Tesla

Bust a Nut is the fourth studio album by U.S. hard-rock band Tesla, released in 1994. It was their final studio album on Geffen Records. The first single was "Mama's Fool," followed by "Need Your Loving" and "A Lot To Lose." The album was certified gold by RIAA on March 16, 1995.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
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]

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



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


  1. ^ Bust a Nut at AllMusic
  2. ^ Sinclair, Tom (1994-10-07). "Album Review: 'Bust a Nut' Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-03-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Grassi, Tony. "Photo Gallery: The Top 10 Guitar Albums of 1994". GuitarWorld.com. Archived from the original on 2011-11-17. Retrieved 2011-11-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)