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Bust a Nut

TeslaAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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listen12. Rubberband (Album Version) 4:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen14. Games People Play (Album Version) 4:55$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 23, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Geffen Gold Line Sp.
  • ASIN: B000000P1I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,914 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stands The Test of Time June 2, 2005
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.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock the way it's meant to be played March 3, 2004
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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ABOUT PERFECT November 8, 1999
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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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For rock N roll fans everywhere June 20, 2003
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!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best "unknown" record of them all. February 5, 1999
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reinventing Rock & Roll? February 9, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I was looking through my CD collection and rediscovered this one in particular. I gave it a listen after many months. It was still enjoyable and still rocked! Some of favorite Tesla songs prior to this are "Gettin' Better" & "Modern day Cowboy". On this CD, "She want she want" & "Try so hard" are excellent songs. "Games people play" & "Rubberband" were great back in the day and continue to impress now. Nikolai Tesla (the inventor & bands name sake) would be very pleased after listening to this. I, too, highly endorse this CD & recommend to all fans of Rock & Roll.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tesla's Best Disc! May 10, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I Know Tesla have some great cd's out. This is my favorite. It took a few times of listening and then it grabs you. This is a great hard rock record. This gets 5 stars because it simply Rocks! If you buy this give it a chance and listen to it a few times it will grow on you. This is what a great rock-n-roll record sounds like.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Opened my eyes! June 6, 2003
Format:Audio CD
These guys are no-b.s. rocknroll! Had the times been different, this album would've taken them to a career high, instead it marks the end of a sadly discounted and overlooked American rock band. Check it out, you won't be disappointed!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Published 9 days ago by Joe T Mendoza
4.0 out of 5 stars 90's Rock!
Back to the 90's we go! Never heard of this CD before but noticed its high ratings. It's a real good CD, the more I listen the more I like. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kevin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great cd!
Published 1 month ago by scott cummings
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Only a few good songs on this disc only my opinion though!
Published 1 month ago by just to fast
5.0 out of 5 stars Brand new cd!!! Just as described! ...
Brand new cd!!!Just as described!!!!
Published 1 month ago by Sebas
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This album changed my life, the songs told my story. This album is so awesome, feel in love w/ Tesla, Bust a Nut is the best!
Published 15 months ago by PB Wise
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great cd still in wrapper. Love the songs on here it's the best one I think they made. Love it
Published 21 months ago by Nicolas Sarvai
5.0 out of 5 stars Rediscover Tesla
I hadn't really paid attention to these guys since high school back in the 80s, and while I liked them then, I kind of wrote them off with the rest of the hair bands and moved on... Read more
Published on July 15, 2011 by Green Manalishi
5.0 out of 5 stars A great album that fell through the cracks
When this one came out in 1994 the rock music sceen was all about "grunge" & a hard rock band who was identified with the 80s at all had very little chance of even moderate... Read more
Published on May 15, 2011 by Mr. H
5.0 out of 5 stars Tesla's Best
In my opinion this is Tesla's best CD. I can listen to this album endlessly start to finish and there is not a bad song on it. Read more
Published on July 25, 2010 by Mindstealer
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