Well i will admit that this is probably Tesla’s best album yet, considering that all of them are great!!!! if you are a little unsure about buying this cd don’t waste anymore time. i will asure u that u will not be dissapointed in any way.it is a great hard rock album as they always are.and of course they always seem to be able to show that they have a soft side, which not many bands wiil even attempt to do.and i reccommend that u check out the rest of their albums too!!!!!!!!Tesla has not had the attention that should have had all along.there is not a bad song on here, and listen to each song all the way through so u wont make a first impression on the song.cuz many people do that.i used to and now i am listening to songs that i never did till i listenined to them a few times and all the way through. this band is pure talent and compose all they’re songs except for the last song on here. they redid the song and it sounds increadible. if u order this cd u will not be disappointed at all. this is my favorite band and i could tell u almost everything about them. have a great day!
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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.
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.
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!
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.