label: Fundamental LP – 14 Track , SAVE 055 under licence from Jimboco Records 1987,
they really shred. TMA play totally fast gnarly thrash with lost of hooks and tunes. Tight and clean too. The lyrics are totally punk rock: bitchin’ and moanin’ ’bout everything. Great hardcore punk in the style of Angry Samoans.
TRACKS ARE –
FEEL LIKE HELL
DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME
WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?
YOU CAN TRY
WHERE WERE YOU
ODE TO CLANCY
New Jersey had vibrant hardcore punk scene in the early ’80s with lots of bands and places to play. Besides the Dirt Club and the Court Tavern, there was The Roxy, Patrick’s and the Melody. TMA were often paired with local bands like Detention and Send Help, and played some of their best gigs supporting the Circle Jerks, Anti Nowhere League, Government Issue and the Joneses. They also did a few hardcore Sundays at CBGB’s, including a show with the Freeze.
Tim Yohannon (R.I.P.) and the staff of Maximum Rock N Roll were fans of the band. What’s for Dinner? was played a lot in the office and received exposure on Tim’s radio show as well. Jello Biafra was also a fan.