Wednesday, June 11, 2008

TMA - What's For Dinner? LP


Cool album of this New Jersey band. TMA seems to stand for Tim Mike and Al, 3 members of the band although there's a 4th member called Dave on vocals.
'Whats For Dinner' was released on Jimboco Records in 1984.
My copy is a later pressing as the colours differ from the original sleeve. There's also a sticker on the frontsleeve (btw artwork is horrible!) with a MRR review of the album written by Tim Yohannon.
'Who are these guys? Well, whoever they really shred. TMA play totally fast gnarly thrash with lost of hooks and tunes. Tight and clean too.The lyrics are totally punkrock: bitchin' and moanin' 'bout everything.'
Their first vinyl appearance was on the 'Hardcore Takes Over' comp. on Dirt Records (which I will post later).
They did a 2nd album in 1987 called 'Beach Party 2000'.
Great hardcore punk in the style of Angry Samoans. 20 tracks in less than 27 minutes.

TMA

11 comments:

bernard said...

HEY UP CURIOUS,just seen your comment on blasting concept,looking forward to seeing some more cool posts up yer(this lp rules),the stuff you,ve helped me out with(and the other blogs)have been awesome,as is your other blog..added this one to mine too
take it easy mate
winston aka bernardo

RECORD_NERD said...

Hey sweet for postin this i have seen this before while lookin through some old dusty record bin, now if i could only remember where!anyways i didnt relize this was so good thanks!

Honquijote said...

- Thanks for sharing ! :-)
Never heard of this one before...

Davofl said...

This TMA, what's for Dinner? is Re-issued with full Art work CDR. Contact me.... Davofl@comcast.net

Kevin said...

My friend turned me on to this, and I have had it for years and love it.

The snazzy graphic cover helped as well on stimulating interest.... but the real magic is inside. Nancy (Reagan-- "why does she turn me on so, why does she make my dick grow, the thought of her spreading her legs, makes me want to dive down and wet my face" surely the only fitting prurient tribute to her fanatical anti-drug hysteria) and the Mary Tyler Moore Show Theme are over the top and accessible respectively. Great Post, thanks

Anonymous said...

So Kevin your saying that I'm in Love with Nancy Reagan song is by TMA? I've had the Beach Party LP since 87 and still turn listen to it today. I remember when I was a youngster I had a compaltion album with the Nany Reagan song but couldnt remember who sang it, it also had a song called Stillborn would love to know who sang it.Stilborn dead at birth useless what are worth die die die.....

JohnnyVegas

Curious Guy said...

Stillborn probably from Genocide (NJ band). Check the 'Hardcore Takes Over' comp. in the archives.

Rich said...

Back in the early eighties when I was listening to this stuff it was my understanding that tma stood for "too many a**holes" I am trying to find a place to download some of this stuff. Help appreciated. "wonderful!" "Lights out!" : ' i can't see to well, what's it all about? I don't know man did you poke your eyes out? It's a good thing, I did it today, started getting hip to the lights out way, lights out!"

Rich said...

Back in the early eighties when I was listening to this stuff it was my understanding that TMA stood for "too many a**holes".

Any one who knows a good place to download some of this stuff, let me know.

Curious Guy said...

Hi rich,
you can click on the link at the bottom of the post. Should work fine.
Enjoy!

Al Pist said...

I grew up listening to this! Thanks for putting this up! I still have the vinyl but never got around to ripping it.
Psychopathic is one of my all-time favorites.