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TNA
Self titled
Eonian Records, 2011

 

 


By Shane Pinnegar

Hallelujah – The Eonian Records team have done it again! In 2010, these heavy rock archaeologists unearthed Sgt Roxx and Shake City – amongst others! – both up there with the best discs of the year. This album by TNA rockers is their first 2011 classic.

 

These 12 songs, recorded in Memphis in 1989 and 1990, pretty much celebrate chicks, sex, love and partying (with chicks) – and there’s not a damned thing wrong with that!

 

TNA have a sound which is unique, and also a bit of a Frankenstein. There’s a little bit of Skid Row here, a pinch of Warrant there, a handful of Faster Pussycat around the corner – even a teensy bit of Southern sleazefreaks Salty Dog in parts. Most of all though, they sound like TNA.

 

One listen through to this is enough to rekindle all the youthful verve and big-haired bravado of “back in the day” – and Eonian’s remastering job is seond to none, with TNA sounding top notch from start to finish.

 

‘Dirty Love’ is an uber-catchy rocker, and ‘Don’t Fade Away’ will have crowds waving lighters for years to come. Sure, some of the tracks sound strangely familiar, but hell – Led Zep ripped most of their early work from Willie Dixon and Jeff Beck and it didn’t hurt their careers or credibility too much, and every song on this album sounds like – well, TNA!

 

‘It Don’t Come Easy’ and ‘Cry Wolf’ are mighty slabs of sleaze, and as good as any of the glory days of the bands previously mentioned – as is this entire album!

 

You’ll not likely find an album of sleazey hard rock this classy this year – getchu sum!