Band: TMA (5)
Album: What's For Dinner?
Release Date: September 1984
Music Genre: Punk Rock Hardcore
Label: Jimboco Records
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 20 Tracks Vinyl LP
TMA started out as a 3 piece in New Brunswick, NJ (Rutgers) in 1981 with Tom (Emanuele), Mike (Demko) and Al (Rosenblum). Lead vocalist Dave Oldfield joined shortly thereafter. The band's moniker either stood for the original band members names or Too Many Assholes, depending on the day of the week and who in the band you asked. Influenced by the Angry Samoans, Black Flag, Circle Jerks and a variety of 70′s punk bands, TMA went on to record What's for Dinner? 2 years later. During that time, the band played a lot of local gigs at such infamous venues as the Dirt Club, where they built a loyal following and eventually wound up on a live compilation the club released called Hardcore Takes Over (Live at the Dirt Club).
New Jersey had a good hardcore/punk scene in the early 80s with a lot of bands and places to play, besides the Dirt Club, there was the Court Tavern, Roxy, Patrick's and the Melody. TMA were often paired with bands like Detention and Send Help, and played some of their best gigs with 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.
|A1||What's For Dinner?|
|A2||Mary Tyler Moore Show Theme|
|A5||Shit Don't Stink|
|A7||Crack Me Up|
|A8||Brain Of My Own|
|B4||Dying The Empire Way|
|B5||Pins & Needles|
|B8||Drunk Or Stupid|
|B9||Bag Lady Love|
|B10||Fucked Up Dreams|
Recorded & Mixed at JMM Studios, Menlo Park, N.J.
Periscope Studio, Inc., 231 W. 26th Street, N.Y.C. 10001
——Inner sleeve info——
Contains lyrics for all songs
For A-side: © 1984 Jimboco Records - Made in U.S.A.
For B-side: All songs © 1984 Jimboco Music (BMI)
A1, A3 to A10: © 1984 Jimboco Music (BMI)
A2: © 1970 & 1974 Mark Three Music (BMI)
℗ & © 1984 Jimboco Records
——Extra info (external source)——
First pressing on black vinyl and in color sleeve, 5000 made, (2nd pressing came in black & white sleeve, white vinyl and different labels, 2000 made.) First press has different mix (clearer, but a little bit less powerful).