TNA - 2011 - TNA
1. All Nite Long
2. Bump & Grind
3. Dirty Love
4. Don’t Fade Away
5. Don’t Look Back
6. Hard Way
7. I’m Already Gone
8. It’s Over
9. Just Another Day
10. It Don’t Come Easy
11. Take A Walk
12. You Cried Wolf
TNA is one of the latest acquisitions of the “80’s revival” label Eönian Records. J.J. let me choose between TNA and Sandra Dee… so I had my mind made up as fast as a groupie would be in your leather pants (you know what I mean). Unfortunately, TNA has no written biography available already, so I’ll have to tell you about this sleazy southern hard rock album, build up by a three-chord style which can be compared to Guns ‘n Roses, AC/DC, Dangerous Toys and Johnny Crash.TNA breaks loose with the song called “All Nite Long”, a simple but hard rockin’ anthem. The title should tell you enough about TNA’s image towards music.
That’s why “Bump & Grind” applies very well to these 12 tracks, mainly about having a fuckin’ great time! (or should I say a great fuckin’ time?)
The icing on the cake must be the third, blues-influenced song “Dirty Love”. Do I have to explain what it’s about? I guess not, because if you don’t get it, you wouldn't have been on this webpage, right?
“Don’t Fade Away” is probably the best way to end a three-song gangbang. I can imagine; after a wild night, your girl is already gone when you wake-up. You really cared about her, but she’ll never know. You won’t forget her, and that’s what matters. A very sensitive, Bon Jovi-like track; perfect when you’re driving a convertible on a sunny day.
Of course, “Don’t Look Back” is the logical continuation of “Don’t Fade Away”. It sends us the message to forget about that girl, thousands of others are within your reach!
Then, “Hard Way” kicks in. It’s one of the hardest and fastest songs on the album, so that’s a plus in my estimation. No story behind it, just plain Hard Rock.
“I’m Already Gone” is a slow, moody song and can’t satisfy me; sorry guys.
Well-o-well, here we go: “It’s Over” is, obviously, the ballad of TNA’s repertoire. Honestly a beautiful song, but I can’t get into it. I just skipped this one halfway, but to all the glam-chicks who swoon with power ballads; you won’t be disappointed.
“Just Another Day” isn't a bad one, it’s just not that memorable. Filler alert!
Wow, with “It Don’t Come Easy” I really thought for a moment it was Lenny Kravitz’s “Always On The Run”. Almost the same guitar riff! Anyway, it’s an okay song, but it doesn't even come close to the quality of the previous tracks on the album.
The final two tracks are “Take A Walk” and “You Cried Wolf”, both great additions to this record. Typical raunchy Hard Rock from the gutter… or the Texas deserts, whatever you like.
I can say TNA has it all. It doesn’t lean on the stereotype sleaze ‘n glam attitude, so, that’s pretty refreshing for a stubborn fan like me. It’s all about simple Hard Rock music with a swoosh of Glam influences. The clean vocals, the catchy three-chord guitar riffs… It all fits very well together. TNA will be bigger than ever with this release in their vault. And you know what they say; Everything is bigger in Texas!
Written by Jesse Gorvette