Sometimes, you have to search a little bit better, to dig a little bit deeper in order to get a good glimpse of an era. You have to look for those fairly unknown bands, those unsung heroes so as to discover the magic behind a golden era for rock n roll. Most definitely, albums by rock stars like Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, (or even) Slaughter and Firehouse paint a good picture of the 80s but there are several other smaller local bands that rightfully wanted to make it big, own a piece of the action but unfortunately never achieved that status in their career.

TNA is a typical example of the above description. The quintet stemmed from the historical, whiskey-flavored southern area of Tennessee and they presented to the local circuit a blend of hard n’ heavy sound that owed a lot to Aerosmith, Faster Pussycat and Kix. However the overall quality of the compositions is quite average and I must say that…Lady Justice may be blind (or should be blind) but was accurate in regards with TNA.

Highlight: The band’s guitarist, Wayne Swinny, went on to achieve commercial and artistic success wit nu-metal act Saliva.