Aeromsith's "Mama Kin" is one of my all time favorite songs. The lyrics are haunting, and resonate with our modern, career driven lives:
"Said, you're bald as an egg when you're eighteen
Workin for your dad is just a drag
You still stuff your mouth with your dreams
You better check it out
cause someday soon you'll have to
Climb back on the wagon.
Keep in touch with mama kin
Tell her were you've gone and been
Livin out your fantasy
Sleepin late and smokin tea."
Legendary Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has the phrase "Ma' Kin" tattooed on his arm. It was one of the first songs Tyler wrote, and it appears on the band's self titled debut release.
Several glam bands have covered the iconic tune, most notably Guns n' Roses. The cover is included on G N' R Lies.
Glam fans, the video below is a rare performance of Aerosmith and Guns n' Roses sharing the stage, singing "Mama Kin." Bask in the rare glory of two of America's greatest rock bands performing as one.
Now, to the future and a great Swedish (naturally) glam band that goes by the name MamaKin. The modern band features vocalist Chris, bassist Rixie, guitarist Vinnie and drummer Eddie. For some sham of a reason, MamaKin remains unsigned, and that's a real shame. As a first cut, head to myspace.com/mamakinswe and download "Higher n Higher." The boys also have a pretty elaborate web-site www.mamakin.se, and there's a news section with updates on the new EP. The first demo includes: "Higher n Higher," "Show You Sumthin" and "Sunday Morning." You can purchase through the website above. Give them a listen, glam fans!
Video link updated to include full performance.