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Keep In Touch with MamaKin

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 and download "Higher n Higher." The boys also have a pretty elaborate web-site, 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!


Reader Comments (3)

While I like GnR a lot, I never cared for their "Mama Kin" cover. I'm not a huge Aerosmith fan, I do like the original. It's also a fun and easy song to play on the guitar.

Frankly, I didn't expect much from a band that names themselves after someone else's song, but I actually thought it was decent when I listened. One of my big objections with a lot of the hair metal from the late 80s on is that they don't really reach back to their glam roots in the 70s. MamaKin seem to have a pretty good handle on that though. They remind a bit of 70s Kiss stuff. I don't think they're gonna save rock music, but I find them to have a bit more punch and a bit more soul than I expected.
May 16, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbob_vinyl
I really like that song to Allyson! I checked out Mamakin's Myspace and listened to their songs! And I have to say, I'm pretty impressed! They should be signed!
May 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Allyson! Hair Bangers Radio is moving to a different location! Check your PM's on Hairball John for more details!
Here is the link to our new site:

Hope To See Ya There!

May 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn

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