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Band
Mama Kin
Title
In The City
Type
LP/EP
Company
Leon Music
YOR
2009
Style
Hard Rock
5/10/2010 7:45:11 PM - Review by: Frank Hill
Mama Kin has the cover look of Sweden's 80s glam explosion and the regular mentions of booze, women and rock music soaking through the songs fit the puerile subjects of that era perfectly. However, their sound is much closer to classic 70s Aerosmith and Thin Lizzy with a heavy hit of Monster Magnet muttonchops that give them a distinction in that country's crowded scene--party guitars can't get a better exclamation than the boisterous closing banger! The lyrics could have used a growth spurt, but lead singer Ward compares to Paul Stanley with a soulful baritone and the warm backing harmonies go down as smooth as oak-aged bourbon.
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    3.5 :AVE RATING

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In The City
2009
Leon Music
Frank Hill5/10/2010
3.5

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