Aerosmith – “Mama Kin” Live
Tell Ya, Honey, How I Feel!
“Mama Kin” was written by Steve Tyler. It was recorded by Aerosmith in 1972 and released on January 13, 1973 for their self-titled debut album. It has become a part of the band’s concert repertoire and has also appeared in several live albums.
“Mama Kin” is Steven Tyler’s idea of a spiritual force that drives creativity and pleasure. “Keep in touch with Mama Kin” means remembering the desires that drive you to excel.
This song helped them get signed under Columbia Records. In fact, Tyler had so much confidence that the song would be a hit that he even has a tattoo on his arm “Ma’ Kin”. They even opened up Mama Kin Music Hall, a music club in Boston, but it eventually closed. Another Swedish band has also been named after the title.
The line, “Sleeping late and smoking tea” was originally written as “Sleeping late in Sunapee,” a small New Hampshire town which many of the band members had ties to.
Steven Tyler isn’t just an incredible singer but also a talented songwriter!