Tuesday, 3 June 2014

...and they also played an amazing version of "Gimme Shelter"

Continuing with the local bands, this time it's the turn of Mamma Kin. According to their Facebook page Mamma Kin were formed in 2002 and a year later they released their first demo, which was enough to book them gigs for gigs on all the music scenes of Athens, major festivals (culminating in Rockwave 2012) and more in mainland Greece and the Greek islands. Their music is a mix of 70's hard rock and punk rock 'n' roll, but they have items of their own that ‘‘don’t stick anywhere’’. Their first album entitled'' Crime Does Pay'', was released in 2008 with producer Ottomo (producer of Monika's "Avatar"), and got remarkable reviews. At the end of 2012 the band released their second album entitled'' Silver Bullets''. They have shared the stage with all major Greek rock bands as well as many foreign names such as Marky Ramone, Dead Moon, Nashville Pussy, Fuzztones, Peter Pan Speedrock, Mad Sin, Demented Are Go, etc.
I finally got to see them in December last year at the Zero club in Athens.
The gig was opened by 700 Machines.
Then, Mamma Kin came on playing "rock n roll as it was born, but even more wild, untamed and orgy". 

My favourite was "Rock'N'Roll Spirit" from their second album. 

They played songs from both albums and they also played an amazing version of "Gimme Shelter" before which their bass player informed us that "Keith Richards is 70 years old this week, but he rocks more than anyone of you!"

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