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Mama's Boys

In the wake of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal explosion of the early '80s, several bands attempted to blend in with the movement even though they formed long after such bands as Iron Maiden and Def Leppard began to enjoy success, one such band being a hard rockin' trio of brothers, the Mama's Boys. The trio hailed from Northern Ireland and was comprised of Pat McManus (guitar, vocals), John McManus (bass), and Tommy McManus (drums). The band issued several albums during the early to mid-'80s, including such titles as 1982's Plug It In, 1983's Turn It Up, 1984's self-titled release, 1985's Power and Passion, and 1987's Growing Up the Hard Way, which brought the band some mild success in Europe, but failed to amount to much in the U.S. (although the group enjoyed some brief U.S. MTV success with a cover of Slade's "Mama Weer All Crazee Now," until Quiet Riot covered the same song shortly thereafter). The group reunited in 1992 for the recording of a new album, Relativity, which remained shelved until a few years later. In 1994, Tommy McManus passed away after a long battle with leukemia. ~ Greg Prato
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Track List: Power And Passion

1. Hard 'n' Loud

2. Straight Forward, No Looking Back

3. Lettin' Go

4. Needle In The Groove

5. Run

6. Power And Passion

7. Don't Tell Mama

8. The Professor Ii

9. Let's Get High

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Yes, John was the lead singer. Seen them in 1985. Very cool.
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iehouseof8
Something not right with the bio. I thought Pat played bass and sang? I know the bass player sang, not the guitarist.
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The best early metal band from Ireland, simple, but roaring metal from three great musicians
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jkeb3
Saw them open for Fastway in 1984. Awesome. I heard John toured with the new Fastway recently. To bad they didn't come to Cleveland.
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I had the pleasure of seeing these guys open for Ratt and Bon Jovi on July 4, 1985. It's one of those stories where they were the best but the least known. Their sound was on, their song selection was awesome and kept the pace. JBJ was okay, but 7800 really didn't garner any great tunes. Ratt had potential but sounded terrible. In the end, Mama's Boys were easily the best, per 13 others that attended (two preferred Bon Jovi). 'Ratt disappointed ' was the general concensus.

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