Well, it's Friday and you know what that means. Yes, my Oriental flunky Hop-Sing and I are off to that polygamous compound in Texas for an old fashioned Red State Father's Day weekend. As a result, posting by moi will necessarily be somewhat fitful for a few days, nor will any marriages be consummated.
But until then, as always, here's a fun project for you all to contemplate:
BEST OR WORST ROCK STAR'S KIDS TURNED PERFORMERS!!!!
And by "kids" we mean "hellspawn" who have followed in the footsteps of their rock star parents and embarked on a career, however brief or appalling, of their own.
Okay, here's my totally top of my head Top Nine:
9/8/7. Wilson Phillips [worst]
Along with Milli Vanillia and Richard Marx, these three represented the full flowering of the soulless corporate pop that dominated the early 90s, thus making grunge a historical imperative.
6. Jakob Dylan [best]
Not his dad, obviously, but a nice looking kid. Heh. Incidentally, I put this clip -- a cover of "Lawyers Guns and Money" with Warren Zevon's son Jordan -- up the other day, but I just had to post it again because it's so fricking good.
5/4. Nelson [worst]
Who was your favorite Nelson -- Matthew or Gunnar? Seriously, these kids sucked, but they nonetheless had the wit to hire William Wegman to photograph two of his weimeraners in blonde wigs for one of their album covers.
3. Zak Starkey [best]
With the Who at the Concert For New York City. I've watched this clip a zillion times, and Ringo's kid blows me away every time -- channelling Keith Moon and yet adding his own thing. Fabulous.
2. Kim Wilde ([best AND worst]
She couldn't sing much, but god, she was a dish. Incidentally, if you're wondering who her dad was, it was minor pre-Beatles Brit teen idol Marty Wilde.
And the number one rock star offspring, it's so obvious it's not even a fricking contest, is --
1. Jeff Buckley [best]
His father's son, obviously, and every bit as mesmerizing.
Awrighty then -- who would your choices be?
[Shameless Blogwhore: My parallel Father's Day movie listomania is now up over at Box Office. As always, if you could see your way to leaving a comment, an angel gets his wings.]