Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Adam Cohen

Throughout the history of the music industry it is rare that a child of a star will ever be better than their parent. Look at Frank Sinatra; his son Frank JR and daughter Nancy never amounted to much in the industry other than a wisp of fame in the 60’s. Nearly all of Frank Zappa’s children have had musical ventures and careers of riding the coattails of Frank, but none have ever risen to his level. Hank Williams Junior is just a nasty drunk with none of the heart his father had, though Hank III has potential. None of the kids of the Beatles have made much of an impact.

BUT… Finally there is potential; a kid is doing his father proud. Leonard Cohen’s son Adam has turned out probably the best son of a star album I’ve ever heard. It is as though Adam sat at the foot of the master and actually absorbed and was able to comprehend the genius of his father.

Adam picks up where the interesting Leonard Cohen left off, before his voice turned to gravel and his songs turned into lullabies. Adam is as musically interesting as his father. His poetry/lyrics are every bit as clever as his father. The production is very similar to his father’s but perhaps more interesting. He employs a bevy of the same style back-ground singers, or as Leonard calls them, the angels. Adam’s voice is totally recognizable as a Cohen.

If you are a Leonard Cohen fan, you must pick up this collect, Adam Cohen, Like a Man. You won’t be disappointed.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Bob Marley's offspring? At least a couple of the 40 so kids he fathered have sort of made names for themselves in music. ;)

12:49 PM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

Wow. Just went and listened to "What Other Guy" on Youtube. He is awesome!

Thanks for the tip, Guy!

6:33 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Anon, not so much that they've appeared on my radar.

Darev, he is..

5:00 AM  

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