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Glam Dads

Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 12:00AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments8 Comments
Happy Father's Day to the many Glam dads out there.


A lot of our favorite Glam heroes have kids - some have been honest about not being the best fathers while others are truly devoted to their kids. When I was trying to think of a song to talk about today, I had a really hard time coming up with anything positive... let alone Glam. In fact, I failed miserably.


There are all sorts of negative Glam songs about dads, especially Ugly Kid Joe's remake of "Cat's in the Cradle." That song is downright harsh. Do you think the negative tones are reminiscent of poor childhoods or just musicians blaming angst on their dads? Perhaps it's a masculine issue, too. There are so many positive songs about mothers...I feel there should be just as many about fathers. Someone - anyone - help me think of a positive Glam tune about dads. Please, don't suggest "Butterfly Kisses" though because 1) the song makes me twitch and 2) it ain't Glam.


In the meantime, here's my favorite musical dads - Aerosmith - performing "Love In An Elevator."


Reader Comments (8)

Also, 80% of glam songs are about how we become dads in the first place, so that counts for something, right ?
June 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Oh - I thought house of pain was more harsh than cats in the cradle ( plus it was not a cover ).

June 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
...speaking of Bob Carlise, I met him some time before "Butterfly Kisses" when he released his Michael Bolton-like self-titled album. And nothing can make me twitch more than a Michael Bolton tune.

But even though I'm not a father (although I look so much more like one with a beard), I did win a $75 gift certificate at Gander Mountain in a raffle for Father's Day. Too bad it's not a great place to take a date so I might become a father..some day.
June 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTommy
Okay, this technically isn't a song about a father, but on Britny Fox's "Long Way To Live" Tommy Paris dedicates "Over and Out", which is pretty sentimental lyrically, to his dad.

And I think you've inadvertantly come up with a great post topic, Allyson: "What glam song makes you twitch?" :-D
June 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDai Raion
i cant think of any but Allyson i think you should get a satelite radio station
June 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercrüe düde
Happy Father's day Valentine and to all glam dads world wide..Best wishes always =)
June 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
Thanks, Joe!

I can't think of any Dad related glam songs off the top of my head but I'll try to figure something out...
June 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterValentine

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