Several days ago, when I composed this post about Echo & the Bunnymen's "The Killing Moon," it occurred to me that while I like several singers who were clearly heavily influenced by Jim Morrison - most notably Julian Cope and the Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch - I don't really care for Morrison himself that much. There is something cool about the deep voice action, sure, but so often Morrison's delivery is sooooo over the top, and the lyrical misses sooooo bad, that I don't think I could ever describe myself as a Doors fan (sorry, Dan).
This got me to thinkin' 'bout other cases where I like the sons better than the fathers. Here are some that came to me right away:
REM, Robyn Hitchcock, Tom Petty
The Beach Boys
Lindsey Buckingham, Lloyd Cole, the Blue Nile, The Negro Problem / Stew
Game Theory/the Loud Family, the Replacements, the Posies
I'm getting diminishing returns from thinking about it more, so I'll throw it over to the readership at this point.
Oh, and while I'm not a Doors fan, I am a fan of this skit. "Greatest hits albums are for housewives and little girls."