Baxter Dury is hardly a household name in North America. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that far more people are familiar with his late father Ian Dury, the eccentric British new wave artist who wrote the song (and coined the phrase) Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll on his 1977 album New Boots and Panties!! (Fun fact: The young lad standing next to Ian on the cover is Baxter at age six.)
Like a lot of second-generation artists, Baxter has followed in his father’s footsteps to some degree, while also carving out his own path over the course of six esoterically entertaining albums. Bottom line: If you like Ian, you should get to know Baxter. And there’s never been a better time: This year, he released his frank and revealing memoir Chaise Longue, and prepped the forthcoming compilation album Mr. Maserati, due for release in early 2022. Recently, Baxter Zoomed in from his riverfront apartment in London — the same suite where he used to live with his father and a minder known as The Sulfate Strangler — to talk about his life and career, his future plans and whether his father should be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. After you watch that, check out his videos and tunes below, and get more at his website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.