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A New Album For Bill Shatner

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I'm enjoying Amanda's thread immensely http://hhplace.org/topic/22873-links-to-the-worst-music-ever/, but I wonder if there might be room for a parallel thread where irony is all.  Take this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lul-Y8vSr0I  Taupin and Shatner.  Isn't it fabulous?  So I was thinking, what songs need a William Shatner spoken version?  I'll start the ball rolling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WChywYrwHBY  If we get enough we could pitch it as an album idea to help fund the site. 

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Oh gosh, the Bill Shatner spoken version of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE0pwJ5PMDg  Actually, I had to go and check that he hadn't already done it, but no. (Phew.  I'd have looked silly.)  So come on chaps, take your earphones out, tune into the songs that live in your head and then imagine Shatner murdering them.  Music of the Lambs if you will.

 

The antidote to Amanda's wonderful thread is that we'll have some nice songs to listen to.

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 Dear Megan,

Well, I've had a look around and I'm afraid there's nothing I can do. It has in fact bombed.

I'll be brutally honest, what you have here is a very short stick with no carrots and your ball has stopped rolling.

Unless of course I'm to be proved wrong by one of the other members.

 

Why not try opening a thread about skirt lengths or heel heights or cars or something then gradually subvert it?

Generally threads about measurements and outings in heels go down very well.

Alternatively you could try repackaging this one, put some numbers in it and and Bung it in "for the guys section" :cheeky:

 

 

 

 

ps, thank you for your kind words re my own music thread.

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I know this may be a shock to the whole universe, but William Shatner's musical/spoken acclaim hasn't quite hit the top 10, 100, or 1000. He might have slipped into the top 10,000, but no one seems to notice. Leonard Nimoy had a couple of successes also, but their notoriety was only a little better than Bill's. Well that has about maxed out my Treky knowledge and trivia.

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OK, I'll play (but I'm not very good), I think he needs to mix it up a little:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4MXo7cW_e0

 

.... and as if we didn't anticipate that a search as absurd as "captain kirk rap" will actually get a result:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBzoBgfm55w

though it does lack the poignant authenticity of Rocketman.

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Oh gosh! The Ace of Spades. Perfect!  What about this? https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=case+of+you+joni+mitchell&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=ooafVLOmCIXxUJ6Ug6gL  I'm vandalising one of my favourite songs, so it's quite a sacrifice.

 

Ooooooh, definitely too much of a sacrifice, I try to imagine Bill's version but my brain just lets out a hideous shriek, kicks me out and slams all the doors and windows shut!

( My favourite cover version of that song is by Jane Monheit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg0Xcy2MFWc )

 

Not sure if this link will work but I hope it does...

 

I'm hoping this will be more like a William Shatner version of Motorhead's best:

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYJUywl7CFw

 

Brilliant musicianship, makes me wonder if Captain Kirk had his own sideboard on the starship Enterprise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FDoQTyYWzM

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You know, 'Just before our love got lost' with Joni Mitchell's fragile voice is maybe the saddest thing I've ever heard.  You listen to the rest of the song in tears.  It's clear that it's based on real happening.  No cover is better than Bill Shatner, Or different.  But can you imagine the Shatner of this?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5782PQO5is

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Got couple here for you Megan...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbLDI5lNdRQ

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_JowIDZgoI

 

I hope these meet your expectations...


Just found this little gem as well, which may be quite topical bearing in mind New Year's Eve is fast approaching. Enjoy...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwaxWoJPUC0

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You know, 'Just before our love got lost' with Joni Mitchell's fragile voice is maybe the saddest thing I've ever heard.  You listen to the rest of the song in tears.  It's clear that it's based on real happening.  No cover is better than Bill Shatner, Or different.  But can you imagine the Shatner of this?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5782PQO5is

 

"Blue" is another Joni Mitchell song I first came across as a cover version. I think Bill could do an amazing rendition of it as the last track on the album (it would be like the piano scene in the film "Green Card" with Gerard Depardieu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0vyMuAkOYQ ).

Just thought that Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry Be Happy" would be a lovely track in the spirit of the album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-diB65scQU

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Thank you, classic Shatner, though I wonder if he was too familiar with Bohemian Rhapsody.  What about this, from Futurama? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmYQfFWEiYo  It's followed by the lines, 'How can you do a spoken version of a rap song?' 'I don't know, but he just did it.'

 

I did mention early on that, given how prolific he is, we might run the risk occasionally of reinventing the wheel.  So we need to be imaginative.  My next offering is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmYQfFWEiYo  Now, I think this would work on a lot of counts.  For a start, it tells a story, so with Bill's intonation you've got the feeling of interminable Grandpa story.  And it already has pauses for him to mistime.

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Now I'm curious, what was your second link supposed to be? I tried a quick search on your "Grandpa" clue and found this strange homage to a Mark Twain quote https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=qgpsGmGyG0Q#t=46 but I don't think a Bill cover would do much for it.

 

Now this on the other hand may be a suitable challenge for our dear starfleet captain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xb-pX7sIjFY#t=16

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