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William Shatner is Iron Man! Yes indeed. It's just a little taste of what's in store for us in his soon-to-be-released Seeking Major Tom.
posted by flapjax at midnite (29 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm buying this sucker as soon as I can.

Track listing here.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 9:09 PM on September 29, 2011




Does reciting melodramatic spoken word renditions of popular songs only work if you're already famous? I'm asking for, um, a friend.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 9:11 PM on September 29, 2011



I heard Peter Schilling's Major Tom long before I heard David Bowie's.

Before you get too mad, I was 10.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 9:15 PM on September 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


Hehe. I may have, too, Pogo.

I don't love all his stuff, but I still love this.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 9:27 PM on September 29, 2011


Oh man.

I want this so much I'm vaguely ashamed.
posted by rewil at 9:28 PM on September 29, 2011


wow, he's doing silver machine. that might be... interesting.
posted by sleepy pete at 9:29 PM on September 29, 2011


His previous album, Has Been, was actually kind of brilliant. This one looks less promising. I'll still definitely be buying this, though.
posted by asnider at 9:41 PM on September 29, 2011 [4 favorites]


I heard Peter Schilling's Major Tom long before I heard David Bowie's.

Well, I heard Shatner's Common People before I heard Pulp's.
posted by chavenet at 9:53 PM on September 29, 2011 [6 favorites]


Much of what Shatner does is silly but his I Can't Get Behind That with Henry Rollins is so much fun.
posted by zzazazz at 10:10 PM on September 29, 2011 [6 favorites]


He's also on Lemon Jelly's Go - which plays to his strengths pretty well, if you ask me.
posted by aubilenon at 11:19 PM on September 29, 2011


Much of what Shatner does is silly but his I Can't Get Behind That yt with Henry Rollins is so much fun.

Holy shit!
posted by cavalier at 12:25 AM on September 30, 2011


Cleopatra Records is still going? I remember when they were churning out goth-by-numbers in the early 1990s (they seemed to have every band in the southern United States who sounded vaguely like the Sisters Of Mercy circa 1984 on their roster, along with a bunch of electro-industrial that WaxTrax passed over, later supplemented with some fairly generic trance). I was wondering if they'd finally get their moment now that the hip kids were getting into goth (see also: Austra, Zola Jesus and such), but I guess not.
posted by acb at 2:27 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


William Shatner talking about his musical inspiration is like Spock talking about his latest orgasm. It's not logical, but at the same time it's too logical.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:33 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


You make the strangest comments.
posted by cavalier at 4:09 AM on September 30, 2011


Much of what Shatner does is silly but his I Can't Get Behind That with Henry Rollins is so much fun.

zzazazz, I just can't thank you for this. OTOH, BWAHHAHAHAHA. I'll be inflicting this one on friends.
posted by MonkeyToes at 4:27 AM on September 30, 2011


I'm still waiting for Shatner's Tekwars to be put to opera.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:31 AM on September 30, 2011


Normally I only buy Shatner music when Ben Folds is involved, but I could make an exception.
posted by Mcable at 5:07 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wait, I just looked at the track list...Shatner is doing a cover of Bohemian Rhapsody? Holy crap.
posted by Mcable at 5:19 AM on September 30, 2011


I must be in the minority here, but this looks like it has a real short shelf life. As curious as I am to hear how he'd mangle "Twilight Zone", I don't think I could get past "She Blinded Me With Science".
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 6:42 AM on September 30, 2011


I'm holding out for a Rick Rubin produced cover of LL Cool J's "I'm That Type Of Guy" just to hear Shatner say "I'm the type of guy that says pudding is delicious".
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 6:49 AM on September 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


I just wish Bill would get over his hissy fit with George Takei! Girls, give it a rest!!
posted by kuppajava at 7:57 AM on September 30, 2011




Has anyone ever noticed that from the side, the Shat's head looks like a block of wood? It's kind of uncanny.
posted by SPUTNIK at 8:44 AM on September 30, 2011


I mean, I like the guy and all, but Block. Of. Wood.
posted by SPUTNIK at 8:48 AM on September 30, 2011


Loosk to be a grate ablum
posted by clvrmnky at 9:22 AM on September 30, 2011


Close, but no Ballad of Bilbo Baggins
posted by mikelieman at 11:02 AM on September 30, 2011


Sadly, I feel like the spoken word version of Space Oddity has already been done.

Though I have a feeling I might end up preferring Shatner's Learning to Fly to the original.
posted by Kaleidolia at 8:10 PM on September 30, 2011


Brother Wayne Kramer!
posted by AJaffe at 8:20 AM on October 1, 2011


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