Friday , May 17 2024

Cone of Silence, Please

William Shatner has another record coming out:

    William Shatner is set to release a new album.

    Guest musicians on the new disc, which was produced by Ben Folds of the Ben Folds Five, include former Black Flag lead singer Henry Rollins and country star Brad Paisley.

    The new album isn’t the first foray into recording for the Montreal-born actor best known for playing James T. Kirk, the captain of the starship Enterprise on the original Star Trek series.

    In 1968, Shatner released his first album The Transformed Man, which includes spoken-word cover versions of the Beatles’ Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds and Bob Dylan’s Mr. Tambourine Man.

    Although Shatner intended The Transformed Man to be taken seriously, it’s become something of a camp classic.

    The Hip Surgery Music Guide, an internet guide that celebrates offbeat musical genres, says the songs can be taken as examples of “either impassioned intensity or pompous overacting.” [CBC]

Can he help it if he articulates well and with gusto?

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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