William Shatner:Has Been - CD

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  1. Lou Sytsma

    Lou Sytsma Producer

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    Say what you will about the man, at least he isn't afraid to make fun of himself.

    Check this out - William Shatner:Has Been
     
  2. John Watson

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    Is it supposed to be music - BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT? [​IMG]
     
  3. Kristian

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    Call me crazy, but I actually enjoyed listening to the first track, "Common People". It starts out funny with Shatner's monologue, but then it becomes a pretty decent rocker.
     
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    Having just won an Emmy, Shatner may actually win a Grammy this year too. [​IMG]

    What's next? A big-screen "TJ Hooker"??

    That's quite an impressive list of guests. Eat your heart out, Leonard Nimoy.
     
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    Did you hear him talk about it on Howard Stern? I think he's SERIOUS and definitely not making fun of himself.

    Actually sounded pretty good (from what Stern played of it... he kept cutting it off before the chorus), then again, I sometimes like quirky, wacky, stuff.
     
  6. Rob Gardiner

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    Personally, I love the song he did with Ben Folds a few years ago (under the name FEAR OF POP) called IN LOVE. Looking forward to this album. [​IMG] How did Henry Rollins get involved? [​IMG]
     
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    His version of Common People is hilarious. The original version by Pulp, stands as the best non-Radiohead single of the nineties, at least to me.
     
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    I really like the song with Rollins. Much of the rest of the album, as heard on the Stern show, has my interest as well.
     
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    I can't wait to hear "That's Me Trying" in full. I love Aimee Mann. The rest of the album sounds great as well.
     
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    I finally got ahold of this album this week, and I LOVE it. This is an extraordinary album, and I rarely give such accolades. "I Can't Get Behind That" with Henry Rollins kicks so much ass, and so does "That's Me Trying" with Aimee Mann (I love her work), and so does every other song! [​IMG]
     
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    Okay, I like this album.
     
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    I've had a low-quality mp3 of his 1978 take on "Rocket Man," as introduced by songwriter Bernie Taupin, for awhile now, but was recently surprised to find that video of it has surfaced.

    http://www.filmcement.org/rummage/archives/000133.html

    You can also find it elsewhere for download. Do a search.

    Tremendous. Especially the loosey-goosey 3rd Bill that materializes.
     
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  14. Bill GrandPre

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    I think Ben Folds deserves a lot of credit for producing and arranging a great album that could have easily fallen into the "novelty" trap.
     

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