Louder Than War

Saturday, December 18, 2004

She came from Greece, she had a thirst for knowledge

William Shatner - Common People

If you're looking for quirky cover versions, things don't get much stranger than this. Captain Kirk along with Joe Jackson, covering Pulp's Common People. Shatner turns it into a spoken word monologue with a kind of thrash rock chorus.

Shatner's album 'Has Been', produced by Ben Folds, was described slightly unfairly by NME as "one of the least highly anticipated albums of the year". It also features collaborations with Aimee Mann, Lemon Jelly and Henry Rollins.

The thing is, although this is of course frivolous novelty - I really rather like it.


  • Can't believe you posted this with no reference to the balad of bilbo baggins ;)

    By Blogger paul, at 11:31 AM  

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