Talk:William Shatner's musical career

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If this page is a joke, it's actually funny. -- Miguel —Preceding comment was added at 21:53, 22 August 2003 (UTC)

You know, just yesterday, I was thinking we ought to ban EofT. But with a sense of humor like this, I'm having second thoughts! Have a good weekend, everyone. ^_^ --Uncle Ed 21:54, 22 Aug 2003 (UTC)
This page is not a joke. It is dead serious. You must hear his version. Once you do, you will for the first time consider various adjectives acceptable as part of NPOV. Expand your horizons. Dig it up on Kzaa or GNUtella. EofT —Preceding comment was added at 21:56, 22 August 2003 (UTC)
My intent was to discourage the content police from deleting it -- Miguel —Preceding comment was added at 22:11, 22 August 2003 (UTC)
I have' heard it. It's the worst singing of ever heard! It's so bad, it's pathetic -- but -- it's so pathetic that it's funny!!! --Uncle Ed 21:58, 22 Aug 2003 (UTC)
What about Nimoy's version of "If I Had a Hammer"? That's worse than Ballad of Bilbo Baggins, at least. Perhaps as bad as Lucy, but maybe not that bad... Adam Bishop 21:59, 22 Aug 2003 (UTC)
I credited Nimoy mostly because mere words cannot express how bad Shatner's Lucy is, so comparing it to something almost as bad almost does it credit. One theory is that Nimoy and Shatner decided to exploit their fame by just putting out incredibly bad albums for money, just to see if Star Trek fans (who were not yet the cash cow they are today) would buy them no matter what. EofT —Preceding comment was added at 22:04, 22 August 2003 (UTC)


What a great way to begin a Sabbath evening. No one could call this "work", eh? --Uncle Ed 22:07, 22 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Decidedly not. I think we may have found an all-purpose troll bridge. Every time someone has a dispute, require them to come work on Worst music of all time to contemplate the true meaning of objectivity and neutrality. EofT —Preceding comment was added at 22:23, 22 August 2003 (UTC)
Oh c'mon -- the Shatner version isnt that bad. :) -戴&#30505sv 22:42, Aug 22, 2003 (UTC)
It also isn't so bad to force every single troll to have to listen to it and provide an objective and professional review, agreed in detail with their enemies. Irreconcilable conflict of views? Listen again! Eventually all must come to agree, and quite rapidly considering the penalty. If they want true troll status they must work at it. EofT —Preceding comment was added at 22:49, 22 August 2003 (UTC)


Somewhere I have a CD of 20 some odd tracks, all sung/spoken by Shatner and Nimoy.. I'll try to find it and get everyone some info on it, it's a must own. --Dante Alighieri 03:56, 23 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Nimoy superior?[edit]

Having heard the musical works of both Shatner and Nimoy, I can confirm that Nimoy's recordings are far better. They're cheesy, but tolerable. Shatner's music is ear-wrenching. Fredrik 13:58, 20 Apr 2004 (UTC)

I don't understand you! Leonard Nimoy's "If i had a Hammer" is a great version, also "Put a little Love in your Heart" and "Gentle on my Mind". Shatner is a poor Singer, but his "Lucy in the sky with Diamonds" is a great acting, like Tim Curry in the Rocky Horror Picture Show. -- 13:41, 2 Nov 2004 (UTC)

"Thank you, Bill. That was . . . insane." But seriously folks, if you think his "Lucky in the Sky" was hilarious, wait until you check out his version of "Mr. Tamborine Man." Warning!: Don't listen to this while drinking a beverage (I'm not kidding). Edeans 06:10, 17 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Article Title[edit]

This article's title is awkward, and non-standard. I propose that it be moved to Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (William Shatner cover). Are there any objections? --DropDeadGorgias (talk) 15:37, Apr 18, 2005 (UTC)

I agree. —Teklund 10:29, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
And slightly over a year later no one has done it. How Wikipedia of us!
Seriously, I propose renaming it Musical career of William Shatner, in accordance with our naming conventions. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Daniel Case (talkcontribs) 04:02, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
When this discussion was started this article was titled William Shatner's version of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", but it was rewritten and moved by User:Philwelch on June 5, 2005. Gargile (talk) 00:35, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Rocket Man[edit]

I saw this Sci-Fi awards show when it aired. I remember Shatner sitting on a stool singing the song, but I don't remember thinking it was that bad. Of course I was 14 at the time, so... capitalist 05:05, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

A third album![edit]

Apparently there's a very rare third album by Shatner, Captain of the Starship, from 1978. It should definitely be mentioned in this article. The only info I have found about it is at Frank's Vinyl Musem. Does anyone know anything more? Teklund 21:16, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

  • I think there might be another one, also recorded live. I remember seeing an ad for it in Starlog. The cover shows Shatner, wearing a silver jumpsuit, looking defiantly at a few microphones. It's possible it might be the same album as described at the Vinyl Museum site with a variant cover. I agree it should be included, although since this article is more about his musical career, and Captain of the Starship appears not to be musical in nature, maybe it's better to add it to the main article. 23skidoo 04:34, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

I think it should be added. It fits here better than anywhere else. Besides: perhaps move to "recording career" or somesuch? — Phil Welch (t) (c) 07:18, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Has Been[edit]

Something should probably be mentioned about "I Can't Get Behind That," Shatner's duo with Henry Rollins on Has Been. I thought it was hilarious, and it received a fair amount of radio airplay in my area. Willbyr 20:14, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Delete section on Nemoy[edit]

I feel there isn't a reason to have an entire section on Nemoy's career in this article as it is not within its scope. What do you guys think? I will wait until August 7th to delete the section so there is time for discussion to begin. --Xander the Potato Vanquisher 18:37, 25 July 2006 (UTC)


Certainly I personally agree that Shatners singing is awful. But that's not encyclopedic, andneithe ris this article. 13:58, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

The correct phrase is probably (to quote Leonard Nimoy in a slightly different context) "Whatever rocks your boat." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 21:34, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Audio extract required[edit]

This article desperately needs a sample of Mr. Shatner's singing. The article mentions the ending of "Mr. Tambourine Man", so an extract including that would be perfect. HairyWombat (talk) 06:53, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Done. Added to article. HairyWombat (talk) 20:12, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

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