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Sunday, February 13, 2005

Shatner`s ``Rocket Man``

Shatner`s ``Rocket Man``



You have got to love William Shatner, I know I do! This videotaped performance of Elton John's "Rocket Man" for an awards show is something I'd never seen before. I actually think I see what he's going for here, and why at the time it didn't seem quite so ridiculous. But then, 30 years later our collective histories and pop culture have warped it into pure hilarity.

Rock on Shatner. Rock on.


Update: BTW, the video wouldn't show correctly for me in Firefox, but it worked perfectly in IE. YMMV.

3 Comments:

mark said...

If you haven't heard it already, I highly recommend Shatner's recent cover of Pulp's "Common People" at http://www.nme.com/features/110018.htm

[after watching the RocketMan clip I think his talk-singing technique has improved greatly with age]

7:32 PMlink  
Jake said...

You haven't lived until you've seen Stewie from Family Guy perform Shatner's Rocket Man. Pure comic genius.

8:31 AMlink  
Shamus said...

The new Shatner/Ben Folds album is actually pretty good. If nothing else you can't say the guy doesn't put himself out there artistically.

9:38 AMlink  

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