Song of the Day – “Mr. Tambourine Man” by William Shatner

Okay… FUCK Lemmy.  He’s a fucking bitch-ass POSER!  YEAH!

Now this is what Rock N’ Roll is all about.  Shatner is the man.

And he took us all back to school to learn how to rock good with his 1968 album “The Transformed Man”.  It is an odyssey on all that is Rock Awesomeness.  It’s balls-to-the-walls blistering heavy funk-metal-thrash-groove-skank-ultra-hip-hop-mellow-punk-hardcore Rock N’ Roll from the fifth motherfucking dimension.  Let your mind be blown by this pinnacle of human culture, and you will spend an eternity picking up the pieces of your Shatner-Blown mind.

Nah, just kidding.  The only reason the album wasn’t instantly forgotten is because it is unintentionally hilarious.  I mean come on!  Listen to this garbage!  The backing singers sound like their on fucking Quaaludes!  And I don’t know what Shatner is on, but it sure ain’t target.

He managed to put out a second album… that wasn’t like the first.  It’s actually very good because it shows that he doesn’t take himself seriously as a cultural icon.  And I think he only became a cultural icon because Star Trek was such an appealing show to people.

The main reason I like the old Star Trek show is because of the female androids that appeared in 3 (possibly 4) episodes.  And Shatner is The Man in my book because he kissed and probably fucked at least two of those female androids.

But good freaking gord this song is bad.  It easily fits into the so bad it’s hilarious category.  I remember the first time I heard this song, and his version of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, I was outside on a break at a previous job.  I had headphones on and was listening to the radio.  I spit coffee and began to laugh uncontrollably.  I had to explain to people that 1) I was listening to William Shatner singing “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and 2) I wasn’t making that up.

I haven’t listened to this album in a long while, and hearing this song again, I’m reminded why.