Cover? Your ears maybe!
Not that Ozzy Osbourne needs any excuse to drink, but this latest offering from your friend and mine, William “What is the Colour of Grass on Your Planet” Shatner’s new rock album is likely to spell the end of the most versatile liver in entertainment. Shatner is recording “Seeking Major Tom”, due for release in a week’s time.
Now if the title has a familiar ring to it, it is because his efforts are a conceptual form of offering following the star from David Bowie’s iconic “Space Oddity” and feature Shatner’s personally picked selection of ‘spacey tunes’ (remember, he used to be a spaceman?).
His previous dallies into the rock charts started in 1968 with “The Transformed Man” which included covers of “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and “Mr Tambourine Man” (the mind boggles!), and in 2004 he got past security to record “Has Been” with Ben Folds which included songs “Common People” and a duet with Henry Rollins.
But some P-addict record executive has done it again, loosening the straight jacket just enough to allow Billy to record again, and while I don’t know the entire track list, here is an excerpt of him recording his (soon) worldwide hit, “Iron Man” by Ozzy and the lads…so, so sorry Oz!