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on December 17, 2013
What can you say? Neither of these guys were musicians, and I'm sure they got put up to making these recordings by producers who wanted to capitalize on the popularity of Star Trek to move as much merchandise as possible. Of the two, Nimoy's attempts seem the most straight-faced, and he probably could have had a steady, if undistinguished career as a folk singer, had he wanted to.
It's harder to tell with Shatner just how much tongue is jammed into cheek here, but I hear a good deal of humor in the effort, other than the fact that his singing, like Tiny Tim's, is just so bad that it's good in its own way. Despite the cover, I don't know that Shatner actually plays the guitar on any of these tracks, but in any case it's his singing that captures the show. You haven't lived until you've heard him Sprechstimme his way through a jingle as if he were doing Shakespeare, only to culminate by screaming "Mr. Tambourine Man!!!" like Stanley in "A Streetcar Named Desire" bellowing "Stella!!" as he weaves down the street.
Wish I still had the vinyl disks for these, but all the content is here on the CD. Big fun.