Friday, October 15, 2004

"Has Been"

William Shatner has a new CD out. Yes, back in the '60s, Bill gave us the much maligned "The Transformed Man". But this one is quite different, and actually very, very good. Combining the talents of Ben Folds (an excellent musician from NC, his band Ben Fold Five broke up in 2000 and he is embarking on a solo career), Joe Jackson, Aimee Mann, Henry Rollins, and several others, the CD is an eclectic and surprisingly lyrical emotional ride. This is an EXCELLENT CD. I know it sounds weird, I know you won't believe me, but check it out for yourself at either Amazon.com or at the official website for the album.

Play the first track Common People, or the last one Real. Or the hysterical I Can't Get Behind That with Henry Rollins. Listen to these and tell me they aren't good.