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Postby Kay » Sun 23 Jan 2011 16:06 GMT

This is the worst YouTube musical video I have ever heard.

William Shatner sings "Mr Tambourine Man".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekMYBvhhMg0

I challenge you to find anything worse by someone famous!
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Postby Graeme » Sun 23 Jan 2011 18:23 GMT

How about Shatner's buddy Mr Spock singing the legend of Bilbo Baggins....it's terrible..yet quite funny.
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Postby Dave » Sun 23 Jan 2011 19:22 GMT

You beat me to it, Graeme! :lol:

It's terrible, sure enough. But at least there's a tune to it, even if the quality of the singing is mediocre. Kay and I watched him singing "Ruby (Don't Take Your Love To Town)" earlier this evening, which is how we stumbled across Bill S's offering. I'd already heard him (Shatner) doing "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", which is bad - but his rendition of "Ruby" is even worse!
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Postby ruggie » Sun 23 Jan 2011 19:51 GMT

The Spock one is at least consistent - cheerfully amateur in everything including the video quality (or is that the result of transcribing US 405-line TV?) I'm not sure which is worse on the Shatner one - the backing music or Shatner's effort. Surely he could have done better than that in his first term at drama school... Anyway, it all seems to me like a low-budget scramble to cash in on the movie.

Both could take lesons from Peter Sellers' "Hard Day's Night" - or even "Balham - Gateway to the South"
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Postby ruggie » Sun 23 Jan 2011 19:56 GMT

This artist isn't famous, but...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXcKrq2hEnE
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Postby Trev » Sun 23 Jan 2011 22:36 GMT

Agree with all the above, but, this might be worse.
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Postby Dave » Mon 24 Jan 2011 03:29 GMT

ruggie wrote:cheerfully amateur in everything including the video quality (or is that the result of transcribing US 405-line TV?)


Not 405-line, Ruggie - it's in colour, so presumably it's NTSC's 535-line standard if it's video. Any glitches in the picture quality are more likely to be file compression.

As for Bill Shatner, I have a horrible feeling he did a whole album in the same style - including the aforementioned "Lucy..." I have no idea why he did it, and I sincerely wish he hadn't. Could he have been taking the mick out of Leonard Nimoy, I wonder?
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Postby Dave » Mon 24 Jan 2011 03:58 GMT

@ Trev:

Wow, I never realised Mr T could sing!

Oh, hang on... actually, forget that. Pity the fool. :lol:
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Postby Trev » Mon 24 Jan 2011 07:41 GMT

Maybe we could coin a phrase here for anything really, really, worse than normal..........

It's a Shatner!

or

So and so is doing a Shatner!
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Postby Kay » Mon 24 Jan 2011 17:51 GMT

Oh, Trev. That was truly awful. There's Mr T in his funny little shorts and that woman in the frumpy frock dancing out of step with the other backing singers.

That was definitely a Shatner!
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Postby ruggie » Mon 24 Jan 2011 18:40 GMT

I hate to make things seem even worse, but please take note that this is the land of apple pie, and Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Mr T's video has had over 4 million views. I fear that most of them were taking it seriously.

And there's nothing much wrong with Mr T's singing...
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Postby Trev » Mon 24 Jan 2011 22:09 GMT

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Postby Dave » Tue 25 Jan 2011 02:47 GMT

Aargh - Rickrolled on our own forum! :brickwall: :crackup:
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Postby Trev » Tue 25 Jan 2011 06:53 GMT

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Postby ruggie » Wed 26 Jan 2011 22:58 GMT

My turn to live in a country where a video is blocked - on copyright grounds. Apparently, Vevo has only sorted out copyright isues for US & Canada so far:

VEVO is committed to making all of its videos available worldwide. To make that happen, we must work through a range of business and legal issues. Please know that we are working diligently to make this happen. Our team at VEVO knows that Music is a truly global experience and that there are many people outside of the United States & Canada who would enjoy access to the VEVO video library and we will work as hard as we can to expand the availability of our service.

Much of the VEVO video library is available through our VEVO channel on YouTube which is accessible by users in many different countries.
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