Thursday, April 5, 2012
SOTD: William Shatner and Toots Hibbert cover the Police
Remember the Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" about the man who was on an airplane and kept seeing a man on the wing of the plane? The main actor was a guy named William Shatner who later went on to find fame in a TV show called TJ Hooker with a woman named Heather Locklear who was married to members of Motley Crue and Bon Jovi after Charles in Charge broke up with her.
Anyways...this TJ Hooker guy went on to do commercials for an online based airplane ticket agency, which is ironic considering his beginnings. He made enough from his commercials to fund one of the most...um...interesting album of 80s cover songs. On this album he enlisted the help of a down-and-out nobody named Toots Hibbert (normally I would never say a negative thing about Toots - he's the guy who sang Split Personality - but he sank pretty low on this one and I feel like my shit talking is justified).
Here's Captain Kirk and the 54-46 guy doing a cover of the Police song "Walking on the Moon"
I wanted to expose this to the world but I never wanted to contaminate one of my podcasts with it, so, if you decide to share this with another Earthling, please do not mention Tone and Wave.