So Spock's captain also made a record or two. Actually, over time, he has made several, but this one is way up there in the awful level.
His rendition of "Mr. Tambourine Man" is, well, different.
I have to say that I was never a Kirk fan. My guys were Bones and Scotty. But I started liking Shatner after seeing him at a Trekkie convention. He had me howling with laughter - I loved his sense of humor. The best word I can think of for it is "impish". While I never passionately followed him, I loved his Denny Crane in Boston Legal. And I've enjoyed his Trek documentaries. Recently I heard that when he realized how difficult he had been when working on Star Trek he went back to people and tried to make amends. If so, that's impressive - big egos don't do such things easily.
I stumbled across a listing for his autobiography recently. Wherever it was (I can't find that particular listing now, of course) the first chapter was excerpted. He had me in tears from more than one direction. I'm going to have to buy it now. I think I may be becoming a fan.
*Note to younger folk - a record was made of vinyl, had two sides, was roughly a foot in diameter, and was not stored on some itty bitty digital thingy that I could and would lose in about 2 seconds.