Another unlikely musical collaboration from the legendary performer.
Let’s face it, we’re living in difficult and divided times. But if one man can bring our fractured and tribal world into a state of unity, then it must be William Shatner, right? The 89-year-old Shatner’s remarkable and prolific music career continues afoot, with a new album called The Blues in the offing, and as a preview of that, he’s teamed with Canned Heat – or at least what passes as Canned Heat these days after numerous line-up changes – for a new Shatnerfied version of their big hit Let’s Work Together.
It’s not, to be fair, the Shat’s best song, but a sub-par Shatner tune is still worth a listen. As ever, he gives it his all, approaching the hippy-era cry for unity (that originated in another divided and confrontational era) with a Shakespearian vigour. And isn’t that just what we all need right now?