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» Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Recordings They Wish They'd Forgotten
Anyone who has participated in SF fandom in the past thirty-five years has heard about two recordings done by a couple of Star Trek principals back in the "swinging 60s." Both recordings were famous for their extreme kitsch factor.

Previously, one had to own the record albums these recordings had been immortalized on to hear these gems (or else hear about them second hand), but thanks to the Internet, no more! Sample, in all its 60s weirdness, a video done by Leonard Nimoy (with "flower power" chicks in pointed ears) to his (in)famous "Ballad of Bilbo Baggins".

And here's a video reminiscent of an acid trip, the even more infamous William Shatner recording of "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" complete with groovy 60s icongraphy. Cool, man...