Bruce Campbell was in Toronto yesterday to promote Ripley’s Believe It or Not! at Fan Expo. During an interview with CityNews he revealed that he wants to cut an album.
Bruce Campbell was in Toronto at Fan Expo yesterday to promote Ripley’s Believe It or Not! which will be airing on DTOUR starting Aug. 28 at 10 p.m. While he was only there for a whirlwind of a day, signing autographs and doing press on every medium he managed to take time out to do an interesting on air interview for CityNews.
Host Lindsay Dunn may have uncovered something new for the actor’s fans to look forward to. While we can’t tell if Bruce is joking or not, the concept is pretty intriguing if it actually comes to pass. If you were to think of the most unlikely future project for Campbell to undertake what would it be?
When asked by Ms. Dunn if he were going to release a music album, we weren’t prepared for the answer but we were pleasantly surprised. Looking thoughtful for a moment, he then responded, “One day I will. You can believe that.”
Apparently, this is not a drill. This got us to thinking about concepts for albums and the possibilities were endless and amusing. Now, he says that it will be titled, “Bruce Campbell speaks America” and that it would be a spoken word record because “it’s time.”
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Of course, we thought of one of Campbell’s favorite actors, William Shatner almost immediately. Believe it or not, he began recording in 1968. His first album was called The Transformed Man and it featured his spoken word take on Mr. Tambourine Man and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
However, in 1978 while hosting the Saturn Awards, he decided to do a cover of Rocket Man by Elton John as Frank Sinatra. That was a sight to behold. Well, see for yourself.
Now, Mr. Shatner is sort of embarrassed by his effort but he shouldn’t be. You can clearly tell he wasn’t serious at all when he was performing it. Segue to years later and he released a more contemporary album, Has Been where he did more covers featuring Pulp’s Common People. Genius!
What would Bruce Campbell do if he actually “Shatnered” an album? Well, we know that he prefers soft rock, Tom Jones and country music according to the guest DJ gig that he did at KCRW in Santa Monica a few years back.
Maybe he could do covers of The Carpenters, The Eagles and The Man in Black, Johnny Cash. However, when we first interviewed Bruce in 2017, he told us that Elvis was his go-to for karaoke. Perhaps, he could take on some of the King’s tunes like Viva Las Vegas or A Little Less Conversation.
We have no idea if this will even happen but you better believe if it does, we will definitely order a copy.
Do you have any suggestions for a Bruce Campbell album? What songs would you like to hear him take on? Let us know in the comments.