I… I don’t even know where to begin. I mean, it’s not like I expected Alan Moore to be capable of singing, but then, I never thought a video would surface of Alan Moore and his utter lack of vocal talent crooning for six straight painful minutes. I guess I’d be a little pissed if he could sing; the man has more writing talent than most people on the planet, so it would be unfair if he sounded like Elvis as well, but… man, this is rough. Oh, the delightful cherry on this pie of insanity is that the band Moore is singing with is called Downtown Joe and the Retro Spankees. (Via Newsarama)
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