(Note: This does not infer that Shatner's early musical works are deliberately campy. They do, however, set a standard.)
2. To parody yourself (a la William Shatner's commercials for Priceline).
Newsweek: Doesn't it bother you that your version of "Mr. Tambourine Man" is a camp classic?
William Shatner: ...yes, in the beginning it bothered methat people singled it out and poked fun at it. They didn't know what I was doing. The album, "The Transformed Man" is much more extensive than that song. But since people only heard that song, I went along with the joke.
Newsweek: Uhh...OK Bill.