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Hear Al Swearengen Sing Your Favorite '80s Hits

Before he was winning awards for his portrayal of foul-mouthed saloon owner Al Swearengen on Deadwood, Ian McShane was just another middling English actor who had once put out an album of '80s power ballads.

Look, I know you're wondering how this could possibly go wrong, but don't expect much here. From the Cars' 1984 hit "Drive" to the Police's iconic "Every Breath You Take" (above), McShane truly nails that stilted, emotion-less kind of karaoke vibe you'd expect from an untrained pop singer.

[The Awl]


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