The Legendary Stardust Cowboy is a self taught musician who is far from what a normal person would consider talented. But through perseverance, he's eked out a four and a half decade career being just as nuts as he wants. He managed to get signed to Mercury Records, appear on national television, have the "Stardust" part of his name lifted by David Bowie. He's actually had a song covered by Bowie. He's the only musician to have his music banned by NASA, and he's been backed by three members of the Gun Club. (Check the links below.) He's been the subject of many written pieces trying to make sense of him, trying to figure out just what makes him tick. From all appearances, the guy is bat shit crazy. But, really now. The world is batshit crazy. He's normal.
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The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - My Underwear Froze to the Clothesline mp3 at Monkey.org
The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Space Oddity (streaming) at YouTube, Bowie covered him first. Video below.
The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Who's Knocking at My Door (live) at YouTube With former members of Gun Club: Kid Congo Powers, Patricia Morrison, and Desperate. This sounds just like you'd think it would. Plus the Ledge strips down to his skivvies and dances around like a completely normal person.
David Bowie - I Took A Trip On Gemini Spacecraft at YouTube A Legendary Stardust Cowboy cover, Top of the Pops 2002.
The Ledge NASA Connection Banned by space agency!