The Legendary Stardust Cowboy or The Ledge is by no means obscure or unheard of, although he isn't extremely popular and famous either, but you most likely have never heard the name. I'm sure you know David Bowie and are quite familiar with his Ziggy Stardust character though. The Ledge is exactly where Bowie got the "Stardust" from. But Bowie didn't just yank the name, he's a fan and even covered "I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spaceship" for his Heathen album (which also has Neil Young and Pixies covers). The Ledge is stuck somewhere between insanity, genius, self parody and comedy but it all works out so well. If you've ever wanted to hear "Hardcore Country" (and I know you haven't), you're going to love his "hit song" Paralyzed. It's the first song on the album I'm uploading. You can't miss it. It's the one that jumps out at you and screeches in your face. You'll love it.
For some more info on The Ledge watch this news story on him:
And the link...
Download: The Legendary Stardust Cowboy-Paralyzed! His Vintage Recordings 1968-1981