07.18.2010 04:54 PM

The Ledge, god-like genius

Below, the Legendary Stardust Cowboy playing ‘Paralyzed’ on Laugh In. He got mad when they started making fun of him, and he stormed out.

This man, The Ledge, inspired us in the 1970s and beyond. ┬áHe didn’t just invent psychobilly, he arguably invented punk rock.

‘Paralyzed’ is one of the greatest songs ever committed to vinyl. If you don’t see that, I don’t want to hear from you.


  1. Paul R. Martin says:

    Will SFH do a cover version?

  2. smelter rat says:


  3. allegra fortissima says:

    Wow – and he read Zanesville, “fantastic book”. Would love to buy him a beer:)

  4. bigcitylib says:

    Like Jandek with drums.

  5. Mulletaur says:

    I do so miss Handsome Ned.

  6. ktron says:

    and apparently also an inspiration for an early Bowie creation:

    at about 3:30

  7. Steve T says:

    Not going to debate about the merits of the Stardust Cowboy, but this clip proves again that Laugh In was probably the funniest, most cutting-edge variety show in television history.

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