Launch Pad Favorites

MR 364LP MR 364LP

2022 restock. Munster Records present Launch Pad Favorites, an anthology of the brilliant and unique five-decade career of The Legendary Stardust Cowboy. Unhinged whooping, hooting and hollering rock'n'roll genius of the kind that helps you get through life. Featuring his best known songs plus rarities, this is the first ever vinyl compilation of The Ledge's work from 1968 to the present day. "When it comes to pop music, artistic originality always seems to be in chronically short supply, but for avant-sick noise phenomena the Legendary Stardust Cowboy, it's an endlessly available resource. Since his unforgettable 1968 introduction with 'Paralyzed', the Cowboy's unhinged whoop and screech, hit & run brand of bugle limned cacophony has not only astonished, it has also reached into the pop mainstream, from his early appearance on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968) to David Bowies's 2002 cover of 'I Took A Trip (On A Gemini Spaceship)'. Working with a longtime band of accompanists that include Dead Kennedy's bassist Klaus Flouride, trio'd with Joey Myers on drums and Jay Rosen on guitar, The Ledge continues to rocket through his own musical galaxy." -- Jonny Whiteside. "One day I turned on the radio, and heard this wild and unhinged voice blasting through the airwaves. It stopped me in my tracks. The singer was telling me that he was standing in a trashcan thinking about me, and from that moment on my life would never be the same. I found that every song Ledge sang delivered the same amount of happiness I felt upon that first discovery, and it is my belief that a person cannot fight a smile if they will just let him into their heart." -- DJ "Shyboy" Tim Lind, KMSU Radio, 89.7 FM, Mankato, Minnesota. "First hearing, then seeing in performance, then meeting, then playing with and over the years getting to know and be friends with 'The Ledge' has been one of the most rewarding parts of my life. His sense of humor is funnier than I think even he knows. His abandon on stage is equaled by none. He can be ornery, but in his heart is one of the most open people I've ever met once he lets you in. This collection of his best known songs as well as some rarities is a must have for any collector of strange and funny, and in its way profoundly immediate music." -- Klaus Flouride (Dead Kennedys).