Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Genius is Pain. Or Something

And speaking as we were downstairs of T-Bone Burnett's genius as a producer, here's the very first hit he produced -- from 1968, it's the legendary Legendary Stardust Cowboy and "Paralyzed."





Be warned -- if you hit the play button and listen, you may never come back; there may be a part of you that's gone forever.

Incidentally, that's T-Bone on drums. Talk about multi-talented.

For more info on The Ledge, as he's mostly known, go HERE if you dare.

11 comments:

The Phantom Creep said...

I'm not sure if that's the original version or not, but then again I've heard so many versions at this point that I'm not sure I remember what the original sounds like. The distorted drums make me suspect it is...

In any case, it's certainly terrifying.
:-)

Bruce from Missouri said...

That is possibly the worst song I have ever heard. Wow.

steve simels said...

The Ledge's performance of it, sort of, on "Laugh-In" is also legendary.
:-)

Anonymous said...

Don't need to click, I remember! (shudders...) Was not your BFF David Bowie an early partisan of Ole Alvin? :)
-bill buckner

steve simels said...

Apparently Dave could relate to the whole stardust cowboy concept. For obvious reasons.
:-)

billy b said...

heh...heh...heh...

Anonymous said...

I am not amused!

ROTP(lumber)

The Kenosha Kid said...

I saw the Ledge play on a double bill with Buck Naked & The Bare Bottom Boys.

MJConroy said...

I think this song gives real meaning to:
"WTF?"

Brooklyn Girl said...

Oy gevalt.

Mike said...

The only thing I've heard that comes close to that -- and it's not even in the same state -- is Hasil Adkins' She Said:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sinwRBa8ros