Todd Rundgren-what have I been missing?

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I’m a big fan of the Nazz and then his Laura Nyro- influenced early solo work. He kind of loses me a bit after A Wizard, A True Star, but every album has a gem or two.
 

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I've been a fan of Todd since the late 60s with Nazz. His musicality is amazing. And while his own stuff is worthy of a deep dive, he's also a hellava producer. The album Skylarking which he produced for XTC is a great example and my favorite XTC record.

Skylarking_XTC.jpg
 

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Check out Nearly Human and Second Wind. They have no filler, none. My wife says Todd is a prophet and she's usually right about these things!
 

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When I was in college I taught at a private school that his kids attended. He was always interesting when we spoke, even if the conversation didn't always go the way I thought it would. He was warm and approachable, yet aloof and distant. I always enjoyed our talks.
 

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Something Anything is a pop masterpiece. Some of the other albums mentioned are great as well. Other good ones to check out are Faithful, Hermit of Mink Hollow and Healing.

He also has a whole other catalogue of albums with his group Utopia. My favorite is Adventures in Utopia.

 

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I truly wish the new cars had better luck touring - it would have been epic imo

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Plus one for Not Tonight
 

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I really don’t much about him other than his mainstream releases: I Saw The Light, Hello It’s Me, etc.
Any fans have any suggestions for a deeper dive?
Just spend the next weekend watching Todd Rundgren YouTube videos and using Google to research Rundgren's career accomplishments. Do your homework and decide for yourself.
 

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A few years ago he did a tour where he played the albums Todd and Healing in their entirety. We saw him in Akron and I got the video of the final show in Philly a few years later. You can probably find songs from those shows on youtube pretty easily. Here's one:
 

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todd lived in the westbrook park section of upper darby...i live in upper darby township but not in the section lived...where the video starts i live about a mile from there...drive by that area all the time...know people who still live there

also worked with a guy who was in the same class with todd...they were the smallest kids in their class and were always paired together
 

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My brother and I went to see a Todd Tundgren concert in Manchester (England) a long time ago - surprisingly, it was a solo gig, just Todd singing and playing electric piano at quite a small venue (we had previously seen a solo concert here with Nils Lovgren)... Despite the low-key event without any of his virtuoso guitar playing, this was a memorable concert. Todd was an engaging host and raconteur, and the concert showed off his amazing back catalogue, his uniquley memorable chordal songwriting style - and most impressive of all - what a killer voice!
A Wizard, a True Star... indeed
 

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I've been a fan of Todd since the late 60s with Nazz. His musicality is amazing. And while his own stuff is worthy of a deep dive, he's also a hellava producer. The album Skylarking which he produced for XTC is a great example and my favorite XTC record.

Skylarking_XTC.jpg
... my thoughts exactly Sir.

Additionally, The American Dream (self-titled) 1970 was the first album produced by Mr. Rundgren. - ... Can't Get To Heaven on the Frankford EL ...
 




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