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Todd Rundgren

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:58 am
by Chris P
Has he recorded anything worth lending time and ears to?

Re: Todd Rundgren

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:30 am
by Hugh Weldon
I enjoyed his attempt on 'Faithful' to reproduce almost to the note 'faithful' covers of the Yardbirds, Fabs, Dylan, Beach Boys etc and there was some nice overplown poppy epics on the other side. Can't say I was moved to investigate the oeuvre further though.

Re: Todd Rundgren

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:04 am
by alister prince
Well Chris, first thing to say is, listening to Todd won't damage your health. 'Safe as milk', to quote the good Captain. I guess that's the point, he's kinda safe, early 70s easy listening soft 'rock'. As I abhor all censorship (discuss), I wouldn't say don't listen, just ask the question, 'why bother?'
Aly

Re: Todd Rundgren

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:30 pm
by Chris P
Thanks so far, ladies and gentilmen, any more for any more? It should be referred to that DVV was taking a saying & re-tooling it for an age where radioactivity was feared/found in milk, hence the song. I've'uh nevuh heard it put that way before

Re: Todd Rundgren

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:32 pm
by alister prince
I wouldn't say listening to Todd would make you glow in the dark...
Aly

Re: Todd Rundgren

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:51 pm
by NormanD
I bought a box set of his first five albums for something like a fiver (in Sainsburys - I probably only went in to get something for the cat. No, not Todd Rundgren). They're good, early 70s rock/pop. Nice and chippy, melody driven, sometimes a bit clever for his own good, but nothing to upset me.

I think he's had rows with half the world (and most of that half are influential in the music biz), so his runs at superstardom get self-sabotaged. But maybe I've got that wrong.

And wasn't he the engineer on the first Jesse Winchester album? I can only hold him in very high regard for that.

Re: Todd Rundgren

PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:13 pm
by Chris P
someone's on the ball, praise be

Re: Todd Rundgren

PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:17 pm
by Chris P
Of course weather you prefer AP's output to TR's output may be geographically skewed. I know where I'm heading as P&P (The Archers) famously committed to celluloid

Re: Todd Rundgren

PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:04 pm
by Adam Blake
"I Saw The Light" is a great pop record.

"Open My Eyes" (which was on "Nuggets") is fab too.

Re: Todd Rundgren

PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:13 am
by Chris P
OME is great, but I find ISTL too much of a GH rip, prefer to hear GH. Thanks

Re: Todd Rundgren

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:06 pm
by alister prince
Jesse Winchester, now there's somebody worth spending time listening to! Good for Todd as a producer.
Todd's musicianship is not in doubt, it's the blandness of it that makes me loath to lend it an ear or time. There's too much good and interesting stuff around.
Aly