50 years without Todd Rundgren

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Re: 50 years without Todd Rundgren

Postby Hugh » 30 Jul 2020, 21:28

Sam Stone wrote:
Hugh wrote:
Sam Stone wrote:
Steve Hillage’s L is another Todd goodie



Steve would - at great length- disagree.



Knew AP had "artistic differences" with TR when recording Skylarking,
but was unaware SH had had problems with him.

Care to elaborate?

I've looked on google but nothing specific comes up


I don’t know the specifics but a guy I know did some work for Hillage. He mentioned that he loved L. Apparently, Hillage went on for hours about it.

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Re: 50 years without Todd Rundgren

Postby Neil Jung » 01 Aug 2020, 15:33

These are good too
Initiation
Healing
Nearly Human

I’d avoid
A Capella
Deface The Music
No World Order
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Re: 50 years without Todd Rundgren

Postby Neil Jung » 01 Aug 2020, 15:38

As a producer, Hall & Oates War Babies is great.
Also Psychedelic Furs Forever Now.
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Re: 50 years without Todd Rundgren

Postby Charlie O. » 01 Aug 2020, 16:13

... not to mention Badfinger's Straight Up and the New York Dolls' first album. Both bands were unhappy with Todd and with the records at the time, but the surviving members seem to have changed their minds over time (and rightly so!). The Dolls even got Todd to produce their second post-reunion album Cause I Sez So in 2009.
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Re: 50 years without Todd Rundgren

Postby Sam Stone » 01 Aug 2020, 17:03

Any love for Utopia here?

Massive Todd fan from Runt onwards and in addition to the solo Something, Todd and Wizard
I had the group albums Ra, Ooops Wrong Planet and Another Live. Went off him a bit after
Back to the Bars and Hermit (a terrific record). Still have em all on vinyl but they've been around
the world twice and are not in great shape

Saw Todd and U a couple of times around then, too. Once at Knebworth (it was the day Lynrrd
Skynrrd did that version of Freebird that famously took up half of one episode to OGWT. 10CC had
the impossible act of following them. Earlier on the day was Hot Tuna and some boogie band whose
name I've long since forgotten

Famously, Keith R apparently ODed that afternoon resulting in epic delays to the day's scheduled

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Re: 50 years without Todd Rundgren

Postby kath » 01 Aug 2020, 18:02

minnie, i don't know how you feel about comps~~i know some folk won't have em no way no how~~but these are pretty good.


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open my eyes
we gotta get you a woman
wailing wall
be nice to me
hello it's me
i saw the light
it wouldn't have made any difference
couldn't i just tell you
sometimes i don't know what to feel
just one victory
a dream goes on forever
the last ride
don't you ever learn

real man
black and white
love of the common man
cliche
all the children sing
can we still be friends
you cried wolf
time heals
compassion
hideaway
bang the drum all day
drive
johnee jingo
something to fall back on



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crybaby
the very last time
mated
set me free
love in action
love is the answer
you make me crazy
trapped
lysistrata
play this game
feet don't fail me now
i just want to touch you
the wheel
one world
overture: mountaintop and sunrise/communion with the sun
freedom fighters

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Re: 50 years without Todd Rundgren

Postby kath » 01 Aug 2020, 18:05

Neil Jung wrote:These are good too
Initiation
Healing
Nearly Human

I’d avoid
A Capella
Deface The Music
No World Order
Johnson


okay, i have a sick love for a cappella, but i know i'm the only one who feels that way.

pretending to care... is just some kinda track. sniffle.

i do agree with no world order. that is the one tour i was able to bring my sister to. she still hasn't forgiven me.

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Re: 50 years without Todd Rundgren

Postby Charlie O. » 01 Aug 2020, 18:35

I thought A Capella was kinda neat. Haven't heard it in ages, though.
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Re: 50 years without Todd Rundgren

Postby Sam Stone » 01 Aug 2020, 19:09

kath wrote:minnie, i don't know how you feel about comps~~i know some folk won't have em no way no how~~but these are pretty good.


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open my eyes
we gotta get you a woman
wailing wall
be nice to me
hello it's me
i saw the light
it wouldn't have made any difference
couldn't i just tell you
sometimes i don't know what to feel
just one victory
a dream goes on forever
the last ride
don't you ever learn

real man
black and white
love of the common man
cliche
all the children sing
can we still be friends
you cried wolf
time heals
compassion
hideaway
bang the drum all day
drive
johnee jingo
something to fall back on



Image

crybaby
the very last time
mated
set me free
love in action
love is the answer
you make me crazy
trapped
lysistrata
play this game
feet don't fail me now
i just want to touch you
the wheel
one world
overture: mountaintop and sunrise/communion with the sun
freedom fighters




Got the Todd one. Iirc it was a double CD and there was a second collection of his best work as a producer

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Re: 50 years without Todd Rundgren

Postby Neil Jung » 02 Aug 2020, 14:21

I really hate Bang The Drum. Is it just me..?
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Re: 50 years without Todd Rundgren

Postby Sam Stone » 05 Aug 2020, 20:49

Neil Jung wrote:I really hate Bang The Drum. Is it just me..?




Might it be because Todd worked for you at some point, N?

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Re: 50 years without Todd Rundgren

Postby toomanyhatz » 05 Aug 2020, 21:37

I heard a Rundgren story that cracked me up - backstage at a show at which he was one of the many performers, a friend's niece was hanging out backstage trying to meet Beck. She came upon Rundgren, and asked him who he was: "are you famous? What song of yours would I know?"

Rundgren drawled back (referring to BtD's ubiquity), "ever been to a sporting event?"

I am also reasonably decent friends with the Nazz's drummer (though I haven't seen him in years). Apparently they are not on the best of terms, though they've made occasional overtures of at least cordiality to one another.

It's always bothered me - even before I knew Thom - that he's pretty much ignored the importance of the band in his history. He kind of treats it like it was him with a backing band that he used until he found better musicians. When in actuality, I think they kept him grounded, in addition to being great musicians in their own right - Thom is a fantastic drummer, even now.
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Re: 50 years without Todd Rundgren

Postby Charlie O. » 05 Aug 2020, 22:46

Thom is a great drummer, but my understanding is that he and Todd didn't get along even then.
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Re: 50 years without Todd Rundgren

Postby toomanyhatz » 05 Aug 2020, 22:59

Probably so - he likes the other guys, though. He and Stewkey just re-united for a partial Nazz show - two other friends of mine were involved in that, including the one who filled the Todd-for-hire role - and apparently they sat up all night talking old times and got along famously.
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