History Music / ToddRundgren

28th May '18 1:48:25 AM PaulA
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** "Never Never Land" from the ''Theatre/PeterPan'' musical (from ''A Wizard, a True Star'')

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** "Never Never Land" from the ''Theatre/PeterPan'' ''Theatre/{{Peter Pan|1954}}'' musical (from ''A Wizard, a True Star'')
5th Apr '18 3:54:26 PM MannOfMen
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->"International Feel"
31st Mar '18 1:38:52 AM KidDynamite
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Notable albums produced by Todd Rundgren

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Notable albums produced by Todd Rundgren
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* ''We're An American Band'' (1973) and ''Shinin' On'' (1974) by Music/GrandFunkRailroad
9th Feb '18 11:44:38 AM madius
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The fourth side of ''Something/Anything?'' is a series of songs that are one-take, live-in-the-studio performances, slapped together with minimal rehearsal. All of the [[ThrowItIn ad-libs by the performers]] included on the final recording were then written into an operetta, found in the liner notes. It's non-sensical and cheeky, but it got the job done.
5th Feb '18 1:47:54 PM LaurelHS
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* BangingPotsAndPans: The narrator of "Bang The Drum All Day" says that he loved to hit a coffee can with a stick as a toddler and has been obsessed with drums ever since.
2nd Feb '18 11:07:17 AM costanton11
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** Many of the songs from the first Nazz album are pretty blatantly derivative of UsefulNotes/BritishInvasion bands. Doesn't stop them from being enjoyable, though.

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** Many of the songs from the first Nazz album are pretty blatantly derivative of UsefulNotes/BritishInvasion [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion British Invasion]] bands. Doesn't stop them from being enjoyable, though.
30th Dec '17 5:42:59 PM nombretomado
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** "Song of the Viking", "An Elpee's Worth of Toons", and "Frogs" are all GilbertAndSullivan pastiches.

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** "Song of the Viking", "An Elpee's Worth of Toons", and "Frogs" are all GilbertAndSullivan Creator/GilbertAndSullivan pastiches.
10th Nov '17 12:27:18 PM azul120
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Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948) is an American [[SingerSongwriter singer-songwriter]], [[IAmTheBand multi-instrumentalist]] and {{record producer}} from Philadelphia, known for his [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly eclectic, experimental style]], incredibly prolific recording and quirky sense of humour. While he's dabbled in numerous styles and has experimented a lot with his material, he largely operates within a few rock subgenres, namely: PowerPop (coincidentally, the one he made his initial name in), HardRock, ProgressiveRock, Electronic/Club and RAndB (classic [=R&B=]). His [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly mix and match musical genres]] approach, dabbling in TrueArtIsIncomprehensible, cult following and emphasis on humour has earned him occasional comparisons to Music/FrankZappa.

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Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948) is an American [[SingerSongwriter singer-songwriter]], [[IAmTheBand multi-instrumentalist]] and {{record producer}} RecordProducer from Philadelphia, known for his [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly eclectic, experimental style]], incredibly prolific recording and quirky sense of humour. While he's dabbled in numerous styles and has experimented a lot with his material, he largely operates within a few rock subgenres, namely: PowerPop (coincidentally, the one he made his initial name in), HardRock, ProgressiveRock, Electronic/Club and RAndB (classic [=R&B=]). His [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly mix and match musical genres]] approach, dabbling in TrueArtIsIncomprehensible, cult following and emphasis on humour has earned him occasional comparisons to Music/FrankZappa.
15th Oct '17 3:15:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''Deface the Music'' (1980; BritishInvasion, PsychedelicRock)

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* ''Deface the Music'' (1980; BritishInvasion, UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion, PsychedelicRock)



** Many of the songs from the first Nazz album are pretty blatantly derivative of BritishInvasion bands. Doesn't stop them from being enjoyable, though.

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** Many of the songs from the first Nazz album are pretty blatantly derivative of BritishInvasion UsefulNotes/BritishInvasion bands. Doesn't stop them from being enjoyable, though.
29th Sep '17 4:50:51 PM CassandraLeo
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* IAmTheBand: Frequently Rundgren is the only featured performer and usually produces his own material, and in many cases even engineers it as well. (Examples include, but are not limited to, the first three sides of ''Music/SomethingAnything'', ''Hermit of Mink Hollow'', ''Healing'', ''The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect'', and ''A capella'', with the last of these being a particularly strange example since every sound you hear on the album is Rundgren's voice). His bands tended to be examples of this as well, to the point where Runt's two solo albums have been released as Rundgren solo albums (and are considered as such on this very wiki), Nazz is known today mostly for being Rundgren's first band, and Utopia often performed on Rundgren solo albums as his backing band (see ''Faithful'', ''Todd'', and ''Initiation'' for examples).

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* IAmTheBand: Frequently Rundgren is the only featured performer and usually produces his own material, and in many cases even engineers it as well. (Examples include, but are not limited to, the first three sides of ''Music/SomethingAnything'', ''Hermit of Mink Hollow'', ''Healing'', ''The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect'', and ''A capella'', cappella'', with the last of these being a particularly strange example since every sound you hear on the album is Rundgren's voice). His bands tended to be examples of this as well, to the point where Runt's two solo albums have been released as Rundgren solo albums (and are considered as such on this very wiki), Nazz is known today mostly for being Rundgren's first band, and Utopia often performed on Rundgren solo albums as his backing band (see ''Faithful'', ''Todd'', and ''Initiation'' for examples).



* LoudnessWar: Mostly averted, but ''Arena'' comes in at a borderline [=DR6=].

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* LoudnessWar: Mostly averted, but ''Arena'' comes in at a borderline [=DR6=]. Some of ''White Knight'' also falls prey somewhat, though it's not too bad by modern standards.



** Live concerts usually reflect the most recent album, which leads to rearrangement of the older songs in turn. The ''A Capella'' tour is the clearest example by far, though. A recording from this tour can be found on the box set ''Can't Stop Running''.

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** Live concerts usually reflect the most recent album, which leads to rearrangement of the older songs in turn. The ''A Capella'' Cappella'' tour is the clearest example by far, though. A recording from this tour can be found on the box set ''Can't Stop Running''.
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