History YMMV / ToddRundgren

14th Dec '16 11:51:16 AM CassandraLeo
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** ''A Cappella'' was produced entirely with Rundgren's voice, although it is often electronically processed to make it sound like musical and percussion instruments. It's absolutely astonishing that one person can produce such a rich variety of sound. The accompanying tour, a recording of which was released as ''A Cappella Tour'', has Rundgren revisiting much of his earlier material with an accompanying choir, and is similarly beautiful.
14th Dec '16 11:49:12 AM CassandraLeo
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* ValuesResonance: Many of his {{protest song}}s are even more resonant now than they were when they were written. "Honest Work" tackles the replacement of manual labour with automation, a trend that is more prominent now than it was in TheEighties and will continue to become even more so in the future. Meanwhile, ''Liars''[='=] concept of "a paucity of truth" seems depressingly prescient given the fact that many people are bandying about the term "post-truth" in the wake of 2016's political events.
13th Dec '16 11:24:35 PM CassandraLeo
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* AwesomeMusic: Lots of it, with ''Music/SomethingAnything?'' and ''A Wizard, a True Star'' being the most frequently cited contenders for best album.

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* AwesomeMusic: Lots of it, with ''Music/SomethingAnything?'' ''Music/SomethingAnything'' and ''A Wizard, a True Star'' being the most frequently cited contenders for best album.
13th Dec '16 11:24:12 PM CassandraLeo
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** "Bang On The Drum." It's not FunPersonified so much as pure, primal adrenaline distilled into awesome rock n roll.

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** "Bang On The on the Drum." It's not FunPersonified so much as pure, primal adrenaline distilled into awesome rock n roll.roll.
** ''Healing'' is basically what you get if you cross ProgressiveRock with SynthPop and, if you can get past the '80s synths, it is beautiful.
8th Dec '16 7:04:53 PM NWolfman
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** "Bang On The Drum." It's not FunPersonified so much as pure, primal adrenaline distilled into awesome rock n roll.
22nd Apr '16 2:42:04 PM CassandraLeo
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* AwesomeMusic: Lots of it, with ''Music/SomethingAnything?'' and ''A Wizard, a True Star''. The Beatles parodies on Utopia's ''Deface the Music'' are such effective pastiches that the track "I Just Want to Touch You" was rejected for inclusion on the soundtrack to the film ''Roadie'' because the filmmakers were afraid of getting sued for plagiarism.

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* AwesomeMusic: Lots of it, with ''Music/SomethingAnything?'' and ''A Wizard, a True Star''. Star'' being the most frequently cited contenders for best album.
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The Beatles parodies on Utopia's ''Deface the Music'' are such effective pastiches that the track "I Just Want to Touch You" was rejected for inclusion on the soundtrack to the film ''Roadie'' because the filmmakers were afraid of getting sued for plagiarism.



** Even in just a featured role, Todd provides guitar heroics up and down ''Bat Out Of Hell''.

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** Even in just a featured role, Todd provides guitar heroics up and down ''Bat Out Of of Hell''.



* FaceOfTheBand: Quick, name another member of Nazz, Runt, or Utopia. (Prog rock fans may be able to name Roger Powell or Moogy Klingman for the latter, but it still counts).



* TooSoon: ''Deface The Music'' had the misfortune of coming out just after the assassination of Music/JohnLennon. It was doomed. This wasn't the band's fault, of course, because it had been recorded beforehand.

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* TooSoon: ''Deface The the Music'' had the misfortune of coming out just after the assassination of Music/JohnLennon. It was doomed. This wasn't the band's fault, of course, because it had been recorded beforehand.
24th Mar '16 9:12:02 PM CassandraLeo
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* DeadHorseGenre: There is a risk of this with his prog and disco stuff. However, his prog stuff manages to be quite a bit more tuneful than the works of many other acts in the genre, so some people may find it more accessible and/or less pretentious than typical prog fare.
24th Mar '16 9:04:22 PM CassandraLeo
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* HarsherInHindsight: "You Left Me Sore". At the time the song was written, getting an STI was embarrassing but not exactly life-threatening. The HIV scare changed that.

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* HarsherInHindsight: FunnyAneurysmMoment: "You Left Me Sore". At the time the song was written, getting an STI was embarrassing but not exactly life-threatening. The HIV scare changed that.
7th Feb '16 9:14:24 AM Freshmeat
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* AwesomeMusic: Lots of it, with ''Music/SomethingAnything?'' and ''A Wizard, a True Star'' being frequent contenders for MagnumOpus. The Beatles parodies on Utopia's ''Deface the Music'' are such effective pastiches that the track "I Just Want to Touch You" was rejected for inclusion on the soundtrack to the film ''Roadie'' because the filmmakers were afraid of getting sued for plagiarism.

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* AwesomeMusic: Lots of it, with ''Music/SomethingAnything?'' and ''A Wizard, a True Star'' being frequent contenders for MagnumOpus.Star''. The Beatles parodies on Utopia's ''Deface the Music'' are such effective pastiches that the track "I Just Want to Touch You" was rejected for inclusion on the soundtrack to the film ''Roadie'' because the filmmakers were afraid of getting sued for plagiarism.
24th Dec '15 4:13:41 AM CassandraLeo
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* EpicRiff: Again, many of his songs.

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* EpicRiff: Again, many of his songs.songs, including the prog stuff (there are several in "The Ikon" alone).
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