History YMMV / ToddRundgren

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).
24th Dec '15 4:12:47 AM CassandraLeo
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* EarWorm
* EpicRiff

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* EarWorm
EarWorm: Nearly everything he ever released, even including his TrueArtIsIncomprehensible ProgressiveRock epics. If you make a playlist with his songs on it and listen to it for a few hours there is no telling what hooks you'll have stuck in your head when you finish.
* EpicRiffEpicRiff: Again, many of his songs.


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* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Some of his PsychedelicRock and ProgressiveRock material can get this way, but probably none of it more than "A Treatise on Cosmic Fire", a thirty-five minute {{instrumental}} consisting mostly of Rundgren's synthesizer.
23rd Dec '15 1:34:00 PM CassandraLeo
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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Averted; a lot of it was. Played straight with some of the Nazz material.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Averted; a lot of it was. Played straight with some of the Nazz material.material.
* WinBackTheCrowd: After a long period of releasing material that resulted in a BrokenBase, ''Liars'' received an almost unanimously positive reception.
20th Dec '15 6:14:32 PM CassandraLeo
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** ProgressiveRock fans should make sure to check out ''Todd'', ''Initiation'', ''Todd Rundgren's Utopia'', and ''Ra''.

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** ProgressiveRock fans should make sure to check out ''Todd'', ''Initiation'', ''Todd Rundgren's Utopia'', ''Another Live'', and ''Ra''.
20th Dec '15 6:11:35 PM CassandraLeo
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* ArchivePanic: See all that above?

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* ArchivePanic: See all that above?on the main page? And if you want to get into everything he's produced as well as his solo/Utopia recordings, ''good luck''.
9th Jan '15 9:55:00 PM MrMatt
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* AwesomeMusic: Lots of it, with ''Something/Anything?'' 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 ''Something/Anything?'' ''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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** Even in just a featured role, Todd provides guitar heroics up and down ''Bat Out Of Hell''.
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