Trivia / Todd Rundgren

  • Black Sheep Hit: "Bang the Drum All Day" isn't very typical of his work. To be fair, his output is so stylistically diverse that no single song could be very typical of his work, but "Bang the Drum All Day" is an outlier even by those standards.
  • Critical Dissonance: Critics didn't like Todd Rundgren's Utopia very much, but it's the second best selling Utopia album and Progressive Rock fans still love it.
  • Hipgnosis: Did the cover art for the 1978 Live Album Back to the Bars.
  • One of Us: The reason he became a Record Producer is because he was dissatisfied with the production on Nazz' work and wanted to do a better job for others. He also considered becoming a computer programmer for a time in the late 1960s/early 1970s.
  • Real Song Theme Tune:
    • At home games at Lambeau Field, "Bang The Drum All Day" is played every time the Green Bay Packers score a touchdown.
    • Wayne Gladstone uses a snippet of Utopia's "Everybody Else Is Wrong" as his intro for his Cracked series Hate by Numbers.