Todd Rundgren/UTOPIA (and Related) Audio Rarities On CD-R--- v02.2019

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Greetings Audio Toddheads! Warren H. (Atlanta, GA. USA) here. Tony Rogers and I have transferred our entire audio collections over to my home in 2008. We (Tony & I) thought my circumstances (A 62 year old, single, IT specialist/Audio Editor guy in Atlanta with lots of Todd Rundgren history/archival collecting since 1972) would be ideal for taking over the 'Library' in all its glory. And, so an 'incorporation' of his and my colossal collections takes place! I now curate this ‘museum’. And I plan to share much of this, just as Tony did all these decades. And yes, I’m somewhat of a Todd Rundgren Historian. I have been 'following' Todd extensively (in all forms of media) ever since I saw (and met) him here at an Historic Show at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre on November 8 1973. So I know 'enough'. Please note that I say share my enthusiasm. No buying or selling. Nor will a penny exchange hands. Never.
I want to say a big THANK YOU in advance to all of you who are going to help and have helped with this so far. I’ll do my best. Write me anytime. twarrenh@gmail.com
Just scroll down to the items listed below by period and click on any year to browse the collection.
We've also recently been working in collaboration with my friend Frank Bubnick and his well known vast quality collection (you can visit his list by clicking on his name). Some of his editing is unequaled anywhere.
And some late breaking neat news : I believe most of you are familiar with the JEMS group. A bunch of super collectors for many bands’ audience recordings (predominate though are Yes and Springsteen). Well known for their re-mastering prowess and quality. They’ve been in contact with me for a couple of years, and in December of last year offered me all their (originals) Todd Rundgren Collection. They just didn’t have the resources or the time for refining anything by Todd Rundgren. It just wasn’t on their timeline. I received all their cassettes (60) within a few weeks! Most of them are MASTER tapes from the original Taper. They will be sending me all their DATs and Reels at a later date. I will be listing all these recordings here, as I digitally transfer them. With this addition of the JEMS collection I believe these Todd Rundgren Archives are easily the largest collection on the planet.
How do we share you ask? Well, Just for what it's worth, we really don't do the 'snail mail trading' (by postal) much these days. So, if you would like me to share or trade any of this 'Catalog' with you, it would be more convenient/easiest to share in the form of on-line file transfer. Generally, in .flac format, compressed to .zip or .rar for smoother/faster quality exchange [depending upon the size of the audio file(s) we might be exchanging of course]. Hope that all makes sense. I can work with you on 'all that'. Again, write me, and then we'll come to an agreement of sorts. Please keep in mind, that anything that is 'Official', or 'Professionally Marketed', or still available for 'Retail' purchase is not of consideration. Nor is there any monetary means of transaction.
I do not have any rights to, and I am not open for sharing any material that may be listed below that has been commercially or officially released and is still available retail. (It may be listed below for collection listing purpose only). I do not take or give any money for a single item below either. I do not take away any proceeds that are due to Todd Rundgren, family, friends, business or supporting/associated musicians. If it is ROIO (recording of independent origin), then I'm open to share. Support the artist! Go buy his stuff where and whenever available! Speaking of which; an ultimate place to find/buy Todd's releases and imports & rarities is TRBAZAAR. Check it out! If Scott ain't got it, nobody does...just about! And of course many past official CD/DVD releases and proprietary Todd merchandise is readily available for ordering on-line at The Toddstore. So check them out for sure.
I like to give credit where credit is due too. So please forgive me if I do not credit the right persons involved in making these recordings available/possible for all these years.
I’ll start a ‘Credits’ list here below, and maintain it on down the road. Like to make sure all the folks involved are appreciated. For now, let me go ahead and thank some folks that have really been instrumental in these archives (no particular order): Tony Rogers (of course), Mike Armes, Jeff Gauss (Weavil), Frank Bubnick, Paul Russo, Hiroshi Kawauchi, Istvan, Sara Kritzer, Barry Beiseigel, Roger Steel, Mike Adrian, Gil Ireland-Ashley, Dale Michelsohn, Gary Urwin, Don B., Bob Stanislowski (RIP), Micheal B., Jon Risen, Jon Babcock, Mark Wilpolt, Tom Cannon, Joe Franks, Chris 'Razz', Geoff (& Rick) Laurenzo, Ted Moon, Richard Roys, Storm Hunter, Moz (Mike), Sohta Fujito, David Skye, Allen Law, Matt Walsh, Kevin Lewis, Doug Ford, Dave Knife, JEMS, Jared Houser and players to be named later. Special thanks to Roger Linder for providing this page space for us for decades. Let's Rock!
BTW, I call this group of people 'My Cartel'. However, I have given the group a Media name: F451 Media (as in 451 Farenheit). It is not a brand name, for nothing of mine is for sale or has been sold EVER. It is a logo for these dedicated Todd Rundgren Collectors , which most of been doing this since the early 90s (and even earler). Our logo is:
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1973 M. FROG (JEAN-YVES LABAT) LP TRANSFER BY SANDRA. FRANK BUBNICK 39:28
Date Added:1/12/2019
Track List:WE ARE CRAZY. CHAMPEGARPAEN. TAKATYKITAKITE. SUCKLING-PIGS GAME. BROUSHNEIK. AMPHIBIAN CHAFF. WE ARE CRAZY (INSTRUMENTAL). HEY LITTLE LADY. MONKEY PEOPLE. WELCOME HOME. RELAX GOLIATH
Note:This was transferred by Sandra Winters from vinyl. Wonderful.. no surface noise..just like or even better than the original LP. Todd and crew appear. A wacky LP, but indicative of the scene bubbling around the edges of TR Utopia's sound. People say he didn't do anything, but this album sounds like an offshoot of that band. Very experimental at the time. Must have for completists. Way ahead of it's time for 1973~ Warren
Rolling Stone Issue #151 Review- M. Frog is the initial offering from a would-be French monk turned musician named Jean Yves Labat. Admittedly, France has never stood out as a major force in the rock music world, and M. Frog will do little to change this, but the album at least merits attention as a curiosity in a field rarely lacking such things. It is basically a synthesizer album, but Labat notates his musical scores not by note, but by an arrangement of multicolored squares placed side by side on a linear graph. Six full pages of this brilliant technologia are offered as inducement to sale, and they're quite neat to gawk at while listening to something else. The music itself runs the familiar gamut from synthijazz to the usual electronic mysterioso- cosmic space stuff - all of it competent but hardly innovative. If you're an electronic music freak, however, you might enjoy it, and it'll probably be in the delete sections of your record store within the year. Worth anything up to two bucks.
11/13/73 FORD THEATER DETROIT MI AUDIENCE. UPGRADE FROM JARED'S (RIP) MASTER TAPES BY WARREN 43:00/73:00
Date Added:1/25/2019
Track List:SET ONE: INTERNATIONAL FEEL/NEVER NEVER LAND. LONG FLOWING ROBE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. YOU DON'T HAVE TO CAMP AROUND. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER .LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HELLO IT'S ME. PISS AARON. WAILING WALL (MUCH OF IT SPLICED FROM 1973-11-14 MASSEY HALL). HEAVY METAL KIDS/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. SET TWO: UTOPIA. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN/THE IKON (SEGMENT 1). BLACK MARIA. INTROS/WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN -SUNSET BLVD/CONQUERING THE WEST. #1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR/ IS IT MY NAME/INSTRUMENTAL .HUNGRY FOR LOVE/THE IKON (SEGMENT 2 -W/BASS & DRUM SOLOS). JUST ONE VICTORY. DANCING IN THE STREET (A RARE SURPRISE ENCORE FOR DETROIT).
Note:I always wanted to do this (for decades)....
All the Todd rarities Collectors Circles know the story behind this one. An age old audience recording by Jared (RIP) of JEMS. He's responsible for pretty much all the 1970s Todd audience recordings we have from the Detroit a/o Michigan area. And this also was the first Todd Rarity to make the Bootleg Market. The '70s Boot Vinyl was named 'A Wizard, A Utopia Star' and the '90s Boot CD was named 'Born To Utopia' . neither 'boots' were none to good in sound quality.
However, thanks to JEMS for giving me their entire Todd Rarities Collection, I now have all of Jared's MASTER TAPES You have to keep in mind that audience recordings back in those days were pretty rudimentary, and so I decided to do some 'area beautification' to the MASTER recording (which has been done before of course). Being mostly a Mono recording I did some Stereo Separation first (Which accounts for on some tracks the left & right channels may be different in amplification). Being 45 year old tapes, I did some speed/temp correction...Then I tried to bring highlights up front. Especially vocals. But on the second set; from '#1 Lowest Common Denominator thru 'Hungry for Love'- Todd's vocal microphone mix seemed to be way turned down for some reason by the sound crew. Thus those tracks suffer a bit.
Don't get me wrong it's still all a little rough, but very much of an upgrade I think. You'll notice that I seamed all 'Medleys' together. And very worthy of burning to CD and enjoying the Show on your home system or car! I believe you'll definitely enjoy this upgrade and add it to your collection! Like I mentioned, I've always wanted to do this, and finally, I now Love This Show! ~ Warren The Band:
Todd Rundgren - Vocals, guitar, piano & tapes
Ralph Shuckett - keyboards
Jean-Yves "M Frog" Labat - synthesizer
Moogy Klingman - keyboards
John Siegler - bass
Kevin Elliman - drums

Date Title Source Time
1976 JEAN-YVES LABAT 'UNDERWATER ELECTRONIC ORCHESTRA' LP TRANSFER CHRIS 'RAZZ" 33:00
Date Added:1/12/2019
Track List:MATRIX 16.U-BOAT.LITTLE DRUMMER BOY.ORBIT.SUBTRONICK.LE VOYEUR.CASH.THE FLIGHT OF KROMAK 3.MATRIX.
Note:Very obsure Album, which extends the synthesized sound of Jean Yves Labat’s (M. Frog) 1973 ‘M. Frog’. It was recorded at Utopia Sound in Woodstock. Did Todd have any participation in it? We don’t know. Though it is full of mellow synthesized sounds a/o music, this a uncomfortable Album for me to sit and listen straight through the 33 Minutes. However, it is very interesting to sample it from time to time. It’s so eclectic and sounds like an experiment. Very thankful to Chis Razz for his copy though!~ Warren

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1978 JEAN-YVES LABAT 'TRANSITION #1' LP TRANSFER CHRIS ‘RAZZ’ 33:00
Date Added:1/12/2019
Track List:U-BOAT.LE VOYEUR.THE FLIGHT OF KROMAK 3.SUBTRONICK.CASH.USA.MATRIX 16.TRANSITION #1.
Note:Another very obscure album from France, courtesy of Chris ‘Razz’. An extension of Jean Yves Labat’s (Formerly know as M. Frog) 1976 Album ‘Underwater Electronic Music’. Only ’U.S.A.’ and ‘Transition #1’ do not appear on fore-mentioned Album. Basically just two new tracks. A gamut from synthijazz to the usual electronic mysterioso- cosmic space stuff - all of it competent but way too innovative. If you're an electronic music freak, however, you might enjoy it~ Warren
1978 JEAN-YVES LABAT (& UTOPIA) 'FROGGY WENT A PUMPKIN' XFER FROM RUNDGREN CD CRCL-7707/08 NIPPON CROWN (JAPAN) TODD ARCHIVE SERIES VOL 4 ‘DEMOS & LOST ALBUMS’ 31:00
Date Added:1/13/2019
Track List:WE'RE ALL CRAZY.HELLO I LOVE YOU.FRANSKY & CRUTCH.SARA SPIGGOT.FROGGY WENT A PUMPKIN.I'M IN BETWEEN.96 TEARS.MAGIC ME.INFORMER CHIC.PINK PANTHER & POISON PEN.FROGGY WENT A PUMPKIN.
Note:This appears in an entry here solely for listing purposes. This unreleased Album only appears on the 2001 OFFICIAL CRCL-7707/08 Nippon Crown (Japan) Todd Archive Series Vol 4 ‘Demos & Lost Albums’. For Todd is all over it. 8 of the Tracks written by Todd & performed by Utopia & Labat. In the Liner notes, Todd says, “I don’t remember much about it. I encouraged Jean Yves Labat to take advantage of the punk rock craze, and let him use my studio to work out his concept. I also talked him into wearing a frog costume, strapping a synthesizer & batteries to his back, and going out on the streets to perform, which he did about twice.” And here appears the group performance of Fan favorite - The Mysterians' ’96 Tears’ for the first & only time. Unlike any Album that Labat does, this one is rock & Roll. “Demos & Lost Albums,’ of course, is filled of Collectors Items. And I believe Todd released it just for the Fan. That is an entry for another day. Thank you Todd!~ Warren
5/19/78 THE ROXY THEATRE LOS ANGELES (EARLY SHOW) AUDIENCE (RE-EDIT GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY) 90:00
Date Added:12/29/2018
Track List:AMBIENCE – TUNING.REAL MAN.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE (CUTS IN) .WELCOME TO NUMBER 5.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.THE RANGE WAR.LOVE IN ACTION.NEVER NEVER LAND.YOU CRIED WOLF.HELLO PEOPLE - UNCHAINED MELODY .HELLO PEOPLE - THE BOOK OF LOVE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.BREAD.DON'T YOU EVER LEARN (CUTS OUT).MOOGY - DUST IN THE WIND.THE VERB TO LOVE.VIDEO CHAT - TECH PROBLEMS.ALL THE CHILDREN SING (VIDEO).MEDLEY: I'M SO PROUD.OOH BABY BABY.LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU.I SAW THE LIGHT.EASTERN INTRIGUE.INITIATION.HELLO IT'S ME (CUTS IN).JUST ONE VICTORY (CUTS OUT).
Note:Warren's notes: Very good audience recording that I dubbed from age old Cassette... and left 'as is'...just split the tracks. We're missing much here due to silent gaps on the tape (probably due to the fact that the taper only had one tape and these shows definitely needed two). So many songs are partial. And we're missing 'A Dream Goes On Forever' (after The Verb "To Love") & 'Couldn't I Just Tell You' (after Initiation). But this Tape I finally found, in the Archives here, is magnificent quality & ESSENTIAL~ Warren
Gil's note: I just restored this to its proper speed and re-tracked it, otherwise it's unchanged in its original glory. GIA- AND THANK YOU GIL! EXCELLENT & ESSENTIAL!
8/18/78 THE AGORA BALLROOM ATLANTA (LATE SHOW) FM (96ROCKFM ATLANTA BY WARREN)
Date Added:12/27/2018
Track List:REAL MAN. SOMETIMES I DONT KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. LOVE IN ACTION. ABANDON CITY. THE LAST RIDE. BLACK & WHITE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. DEATH OF ROCK & ROLL.EASTERN INTRIGUE. INTITATION. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. HELLO ITS ME.JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Note:Pretty good FM (96 ROCK Atlanta GA) recording by Warren.~ Tony
I recently Re-EQed and brought everything up front, now this is BEAUTIFUL & ESSENTIAL~ Warren
8/19/78 AGORA BALLROOM ATLANTA GA (EARLY SHOW) AUDIENCE – KARL SPECK (RE-MASTERED BY WARREN) 47:35/53:38
Date Added:12/27/2018
Track List:DISC ONE: REAL MAN.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.TRAPPED.ABANDON CITY.THE VERB TO LOVE.THE SEVEN RAYS.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS (TAPE SKIP 2:52 IN).DISC TWO:THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.YOU CRIED WOLF.GANGRENE.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.BLACK MARIA.EASTERN INTRIGUE.INITIATION.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.HELLO IT'S ME.JUST ONE VICTORY. BONUS:(CUTS IN) JUST ONE VICTORY - ACTUALLY FROM 1978-08-19 LATE SHOW.
Note:This is a special one. One of the audience recordings that we thought was lost and gone from our (My & Tony's) vaults forever. But recently, my Atlanta buddy Allen Law provided me again with this brilliant recording, by Karl Speck, of another show from Todd's 'stand' at the Agora Ballroom Atlanta (August 18 & 19 1978). I was at all these dates (early & late shows) and this was an incredible 'Back To The Bars' series. All Todd Rundgren events in Atlanta were sold out in the seventies (and still are to date), so the performances were always almost note perfect and tight...As you'll hear from all these tunes. Unfortunately, 'Can We Still Be Friends' has a tape skip about 2:52 in. I remember Todd's new girlfriend Karen Darvin doing a Ballerina accompaniment. It was a strange surprise...because you figure that 'Hermit' had just come out (April), and we hadn't seen the Midnight Special video of this one yet. Todd kids us about the applause Karen gets, by referring to the wooden slab that she danced on for her number. ‘You Cried Wolf' was new to us too with Todd on Drums.When I heard about 'Back To The Bars' to be released in December I had hoped some of these shows would make an appearance on the double lp. For I think they were much worthy. All performances are good here. It's hard to pick out any one tune in particular to focus on. ESSENTIAL ~ Warren
I recently Re-EQed and brought everything up front, now this is BEAUTIFUL & ESSENTIAL~ Warren
12/29/78 GREAT SOUTHERN MUSIC HALL ORLANDO FL WDIZ 100.3 FM 78:00
Date Added:1/13/2019
Track List:IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.TRAPPED.ABANDON CITY.THE VERB TO LOVE.THE SEVEN RAYS.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.FUNNY MUSIC BANTER.THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.BANTER-YOU CRIED WOLF.GANGRENE-STATION ID.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. BANTER-BLACK MARIA. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.HELLO IT'S ME.
Note:This is super rare one that was lost in our vaults until now. I can't believe I found this within the hundreds of tapes here! I don't think anybody (traders) even knew it was 'out there. It is the LAST Show of 1978 (Dec 31st at Uptown Chicago postponed due to a blizzard)! This age old cassette needed all kinds of channel corrections... that I think were on the Fan's 'recording equipment side'(how can somebody screw up a FM recording?). It's 'unscrewed' now! We're missing 'Real Man'... and 'It Wouldn't have Made Any Difference' jumps right in, and is alittle on the rough side. I did some speed correction to it all and just wee bit of re-mastering this thing. I didn't want to do too much, as to preserve the integrity of the recording (I left the 'Station ID' in). There's a slight hum that I could not get out of Side A. Hardly noticeable. I think it's from the Radio Station's Equipment. Having said all that; this FM now sounds pretty damn good! Seems we're missing 'Just One Victory' too, but I love all tunes that were captured. And I love Todd's humorous 'banter' here. I'm very very happy with how this Show turned out and I think that it is ESSENTIAL!~ Warren

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4/27/79 UTOPIA OLD WALDORF SAN FRANCISCO CA (SOUNDCHECK) AUDIENCE SOUNDCHECK (REMASTER BY PAUL RUSSO) 31:22
Date Added:12/25/2018
Track List:LOVE IN ACTION.THE IKON (EXCERPT).ROCK LOVE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.GANGRENE.
Note:This is just incredible and so very rare. It is the Soundcheck before the famous KSAN FM Broadcast.The sound quality (Edited by Paul Russo) is like you’re sitting right in front of the Band. Also unique in the fact that a couple of these performances are extended (‘Love In Action’ 6:50, ‘Rock Love’ 11:01 and ‘Love of The Common Man’ 5:50), but ‘The Ikon’ is short only 4:01. Thanks to Gil Ireland-Ashley for making this available.

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2/12/82 PARADISE THEATER BOSTON MA (EARLY) AUDIENCE 103:00
Date Added:1/5/2019
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. LYSISTRATA. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. WHEN I PRAY. TIME HEALS / I'M SO PROUD / OOOH BABY BABY/ LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/ I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. TOMITA VIDEO.
Note:Good audience of the 1st show. I prefer it to Glen Cove...less distant/talk. Still not perfect sound but, as close to a FM or soundboard as we'll get (see the soundboard recordings of both shows this night).
2/12/82 PARADISE THEATER BOSTON MA (LATE) SOUNDBOARD/KBFH ARCHIVES 93:00
Date Added:1/5/2019
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. LYSISTRATA. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. WHEN I PRAY. TIME HEALS / I'M SO PROUD / OOOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Magnificent solo performances in Beantown. Lots of Todd humorous talk too of course. Both of these KBFH/Sound Boards (Early & Late Shows) are EXCELLENT (performance & sound quality).~ Warren
2/12/82 PARADISE THEATER BOSTON MA (EARLY) SOUNDBOARD/KBFH ARCHIVES 103:00
Date Added:1/5/2019
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHÉ. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. LYSISTRATA. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. WHEN I PRAY. TIME HEALS / I'M SO PROUD / OOOH BABY BABY / LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU / I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. TOMITA VIDEO.
Note:Thanks to Istvan, we have this KBFH Archives version. Magnificent solo performances in Beantown. Lots of Todd humorous talk too of course. Both of these KBFH/Sound Boards (Early & Late Shows) are EXCELLENT (performance & sound quality).~ Warren
8/26/82 'MUSICOURT' FORREST HILL TENNIS STADIUM QUEENS NY KBFH VAULTS
Date Added:1/6/2019
Track List:UTOPIA PORTION:INTRODUCTION .ONE WORLD.LIBERTINE. I'M LOOKING AT YOU BUT TALKING TO MYSELF. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SET ME FREE. BANTER. ROCK LOVE. BANTER. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ONLY HUMAN. HAMMER IN MY HEART.CARAVAN. LOVE IN ACTION. TODD AS HOST & PERFORMING: BANTER. BUSTIN' OUT- NONA HENDRIX. BANTER. THE PROMISED LAND- MEATLOAF. BANTER.STUBBORN KIND OF FELLOW-DAVID CLAYTON THOMAS. BANTER.DRUM SOLO –MAX ROACH. BANTER. HANNIBAL– SANTANA, JAMAALADEEN JAKUMA & MAX ROACH. NONA HENDRIX BANTER. I'M WINNING- NONA ROACH & SANTANA. BANTER. THERE'S A RIOT GOIN' ON- COMMANDER CODY. BAD ATTITUDE- COMMANDER CODY.BANTER. WATCHING THE RIVER FLOW- JOE COCKER. BANTER. YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL- JOE COCKER. BANTER. FEELIN' ALRIGHT-JOE COCKER. BANTER. JOHNNY B. GOODE – ALL STAR JAM. CLOSING BANTER.
Note:Thanks to Istvan, we finally have most of the event (King Biscuit Flower Hour), and includes the Utopia performance! But I took it one step further and included some missing pieces (All of 'Hannibal'- Santana & 'I'm Winning'- Nona Hendrix & Santana). So NOW we have the complete Show! Todd is MC here, and besides the Utopia Set, he also performs during all Tunes! All the BANTER is Todd just being the MC here and introducing the upcoming guests. Todd is stellar here (in his tennis outfit), for this All-Star Event! :)~ Warren

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1984 THE TUBES ‘LOVE BOMB' & RARITIES [ORIGINAL ALBUM. DEMOS CD (UNOFFICIAL)RELEASE. SOUNDBOARDS & INFAMOUS ‘SPY TAPES] N/A
Date Added:1/26/2019
Track List:1984 THE TUBES - 'LOVE BOMB' (REMASTER 1993):PIECE BY PIECE.STELLA.COME AS YOU ARE.ONE GOOD REASON.BORA BORA 2000.NIGHT PEOPLE.SAY HEY.EYES.MUSCLE GIRLS.THEME FROM A WOOLY PLACE.FOR A SONG.SAY HEY (REPRISE).FEEL IT.NIGHT PEOPLE (REPRISE).'LOVE BOMB DEMOS 1984' CD PR-RM (2010):PIECE BY PIECE. STELLA. COME AS YOU ARE. ONE GOOD REASON.LOVE BOMB. NIGHT PEOPLE. SAY HEY. EYES. MUSCLE GIRLS. THEME FROM A WOOLY PLACE.FOR A SONG. SAY HEY (PART 2). FEEL IT. NIGHT PEOPLE (REPRISE).COLLECTORS' 'LOVE BOMB' SNDBRD DEMOS:SOMEBODY WHO LOVES YOU.STELLA.TEARS OF LAUGHTER.PIECE BY PIECE.LOVE BOMB.WAKE UP AMERICA.'LOVE BOMB' SESSIONS (FUN, CHATTER, INSTRUMENTAL SESSIONS) SIDE 1: PIECE BY PIECE.STELLA.COME AS YOU ARE.ONE GOOD REASON.LOVE BOMB. SIDE 2:SATELLITE.LOVE IS LIKE A RAINBOW.TEARS OF LAUGHTER.ONLY IN A DREAM.SOMEBODY WHO WANTS YOU.CLIMBING UP THE LADDER.WILDLIFE.FEEL IT.TODD INSTRUCTS.STUDIO CHATTER - BORA BORA.STUDIO CHATTER - SAY HEY.ALL OF SIDE 2. 'LOVE BOMB' SESSIONS W_VOCALS:COME AS YOU ARE (TR VOC).ROCK THE MIX.SAY HEY.MUSCLE GIRLS.THEME FROM A WOOLY PLACE.FOR A SONG (TR VOC).SAY HEY.FEEL IT (INSTRUMENTAL).NIGHT PEOPLE.THERE'S SOMEBODY WHO CARES.ONLY MAKE BELIEVE #1.ONLY MAKE BELIEVE #2.WILDLIFE (INSTRUMENTAL).LOVE IS LIKE A RAINBOW.LOVE BOMB 'STUDIO SPY' TAPES:COME AS YOU ARE (TR VOC).ROCK THE MIX.STUDIO SPY.FOR A SONG (TR VOC).MUSCLE GIRLS (TR VINCE DUBSESSION).FEEL IT (INSTRUMENTAL).STUDIO SPY.BORA BORA 2000.SAY HEY.STUDIO SPY OUTRO.
Note:This entry mostly for Collection listing purposes only. The Album is Official. I encourage everybody to buy it. Support the Artist. But, through Istvan I have a ‘it all’ as far as ‘Love Bomb Rarities’ go. All the rarities are ESSENTIAL... for Todd is all over these. Not only the Producer, but close friends with many of the member...basically part of the Band here. You’ll hear lot’s of his Leadership, participation (vocals & instrumentation), instruction and sometimes criticism. In past Tours, he has used some of The Tubes repertoire from this Album~ Warren

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6/13/90 (SOLO) 2 LIFE BENEFIT CONCERT TOWNSEND ST. SAN FRANCISCO CA AUDIENCE 34:11
Date Added:2/10/2019
Track List:INTRO BY CYNTHIA WILSON.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.INTRO TO JESSE.JESSE.BREAK.CLICHE.THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION.BREAK.ONE WORLD.AUCTION (4 CANS OF BEER).THE WHEEL.
Note:Istvan has encouraged me to go through Tony's Archives of Cassette Tapes to find some of these morsels. This is one he inquired about, so I dubbed the show and I'm so glad I did. The Historian in Istvan, pointed out (and Todd mentions this in the show) that this is the first appearance of 'Jesse' in the civilized world! Todd wrote it two hours before the show. And this is a excellent quality recording, that we didn't have to do anything to (rare)! History here folks! ESSENTIAL~ Warren

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1/16/93 (SOLO) 75TH PRESIDIO HILL SCHOLARSHIP FUND WARFIELD THEATER SAN FRANCISCO CA AUDIENCE 24:37
Date Added:2/10/2019
Track List:INTRO.HAMMER IN MY HEART.BREAK.I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN.BREAK.MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY.BREAK.THE WHEEL.
Note:Istvan has encouraged me to go through Tony's Archives of Cassette Tapes to find some of these morsels. This is one he inquired about, so I dubbed the show and I'm so glad I did. No one has ever digitalized it, and I did, sent it to Istvan, and he re-mastered it, and tracked it. WOW! Another great Benefit Todd volunteered for. Marvin Gaye Medley particularly good here! Thank you Istvan for recent inspiration, encouragement and direction~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
11/22/98 MADDIE'S FRAZER PA AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:2/2/2019
Track List:INTRO ("I HAVE TO EXPLAIN WHAT'S NOT HAPPENING TONIGHT").HAMMER IN MY HEART.TUNING.I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN.LYSISTRATA.BANTER ( "YOU KNOW, I DIDN'T USED TO BE A BIG BOB DYLAN FAN...").CLICHÉ.BANTER ( "YOUR LIPS AND MY ASS HAVE A DATE").THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION.BANTER ( "I DIDN'T PAY FOR ANY FREAKIN' IRONY TONIGHT").BLACK AND WHITE.BANTER ("CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE, PEOPLE?").FREE, MALE AND 21.BANTER ("WELL, YOU DON'T CARE, BUT THE REST OF THE WORLD CARES").FIDELITY.BANTER ("THIS IS NOT A PATHOLOGY WE WANT TO GET INTO, ALRIGHT?").SONG OF THE VIKING.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.BANTER ( "I THINK IT'S ABOUT TIME WE BROUGHT IN THE SUPPORT PERSONNEL." JESSE GRESS/JOHN FERENZIK INTRO).CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.NEVER NEVER LAND.BANTER ("ALANIS MORISSETTE...CAN YOU FIGURE THIS CHICK OUT?")/BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD.I SAW THE LIGHT.TUNING/LIVING IN HAWAII.BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY.BELIEVE IN ME/DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER (EXCERPT) (JESSE GRESS SOLO).BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.I WANT YOU.BANTER ( "POUGHKEEPSIE IS MAKING YOU PEOPLE LOOK REALLY BAD").ZEN ARCHER.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.THEME FROM "FERNWOOD 2NITE".ENCORE BREAK.BANTER ("...YELLING OUT SONGS THAT YOU KNOW GODDAMN WELL I AIN'T GONNA PLAY").LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY.
Note:Thanks to our Friend Gil, we have this Excellent quality Audience Recording. A "Channel Surfing" November Show…being the 1st half solo and then joined by Jesse and Ferenzik for the Bossa Nova type stuff. Kind of an ‘Unplugged’. Lots of lyrical and cue mistakes throughout. Todd doesn’t seem very serious about this performance either. He’s not the perfectionist we all know and love here. It seems he wants to respond to each ‘heckler’…talk rather than keep it to the performance. Whatever, the sound quality is superb~ Warren
Recording Lineage: Source: AIWA Portable Cassette Recorder and Microphone (Model Unknown) > Master Cassette
Transfer: Sony TC-WR720 (Playback) > Monster Cable > Edirol R-09 (Capture)
Editing and Conversion: Adobe Audition 2.0 (Pitch and speed adjustment) > Audacity 1.3.4 (Final editing and track splitting) > Trader's Little Helper 2.2.1 (FLAC conversion and fingerprint creation)

Date Title Source Time
12/31/08 PAINTED BRIDE ARTS CENTER PHILADELPHIA 'NEW YEARS EVE PARTY' AUDIENCE MIKE MOSNER
Date Added:2/16/2019
Track List: DISC ONE: COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE IN ACTION. WALLS CAME DOWN. BLACK MARIA. OPEN MY EYES. BLACK & WHITE. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. GUN. COURAGE. DISC TWO: WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. AULD LANG SYNE. TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. HELLO IT'S ME. YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Incredible audience recording...close to a soundboard as you get. And thank you Mike Mosner! Pretty fun document for us Toddheads to end 2008 with a toast. Todd is definetly feeling his champagne here...well, you know what I mean...~ Warren
Actually, we've had the Setlist wrong here for Seven years. Corrections by Super Fan Bob Killough and we thank him for that! (02-16-2019)

Date Title Source Time
11/19/14 ‘UNPREDICTABLE’ THE STATE ROOM SALT LAKE CITY UT AUDIENCE (JON BABCOCK) 120:33
Date Added:12/23/2018
Track List:DISC ONE:CROWD. JAAN PAHECHAN HO. INTRODUCTION.LYSISTRATA. I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN.BLACK AND WHITE. GROUND RULES. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TROLOLO. RUNNING BEAR. CHANTILLY LACE (TEASE).COMPASSION. SONG OF THE VIKING.CROWD (INTERMISSION).DISC TWO:CROWD.BAND BACK FOR SET 2.MUSKRAT LOVE. I SAW THE LIGHT. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. KIND HEARTED WOMAN. ARE YOU HAVING ANY FUN. BLOW ME. FIRE. HELLO IT’S ME. ENDLESS PRAIRIE. LOVE IN ACTION. ENCORE APPLAUSE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. ONE WORLD. CROWD.
Note:Excellent Audience Recording Jon has been hiding from me for 4 years now! And it’s sooooooo clear and pristine. The only editing needed, was I stitched most of his ‘crowd’ tracks to the corresponding tune before or after. Great performance by all in Jon’s home town and the Band’s havin’ a lot of fun here. Actually, I love their covers of all these oddities. They take me back in the times when the crazy numbers were high on the Billboard. Lots of the ‘Unpredictable’ Theme in 2014 huh?! THIS JUST MAY BE THE BEST OT OF THE WHOLE BUNCH~ Warren
Band:
Todd - Guitar, Keyboards & Vocals
Jessie Gress - Guitars & Vocals
Kasim Sulton - Bass & Vocals & Some Keyboards
Prairie Prince - Drums

Date Title Source Time
9/7/18 'PLAY LIKE A CHAMPION' DEBARTALO THEATRE NOTRE DAME IN AUDIO FROM PRO VIDEO (NOTRE DAME FILM) 46 Mins
Date Added:1/2/2019
Track List:01 SET ME FREE.02 BYE BYE LOVE.05 CHANCE FOR US.07 DRIVE.08 THAT COULD HAVE BEEN ME.09 PRIME TIME.11 NO WORLD ORDER.12 LOVE IN DISGUISE.13 HELLO IT'S ME.14 A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.16 BANG ON THE DRUM.17 PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT.18 LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:This is from Todd's Stand (again) at The Notre Dame DeBartolo Theatre' for the Students 'Play Like A Champion' (Pre-Pep Rally). The Audio is Pro of course. All tunes are great…hard to pick what was best. But my favorite highlights are ‘No World Order’ (with Bree Connor really doing some RAP!), ‘That Could Have Been Me’ (enchanting vocals by Teagan Early) and ‘Paradise By The Dash Board Light (Many of the Student Singers playing the ‘parts’).The Student Musicians are the back up, and sometime 'Main Act'. We know that they performed 18 songs and we have ten of them (and more added every now and then). ESSENTIAL! The song list was as follows:
#1-Set Me Free, Alvaro Del Campo, (Patrick Kollman- Sax)
#2-Bye Bye Love, Kay Bontempo, Zach Lawson
#3- Just What I Needed, Felix Rabito, Kay Bontempo
#4-I Don’t Wanna Tie U Down, Felix Rabito
#5-Chance For Us-Jay Herrans, (Saxophone Patrick Kollman), (Backup Singers Teagan Early, Ronnie Mansour, Sydney Kraft)
#6- My Best Friend’s Girl, The Echoes Acapella Group
#7- Drive, The Echoes Acapella Group
#8-That Could Have Been Me, Teagan Early
#9-Prime Time, Ronnie Mansour
#10-Pretending To Care, Alex Mansour,Ronnie Mansour
#11- No World Order, Bree Connor
#12-Love In Disguise, Teagan Early, (Alex Mansour-Piano,Ronnie Mansour, Cello) #13- Hello, It’s Me, (Patrick Kollman- Sax), Backup Singers Teagan Early, Ronnie Mansour, Sydney Kraft)
#14- Dream Goes On Forever, Brigid Harrington
#15- Bora Bora, ND Marching Band Drumline (Joey Warner, Drum Major)
#16- Bang The Drum, Mitch Olinger, Justin Cheng
#17-Paradise By The Dashboard Light, Students From The Film, Television, & Theatre Musical Theatre Program, Lead Vocals: Savanna Morgan, Mario Simone, Other Members: Kevin Hauger, Jay Herrans, Sydney Kraft, Ronnie Mansour, Teagan Early, Piano-Alex Mansour, Ftt Musical Theatre Students
O#18-Love Is The Answer, Alex Mansour (Piano)

Date Title Source Time
VARIOUS ROCKLINE INTERVIEWS 1983-2013 FM RADIO N/A
Date Added:1/25/2019
Track List: 1983-03-07 ROCKLINE (ROCK N' ROLL TONIGHT). 1984-03-12 ROCKLINE (OBLIVION). 1985-03-18 ROCKLINE (POV). 1989-06-12 ROCKLINE (NEARLY HUMAN). 1991-03-04 ROCKLINE (SECOND WIND). 2006-04-24 ROCKLINE (NEW CARS). 2013-04-17 ROCKLINE (STATE).
Note:Thanks to some Tapes of Tony’s that I dubbed, Istvan’s Collection and Frank Bubnick’s Collection; we believe we have most the syndicated FM Radio Rockline Interviews pertaining to Todd. Very very good in depth interviews in which Todd talks about his latest Releases and Current Projects. Good stuff here. Much thanks to Istvan & Frank (and Tony, of course)!~ Warren

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