"Faithful" In-Concert at AC 2/13/99

Review by David Mullins (Switch to

A blissful evening of music from Todd and his contemporaries...truly an all-star band. If you like to hear Todd play guitar, this is the show to see. He tore it up for most of the night. Not shackled by the role of front man, Todd seemed to rise to the challenge of playing with so many legendary musicians. Definitely not the yuk fest it was with Joe Walsh...more serious. 

The evening consisted of rotating among Ringo and the All-Stars with Ringo performing two or three songs to each all-stars one.

Gary Brooker, Procul Harum,
Whiskey Train (?) (Smokin' blues guitar from OH)
A PH song about the sea
Whiter Shade of Pale (Ringo was visibly beaming during song)

Jack Bruce, Cream
Sunshine of Your Love (featuring OH on 5 string guitar after breaking the top string of the replica fools guitar, Todd did a splendid job on EC's vocal spots) I'm Free (?)
White Room (Todd channeling Clapton on wa-wa)

Simon Kirke, Bad Company
Shooting Star (Vocals not too dissimilar from Paul rogers...but less bluesy)
All Right Now (Was he in Free with Paul Rogers?)

Todd Rundgren
I Saw the Light (You could tell he was the new guy in the band. It sounded like the band was performing a faithful version and Todd was doing a Bossa Nova vocal) Hammer in my Heart (OH overcame another broken E string on the replica fools guitar but had to retune the E string on the replcement guitar due to the funky tuning. I guess having a guitar tech has its ups and downs)
Bang the Drum All Day (A highlight of the show. Todd asked if there were any Green Bay Packers fans in the house and said he doesn't mind when they score now because they play this song.)

Ringo Starr, Beatles
It Don't Come Easy
Love Me Do
Yellow Submarine
No-No Song
I'm the Greatest
A Little Help from my Friends (Including Mighty Max Weinberg on skins)

Tim Capello
Percussion, Saxaphone and Keyboards (Tim really got into hitting the cowbell on Hammer in my Heart) His musical versatility and manic playing are incredible.

Well, I finally saw a Beatle live and saw Todd play some guitar. It's a night of great music. This is a show not to be missed.

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