The Todd Rundgren Connection contains information about the musician Todd Rundgren.
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A collection of collectibles.
The Ballad of Todd Rundgren
Todd's bio and historical information.
Looking for Something/Anything about Todd? Chances are, you'll find it here.
A Wizard, A True Star
A review of Todd's technical accomplishments.
Your guide to other external and Todd-related information.
Just starting out on the Road to Utopia? Stop here first.
Todd's fans speak.
Hermit of Mink Hollow
Check out Todd's early and continuing experiments in video and keep up with his TV appearances.
Back To The Bars
Concert & release information and reviews, playlists, photos and schedules. Be sure to check out the fan review project.
The Spiritual side to Todd's work.
The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect
Interviews and other articles with the wizard.
Lyrics, lyric parodies, guitar tabs and MIDI of Todd's songs.
A Collection of TR noises for your computer.
Outside projects and productions and the continuing evolution of Todd's career.
No World Order
Some studio tricks, flubs, interactivity and that International Feel.
Information on Todd's first enhanced CD recording
With A Twist
Information on Todd's Bosa Nova release, ... and a bit of humor
One Long Year
Important Dates in Todd History
Todd and the Covers plus, favorite series from Utopia Times and Black and White
Information on "Liars" plus more lies and the lyin' liars that tell them.
Sounds Of The Studio
Jay Laush, Lynnwood, WA notes
The "Baby Let's Swing" medley on the B-side of the "We Gotta Get You a Woman" single has a different mix than the album. After the "1-2-3-5" count-in, it starts immediately on "Laura I saw you open in LA", skipping the little Latin bit. Also, the transition into "The Last Thing You Said" is not so abrupt and even sounds like the pitches have been matched. Ditto on the change to "Don't Tie My Hands". It's almost like it was slopped together for the LP but someone put more work into the single, even if it was just a B-side. As much as everyone wants the "lost" Runt tracks to see the official light of day, I hope this version of the medley can see a digital release.
Brian Little: From the first Nazz CD, a definite cough on When I Get My Plane at 0:28 & a
maybe cough (something) on See What You Can Be at 1:57.
- Bruce #43 offers: I was just listening to "Todd" the song being "I Think You
Know". At 2:21 into the song you can clearly hear a cough.
Roger Linder: In listening to AWATS on headphones, I was jarred to discover
an apparent flaw during the medley. At 3:44 into the song the lyrics are:
Mistakes, I know I've made a few...
And during the singing of the word "mistakes" the sound level on the left channel drops almost completely out.
TR indicated during a Rundgren Radio interview on May 5, 2009 that this was not intentional.
- Another from Bruce #43: On Todd Rundgren's Utopia, the song being "Freedom Fighters"
at 1:36 the left channel drops out for a micro second.
- Roger Linder: In "Hope I'm Around" on Ballad, from 0:51-0:53, the track has
a bit of a burble.
Brian Leonard notes: The final two notes of "Le Feel Internacionale", the
end of Side 1 of the elpee, are missing on my CD (AWATS). (Is this the case for all CD pressings??)
Charlie Olver writes:
No - just the Rhino (US) and Castle (UK) ones. (Castle used Rhino's digital master for this album, although most of their Todd reissues were newly remastered.) There's an old ('80s) Dutch pressing on Bearsville that has the ending intact (and also has a gap before the beginning of what-once-was-Side 2); so does the Japanese mini-LP-sleeved remaster, which is still available. Incidentally, I'm not usually a sucker for these mini-LP-sleeve things, but this one is really nice - the cover is die-cut, and inside is the original inner-sleeve/lyric sheet, the Patti Smith poem insert, AND the postcard (the one that the names on the Todd poster were derived from)... all miniaturized (but printed very clearly). Let's hear it for attention to detail (Ra, Ra, Ra)!
Jonathan Risen notes that Something/Anything?'s
"Hello It's Me" has a tape dropout at 2:25.
Almost too obvious to mention: On the Something/Anything
"Hello It's Me", at 2:57, Todd seemingly stumbles over the word "I'll",
and he sings "Come....around to see you once in awhile"
This was issued as the single and became the "hit" version. (T. Storm Hunter)
Johanthan Risen also hears Todd sniff between verses
(as if he had a cold) at 0:27 on "Does Anybody Love You" (A Wizard, A True Star).
Got any more? drop me a line!