Honest Work - Todd Rundgren - A Cappella (Vinyl, LP, Album)

I did the Wizard album where the song ideas ranged from 15 seconds to 10 minutes. Recording for the album lasted from July to August It was envisioned as a single-disc album, but became a double album due to the unexpectedly large amount of material that was recorded. Rundgren chose them, along with Moogy Klingman and keyboardist Ralph Schuckettto be the new configuration of Utopia.

I guess I was a little surprised that it really worked out. We were considering doing a whole record that way, as part of our touring show. Later, he commented of the album, ""my psychedelic adventures were more a part of a spiritual quest to have a greater understanding about the nature of things. As a result, Todd is naturally more orderly, but it also dealt with alternative concepts such as empathy to the point of telepathy. So, on 'I Think You Know,' it's also saying, 'I think at the same moment that you know,' which is the formula for telepathy.

Originally scheduled for release in DecemberTodd was delayed to the next February due to a vinyl shortage caused by the oil crisis. Robert Christgau of Creem reviewed: "I've been giving Todd the benefit of the doubt, so now he has to bear a burden of suspicion. On sides one and four This may well have honest ambitions, which are welcome, but it's too bad they're so self-deluded. He's created a Grand Bouffe for the ears, which is as creatively rewarding to some as it is repulsive to others.

It's an extremely complex and confounding album in terms of both structure and production, and although there may be an unnecessary surplus of wasted space, there's an awful lot of fine material to be found on it. Again we're out in the blue void, but this time you feel like your frozen with no way back. Retrospectively, Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote for AllMusic : "These are some major additions to his catalog, but the experiments and the excesses are too tedious to make Todd a necessary listen for anyone but the devoted.

But for those listeners, the gems make the rough riding worthwhile. As he remembered: "I loved the maverick spirit of the guy. He was talented enough to stick a finger up to the industry and say 'This is my record — take it or leave it. InRundgren performed Todd and his album Healing live for the first time. A large video display and lasers were on display throughout the shows with Rundgren and the band dressed in psychedelic costumes.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Todd Rundgren. This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. That's why most records suck: You're not challenged.

But we were legitimately challenged. He would be very honest. We got along great. He had a sharp tongue, and so do I. Some of those songs are good, but Todd Rundgren did the absolute worst job possible with that record.

Boone went on to say that working with Rundgren was a nightmare, and that he would constantly leave early, not give any feedback during recordings, and once they'd run through a song, he'd tell them it was "fine" and would want them to move onto the next song.

Boone even recounted at one point having to restrain himself from punching Rundgren in the face. Sound on Sound. All music guide: the definitive guide to popular music. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN Retrieved January 21, Sonoma County Independent. Retrieved January 16, In Buckley, Peter ed. The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides. Retrieved September 24, Retrieved March 14, Retrieved October 26, The Independent. Retrieved December 20, Retrieved December 19, Retrieved December 22, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music 5th ed.

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Runt Runt. Back to the Bars. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — Class of Clarence Avant. Another Live Redux ' Live in Japan The Cars. Authority control. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Album)Rundgren released Liarsa concept album about "paucity of truth", that features a mixture of his older and newer sounds.

As the Internet gained mass acceptance, Rundgren, along with longtime manager Eric Gardner and Apple digital music exec Kelli Richards, started PatroNet, which offered fans patrons access to his works-in-progress and new unreleased tracks in Honest Work - Todd Rundgren - A Cappella (Vinyl for a subscription fee, cutting out record labels.

Since then, Rundgren has severed his connections with major record labels and continues to offer new music direct to subscribers via his website, although he also continues to record and release CDs through independent labels.

However, as of Novemberthe PatroNet. The film depicted numerous photographs of missing New Yorkers that were displayed on Bellevue Hospital's 'wall of prayers' following the attacks. The film was part of a special screening at the Woodstock Film Festival in In latethe Boston -based band The Cars were planning to re-form despite bassist Benjamin Orr 's death and lack of interest on the part of former lead singer Ric Ocasek.

Eventually the group completed their lineup with former Rundgren bassist Kasim Sulton and studio drummer Prairie Prince of The Tubeswho had played on XTC 's Rundgren-produced Skylarking and who has recorded and toured with Rundgren. In earlythe new lineup played a few private shows for industry professionals, played live on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and made other media appearances before commencing a summer tour with the re-formed Blondie. Rundgren referred to the project as "an opportunity The album includes classic Cars songs and two Rundgren hits recorded live plus three new studio tracks "Not Tonight", "Warm" and "More".

April saw the release of Todd Rundgren's Johnsona collection of Robert Johnson covers, which had been recorded more than a year earlier. On another release, scheduled for September 13, a further album of covers entitled re Production sees him performing tracks he had previously produced for other acts, including Grand Funk Railroad 's " Walk Like a Man " and XTC 's "Dear God". The book contains chapters, each one page long, and each consisting of three paragraphs. He said that "I realized that I have to do this or somebody else will do it.

Since then, he said, "my life has been a lot more boring In DecemberRundgren released his English translation of the song " Flappie ", originally by Dutch comedian Youp van 't Hek. He began a course through uncharted musical territory, becoming a pioneer not only in electronic music and prog rock, but in music video, computer software, and Internet music delivery as well.

But once the technology came down to where I could afford it, then I went digital. If it weren't for my musical career, I probably would have ended up attending college to become LP computer programmer.

According to biographer Myers, Rundgren himself came to inspire "a generation of self-contained geniuses like Prince Ironically, some of his innovations would come to liberate the recording artist in such a way as to lessen the perceived value, or need, for a record producer at all.

Rundgren's production work for other artists were largely one-off affairs. In cases where the act's songs were unfinished, he would complete them Album) decline a writer's credit. And at times Album) were having a good time. After he had stopped using it ca. Rundgren began a relationship with model Bebe Buell in During a break in their relationship, Buell had a brief relationship with Steven Tylerwhich resulted in an unplanned pregnancy. Buell gave birth to Liv Tyler on July 1, Buell initially claimed that Todd Rundgren was the biological father and named the child Liv Rundgren.

Shortly after Liv's birth, Rundgren and Buell ended their romantic relationship, but Rundgren remained committed to Liv. At age eleven, Liv learned that her biological father was Steven Tyler. Todd basically decided when I was born that I needed a father so he signed my birth certificate.

He knew that there was a chance that I might not be his, but…" He paid to put her through private school, and she visited him several times a year. You know, when he holds me it feels like Daddy. And he's very protective and strong. Rundgren had a long-term relationship with Karen Darvin, with whom he had two sons, Rex born and Randy born Rex was a minor league baseball player infielder for nine seasons. Rundgren married Michele Gray in In the book A Wizard, a True Starit is stated that he diagnosed himself with attention-deficit disorder.

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Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and thought they lost their "momentum". That's why most records suck: You're not challenged. But we were legitimately challenged. He would be very honest. We got along great. He had a sharp tongue, and so do I. Some of those songs are good, but Todd Rundgren did the absolute worst job possible with that record.

Boone went on to say that working with Rundgren was a nightmare, and that he would constantly leave early, not give any feedback during recordings, and once they'd run through a song, he'd tell them it was "fine" and would want them to move onto the next song.

Boone even recounted at one point having to restrain himself from punching Rundgren in the face. Sound on Sound. All music guide: the definitive guide to popular music.

Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN Retrieved January 21, Sonoma County Independent. Retrieved January 16, In Buckley, Peter ed. The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides. Retrieved September 24, Retrieved March 14, Retrieved October 26, The Independent. Retrieved December 20, Retrieved December 19, Retrieved December 22, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music 5th ed. Omnibus Press. The Guardian. Music: What Happened? Rolling Stone. May 31, Retrieved July 13, Retrieved October 6,

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