Johnee Jingo
Todd Rundgren

shovel-city:

Johnee Jingo - Todd Rundgren - A Cappella (1985)

"It’s basically a three album deal, but they have to put out every album I give them, and they can decide whether they consider it a deal album or an album outside of the deal. They know that if I have one album that’s a big hit, the greatest likelihood is that I’m going to do the polar opposite on the next album … If I deliver an album that they think is commercial, then it goes on the contract and it’s one less album I have to deliver. But if I deliver an album and they say, ‘this is another one of your wacky experiments,’ then they have to put it out anyway, and the 100,000 people who buy all my records will buy it anyway. Since Warner Bros. doesn’t count it as part of the contract, they don’t count it as having been advanced on, so I get paid from the first record sold … I might wind up making 20 records for Warner Bros. before we actually get the three that they actually want, but they’ll all come out."
Todd Rundgren on his deal with Warner Bros. Records for Keyboard magazine, 1987
zzzan:

Today at The Daily Dot, I wrote about discovery, consumption, addiction, and the internet. It was also kind of about Todd Rundgren.
I’m mostly sharing this here because I love the amazing photograph the editors chose to use for the post. Gah, there are STILL Todd things I have yet to see. The dream goes on forever. 
(Also, I shared some of my favorite YouTube Todd videos over on the blog. Sorry to come here after weeks of being away and shill for something I wrote elsewhere. But it’s Todd, and the whole Todd thing started for me here on Tumblr in a way; it was where I shared my initial obsession, so it’s only fitting that I come back here to post about how my obsession has manifested into something larger…)
 

zzzan:

Today at The Daily Dot, I wrote about discovery, consumption, addiction, and the internet. It was also kind of about Todd Rundgren.

I’m mostly sharing this here because I love the amazing photograph the editors chose to use for the post. Gah, there are STILL Todd things I have yet to see. The dream goes on forever. 

(Also, I shared some of my favorite YouTube Todd videos over on the blog. Sorry to come here after weeks of being away and shill for something I wrote elsewhere. But it’s Todd, and the whole Todd thing started for me here on Tumblr in a way; it was where I shared my initial obsession, so it’s only fitting that I come back here to post about how my obsession has manifested into something larger…)

 

Just remember, anything you can do, Todd can do better (his version of “Get Lucky”)

izzatlove:

oldgamemags:

Vidiot Issue Aug - September 1983 - Vid Kid of the Month, @toddrundgren playing some Super Cobra
Follow oldgamemags on Tumblr for more awesome scans from yesteryear!

A Pinball Wizard, A True Star

izzatlove:

oldgamemags:

Vidiot Issue Aug - September 1983 - Vid Kid of the Month, @toddrundgren playing some Super Cobra

Follow oldgamemags on Tumblr for more awesome scans from yesteryear!

A Pinball Wizard, A True Star

i-gen:

Todd Rundgren - Parallel Lines

 Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo, 1990. Nearly Human Tour.

Mighty Love
Todd Rundgren

allaboutrunt:

Todd Rundgren - Mighty Love (Spinners cover from A Cappella)

krispyweiss:

Dispatch: Todd Rundgren is ‘Prog Icon.’ Sound Bites: Who Knew?
Grrrrrrr….
Do you know what fries Sound Bites’ speakers? I’ll tell you what fries Sound Bites’ speakers.
Music writers who don’t know much about the music they’re writing about fry Sound Bites’ speakers.
Witness this little gem from the Aug. 24, 2014, edition of The Columbus Dispatch.
The writer is right on the money about Robin Trower - he is British and he plays guitar - but his description of Todd Rundgren misses the mark. Completely.
Rundgren is certainly a legend to his legion of fans - and the seven people who read this blog know Sound Bites is among them - but he ain’t no “prog icon.”
In fact, Rundgren has spent a minuscule part of his career playing progressive rock. By The Dispatch’s measure, Rundgren could also fairly be pigeonholed as an EDM DJ; a crooning balladeer; a purveyor of blue-eyed soul; a bossa nova stylist; an arena-rock god; a punk; a piano man; a Broadway composer; an interpreter of Robert Johnson; and/or an orchestral arranger. And the list could go on forever.
That’s the beauty of Todd Rundgren. He’s been all of these things and more over the past 40-plus years and no one knows what guise he’ll don next.
Dispatch readers should also be warned that Rundgren, who does in fact play a mean guitar, along with many other instruments, is touring under his Unpredictable umbrella and is unlikely to spend much of his Nov. 10 show showing off his stringed skills. But he will surely sing his keister off.
Grrrrrrr….
This kind of uninformed writing really fries Sound Bites’ speakers.

And this is the REAL reason Todd never gets his just due!

krispyweiss:

Dispatch: Todd Rundgren is ‘Prog Icon.’ Sound Bites: Who Knew?

Grrrrrrr….

Do you know what fries Sound Bites’ speakers? I’ll tell you what fries Sound Bites’ speakers.

Music writers who don’t know much about the music they’re writing about fry Sound Bites’ speakers.

Witness this little gem from the Aug. 24, 2014, edition of The Columbus Dispatch.

The writer is right on the money about Robin Trower - he is British and he plays guitar - but his description of Todd Rundgren misses the mark. Completely.

Rundgren is certainly a legend to his legion of fans - and the seven people who read this blog know Sound Bites is among them - but he ain’t no “prog icon.”

In fact, Rundgren has spent a minuscule part of his career playing progressive rock. By The Dispatch’s measure, Rundgren could also fairly be pigeonholed as an EDM DJ; a crooning balladeer; a purveyor of blue-eyed soul; a bossa nova stylist; an arena-rock god; a punk; a piano man; a Broadway composer; an interpreter of Robert Johnson; and/or an orchestral arranger. And the list could go on forever.

That’s the beauty of Todd Rundgren. He’s been all of these things and more over the past 40-plus years and no one knows what guise he’ll don next.

Dispatch readers should also be warned that Rundgren, who does in fact play a mean guitar, along with many other instruments, is touring under his Unpredictable umbrella and is unlikely to spend much of his Nov. 10 show showing off his stringed skills. But he will surely sing his keister off.

Grrrrrrr….

This kind of uninformed writing really fries Sound Bites’ speakers.

And this is the REAL reason Todd never gets his just due!