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promowestlive:

Come out to The LC November 10th to see Todd Rundgren!

promowestlive:

Come out to The LC November 10th to see Todd Rundgren!

snowdomelab:

レコジャケスノードーム「ラント ザ・バラッド・オブ・トッド・ラングレン/トッド・ラングレン」

トッド・ラングレン、もう66歳だって。現役でがんばってますねえ。僕がトッドを知ったのは学生時代にバイトで知り合った友人が、トッドのことを師匠と崇拝してて、いろいろ聴かせてもらったのがきっかけです。その影響で聴き始めました。最初に聴いたアルバムは「ハーミット・オブ・ミンク・ホロー」でしたけど。

ポップスとかロックとかジャンルにとらわれることなく、いろんなアプローチで曲作りされてます。聴いてて飽きません。ビートルズやビーチボーイズのカバーはほぼ完コピで録音したり、宅録オタクってイメージですかね。

このアルバムは71年リリースのセカンドアルバム。タイトル通りバラード中心ですが、この人のバラードは本当に素晴らしく美しいです。オススメの名盤です。しかし、このジャケット、意味深ですね……。

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Todd Rundgren

adamthenorman:

Todd Rundgren | Black Maria

This man never ceases to astound me.

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meetthebeatlesforreal:

Todd Rundgren and Ringo Starr October 3, 2014- St. Louis, MO.   Photo taken by Sara Schmidt

meetthebeatlesforreal:

Todd Rundgren and Ringo Starr October 3, 2014- St. Louis, MO.   Photo taken by Sara Schmidt

long70s:

GLAM ROCK I: TODD RUNDGREN

Todd Rundgren’s glitter phase was not about the gender indeterminacy, real or feigned, one came to expect of Glam Rock (Rundgren’s machismo was certified platinum when he won the hand of Bebe Buell, rock music’s Helen of Troy). The hair colors, facial glitter, jewelry and warrior-sprite-prom queen costumes were the trappings of a wizard, a pharaoh and a god, which is what the fans started calling Rundgren, who happily assumed those mantels.

The wizard practiced his craft at a studio Albert Grossman built for Rundgren at his Bearsville Records outpost in Woodstock. As it turns out, Rundren’s elaborate, challenging, meticulously-crafted, occasionally self-indulgent on-stage wardrobe from the period of A Wizard, A True Star through Ra (1973-77), was not just dressing up for fans—it was am emblem of his approach to music making and production, epitomized by the first Utopia albums. This description of the studio is from a 1973 interview with Rundgren:

At the studio, construction on the Utopia Landing Module, a geodesic dome to be covered completely in silver mylar, is underway. All of Jean-Yves’ synthesizers will be contained within the module, as will Jean Yves himself, while Hunt will play atop the dome several feet above the other Utopians, supremely skunkie. Each of the Utopians instruments will plug into the module and headsets will keep them in communication with Jean-Yves. A large art deco Theremin will hang behind the band, which they can play at will by intercepting the space between its two globes. Todd will play a double-neck Flying W lead guitar, with six- and twelve-string necks, while Tony’s guitar is unique in having six-string guitar and four-string bass. The Electronic Music Studio, an English synthesizer manufacturer and designer, has devised a new “sound” for Todd’s guitar, the “Popeye Mutilator”. Like fuzz tone or wah-wah it is completely at its master’s control, one more step toward the guitar’s evolution as the most useful sexual tool since KY jelly.

— from Ron Ross, ”The Inauguration of Todd Rundgren”  Phonograph Record, March 1973.

Found this photo while going through the todd tag today in a much smaller pic by progclown, so I enlarged it and decided to post it here.
The original caption of this picture was “Todd and his mommy”. I don’t know what year this is but judging from the costume, Todd’s hair and his boyish look here, I’m gonna say it’s from his late ’60s Nazz period…

Found this photo while going through the todd tag today in a much smaller pic by progclown, so I enlarged it and decided to post it here.

The original caption of this picture was “Todd and his mommy”. I don’t know what year this is but judging from the costume, Todd’s hair and his boyish look here, I’m gonna say it’s from his late ’60s Nazz period…

thereisnopeace4earth:

Todd Rundgren - A quote from Classic Rock Issue 200 Collector’s Edition by Todd, “I look at Taylor Swift and she’s nothing but hair.”
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thereisnopeace4earth:

Todd Rundgren - A quote from Classic Rock Issue 200 Collector’s Edition by Todd, “I look at Taylor Swift and she’s nothing but hair.”

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