Todd Rundgren When I was really young and first getting into music, Todd Rundgren was one of the first artists who I discovered. I recall seeing him on one of the very first episodes of The Midnight Special that I was allowed to stay up and watch, and he seemed weird, smart and very talented to me. In his press he came off like a wunderkind—he played all of the instruments himself! I can remember reading a scathingly negative review of that album when it came out and Todd, being a two-record set seemed the better option given my piggy bank.
I mentioned the new Todd releases to an archly rock snob friend of mine whose taste in music I respect and he told me that A Wizard, A True Star was his 1 favorite album of all time. I looked forward to hearing it even more. Firstly, if your needle is worn or damaged, it will ruin the disc immediately. Secondly, if the sound does seem not loud enough on your system, try re-recording the music onto tape.
By the way, thanks for buying the album. HOW did I miss out on this amazing album all these years??? I was floored by it. The work of a crazed young lysergic Mozart, A Wizard, A True Star floated effortlessly into my list of favorite albums as I listened to it for the very first time.
Admittedly I was totally loaded. It takes the bull by the brain. Another point to be examined. The evidence is here. Something very magical is happening. The man is magi chef. His influences are homogenizing. Like a coat of many colors. Each page closer to the stars.
Process is the point. Blasphemy even the gods smile on. Rock and roll for the skull. A very noble concept. Past present and tomorrow in one glance. Understanding through musical sensation.
Todd Rundgren is preparing us for a generation of frenzied children who will dream in animation.