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Todd Rundgren

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Todd Rundgren is an American and producer with a full twenty-five albums to his name. Starting in the with the psychedelic band Nazz in Philadelphia, his solo career started out successfully with such hits as “I Saw The Light” and “Hello It’s Me” (a reworked Nazz tune). With his 1972 release ‘Something/Anything?’ seen as a magnum opus due to its mix of , , and more, Rundgren’s new band called Utopia (or Todd Rundgren’s Utopia) concentrated on eccentric epics. His acclaimed production effort started early, with work for Sparks and the New York Dolls, and continued with Meat Loaf, XTC, The Psychedelic Furs, and many others. Continuing to release solo albums over the years, he’s created many other hits, the novelty tune “Bang The Drum All Day” in particular seeming timeless.

Todd Rundgren is well known among his fans as being an music revolutionary. His skilled production techniques, matched by his belief that he has ability to play just about any instrument at a mastery level, has allowed him to release some of the most honest and personal music of his time. Many of his solo albums, including the critically-acclaimed ‘Something/Anything?’ were made completely by himself. That is, he played all the instruments, sang all the vocals, did all of the recording, editing, mixing, and mastering, and even distributed the album through his own record label, called Bearsville.

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