Monday, July 26, 2010
Todd On Monday : Utopia, C.W. Post 1973
I'm fascinated by this show for a number of reasons. It was recorded in May of 1973, just a little over a month after the release of "A Wizard/A True Star," so we get some tunes from that album, which until the recent performances of the entire record had been a rarity.
It's also only a year since the release of "Something/Anything?" and our man is already fed up with stardom. Check out the piss-take "Hits Medley." Rundgren has made no secret of his aversion to commercial success and giving people what they want. I just didn't realize it happened so early in his career.
There is also a rarely played "Devil's Bite" from "Runt," as part of the "Heavy Metal Kids" medley, and some tunes that may or may not be Moogy Klingman or M. Frog Labat compositions. If anyone can enlighten me, I'd be grateful.
Sound quality is not the greatest. It's an almost 40 year old audience recording that is a bit boomy. But, I find it completely listenable. Your ears will adjust.
Special thanks once again to Frank B.
Never Never Land
Tic Tic Tic It Wears Off
Couldn't I Just Tell You
When The Shit Hits The Fan
Le Feel Internacionale
We Are Crazy
Is It My Name
Heavy Metal Kids>Devil's Bite
Utopia Theme (Reprise)