Friday, February 7, 2020
"Todds & Ends": THE WEEKEND MIX
Todd Rundgren's "Something/Anything?" celebrated its 48th birthday this week. To say this record changed my musical life is an understatement. From the very first show I attended as a wee lad in 1975, through a couple of hundred shows later, including a few chances to see this summer's performance of "A Wizard/A True Star," Todd Rundgren has managed to be in my wheelhouse through it all.
It's not all good. I am not one of those fans who refuses to call it how I see it...or hear it, actually. I have been disappointed a good number of times, both in concert and on record. But unlike many who simply gave up after "Something/Anything?," I have hung around because there is always a payoff that makes it worthwhile.
I put together a mix for me. This is not definitive. It's not even all of my favorites. It's what I felt like listening to. It includes Todd solo tracks, as well as a guest spot or two, some productions and a bit of Utopia. The Spotify playlist differs a bit from the download, as it ran a bit longer than the allotted time for a CD, so I edited a few tunes. The zip file also includes a couple of songs that were not on Spotify. See? Just like the major labels, ripping everybody off and making you need both!
Posted by Sal Nunziato at 5:31 AM