Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren is an odd fellow, some may say, and he certainly makes a very compelling point if he’s trying to prove it. Ever since he released his amazingly diverse double LP “Something / Anything ?” back in the 1970’s, he has only grown to be increasingly obtuse and hard to predict, sometimes at the expense of his music being borderline unlistenable and some other times producing grand masterworks that are not easily digested, and one of those is Something / Anything’s amazing follow-up, “A Wizard / A True Star”. We’re talking about an album that has been reduced to $2 bin-status on most record shops and only a few have actually been reacquainted with the idea of the album...

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“Violent Femmes”

Let’s start with the obvious right here; even if you don’t know it, you’ve probably heard a track or two off this album, and probably associate it with being a 90’s jam or something the members of skate punk bands you grew up listening to would dig, but the truth is that the Violent Femmes’ self-titled first album came out in 1981, and that’s a whole decade ahead of its time. Looking back now, it’s a wonder no one saw the 90’s coming just from listening to his album’s titanic magnetic force. Album opener “Blister in the Sun” is one of the most popular songs here, along with “Gone Daddy Gone” (which was made popular in the mid-00’s due to...

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