Friday, January 31, 2014

Wolfman Jack (Intersection)

Bizarre promo for Todd

Uploaded by RundgrenRadio to YouTube

This is from a 1972 movie called "Intersection" that to our knowledge was never released. It's about a 20 minute movie and this is the only part Todd is in and it's just a video.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Little Steven on South Africa and Mr Simon

Great interview on with Steven Van Zandt ahead of Bruce Springsteen and E Street band's South Africa gigs - the first time Bruce has played there.

It is a great interview and very revelaing when he talks about Paul Simon

And he says, “What are you doing defending this guy Mandela?! He’s obviously a communist. My friend Henry Kissinger told me about where all of the money’s coming from,” and all of this. I was, like, all due respect, Paul…

But he had that attitude, and he knowingly and consciously violated the boycott to publicize his record....Yeah, and he actually had the nerve to say, “Well, I paid everybody double-scale.” Remember that one? Oh, that’s nice... no arrogance in that statement, huh?

Three recent Todd mentions in the Press

Robin Zander tell Roger Hillis of the Daily Times that Todd might produce a few tracks ion the next Cheap Trick record: "Actually, I was just talking to Todd Rundgren, and he may do a few tracks. I've been talking to Julian Raymond, too," Zander said. "What I'd like to do is have a bunch of the producers we've worked with in the past produce a couple songs each. We've worked with so many incredible producers, like Roy Thomas Baker and George Martin. Unfortunately, George has retired from doing studio work, but we've also done stuff with Geoff Emerick. We've also talked about possibly doing a 'guests' record where we invite some of our musician friends like Dave Grohl to play with us."

The Wire has a review of the new album from Zanois - "Selfie" which mentioned Todd: "Prog-pop is unjustly overlooked and it's a shame. Zanois may be the genre's only practitioners in New Hampshire, and despite a lack of attention, they keep on producing finely crafted anthems that reach new plateaus of pop bliss. "Selfie," their most recent album, leans heavily toward the accessible end of the pop spectrum, not quite as heavy as Todd Rundgren's "The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect," but with the meticulous oddities that fans of the band have come to expect."

And finally, Australia's The Courier Mail has a review by Noel Mengel of the new album by Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks: " The album opens with Planetary Motion's twin lead guitars, a technique so out of fashion that it sounds fresh again, before left-turning into a psych haze somewhere between Todd Rundgren and XTC."

Todd winning the Les Paul Award

Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz: Genevieve & Ferdinand

Kate McGarry's latest record (with Keith Ganz) features a cover of Todd Rundgren's 'Pretending to Care' featuring Gian Slater and Theo Bleckmann on vocals.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Podcast One: 2014

A new year begins and Pete and Scott are stiil talking about albums from 2013 ... until Bruce

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
Placebo - Loud like Love
Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes

BBC Sound of 2014: Sam Smith, Ella Eyre, Banks, Sampha, George Ezra. 

Check out this episode!