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February 25, 2014 / thackersam

February 23 – Sunday – Todd Rundgren – Runt

Rundgren - RuntThis was another album bought for one song. Todd Rundgren wrote this kinda sexist, yet very catchy tune called “We Gotta Get You a Woman,” but it appeases me to think that both the singer and the subject of the song, Leroy, are kinda idiots. While I liked our last album, Roxy Music’s Avalon, and recognized some of the songs other than “More Than This,” which, by the way I heard on the radio today after not hearing it for years other than the other night, go figure, I did buy it for that one song, as I did this album. However, other than the afore-mentioned Rundgren song, I knew not a note of the others. Surprisingly enough, I enjoyed it. His style is different, even from himself. He’s known for songs not on this album like “Hello It’s Me,” “Bang the Drum All Day” and my favorite, “Can We Still Be Friends,” all different styles, and all not unrepresentative of his sound. Any of them. Personally, I think he’s a little cooler than “Hello It’s Me.”

So, not a great workout, and not a good sing-along, but I was amused. Yes, he’s an amusing guy, that Todd Rundgren.

P.S. No memories pop into my mind from this album, but just try listening to “Can We Still Be Friend” and not come up with some.

P.P.S. Rundgren trivia: he, like Joe Walsh has performed with Ringo Starr’s all-star band, was responsible for getting Meat Loaf produced, and pretty-much raised Steven Tyler’s daughter Liv.

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