toddlist 
* UPDATE 2014/08/27 *
Todd conTRibutes to David Pack's NAPA Crossroads CD
He adds GREAT guitars to the song 
"You Were The One",
an EXCELLENT song, it's well worth buying this gem
Listen here

BBC Set ! 1972-1982 - Esoteric Records
Forthcoming in October from Esoteric
4 disc Todd Rundgren at the BBC set (72-82) with CD
and DVD-NTSC Region free

Todd also conTRibutes a version of 
Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar) to a new CD 
called "A Classic Rock Salute to The Doors" on Purple Pyramid Records...LP may be around the corner
I bought this and it is FANTASTIC!

Live At The Electric Ballroom Milwaukee 23rd October 1978 2CD set

It is EXCELLENT!

AWATS CD/DVD at toddstore


...just received mine and off to watch! 

I bought this as a shirt and am PROUD to wear it often! 
Toddstore
2014 SPRING TOUR!

The KGP Conspiracy album has been released, I perform on this album and it is great. We spent almost 4 years assembling this fine album...
FREE Hi-Res (24/88.2) files and Surround mixes of 4 songs
with CD purchase!!! 
Available at Inner Sleeve in Wausau, WI...THANKS Mike!
Available at RadioKAOS in Stevens Point, WI ...THANKS Randy!
Available at Deaf Ear in LaCrosse, WI
Available at Strictly Discs in Madison, WI...Thanks Angie!
Available at Mad City Music Exchange in Madison, WI
Available at The Exclusive Company in Appleton, WI and Green Bay, WI
4 Soundcloud Samplers from all 16 songs HERE
1
2
3
4
Now available at CD Baby
Download $7.99 CD $9.99
This 16 track masterpiece is the product of several different musical genre influences, hence the album is very diverse and does not bore the listener for a 16 track album. Pick up your copy today, and be prepared for a wide range of an emotional roller coaster listening experience - from laughter, to love, sadness, anger and sheer joy! KGP Conspiracy.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
Release Date: 2013
You can also preview all songs at CD Baby

Available at Inner Sleeve in Wausau, WI...Thanks Mike! 
************************************* 
The Vinyl is HERE!

From Blue Oyster Cult's Official site!
Buck and Richie Appear on new Eyeblinder album by the Lizardz,
a band I am in
June 1, 2013
Buck Dharma and Richie Castellano make cameos on the new album,
"Eyeblinder" from Wisconsin band, The Lizardz.
The Lizardz have been together over 25 years, and this is their first
release of original music. Two of the members are big BÖC fans, and asked
Buck and Richie to contribute. Richie plays a guitar duel on one song, and
Buck contributes not only guitar playing on one, but also the mixing of
that and another song.
The album mastering and manufacturing just had a successful Kickstarter,
and the album will be available on vinyl and CD by August.
You can hear some snippets from the album here:
"Newcastle" with Richie Castellano.
"Back From Milwaukee" with Buck Dharma.
"Eyeblinder" with Buck Dharma.
For information on ordering the LP and/or CD, please see The Lizardz website.
We are blown away, grateful, and humbled for press on the BOC site,
Thanks so much! As BOC fans for decades, 
this is press we never even dreamed of.
(BTW-Buck actually plays guitars on TWO tunes, not one as listed)
The Lizardz album is NOW AVAILABLE!
LPs and CDs available at Inner Sleeve in Wausau, WI...THANKS Mike!
LPs and CDs available at RadioKAOS in Stevens Point, WI ...THANKS Randy!
CDs and LPs(?) available at Deaf Ear in LaCrosse, WI
LPs and CDs available at Strictly Discs in Madison, WI...Thanks Angie!
LPs and CDs available at Mad City Music Exchange in Madison, WI
LPs and CDs available at Go Johnny Go Records in White Bear Lake, MN
LPs and CDs available at Revival Records in Eau Claire, WI Thanks Billy! 
LPs and CDs available at The Vinyl Cave in Superior, WI Thanks Toms!

Available at The Exclusive Company in Appleton, WI, Oshkosh, WI and Green Bay, WI
Available at Heid Music in Wisconsin Rapids

2014-3-29
Cherry Records presents
A NEW PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TWO CD SET OF TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA’s ENTIRE CONCERT AT THE ELECTRIC BALLROOM, MILWAUKEE IN OCTOBER 1978
2014-2-12
New collaborative album

"Todd is releasing a new album this summer. Titled Runddans, the record is a collaboration between Rundgren, Norwegian producer Hans-Peter Lindstrøm, and Emil Nikolaisen, the frontman of the Oslo-based alternative rock band Serena-Maneesh.We're not quite sure how the album will turn out—while Rundgren leans towards psychedelic pop-rock, Lindstrøm's interests lie more in disco and electronica, and Nikolaisen's (self-proclaimed) sound is "rock-'n'-roll chamber of magic." We imagine, however the album will continue to do what Todd Rungren does best: push musical boundaries, confuse critics, and make a strong impression."
2014-2-13
Todd Rundgren On His New Foundation and the Beatles’ Influence

2014-2-11
Congrats to Fernando Perdomo for winning this contest!
Todd Rundgren "Collide-A-Scope" Fans Remix Contest014-02-11

2013/12/16 OUT NOW!
Todd Rundgren's Johnson Live  (CD/DVD) to be released soon...

        NEW DELUXE LIVE ALBUM & DVD SET FROM TODD RUNDGREN
        HIGHLIGHTS OF THE “TODD RUNDGREN’s JOHNSON” US TOUR
        DVD NTSC / REGION FREE FORMAT & PLAYABLE IN ANY COUNTRY
       FEATURES REVIEWS IN ALL LEADING MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS
         TV & RADIO COVERAGE
        COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES

I bought this and it is EXCELLENT!
Esoteric Antenna are pleased to announce the release of the eagerly awaited live CD and DVD set by the legendary TODD RUNDGREN. “Johnson Live” captures highlights of Todd’s US tour that followed the release of his album of songs written by the legendary Blues musician Robert Johnson, “Johnson”, in 2010. With a band comprising Todd Rundgren (guitar, vocals), Jesse Gress (guitar), Kasim Sulton (bass) and Prairie Prince (drums). 
In addition to classic Robert Johnson songs, Todd and his band also performed classic material from his back catalogue including “Black Maria”, “Soul Brother”, 
“Open My Eyes”, “I Went to the Mirror”, “I Saw the Light” and “Boogies (Hamburger Hell)”, making for a memorable live experience captured wonderfully in this set.
The DVD in the set is region free and in NTSC format and can be played in any country.
“Todd Rundgren’s Johnson Live” is packaged in a deluxe digi pack format with a lavishly illustrated booklet.
 Todd Rundgren's Johnson Live by Todd Rundgren (Nov 12, 2013) - Import

NEW TR LP released March of 2014
*UPDATE 2014-3-22*
 AWATS LP re-issue
180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs
Strange to have 4 sides but it's great fidelity!
I picked mine up and IT IS FABULOUS,
pristine sound that is HUGE and full...
WONDERFUL and highly recommended!
(33RPM BTW)

NEW TR LPs released Fall of 2013
TODD Double LP Audiophile Vinyl 180gm Limited Anniversary Edition
TR's Utopia Hammersmith Odeon 1975 180GM Vinyl

Released on August 1, 2013 ...Limited Run (of 2000 I am told)
I picked mine up today and, contrary to some people's beliefs,  it is NOT a bootleg!!!!!
This release is assembled by the WhoohooLive group.
Credits:
Archival Material Producer: David Skye
Executive Producer: Eric Gardner
Remastered by Randy Wine (WhoohooLive's guy)

Other NEW TR LPs released Summer of 2013
Runt (180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl/Limited Edition/Gatefold Cover) [Limited Edition]
180gm TEPTAE vinyl reissue
Hermit Of Mink Hollow (LP) Friday Music (2013)
Order from Radio KAOS in Stevens Point, WI - He ships!

 Hi-Res Hermit from hdtracks and Hi-Res TEPTAE , a GREAT company - sounds FANTASTIC!

“As time has gone on, I’ve assigned most of the responsibility to my subconscious.”
- TR
"State"
was released on double vinyl.
I have read that only 500 will be printed
so please grab this limited item while ya can
I have 3/500
(and/or before they get hoarded by sellers)

 Guitar Player magazine Dec. 2013
Dec 2013 issue of Guitar Player features Jesse Gress' take on the recent TR tours. 
SEVEN pages (!) covering recent tour legs 

Leg #1 Northeast 4/30-5/21 
Leg #2 Europe & UK 5/26-6/16 
Leg #3 Back in the USA 6/22-7/12 
Leg #4 In the Land Down Under 7/14-7/28 
Leg #5 Home Again 7/30-8/18 
Leg #6 Japan 8/19-8/25 
Leg #7 Plus A Night at the Symphony 8/26-8/31 

Contains much useful insight and great TR TABs for guitarists... 
Available NOW and HIGHLY recommended! 

Deep inside Area 31 in Central Wisconsin lurks a life-long collection that
is topped by Todd Rundgren treats and treasures
Here's my review of Todd's Live at the Warfield
March 10, 1990 2CD set
"you could say I'm like a Casanova of music. I can't seem to settle down with one musical form."
-TR

Organized all the releases and special TR thangs on 12/3/11... 
now to get to the BootZ! 
Oct 2012 UPDATE: Man, I wish it still looked like this but my shelves crashed! 
Shelves havce been re-inforced but I need to re-organize the clutter. 

The Todd Rundgren Museum Presents…
To be a part of this project and start uploading your memorabilia, just contact Roger at trconnection and he will set you up with a curator account. 
It’s as easy as that!
My Collection is HERE

Photo: Rachel and Danny 

Photo: Rachel and Danny 
********************
!!!!!!! WEAVILS ALBUMS AND SHOWS !!!!!!!

I've been using mediafire to disTRibute some TR goodies with some help from others...
THANKS jon, moz, mikea, lou, rob, istvan, lockjaw, matt, TTD, robby z, warren, tony, and MANY others
The TRorch has been passed from Tony to Warren
and I am proud to be a part of this!

Todd on Guitars...GREAT 2011 interview!

AWATS Live DVD Update
TR Discography

TODD RUNDGREN Touring History
 

1977 Bearsville Picnic video with near-complete "Singring and the Glass Guitar" THANKS mojorisen!
Stood Up from the 2004 CD Liars. Performed at Treetops Ballyhou Oct 20 2012 Under the RA Pyramid-entire set!
Great photos of Todd over the years in Houston Added 11/11/12

A few technical degree programs that have helped us along the way: 
NJIT's Online Masters in Civil Engineering
Ohio's Online Masters in Engineering Management

* UL(s) of the Moment *
Please note that some of these files are no longer DL-able...
beyond my conTRol
Whoohoo! Live
is now offering Hi Quality, freshly remastered versions of several TR shows...Check 'em out,
GREAT QUALITY...the "Real McCoy"
I am listed in the credits as "Special Thanks"...YEP my name now appears on official TR products and I am pleased as can be!
 

TR at NAMM with THE Eddie Kramer 

TR with Blue Oyster Cult's Eric Bloom Feb., 2014 
8/26/2014
TR’s UT  
The Orpheum Theatre
Boston MA - April 14 1974 (REVISITED)

TR’s UT
The Orpheum Theatre
Boston MA December 12 1975

1975-10-12 TRsUT Den Hagg Amsterdam Holland  UPDATE 7/18/2014 RE-REMASTER
1987-08-08 ‘The Drunk Show’ New George’s San Rafael CA
 Added 2014-05-21.flac/.rar
Weavil's "Bragbooks" - Photos and signed poster Added 2014-05-13
1978-08-20 The Agora Ballroom Atlanta GA (Early Show) Added 2014-05-16
1974-04-02 Todd Rundgren's Utopia Memorial Coliseum Kansas City
(Last Set REVISITED) Added 2014-04-25
1974-05-05 Todd Rundgren's Utopia 'ABC In Concert' Aquarius Theatre
Los Angeles CA (VIDEO) Added 2014-04-25
Brent Bourgeois new song with TR and Kasim at Soundcloud Added 2014-04-19
2014-04-10 Greenville, SC Added 2014-04-19 .flac/.rar
2014-04-09 Charlotte, NC Added 2014-04-19 .flac/.rar
2014-04-07 Durham NC Added 2014-04-19 .flac/.rar

Photo by THE Warren! 
2014-04-06 ‘Unpredictable’ Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA Added 2014-04-09 .flac/.rar
2014-03-23 'Unpredictable' Rams Head Annapolis MD Added 2014-04-02 .flac/.rar
2013-12-31 NYE Orlando, FL B.B. Kings RAW 24/48 Added 2014-04-01 .flac/.rar 
2014-03-28 Bear's Den, Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls Added 2014-03-29
at TTD
24bit
16bit
also HERE for non-TTDers
1985-11-28 A Cappella @ Moonshadow Saloon Atlanta GA Added 2014-03-19
1974 TR's UT The 'Banded' Ikon Added 2014-03-15
1974-03-10 TR's Utopia - DK's RC full high quality Added 2014-03-06 A piece of the Grail!
2009-07-01 The Tralf Buffalo, NY at TTD Added 2014-02-21
2011-07-02 The Tralf Buffalo, NY at TTD Added 2014-02-21
2014-02-18 Todd interviewed on Rundgren Radio Added 2014-02-21
1976-12-12 Utopia Nakano Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo at TTD Added 2014-02-18
1982-05-28 Todd Rundgren (Solo) The Odeon Birmingham England Added 2014-02-15 .flac/.rar
2011-11-20 Todd Rundgren's Utopia Atlanta, GA  Added 2014-02-03 .flac/.rar 
2013-04-12 Columbia College Music Center Concert Hall Chicago, IL Added 2014-02-03 .flac/.rar
1985-04-21 Utopia POV I/V and 'Style' Ft Wayne IN (Video)  Added 2014-02-03
1975-07-13 Todd Rundgren's Utopia Cobo Hall Detroit MI (RARE) Added 2014-02-03
Tape 1 (Sides A & B)
Tape 2 (Sides A & B)

2014-01-24 NAMM Awards Videos on youtube!
Formal Announcement of Spirit of Harmony Foundation at NAAM
Todd Rundgren receives Les Paul Award at NAMM TEC Awards
Todd Rundgren bio-pic upon receiving Les Paul Award at NAMM
(I was asked to 'donate' some of these vids)
TR documentary salute by peers at Les Paul Awards from NAMM Foundation
I Saw The Light at NAMM
Hello, It's Me at NAMM
(Got Open My Eyes?)
 

2011-07-02 The Tralf, Buffalo, NY at TTD.flac Added 2014-01-22
1976-12-12 Todd Rundgren's Utopia Nakano Sunplaza Tokyo Added 2014-01-02 .flac/.rar
2013-12-31 NYE Orlando, FL B.B. Kings Added 2014-01-02 .flac/.zip 
(Ignore error messages, it works fine) 
NYE Setlist 2013>2014
Real Man/Love Of The Common Man/Buffalo Grass/Kind Hearted Woman/Determination/Black And White/Open My Eyes/Mystified> Broke Down And Busted 
Lysistrata/Flaw/Soul Brother/Soul Medley/Hawking/I Saw The Light/Courage/Couldn't I Just Tell You/Just One Victory 
Pat Travers NYE setlist: 
Rock and Roll Suzie/Heat In The Street/Crash and Burn/I've Got News For You/Black Betty/Diamond Girl/Can Do/Stevie/I La La La Love You/Red House/Long Time Gone/Statesboro Blues/ 
Snortin' Whiskey/Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)/Black Dog Blues 


Remixes
2014/2/11
Congrats to Fernando Perdomo for winning this contest!
Todd Rundgren "Collide-A-Scope" Fans Remix Contest
My entry into this contest Added 2013-10-04
Get the real deal here:
16.441 (CD Quality)
24.441 (Hi-Res)
 Andy Bull - Baby I Am Nobody Now (Todd Rundgren Remix) Added 2013-09-24
DLable for free as .mp3 from the artist
Tame Impala - 'Elephant' (Todd Rundgren Remix) Added 2013-09-27
Nine Inch Nails - All Time Low (Todd Rundgren Remix) Added 2013-09-27
Todd's first Remix (below)
Lindstrom - Quiet Place To Live (Todd Rundgren remix) Added 2013-09-27
 

1980-10-15 Orpheum Theater, Boston Rundgren Hunter Shrieve band 
(Looks like a different source than one below) at TTD  Added 2013-12-19
Paradise Gained - Rack Job 2 Added 2013-12-16 
A WONDERFUL collection of photos and art assmebled by Mike Adrian
1979-10-03 Utopia Alexander's Brown Mills NJ (RARE) Added 2013-11-06 .flac/.rar
(rename as above as improperly titled as 19791103, fix it on your end)

A few years back I was asked to do some Promos for Rundgren Radio, a few have been used so here's the complete series
Rundgren Radio Promos 1 16/44.1 Added 2013-11-02 .flac16
Rundgren Radio Promos 2 16/44.1 Added 2013-11-02 .flac16/.rar
(Now to dig out the Promos I did for trbazaar!)

2013-06-23 New Orleans, LA  HOB 16/44.1 Added 2013-10-27 .flac/.rar
2013-06-23 New Orleans, LA  HOB 24/48 Added 2013-10-27 .flac/.rar
1985-05-16 Utopia POV The Agora West Hartford CT (Joe Franks Tweak) Added 2013-10-31 .flac/.rar
1985-05-16 Utopia POV The Agora West Hartford CT (RARE) Added 2013-10-27 .flac/.rar

My 2006 CS transfer found recently while archiving
Utopia POV 1985-04-16 Normal, IL AUD Added 2013-10-20 .flac/.rar

An Evening With Todd Rundgren September 1, 2013 Kent Stage, Kent, Ohio
Added 2013-10-17 .flac/.rar
FRESH CS transfers!
Utopia POV * Concord Pavilion * Concord, CA * July 5 1985 Added 2013-10-17 .flac/.rar
John Anderson For President Benefit (Early Show)
Ontario Theater * Washington DC * October 9 1980 Added 2013-10-15 .flac/.rar
John Anderson For President Benefit (Late Show)
Ontario Theater * Washington DC * October 9 1980 Added 2013-10-15 .flac/.rar
John Anderson For President Benefit (Early Show)
The Agora (Ballroom) * Atlanta GA * October 11 1980 Added 2013-10-15 .flac/.rar
John Anderson For President Benefit
Agora Ballroom * Tampa FL * October 12 1980
Added 2013-10-15 .flac/.rar
John Anderson For President Benefit
The Agora Ballroom * Hallandale FL * October 13 1980 Added 2013-10-15 .flac/.rar
John Anderson For President Benefit
Orpheum Theater * Boston MA * October 15 1980 Added 2013-10-15 .flac/.rar
John Anderson For President Benefit
The Agora * Akron OH * October 19 1980 TTD Added 2013-10-15 .flac/.rar
John Anderson For President Benefit
The Agora * Cleveland OH * October 20 1980 Added 2013-10-15 .flac/.rar
1980-10-20 FM Cleveland Interview Added 2013-10-15 .flac/.rar

1992-05-15 Utopia (Redux '92) Denki Hall Nagoya Japan AUD Added 2013-10-15 .flac/.rar
NEW LINK UPGRADE BELOW
1979-04-21 Utopia The Roxy Los Angeles CA (Late Show) RARE
Added 2013-10-02 NEW LINK UPGRADE ABOVE .rar

1979-04-21 Utopia The Roxy Los Angeles CA (Early Show) RARE Added 2013-10-02
1979-07-21 Utopia The Roxy Los Angeles CA (Rare) Added 2013-09-27 .rar
Utopia 1982-11-25 Country Club, Reseda at TTD Added 2013-09-29 .flac
1983-07-17 Utopia Alpine Valley East Troy, WI  A Fresh CS transfer! Added 2013-08-18 .rar
1980-08-09 Utopia Schaefer Music Festival Central Park(Day 2) New CS transfer Add 2013-08-18 .rar
1980-08-08 Utopia Schaefer Music Festival Central Park, NY Fresh CS transfer Added 2013-08-18 .rar
choir! choir! choir! sings Todd Rundgren - I Saw The Light Added 2013-09-27
2013-05-07 at HEREand TTD Added 2013-08-18
2013-06-07 Picture House, Edinburgh at HERE and  TTDAdded 2013-08-18
2013-08-10 Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY AUD ml Video Added 2013-08-13
2013/08/05  Alexandria, VA  Birchmere AUD Added 2013-08-13
Todd Rundgren,Multi Media Mix,(1976-1993) Interesting Fan Compilation Added 2/13/13
1978-05-20 Roxy Theater, West Hollywood, CA
Audience recording by Mike Millard Added 2/13/13
at Hunger City
1990-02-22 Columbus, OH QFM-96 Added 2013-04-13 .flac
New SongAdded 2/13/13
1991-03-24 The Palace Theatre Canton OH (Soundboard)  Added 12/31/12
2012-11-11 Paradiso Amsterdam
The Metropole Orchestra and Todd Rundgren Added 12/27/12
The entire concert, seen through the eyes of Todd Rundgren fans' video cameras and HD smartphones.
(upper right opens download window) 
There is also a link to the trailer. 
THANKS TO ALL that helped with this, especially Lion...AMAZING!
Metropole OrchesTRa IS releasing much of this show on DJ Odd/Todd's new album,
STATE (Deluxe Edition)
so please support this
I believe some U.S. companies will also carry this, including trbazaar

1980 Deface Demos to Utopia (Quiero Tocarte) Added 12/05/12 .flac8/.rar

1977 RA Demos from Test Pressing   Added 11/19/12 .wav/.rar THANKS mojorisen!
Communion with the Sun and Sunburst Finish
1975/06/14 Initiation Side 2 at Proper Speed
* 1by mojorisen (youtube)  Added 10/25/12 THANKS mojorisen!
"I'VE ALWAYS BEEN AGGRAVATED BY THE SO CALLED REMASTERING AND REPACKAGING OF TR'S ALBUMS SO I DECIDED TO DO MY OWN "REMASTER" OF THE INITIATION ALBUM. I DIDN'T DO MUCH TO THE SOUND, JUST TRIED TO MAKE IT SOUND AS NATURAL AS POSSIBLE, KIND OF HOW THE MIXDOWN MASTER TAPE WOULD HAVE SOUNDED IN THE STUDIO. I ALSO CORRECTED THE PITCH OF "TREATISE", WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN CORRECTED SINCE IT WAS RELEASED. IT WAS RAISED ORIGINALLY DURING MASTERING SO IT WOULD FIT ON ONE SIDE OF THE VINYL LP. I ALSO INCLUDED 4 SEQUENCES THAT WERE USED DURING THE MIXING OF TREATISE THAT TODD FOUND ON A REEL IN BEARSVILLE STUDIOS TAPE ARCHIVE IN 1998. 
ALSO INCLUDED IS THE 45 RPM MIXES OF REAL MAN AND PRANA. ENJOY!" -mojorisen
* 2 16/44.1 "CD version"
Hi-Res (24/44.1) version
created by István and re-assembled by me (in 24/44.1)
"i redid the transformation, this time using the japanese 
SHD disc release, a slight increase of 1-2 seconds *:-). 
... 
my original attempt was with the Rhino edition. 
the first action was the time stretch, then applied the pitch 
keeping the duration. the final result was checked with my 
ears and eyes comparing the graphic waves with the four 
snippets on the somewhere/anywhere disc from japan 
supplied by Todd himself from the bearsville vaults. 
someday..." 
- István
 Tame Impala Elephant (Todd Rundgren Remix) youtube
Tame Impala Elephant (Todd Rundgren Remix) Soundcloud
Tame Impala covering Internationale Feel Live - very cool

   ***********************************
Reel to Reel Captures by mojorisen - These are AWESOME!
Something/Anything? Reel to Reel mojorisen's great captureAdded 9/11/12 .flac/.rar
D1
D2
AWATS Reel to Reel mojorisen's great captureAdded 9/11/12 .flac/.rar 
***********************************

Alternate Runt (NOT the 2011  Edsel Remaster  which is well-worth buying)
Alternate Runt Bonus Tracks
Bang The Drum All Day - Carnival Cruise Ad
[re]PRODUCTION Sampler (NOT Mastered)  - BUY [re]PRODUCTION
Undercover Soundtrack "Side 1" 1987 CD - HiRes LP above is better
TR-iPod Tunes
Grokgazer 1990
Jeff's TR Faves-n-rarities 1
RA Tour Program

1960s
1966 Demos - Woody's Truck Stop
(the FIRST band Todd joined - THIS is where it ALL began! Scans and Booklet
nazz From Philadelphia - 1968 +
THIS is where The Legend begins
nazz - 13th and Pine (outtakes/alt versions)
nazz mono (TRansferred from clean cassette  by Scott 'Boots' Walker R.I.P. Brother)
nazz mono (Istvan) - VinylAdded: 5/11/12
(not my LP capture)
nazz nazz mono (Istvan) - Vinyl
(not my LP capture)
nazz fungo bat acetates Added: 5/15/12 NOT the Rhino release
Disc 1
Disc 2
nazz demos Added: 5/15/12
Disc 1
Disc 2
nazz rarities Added: 5/15/12
nazz vs. toddzilla Added: 5/12/12

1970s
1970
1970 Brethran - Moogy, Tommy Cosgrove and Stu Woods  Added 7/7/12 .flac/.rar THANKS István!
1970 Brethran
1970 Moment of Truths 1
1970 Moment of Truths 2
1971

1971-06-30 Philadelphia, PA Sigma Sound with Hello People FM Broadcast
Freshly remastered by Randy Wine - Available at WhooHoo! Live WL002
1972
1972 TODD RUNDGREN RADIO SHOW from Bearsville Box
1972 March Utopian Dreams Added: 5/12/12

1972-05-02 Ultrasonic Studios Hempstead
Freshly remastered by Randy Wine - Available at WhooHoo! Live WL011
1972-05-08 Radio City Music Hall NY
1972-06-08 (or is it 1972-05-08?) RCMH (Aud)
1972-05-18 Boston, MA
1972-07-10 Skansen Club Stockholm Sweden
1972 Mark "Moogy" Klingman (aka: Moogy I) Added: 5/31/12 .flac/.rar
1972/1991 Something/Anything? (MFSL CD) Added: 6/3/12 .flac THANKS Istvan!
1
2
3
4
1973
1973-11-8 TR ReTRorock Atlanta, GA
1973-11-11 TRs UT Counterpart Studios FM Scott 'Boots' Walker (R.I.P. Brother) Remaster 2008
1973-11-12 TRs UT Columbus, OH FM Added: 5/28/12 .mp3/.rar
1973-11-13 Detroit, MI Joe Remaster2 Added 9/6/12 .flac NEW Remaster-THANKS Joe!
Pt. 1
Pt. 2
Pt. 3
11/13/73 TRs UT Detroit, MI (Aud Master)

1973-11-16 TRs Utopia
Schmidt Fieldhouse Xavier University Partial
No. 1 Lowest Common Denominator Cincinnati, OH Added 8/22/12 .flac/.rar

1974
Todd Rundgren’s Utopia - The Orpheum Theatre
Boston MA - April 14 1974
(REVISITED)
1974-03-10 TR's Utopia - Don Kirshner's Rock Concert
 full high quality concert Added 2014-03-06
1974-3-23 Akron, OH TRs UT Added 9/11/12 .flac/.rar
1974-03-19 TRs UT Grand Valley Dome Grand Rapids MI
1974-04-02 TRs UT Memorial Auditorium Kansas City
1974-04-28 TRs UT Ellis Auditorium Memphis
1974-05-03 Santa Monica Civic Center CA  Added 8/20/12 .flac/.rar
1974-06-22 TRs Birthday Show in Central Park Scott 'Boots' Walker (R.I.P. Brother) Remaster

1974-07-13 TR with EC MSG SBD
1974-08-31 Ashbury Park Convential Center NJ (RARE)  Added 10/9/12 .flac8/.rar
1974-10-16 TR's Utopia Cleveland, OH Music Hall NEW LINK Added 10/11/12 .flac/.rar
1974-10-20 Radio City Music Hall New York NY NEW LINK Added 10/11/12 .flac/.rar
1974-10-29 Ann Arbor, MI Hill Auditorium  Added 11/11/12 .flac NEW Remaster-THANKS Joe!
NEW LINK 11/19/12
Pt. 1
Pt. 2

1974-11-09 TRsUT St. Louis SBD
Freshly remastered by Randy Wine - Available at WhooHoo! Live WL015
1975
1975-08-09 TRsUT  Toronto (AUD)
1975-10-02 The Odeon Birmingham England (The Premier)Added 8/2/12 .flac8/.rar
1
2
3
4
1975 (October) BBC Old Grey Whistle Test Added 9/21/12 .flac/.rar THANKS István!
1975-10-02 The Odeon Birmingham England (The Premier) Added 9/5/12 .flac/.rar THANKS Joe!
Pt. 1
Pt. 2
Pt. 3
Pt. 4

Hammersmith Odeon
1975-10-09 TRsUT Aud Pt.1
1975-10-09 TRsUT Aud Pt.2
1975-10-09 TRsUT Pre-FM from my MASTER REEL Scott"Bootz"Walker
5/23/12 FIXED and added 2 Bonus Tracks, 
Dust in the Wind and Fair Warning>Reel Man (Reprise), both LIVE of course.
* Hammersmith Odeon Show 2012 Release from Shout Factory! *
1975-10-09 Best of the BBC Rock Hour Pre-FM Reel Broadcast on August 10th, 1980
Hammersmith Odeon - London, England At the tradersden Added 6/15/2013
Hammersmith Odeon

1975-10-12 TRsUT Den Hagg Amsterdam Holland  UPDATE 7/18/2014 RE-REMASTER
1975-10-14 La Salle De La Mutanse Paris France (1st Gen - Audience) Added 8/3/12 .flac/.rar
1975-10-14 La Salle De La Mutanse Paris (FM Bcast) Added 8/3/12 .flac/.rar
1975-12-12 Boston, MA Added 10/30/12 .mp3 Got better Source?
1976
1976-07-06 Central Park NEW LINK Added 10/14/12 .flac/.rar
1976-07-08 UT Grand Rapids, MI
1976-08-21 Utopia Knebworth Added 8/22/12 .flac
Todd Rundgren Knebworth Commemorative Set
1976-12-05 Kohseinenkin Hall Osaka Japan Added: 5/15/12 Photos HERE
1977
1977-01-25 UT Oxford Polytechnic (UK)
1977-01-29 University Of Salford, Manchester Audience Added 10/5/12 .flac THANKS TTD!
1977-04-25 UT Fox Theatre Atlanta 'RA' Added: 5/15/12
1977-05-07 The Palladium New York, NY FM/SoundboardAdded 10/30/12 .flac8/.rar
1977-11-11 UT Brown University, Providence (plus extras)
1977 Utopia - Oops! Wrong Planet OOP (MFSL CD) Added: 6/1/12 .flac/.rar
1978
1978 Secret Sessions
1978 Do The Slop (Moogy w/Todd) Added 6/27/12
1978 TR El Mocambo KBFH
1978/4/21 David Bowie with ROGER POWELL Detroit, MI
1978-05-23 Todd & The Hello People Live From The Roxy (Microwave)Added 6/27/12s
1978-May Video utube Added 11/13/12 RARE but rough
1978-08-05 TR San Francisco, CA (Pre-FM)
1978-08-10 TR 8/10/78 Houston, TX (FM)
1978-08-19 Agora Ballroom Atlanta Late Show (FM) Added: 5/23/12
Utopia 10-12-78 The Place Seattle, WA
1978-10-25 The Royal Oak, Detroit, MI (2nd Gen FM)
1978 "Moogy II" Mark Klingman Vinyl Added: 5/31/12 .flac/.rar
1979
Todd Rundgren Knebworth Commemorative Set
1979-2-16 NY Palladium - BoatPeople/Indochinese Benefit FM  Added 9/5/12 .flac8/.rar
1979-04-27 SF, CA - Old Waldorf FM Added 9/5/12 .flac8/.rar
Longer than the commercially available Edited Version
D1
D2
1979-08-04 UT 8/4/79 Knebworth A
1979-08-04 UT 8/4/79 Knebworth B
1979-11-14 FM at The Traders Den Added 3/9/13

1980s
1980
1980-04-19 UT WMMR FM Philadelphia
1980-05-26 "SECOND SET" FRESNO CALIFORNIA
1980-5-29 Utopia Adventures LA Greek Aud Added 6/20/12 .flac/.rar
Part 1
Part 2
1980-7-3 Utopia Dallas, TX KTXQ FM Added 6/18/12 .flac8/.rar
D1
D2
a bit rough for an FM but very enjoyable
1980-10-11 TR and Ian Hunter Agora Ballroom Atlanta PHOTOS!
1980-10-13 TR and Ian Hunter Agora Ballroom Hallandale FL
1980-10-15 TR and Ian Hunter Orpheum Theater - Boston, MA - TheTradersDenAdded: 5/28/12 .flac
1980-10-19 TR and Ian Hunter partial with Mick Ronson!
1980-10-20 TR and Ian Hunter plus exTRas
1980-10-03  Bimbo's SF, CA - with The TUBES Audience Added 9/24/12 .flac8/.rar

1980-10-31 (Halloween show) Passaic, NJ FM Capitol Theatre  Added Halloween 10/31/12 .flac
From donb's MASTER cassette, freshly captured by jonfin...
NEW to circulation - Upgrade!
1981

TR listening to the playback of the audio recorded at the Okeefe Centre in Toronto Canada April 14th 1981 
Comfort Sound remote truck
1981-04-14 UT O'keefe Center Vid Added 8/14/12 .flac8/.rar
1981-04-14 UT Toronto OT O'Keefe CHUMFM Audio Master ReelAdded 6/18/12 .flac8/.rar
1981-04-15 (Date correct?) RochesterAdded 10/23/12 .flac8/.rar THANKS Joe!
Pt 1
Pt 2
Pt 3
Pt 4
1981-04-14 UT Toronto OT O'Keefe utube No video but contains exTRa tunes A fine piece from mojorisen Added 11/13/12
1981-04-14 UT Toronto OT O'Keefe  utube Full Video (no exTRa tunes) Another fine piece from mojorisen Added 11/13/12
1981-07-03 UT Bearsville Studio, N.Y. - TheTradersDen Added: 5/28/12 .flac
1981-Sept. UT Akron, OH (Aud)
1982
1982-05-25 TR Pre-FM The Venue Club London, UK (BBC Rock Hour) - TheTradersDen

1982-07-30 Pier 84 NYC Deer Hunter benefit Added 11/09/12 .flac/.rar
Unique show and great setlist
1982-08-13 UT Pier 84, New York, NY
1982-11-25 UT Los Angeles, CA FM!
1982-11-25 UT Los Angeles, CA SBD

1982-11-25 UT Los Angeles, CA MBFM
1982-11-25 UT Los Angeles, CA SBD  Added 4/11/13
1983
1983-12-01 TR Debut of "Maybe I Could Change" Solo Madison, WI SBD MUST HAVE from a MASTER!
1983-08-08 UT Pier 84 NY Hiroshi Kawauchi Version (THE VERSION)Added 7/18/12 .flac/.rar
1983-08-08 UT Pier 84 New York (Rare) Added 7/4/12 .flac/.rar
1984
1984-05-24 UT Milwaukee The Palms (Audience) plus exTRas
1984-08-24 UT Pier 84, New York, NY
1985
1985 Utopia P.O.V. Tour Added: 6/12/12
1985-5-10 RCMH Aud .flac 8.rar
1985 P.O.V. Tour Compilation Aud/SBD .flac8.rar
1985-6-6 East Lansing MI SBD .flac8.rar
The Tubes 1985 6 shows with Utopia (Tubes Sets Only)Added 6/18/12 .mp3/.rar
1985-10-26 Bismarck Theatre, Chicago Pre-FM Added 10/23/12 .flac THANKS TTD!
1986
TWO WEEK WONDER TOUR
1986-12-07 Toad's Place New Haven best sound quality of these dates, and the 1st Stop of the tour
Premiere performance of both Smell of Money and Parallel Lines Added: 6/11/12 .wav/.rar
1986-12-13 The Living Room, Providence, RI (2nd gen Aud)
1986-12-31 Chicago Park West Late Show - final stop on this tour .flac8.rar Added: 6/11/12
TWO WEEK WONDER TOUR

Skylarking Invasion!
1986 XTC Skylarking US Promo Press Pack Geffen
Side A - Andy's Skylarking Demos
Side B - Colin's Skylarking Demos
Skylurking - More Demos
1994 XTC - Skylarking MFSL UltradiscII Added 6/18/12 .flac8/.rar
2010/1986 XTC Skylarking - TR Production Hi-Res 24/96 Double Vinyl 45 RPM 
Added 6/18/12 .flac/.rar
LP 1
LP 2
Not my Capture...direct from demonoid, this is THE capture on GREAT equipment
Skylarking Demos Added 6/17/12 .flac/.rar
Skylarking Invasion!

1987
1987-04-22 TR w/ Bourgeous Tagg "CONDOMANIA" SF, CA DNA Lounge
1987-08-16 Univ of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Added 10/16/12 .flac5/.rar
1989
1989 Hun Sound July 1989 Nearly Human Tour Rehearsal
1989-07-12 San Francisco, CA Fillmore NH Warm-up  Added: 5/28/12 .flac8/.rar
1989-07-15 Celebrity Theater Phoenix, AZ  Audience Analog MSTR or at The Traders Den Added: 10/09/12 .flac
1989-07-27 (my Birtday) Columbus, OH Newport Theatre
1989-08-03 Providence, RI The Living Room
NH SBD Series
1989-07-24 DeTRoit, MI Royal Oak Theatre SBD Added: 5/28/12 .flac8/.rar
1989-08-20 Indianapolis,IN1 The Vogue SBD Added 8/10/12 .flac8/.rar
1989-08-20 Indianapolis,IN2 The Vogue SBD Added 8/10/12 .flac8/.rar
1989-08-21 Columbus, OH1 SBD Added 8/8/12 .flac8/.rar
1989-08-21 Columbus, OH2 SBD Added 8/8/12 .flac8/.rar

1989-10-24 Up Against It Live NYC Public Theater (LuEsther Hall) Added: 5/18/12 .flac8/.rar
Part 1
Part 2
 

1990s
1990
1990-02-22 TR  Columbus, OH (QFM-96)
Here's my review of Todd's Live at the Warfield
March 10, 1990 2CD set
2nd Wind (1990)
2nd Wind Demos Added 10/21/12 .flac8/.rar
Source 1(does not include "Kindness")
Source 2 (includes "Kindness")
2nd Wind Warmups
1990-06-29 Ventura, CA Ventura TheatreAdded 10/23/12 .flac8/.rar
Pt 1
Pt 2
1990-07-01 Sacramento, CA SBD Crest TheatreAdded 11/05/12 .flac THANKS TTD!

2nd Wind Sessions
1990-07-07 Palace of Fine Arts SF, CAAdded 10/23/12 .flac8/.rar
Pt 1
Pt 2
1990-07-09 (Upgrade) Palace of Fine Arts SF, CA Added 10/25/12 .flac8/.rar
Pt 1
Pt 2
1990-07-11 Palace of Fine Arts SF, CA Added 10/29/12 .flac8/.rar
Pt 1
Pt 2

1990-07-12 Palace of Fine Arts SF, CA Final Session Added 10/30/12 .flac8/.rar
Pt 1
Pt 2

2nd Wind Soundcheck
1990-07-12 Palace of Fine Arts SF, CA Soundcheck Added 10/30/12 .flac8/.rar
2nd Wind (1990)
 

1990-02-22 Columbus, OH QFM-96 Added 2013-04-13 .flac

1990-12-30 TR CHICAGO RIVERIA THEATER - Monitor SBD partial
1991
TR 4/6/91 1 Dallas, TX
TR 4/6/91 2 Dallas, TX
(These need to be re-ULd)
1991-04-17 TR FM Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre SBD
1991-04-21 The New Ritz, New York  Added 10/16/12 .flac THANKS TTD!
1991-05-05 TR Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis MN 96 Rock FM Atlanta
TRingo's All-Starr Band '92 Added: 5/25/12 flac8/.rar
1991-06-01 Osaka JapanQTAdded 8/2/12 .flac8/.rar
Disc 1
Disc 2
1992
1992-2-17 InTheStudio for Something/Anything? with RedbeardAdded: 5/28/12 flac8/.rar
1992-7-18 TRingo * Copenhagen, Denmark audience
A pretty decent audience capture that almost takes you there.
Ringo Starr, Todd Rundgren, Timmy Cappello, Burton Cummings, David Edmunds, Nils Lofgren, Timothy B. Schmidt, 
Zak Starkey, Joe Walsh ...FUN!
1992 UtopiaRedux '92 Missing Bits there's a mis-labeling on 1 original TRack, don't sweat it-these are GREAT!

1993
No World Order
I got my hands on the NWO Midwest Tour Masters from Tony's/Warren's Library and have digitized it all
so, in the inimitable words of The Yardbirds,
"Here 'Tis"
No World Order - TR-i Press Kit (Steve's Place)
1993 Unofficial CDi Media Tour ConglomerationAdded: 5/27/12 flac8./rar
Specially-tailored Radio Mixes of Property and Fascist Christ with interviews and introduction from Tony himself!
1993-11-28 NWO Chicago, IL Added 5/25/12 flac8/.rar
1993-11-27 NWO Milwaukee, WI Gauss MASTER Added 5/25/12 flac8/.rar
Disc 1
*6/28/12 NEW LINK You may want to re DL Disc 1 as the the set was incorrect 6/28/12*
Disc 2
info at 'The Library'
1993-11-24 NWO Chicago, IL Gauss MASTER Added 5/24/12 flac8.rar
This week I got my hands on the NWO Midwest Tour Masters from Tony's/Warren's Library as I've been looking for my digitized masters...I recorded the whole week. This one is the roughest of my masters, due to some phasing problems, so I thought I'd get it out there first.
Disc 1
Disc 2
info at 'The Library'

Do YOU have 1993-11-22 NWO Minneapolis show labeled as 'from Gauss Masters'?
If so, please contact me as those have not turned up yet.
THANKS in advance
1993-11-22 NWO Minneapolis, MN DAT Added 5/23/12flac8/.rar
not from my masters
Disc 1
Disc 2
info at 'The Library'
1993-10-20 Tokyo No NWO Acoustic Substitute Show Added 5/23/12 flac8/.rar
NWO set failed to operate so a special acoustic set was performed
1.Intro/Explanation
2.Tiny Demons
3. Love of the Common Man
4. Cliche
5. What's Goin' On/Mercy Mercy Me
6. One World

7. Post-show
8. 12 Days of Christmas KFOG SF, CA 12/12/92
1993 No World Order Mixes by others Added 5/22/12flac8/.rar
these came from the Philips CD-i, courtesy of Shan and
are NOT on the new NWO Remaster, which I recommend buying
Hall Willner Mix
Bob Clearmountain Mix
Jerry Harrison Mix
Don Was Mix

1994
1994-09-10 NPS Supplement, Co de Kloet - Interview - September 10th, 1994 -
Airdate January 16th, 1996 Added: 5/11/12
Part 1
Part 2
1994-09-23 VPRO-FM Simulcast Cyberradio 65 - september 23rd, 1994 + Veronica-FM -
Airdate september 24th, 1994
(Beursgebouw, Amsterdam Holland TR-i POD show) Added: 5/11/12
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

No World Order

1994-12-16 Dumb and Dumber ScoreAdded 11/19/12 .flac8/.rar
I captured this in Hi-Res (24/48) from THIS youtube clip...
I am working on a better Source verion (do YOU have one...maybe a cassette that I could TRansfer?)
but, until then, Here 'Tis
and as "CD Quality" 16/.441
1995
TR-i 7/16/95 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY WDST FM 96 Rock FM Atlanta
 TR-i 7/18/95 The Sting New Britain, CT July 18 1995 FM 96 Rock Atlanta
TR-i 8/4/95 Liberty Lunch - Austin, TX
1996
8/27/96 Irving Plaza, NYC (Aud Source 1 of  3)
1997
1997 With A Twist Karaoke .mp3/.rarAdded: 6/7/12
1999

1999-06-25 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Park Zoo Audience Added 10/4/12 .flac8/.rar
A midwest fan did this stop of With A Twist tunes only ... where Todd falls thru the stage at the Zoo!
I was there!
1999-07-28 WORTfmGuilty Pleasures MASTER
!MY MASTER! Added 5/20/12flac8/.rar
Casey Foxand I discuss TR, take calls, and play much TR music
Disc 1
Disc 2
Disc 3
info at 'The Library'
 

2000s

2001
2001-7-4 TR CLBs Kenosha WI SBD MSTR Added 5/20/12flac8/.rar
** Special notes on this one **
Private Party at CLB's in Kenosha on 7/4/1,
this will be the FIRST full-sharing of my SBD MASTER cassette...
in
24/44.1Hi-Res
and
16/.441 (CD)

YEP, the show with me backing up Todd on "Mystified" and TR playing my axes
running thru my pedals and '66 Fender Bassman amp 
while singing into my Sure 58 mic and P.A.
This is taken directly from my Yamaha MT120 Multi-TRack cassette tape recorder, 
to Maxell UD-XL II using built-in dbx,
atop my P.A. Head-which fed the stereo signal to the Deck.
It was played back on this same Deck directly into Cakewalk,
using gold ends, in 2008 at The Lizardz' Old Den.
NO EQ-ing/normalizing/or ANY digital treatment or manipulation...sTRaight-up!
Yes...I've somehow waited this long to bust out this beauty as digital flies. 
The CD saw the light of day by a close few.

Somehow having the sense to check levels on the Deck as I added the acoustic!

Greatest Day Ever!

2001-06-12 KBFH "In Concert Todd Rundgren' various datesBroadcast week of June 12, 2001 
Added 9/6/12 .flac/.rar - this'll save your ebaymoney!
TRTV Vol. 1 and 2 (Audio...NOT Video)
with A Walk Down Abbey Road
2001 Bootleg 'Hen's Teeth' Added 10/24/12 .flac Thanks to thesurftalks for missing pieces
2002
2002-6-29 AWDAR LA Greek audience Added: 5/28/12 flac8/.rar
2003
2003 "Someday We'll Know" with Hall and Oates from Do It For Love Added 11/16/12 .wav

2003-01-28 Clearwater, FL ALD-SBD Crispy Clean Solo Show
Freshly remastered by Randy Wine - Available at WhooHoo! Live WL019
2004
TR 2004-05-08 Tower Theater, PA (Aud)
Liars Live Fan Compilation
Liars Live Audio from DVD mojorissen
2004-04-24 Joe'sPub, NYC - Aud (Hybrid)  Added 11/13/12 .flac/.rar
2004-04-24 Joe'sPub exTRas Added 11/14/12 .flac/.rar
2005
2005-5-13 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater Audience Added 7/9/12 .flac8/.rar
Solo Set from Todd/Joe Jackson/Ethel tour that includes a few tunes together at the end...
notes at The Library
 I was there...front and center!
2005-5-21 TR Redwood City, CA Fox Theatre Nice Audience Recording Added 8/6/12 .flac8/.rar
Todd/Joe Jackson/Ethel Tour Todd Set and Encores (with Joe Jackson and Ethel)
* NOTE: Tracks 14 and 15 are seperate so grab both in Parent Folder *

* with Hall and Oates 2005 *
2005-8/23-9/2 Hall and Oates and Rundgren EncoresAdded: 5/26/12 flac8/.rar
from Instant Live CDs obtained immediately  after these 8 shows,
the whole run of this leg. Encores only...no Todd or H&O sets
Fingerprints are incorrect so don't worry about it...done in an sinus-infection haze
Songs include: Wait For Me, Can We Still Be Friends, Rich Girl, I Saw The Light, Kiss On My List, Love TRain
info at 'The Library'
2005-8-23 Boston TR Opening Set
(Co-bill with Hall and Oates)audience Added: 5/25/12 flac8/.rar
this is the only known evidence of Todd's set with the Hall&Oates Band from their tour!
LYSISTRATA. AFTERLIFE. SOUL BROTHER. SWEET. PAST. BUFFALO GRASS. HELLO ITS ME. 
LOVE IS THE ANSWER. ROCK LOVE.
info at 'The Library'
2006
~ The New Cars ~
2006-04-24 The New Cars Acst. FM Added 10/16/12 .flac8/.rar
2006-05-20 The New Cars - Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre Added 10/30/12 .flac8/.rar
Pt 1
Pt 2
2006-05-23 The New Cars Alpine, CAViejas Casino Added Halloween 10/31/12 .flac8/.rar
Pt 1
Pt 2
2006-06-06 (666) The New Cars Vienna, VA The Filene Center Added Halloween 10/31/12 .flac8/.rar
The night after Elliot Easton fractured his collarbone when the tour bus made a sudden stop
2006-11-25 The New Cars MilwaukeeWI Center Balcony DVD as audio source
 !MY MASTER! Added: 5/18/12 .flac8/.rar
Pt 1
Pt 2
2007-08-04 The New Cars - Greenville, WI Greenville Lions Park Added 10/30/12 .flac8/.rar
The New Cars Wisconsin show I was unable to see due to my own gig (and it was "right up the street") 
2007-09-02 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Center FINAL SHOW from The New Cars 
Added Halloween 10/31/12 .flac8/.rar
Pt 1
Pt 2
This is all of The New Cars shows I have...do YOU have more?
Contact me if you do please - Thanks in advance!
~ The New Cars ~

* Canada Tour 2006 *
with Levin/Gress/Marotta
Show #1
2006-08-25 Vancouver 1 Added 10/16/12 .flac8/.rar 
2006-08-25 Vancouver 2
Show #2
2006-08-28 Calgary 1 Added 10/16/12 .flac8/.rar
2006-08-28 Calgary 2
Show #3
2006-08-29 Edmonton 1 Added 10/16-17/12 .flac8/.rar
2006-08-29 Edmonton 2
Show #4
2006-08-31 Winnepeg 1 Added 10/18/12 .flac8/.rar
2006-08-31 Winnepeg 2
Show #5
2006-09-02 Ottawa 1 Added 10/18/12 .flac8/.rar
2006-09-02 Ottawa 2
Show #6
2006-09-03 Montreal 1 Added 10/20/12 .flac8/.rar
2006-09-03 Montreal 2
Show #7
2006-09-04 Toronto 1 Added 10/21/12 .flac8/.rar
2006-09-04 Toronto 2
* Canada Tour 2006 *
with Levin/Gress/Marotta

2007
2007-4-28 Annapolis, MD TR/Levin/Gress/Marotta Aud Added 7/12/12 .flac8/.rar
Disc 1
Disc 2
2008
2008-6-26 Oshkosh,WI Waterfest Arena Mainland Debut Audience Added 7/11/12 .flac8/.rar
Disc 1
Disc 2
2008-7-14 Boulder, CO Arena Vid Added 8/14/12 .flac8/.rar
2008-8-23 It Was 40 Years Ago Today (w/ TR) Vienna, VA Added: 5/30/12 .flac/.rar
D1
D2
TR & Ethel TROMP 11/15/8
2008-11-16 Bonn, Germany Harmonie - Arena Added: 5/18/12
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
HERE as 1 DL Added: 7/27/12

2008-12-31 New Year's Eve in Philly - RundgrenRadio show MOZ Aud Added 7/12/12 .flac8/.rar
Disc 1
Disc 2
2009
2009-4-10 Columbus, OH aud Added 5/23/12 .flac8/.rar
Disc 1
Disc 2
2009-04-21 TR Foxboro, MA - NEW LINK 9/3/12 .flac
2009-06-13 TR Norwegian Wood - NEW LINK 9/14/12.flac/.rar
AWATS 9/6/9 Aud
AWATS 9/7/9 Aud (dpa4061)
2009-09-07 AWATS PPV Vid Akron 2 Added 10/4/12 .rar
2009-09-13 Notopia/AWATS VIDEO Chicago Park West utube Added 11/13/12 *I'z there!*
2009-9-15 AWATS and Notopia Sets Minneapolis, MNAdded 9/14/12 .flac THANKS TTD!
2009-10-23  TODD SET and HALL and OATES SET with TODD ON ENCORES
The Spectrum Phili PA " the last call"
 

2010s
2010
2010-02-06 AWATS London Hammersmith Odeon USB Stick Added 7/7/12 .flac8.rar
2010-02-08 AWATS Amsterdam USB Stick  Added 7/7/12 .zip
TRs Johnson4/2/10 Engelwood, NJ AUD1
TR 4/11/10 Ridgefield, CT 2 Options
TR 4/13/10 Birchmere Disc 1 AUD
TR 4/13/10 Birchmere Disc 2 AUD
TRs Johnson 4/16/10 Lincolnshire, Il Cubby Bear Disc 1 AUD
TRs Johnson4/16/10 Lincolnshire, Il Cubby Bear Disc 2 AUD
2010-6-15 Todd Rundgren's Short Johnson Added 6/22/12 .m4a THANKS donb!
Todd-Healing 9/5/10 Akron MiniDisc Source
Todd-Healing 9/5/10 Akron SSDSM6-L Source
Todd-Healing 9/8/10 Muskegon SSDSM6L Source - I was THERE!
Todd-Healing9/8/10 Muskegon dpa4061 Source - I was THERE!
Todd-Healing9/10/10  St.Louis (Aud Source 1)
Todd-Healing 9/11/10 (w/ The Fixx Opener) Indianapolis, IN

TR's Johnson 12/7/10 The Blender Gramercy Theatre, NYC
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
TR's Johnson 12/7/10 The Blender Gramercy Theatre, NYC
2011
TRsUT 1/29/11 Aud
TRsUT 1/30/11 Aud
Todd-Healing 3/30/11 Toledo,OH
Todd-Healing 4/1/11 The Southern Theatre Columbus, OH AUD Source 1
TR 6/26/11 Norfolk CT Infinity Hall
Disc 1
Disc 2
TR 6/28/11 Birchmere Music Hall
TR 2011-07-06 BB Kings NYC - 2 Options
TR Greatest Hits Show 7/9/11 Cleveland, OH Ohio Theater
7/16/11 San Juan CapisTRano Web Stream Audio
2011-07-30 Niigata Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
meTRopole 9/24/11 FM
meTRopole 9/24/11 FM mp3s
meTRopole 9/25/11 Oosterpoort Groningen, Netherlands AUD
TRsUT Durham 11/10/11 Audio
Todd Rundgren's Utopia Bergan Englewood, NJ Take 2 11/16/11 Part 1
Todd Rundgren's Utopia Bergan Englewood NJ Take 2 11/16/11 Part 2
TRs UT 11/18/11 Peekskill PPV Audio
TRs UT 11/18/11 Peekskill PPV Audio Source 2 Added 9/14/12
2012
"The Unpredictable Todd Rundgren" 3/12/12 NYC Winery Webcast Audio
TR 3 26 12 Dallas, TX (aud) and HERE at The TRader's Den (my first UL there-Thanks TTD/Gil!)
2012-05-26 Jacobs Pavillion, Cleveland at The Trader's DenAdded: 5/28/12
2012-05-30 S.P.A.C.E. Evanston, Il  Added: 6/2/12 .flac

TR with Rockford Symphony OrchesTRa
2012-6-1 with RSO orchesTRa Set 1
2012-6-1 with RSO orchesTRa (Set 1 FIX)
2012-6-1 with RSO orchesTRa Set 2
2012-6-2 with RSO orchesTRa
from the ever-amazing jon-fin...THANKS SO MUCH!
2012-07-21 TRingoStarr and His All Starr Band Greek Theater L.A., CA Aud Joe Walsh sits in
Added 7/26/12 .flac8/.rar

7/27/12
Happy Birthday to Me
Todd actually called today from Todd Rundgren's Musical Revival Camp
to wish me a Happy Birthday...no lie
(Thanks for settin' that up CLB!)
24/96
16/441
FINALLY transferred from my phone Added 2013-10-15 .wav

2012-10-12 Cleveland, OH AgoraAdded 10/23/12 .flac
Source 1
Source 2
2012-10-13 Cleveland, OH Agora Added 10/23/12 .flac
from the ever-amazing jon-fin...THANKS SO MUCH!
Check out the fine Agora vids from rogsteel!
2012-10-12
2012-10-13
THANKS for your hard work and dedication, Rog!
11/11/12
Paradiso Setlist
with the Metropole Orchestra
  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mary and the Holy Ghost/Another Life/Hello Its Me/Pretending To Care/Property/Frogs/
Second Wind/Flamingo/If I Have To Be Alone/Love in Disguise/Wailing Wall/
Love Science/Mammon/Fascist Christ/I Saw The Light/Fade Away
Encore: Frogs/Bag Lady/We Gotta Get You A Woman/Can We Still Be Friends
 Metropole OrchesTRa has been released as Disc 2 of the "STATE" Deluxe Edition
2012-11-11 Paradiso Amsterdam
The Metropole Orchestra and Todd Rundgren Added 12/27/12
The entire concert, seen through the eyes of Todd Rundgren fans' video cameras and HD smartphones.
(upper right opens download window)
There is also a link to the trailer. 
THANKS TO ALL that helped with this, especially Lion...AMAZING!
Internet Feed
Thanks to jonfin for the SUPER-QUICK capture and UL
Incomplete Set I
Complete Set II
Source 3
Hi-Res (24/48) Superfabulous! 
Set 1
Set 2A
Set 2B
Thanks BIG-TIME to DaveK for sharing this Hi-Res capture
TR Paradiso 2012 torrent taken from the captured radio 6 broadcast and used cd wave to 
edit to individual tracks Thanks thefish
Backstage interview HD - Radio 6
Added 11/11-20/12 .flac
Metropole OrchesTRa IS releasing much of this show on DJ Odd/Todd's new album,
STATE (Deluxe Edition)
so please support this
U.S. companies will also carry this, including trbazaar
2012-11-09 Todd's appearance at Maaike's Live  Added 11/09/12 .flac/.rar THANKS István!
Great performances of Hello Its Me and IWHMAD with The Obsessions - Mijkes house band
HD Video HERE!
Interview and radioperformance @ Radio 6
2012-11-11 Dutch TV Video "Love in Disguise" PHENOMENAL!
2012-11-11 Audio from Dutch TV Video "Love in Disguise" Added 11/13/12 THANKS robznl! 
16/44.1 .wav
24/44.1 .flac
Rarities Volume 1  Added 11/11/12 .flac8/.rar
UMBRELLA MAN. SPECIAL INTEREST. GOD AND ME. MAN MEN IN METAL MACHINES. HOPE I'M AROUND. BABY,LET'S SWING. SAY NO MORE. WOLFMAN JACK. ONE MINUTE WITH TR. HAMMER IN MY HEART. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. LOVING YOU'S A DIRTY JOB. HEAR PSA. CALL FROM THE GRAVE. FOUR IN ONE. MERCY MERCY. CISSY STRUT. TREE TIPS PSA. JESSE. VOTER REGISTRATION PSA.
Toddities 2 (or is it 3?)   Added Halloween 10/31/12 .flac8/.rar
TODDITIES 2 2004
  UK FAN COMPILATION 
Soul Brother (Edit)
Theology
Bluebird Is Dead
WGGYAW (Mimed) "Live In Tokyo" Boot
I Need Your Love - Ian Hunter
Loving You's A Dirty Job - Bonnie Tyler and Todd
Steinman and Todd Medleys 1-5
Jesse
12 days of Christmas
Soul Brother Letterman 2004
Side One of Undercover Removed as those are available elsewhere
Courtesy of thesurftalks...THANKS!
Somewhere Everywhere Live Compilation    Added 8/20/12 .flac8/.rar
2012 "fan"-made Live compilation - many classic performances on one disc is nice
but quality is merely average...this'll save your ebay money!
 I caught the "An Evening with TR" Milwaukee show at the Pabst on 2013-08-27
"FANTASTIC show in Milwaukee at the wonderful Pabst Theatre!
(Right at Todd's feet-2nd row dead center)
Todd's voice was in stellar shape and the band was incredible...super tight.
John's harmonies really stood out to me as amazing.
Can We Still be Friends
I even helped Kasim make a bass strap pre-show and met TR's shirt artist post-show."

Pix by Jim Snyder here
Review by T A. Smith here

Toddstore Rocks
2012 Kasim's new gig with B.O.C.
Blue Oyster Cult 2012-06-09 Montereau Added 6/28/12 .wav/.rar
Here's your chance to check out Kasim's new gig!!!!!!!
original 96kHz/24bit version HERE
***********************************
Hi-Resolution LP Captures (24/96)
System Set-up for my Hi-Res vinyl captures:
"Complete MidHi-Fi Cleaning Kit" used to clean stylus, anti-static cloth, and carbon-fibre record brush as sweeper.
Discwasher if wetness needed.

Denon DP-11F (Gold Ends)
New Ortofon Red Tip cartridge/stylus
Sherwood AD2608 Pre-amp/Amp
NEW Hosa Technology Cable upgrade 8/15/12
Focusrite Audio Interface set at 24/96
Sonar Producer XL
24/96 .wav>.flac 8
Tested encoded files
"It seems that the value of vinyl appreciates the moment you get it
but depreciates as soon as you crack the seal." - Me

Interviews for THE Book
Added 6/27/12

2001 -010 Billy James Interview w/Paul Fishkin
2001-10-27 Billy James Interview w/Norman D. Smart
2001 -10 Billy James Interview w/John Siegler
2002-01 Billy James Interview w/Ralph Schuckett
 

Interviews

1974 Brief Interviews and Interview 1977 AtlantaAdded 9/11/12 .flac/.rar
1993-7-23 H.Stern w/ TR Added 8/22/12 .flac8/.rar
1997-8-9 Barney H interview with Todd Added 6/20/12 .mp3/.rarTHANKS István!
Part 1
2
3
2010 Rec Prods - TR - The Extended Cut Added: 6/11/12 .mp3 128
2011 Oct BBC Radio London DB Interview Added 6/14/12 .mp3

TR Alumni
The Divine Miss M - Kevin Ellman on Drums - Includes Moogy's "Friends"Added: 5/11/12
1980 KASIM (1st Solo Album) Out-of-Print Added 8/7/12 .flac8/.rar
* Features Blue Oyster Cult's Buck Dharma on 2 tracks *
 

TR Covers
Joe Jackson - Couldn't I Just Tell You
Blue Orpheous - Paul Gilbert
England Dan and John Ford Coley - "Love Is The Answer"
MM CWSBF Added 10/11/12 .mp3

TR Duets
2005 Rhymes with Donald Fagen from Trilogy-Donald's Mix Added 11/15/12 .mp3 
2005 Rhymes with Donald Fagen from Trilogy-Donald's Mix Added 11/15/12 .wav
2005 Rhymes with Donald Fagen from Interocitor-Todd's MixAdded 11/15/12 .mp3
2005 Rhymes with Donald Fagen from Interocitor-Todd's Mix Added 11/15/12 .wav
1986 Loving You's A Dirty Job (But Somebody's Gotta Do It) with Bonnie Tyler Added 11/15/12 .mp3
TR Special Appearances
1995 - 3 TR with The Residents tunes Added 11/21/12 .mp3
The Sold-Out Artist
The Aging Musician
The Ascetic youtube
2003 "Someday We'll Know" with Hall and Oates from Do It For Love Added 11/16/12 .wav
 

Check out jon's AWESOME files!
 

[pre]PRODUCTION,
a concept of mine that was assembled by Istvan.
This is the original versions of the TR-produced tunes done on [re]PRODUCTION.
http://www.mediafire.com/?axm83j377ee6p
Thanks Istvan
also...
Inspired by [a]PRODUCTION,
not covered on the new album,
probably a relief to the Blues Community,
James Cotton Taking Care of Business,
is NOW easily downloaded.
Here's this great album in .flac format:
http://www.mediafire.com/?8yo6caemxzw78
These .flacs are lossless compression that can be easily converted
to .wav files for CDs,
or mp3s for those that do that,
by using a free prgram such as Trader's Little Helper or Switch File Converter by NCH.
It's a wonderful side of TR, Moogy (R.I.P.), and much of Todd's 1971 crew
like N.D. Smart, Stu Woods, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, David Sanborn...
and the many others.
enJoy...

Special non-Todds
Kasim Sulton 8/12/01
Kens Bar and Grill Madison, WI Master Disc from
Multi-track mixdown by Studio Earth

CheapTrick 1977-06-03 Whiskey A Go Go
...SMOKIN' HOT and RAW! Added 8/10/12 .flac8/.rar

A Band of mine
KGP Conspiracy Album Rough Mixes Oct. 10, 2011

A Production of mine
Del Pez Girl's Gonna Drive You Crazy - 2011

and some Weavils!!!!!
Weavils 10 9 10 FonDuLac WI
Weavils 6 25 10 Appleton WI
Weavils Make It Happen Album Closer with Hidden Track '98
!!!!!!!!! MORE WEAVILS !!!!!!!!!

Whoohoo! Live is now offering Hi Quality, freshly remastered versions of several TR shows...Check 'em out,
GREAT QUALITY...the "Real McKoy"
I am listed in the credits as "Special Thanks"...YEP my name now appears on official TR products
and I am pleased as can be!


Issue #1172/73 
 Essential Songs Of Philadelphia
David Uosikkinen's In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia
From the band that brought national attention to Philadelphia's pop music scene, The Hooters' David Uosikkinen is recording what he feels, are the Essential Songs of Philadelphia.
The songs that drummer Uosikkinen chose to revisit were either recorded in Philadelphia or written and performed by Philadelphians. These essential songs feature David Uosikkinen's In The Pocket, a rotating line up of Philly's most respected musicians.
Digital downloads are available at songsinthepocket.org. Award Winning producer/director Steve Acito of Bluewire Media produces a video documentary of the recording of each song.
A portion of the proceeds benefits Philadelphia's Settlement Music School. With six branches in PA and NJ, it is the largest community school of the arts in the United States serving 15,000 students each year regardless of age, race, or financial means. Settlement Music School's alumni includes some of Philadelphia's most beloved residents including Kevin and Michael Bacon, Chubby Checker, Stanley Clark, Kevin Eubanks, Buddy Greco, G. Love and Frank Rizzo.
For more information, visit HERE
Todd-related songs include Open My Eyes and I Ain't Searchin'
SOUNDCLOUD




and HERE
The Weavils on Facebook

Two of my FAVES...TR and Baseball
Everyone loves a sale. Why not check out the clearance sale and the Toddstore.
Great way to add to or start your Todd Rundgren collection
Wouldn't surprise me if there's even an online QR code generator for Todd stuff
somewhere in the web universe.
With the amount of new technology that comes out seemingly daily you could pay for a
t-shirt of Todd on it, send email, track QR codes and listen to your favorite music
all on the same device. So just go get your Todd gear, you'll be glad that you did.
Toddstore Goodies Sale
!!!!!Including $5 Arena and $5.99 [re]PRODUCTION CDs!!!!!




Click the image for more info!

ToddTheBirdmanVondelpark2
Flowfazer - Music for the Eye is back!
The Classic Todd Album Performed In Its Entirety

Shot and recorded at the Keswick Theater in Philadelphia on 
September 14, 2010
DVD also includes Roy Firestone interview Part 1


HEALING, from the same night, is also NOW available 
and this DVD also includes Roy Firestone interview Part 2!

NEW Shirt!

Buy it directly from TODD!


Shop trbazaar


courtesy of Bill Brickner 

9/26/12 Todd Subbed for Paul Shaffer on Letterman!

biopage_Todd R - © Rob Shanahan
2013/10/21
Guardian Records Sampler featuring TR

2013/10/30
Todd Rundgren Initiates New Philanthropic Foundation
2013/10/29
DECEMBER 2013 edition of Guitar Player Magazine features TODD...SEVEN pages on the MANY differrent Legs of 2013 Tours, written by Jesse Gress with LOTS of info and many Guitar TABS!
Leg #1 Northeast 4/30-5/21
Leg #2 Europe & UK 5/26-6/16
Leg #3 Back in the USA 6/22-7/12
Leg #4 In the Land Down Under 7/14-7/28
Leg #5 Home Again 7/30-8/18
Leg #6 Japan 8/19-8/25
Leg #7 Plus A Night at the Symphony 8/26-8/31

Contains much useful insight and great TR TABs for guitarists...
Available NOW and HIGHLY recommended!

2013/09/26
From this interview
RBMA: On the subject of forgetting, a lot of your writing process, you once said, comes from dreams and stuff.
Todd Rundgren: Well, it doesn't come from dreams. What happens is I will start working on a project, and then I will start writing songs as a part of that project. So my head suddenly gets into this space of writing. And that completely spills over into my subconscious life, even when I'm sleeping. So I'll suddenly, in the middle of this, I'll have a dream that I'm in the studio, listening on the speakers to a song. And sometimes it's a really simple song, something I possibly would not even write. A song like "Bang The Drum All Day," I literally dreamed that song. I didn't dream every single word of it, I had to kind of figure out how to move the whole thing along, but the whole chorus and everything: total, total dream. I was lucky I was at home near the studio, so I could get up, go down and capture whatever it is I remembered. I've had other songs, like I was in Nepal and a song that eventually became "Lost Horizon" came to me. But I was in Nepal. I didn't have a piano, guitar, nothing. So I developed a discipline of playing the piano in my head. Of, like, visualising a piano keyboard and picking the notes out and practicing it over and over and over again. 'Cause I had to remember that song for like a month and a half, until I got home. So that was just a discipline, that particular thing. And if I hadn't had it, I probably would've forgotten the entire song. And then I did a song called "The Waiting Game" on a live record. And it's one of the most complicated songs I've ever done, from a vocal standpoint. It's got four completely different vocal parts all going against each other in the chorus. And in that dream, when I dreamed that song, I dreamed I was in the studio producing Manhattan Transfer, and that's what was coming out of the speakers. And fortunately then I was also near the studio, I was able to remember enough of it and get it down. But it was incredibly complicated in my head; I was real proud of myself when I captured maybe 75% of it. 
2013/09/23
Todd to Receive Les Paul Award
2013/08/30
Mojo (Oct 2013 - Johnny Cash on the cover) features Todd in the Self-Portrait slot
I would describe myself as... like a ripening cheese. The older I get, the more complex in flavour and aroma I become. While a new cheese has a certain freshness about it, it doesn't bring out the qualities of its accompaniments as satisfyingly. Pair me with fresh fruit or quince paste and see how well I perform.
Music changed me... It's like asking "How is the oxygen working for ya?" I don't remember a time without music. Take the music away and there would be a change. Music and I have been inseparable since birth.
When I'm not making music... I like to cook. I find mise en place very relaxing. There is something Zen about trying to get all the meat out of a Dungeness crab. The end result is a service to others, as well as yourself, and ideally a transportive experience not unlike a Tony Bennett performance.
My biggest vice... is procrastination. Although at times I find it a useful protective mechanism and often a creative incubator. You can't address every issue immediately or you feel like a slave to the whims of others. Still, things never go away, they just pile up and have to be dealt with eventually. There's actually a little endorphin rush after I finally get current.
The last time I was embarrassed was... I got lost in Osaka a couple months ago. I'm notorious for my sense of direction, but it doesn't work as well underground. I led a couple of friends with great confidence onto a train that took us in the opposite direction from our destination. Mr Smarty Pants had some explaining to do.
My formal qualifications are... Honoraria only. I like to call myself a professor because I made it through 10 days of student interaction at Indiana University under an "endowed professorship". In reality, I barely made it out of high school and for all the good it did me, I may as well have dropped out.
The last time I cried was when... my dog died a few months ago. 'Nuff said.
Vinyl, CD or MP3... What, no AAC? I am format agnostic. I leave it up to the audience to decide how they want to play it and try to adjust. I believe that people always love a good song and could care less about how it gets into their ears. The fact that the majors never understood this is why most of them are gone.
My most treasured possession is... at this moment, my passport. I recently lost a second one in three years and if I don't hang on to this one for at least a year I am in big trouble. I've had a pouch in my skin surgically created as a precaution.
The best book I've read is... Magister Ludi [aka The Glass Bead Game] by Herman Hesse. I always thopught it would make a great film. I even cast Max Von Sydow in my head. Instead we got some mess called Cloud Atlas... rip off.
Is the glass half-full or half-empty?... I've learned to plan ahead so that the glass is maximally full by the time I get there. Believe me, the glass does not remain at the halfway point for long.
My biggest regret is... there are feelings that I do not acknowledge, even as I am tempted to feel them. Amongst these are pride, rage, melancholy, spite and certainly regret. There is no 'greatest' of any of them - I feel regretful indulging any of them.
When we die... we rot, unless we're cremated. Could possibly be a meal for something.
I'd like to be remembered... like The Day The Earth Stood Still, or something like that? All the electricity would go out except on airplanes and in hospitals. I dunno, imagining your own eulogy is really about the most vain thing I can think of - how about, "He was the humblest person I ever met..." 

THANKS to AndromedaHeights for TRanscribing this fine piece.
2013/09/09 and UPDATE 2013-10-04
remix contest for collide-a-scope
It's a digital download so they could master all of them (or not) and all would have their remix included on the digital deluxe redelivery of the Todd Rundgrens' STATE. 
It would then sell at least as many digital downloads as there are uploaders. 
I avoided listening to remixes from others in order to 'keep my original vision'. Now that I have uploaded mine, it has been a treat to absorb all of these unique interpretations of Todd's tune... 

GREAT STUFF all around and congrats to all that entered. 
"We" are some creative people for sure! 
I hope they keep this page up for a while and maybe even attempt another tune from "State". 
I had fun with this and I hope all of you that entered feel the same way. What a GREAT concept and another way to interact with TR-i. I hope he enjoys them... 
Now give me more stems, Todd!
Todd Rundgren "Collide-A-Scope" Fans Remix Contest
My entry into this contest Added 2013-10-04
Get the real deal here:
16.441 (CD Quality)
24.441 (Hi-Res)

Pleased to announce Cherry Red TV now has a special slot on SKY.
Here are the details of the initial programmes being shown on Showcase 2 TV which is on channel 192 on SKY.
...
5th Oct Cherryed.tv - Todd Rundgren
Legendary artist and producer talks about his life, his musical influences and history, and his latest album ‘State’

July's GOLDMINE magazine that I conTRibuted to
Order directly from Goldmine
HERE
2013/06/27
Cherry Red Interview with TR
Rundgren fine with audience exits
"I do hope they’ve learned their lesson and never come to another show of mine ever again, though,” he says."
"All I ever wanted was the freedom to do whatever I want."

Todd released his new studio CD, 
"State", 
on April 8, 2013
There’s a new State in the Rock Union, and the Governor is none other than the multi-talented Todd Rundgren
HEY, I won one from Rockline!



2013/04/04 - Skokie, IL
Barnes and Noble
2013/05/07
Bearsville State 5/5/13 Review of Debut!
2013/05/03
Todd Rundgren: 'Every once in a while I took a trip and never came back'
2013/05/01
MORE on STATE!
Todd Rundgren - State
Rundgren, Todd: State (Special Edition)
Todd Rundgren makes a long-awaited return to the charts with his 2013 album 'State' -- 
but this time, it's on the dance charts.]
No. 5: TODD RUNDGREN – STATE (POP/ROCK): Todd Rundgren’s State ping pongs between electronica and full-on rock — sounding like a mash up of the synthesized experiments of 2011′s (re)Production and the grinding riffs of 2008′s Arena. As with the best of his music, State — Bon Iver meets the Nazz? Or maybe Nine Inch Nails meets the Buggles? — is neither fish nor fowl, at once diverse and of a piece. Still, for all of its blips and burps of sound, Rundgren has actually collected some of his most finely tuned recent performances at the mic here, recapturing the revealing depth — if not the wondrous romanticism — that marked 1970s-era hits like “Hello It’s Me.” — Nick DeRiso
2013/04/23
Rundgren’s 2004 effort Liars rose as high as No. 132 on the UK charts. Before that, Rundgren’s last appearance on the Billboard album lists was with 1991′s 2nd Wind. 
His last Top 40 U.S. hit as a solo artist was 1978′s Hermit of Mink Hollow.
"State" is #12 on the Charts! Congrats Todd
2013/04/22
Todd's GoogleHang Sunday April 21
2013/04/16
Rock Guitar Daily - Genius?
2013/04/11
Contest - Todd is creating a music video for his new record STATE and needs your help illustrating the the lyrics 
to the song "In My Mouth."
General fans that want to submit
Professional film or digital-media
2013/04/07
Todd Rundgren will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn Wednesday April 17th, 2013 at 8:30 P.M PDT / 11:30 P.M EDT. 
Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Todd Rundgren toll free at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com
The show will be streamed on the Rockline website for two weeks beginning the afternoon after the live broadcast.
2013/04/05
Cranked 'er up and WOW....
SONIC BRILLIANCE EVERYWHERE!
HUMUNGEOUS and clean, a wonderful recording!
My buddy kept asking if it was really "just a CD" as he suspected some sort of Hi-Resolution. 
Todd Rundgren talks new album, State, track-by-track

Todd oddities: A rough guide to Rundgren  2013/04/06
A Conversation with Todd Rundgren
"...MR: You have a new album called State. How was it working with Todd Rundgren in the studio this around?
TR: [laughs] How was it for me? It was kind of the usual. I moved to a different room, so it was a little disorienting at first..."
Todd Rundgren Says New Album, "State," Is Filled with "Cautionary Tales"
The Second Disc Review
Sneak Preview Article
Electric Mohawk - Great piece on STATE
All music review of STATE

MANY more articles and interviews at the
todd rundgren connection forums
(free to join)
NEWS
A couple links if you are interested in leadership and development
masters in organizational leadership,
and organizational development masters degree online
2013/03/29
From Cherry Red Records’ frontline label Esoteric Antenna...the opening TRack

His tour in support of the release will begin in April and continue throughout 2013. 
More details will be announced early next year.
Cherry Red Records’ frontline label Esoteric Antenna is proud to announce that the legendary TODD RUNDGREN has signed to the label for a worldwide deal for the release of his next studio album.
Todd Rundgren is a true original in popular music. A highly creative and diverse musician, his work has earned him a vast and loyal global following and immense respect from his musical peers. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, 
computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist, Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music. His production work with such stylistically diverse artists as MEAT LOAF, NEW YORK DOLLS, PATTI SMITH, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, THE TUBES, XTC, CHEAP TRICK, PSYCHEDELIC FURS, AND HALL & OATES has firmly placed him among the gifted elite of musicians and producers.
Esoteric Recordings label manager Mark Powell said; “It really is an honour for all of us at Esoteric and Cherry Red to be given the chance to work with such a ground-breaking icon as Todd Rundgren on his next studio album. Throughout his career Todd has continually thrilled and surprised with his music and 
I’m sure his next album will continue this fine tradition and legacy.”
Recording sessions for "State" are underway.
Here's a promising PREVIEW of "State" by Thom Jennings
Here's Another March 14, 2013 by Chris Epting
...and another by by Nick DeRiso

2013-02-08 
from Esoteric Records
TODD RUNDGREN
NEW ALBUM ‘STATE’ & UK TOUR
RELEASE DATE 8th APRIL ‘13
Prolific musical experimenter, premier league pop craftsman, tireless producer,
runt, wizard and true star Todd Rundgren will release his new studio album ‘STATE’
on the Esoteric Antenna label via Cherry Red on Monday 8th April.  ‘STATE’ is
Rundgren’s 24th solo studio album (and that’s not including the 2 albums he recorded
with his first band the Nazz, and the 9 albums he recorded with his band Utopia!).
Todd’s latest musical vision is a fusion of rock, soul, r’n’b and electronica that
is at once danceable, groundbreaking, spiritual, challenging and infectious.


Lil' DJ Odd, my bandmate's youngest kid 

2013-01-28

@MicheleRundgren tweeted overnight: "Just finished new record, "State"
Todd Rundgren On ‘Maximizing the Sonic Realm Available To Me’
by Matt Wardlaw -March 24

Cover Photo 
From Lynn Robnett (via Rundgren Radio Doug on Facebook



1. Imagination
2.  Serious
3. In My Mouth
4. Ping Me
5. Angry Bird
6. Smoke
7. Collide-A-Scope
8. Something From Nothing
9. Party Liquor
10. Sir Reality

Todd's Facebook Page
Metropole OrchesTRa IS releasing much of this show on DJ Odd/Todd's new album,
STATE (Deluxe Edition)
so please support this
Some U.S. companies will also carry this, including trbazaar
‘STATE’ Tour Dates

April 2, 2013, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Tell Me Something Good
("Remembering The '70s") Ethel with special guest Todd Rundgren
Ethel string quartet (Kip Jones, violin; Tema Watstein, violin; Ralph Ferris, artistic codirector and viola; Dorothy Lawson, artistic codirector and cello); Todd Rundgren, electric and acoustic guitars, ukulele, piano.
The concert opened with a half-hour performance by Ethel:
Selections from Quartet Set
Watermelon Man
Spiegel Im Spiegel
Octet 1979
Kashmir
TR immediately followed with a half-hour solo set:
Love Of The Common Man (acoustic guitar)
Beloved Infidel (acoustic guitar)
Song Of The Viking (piano)
Compassion (piano)
Bang The Drum All Day (ukulele)
There Goes My Inspiration (acoustic guitar)
Lysistrata (acoustic guitar)

After a quarter-hour intermission, TR and Ethel performed an hourlong set together:
Stood Up (TR, acoustic guitar)
Courage (TR, acoustic guitar)
I Saw The Light (TR, vocals only)
Lord Chancellor's Nightmare Song (TR, vocals only)
Sunrise Of The Planetary Dream Collector (Ethel only)
Flamingo (TR, electric guitar)
Zen Archer (TR, vocals only)
Pretending To Care (TR, vocals only)
Mercenary (TR, electric guitar)
Mah Na Mah Na (first encore; TR, vocals only)
Soul Brother (second encore; TR, electric guitar)
...I was there 2nd Row Center!
Set List by Chief (Thanks)
toddstore
Whoohoo! Live is now offering Hi Quality, freshly remastered versions of several TR shows...
Check 'em out, GREAT QUALITY...the "Real McCoy"
I am listed in the credits as "Special Thanks"...YEP my name now appears on official TR products
and I am pleased as can be!
A piece of The Grail!
Side 1 
SCORE at Revival Records in Eau Claire, WI
White Label DJ Promo Copy NOT FOR SALE!
($19.95)

Side 2
SCORE at Strictly Discs in Madison, WI
White Label DJ Promo Copy NOT FOR SALE!
($19.95)

7/27/12
Happy Birthday to Me
Todd actually called today from
Todd Rundgren's Musical Revival Camp
to wish me a Happy Birthday...no lie
(Thanks for settin' that up CLB!)
24/96
16/441
FINALLY transferred from my phone 2013-10-15

Photographer: Peter Risby Hansen
Date: 2/19/2012
Venue: Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway

Photographer: Peter Risby Hansen
Date: 2/19/2012
Venue: Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway

Here's my piece on The Individualist (remaster by Esoteric) at
Cool Album of the Day

TODD RUNDGREN & DARYL HALL - The Last Ride

(Courtesy of MJ-THANKS) 


Dropcard I won through Nightmares with Alice Cooper Contest...
THANKS Alice 

Todd Rundgren's Utopia Fall 2011

Great pix here - Jacksonville
and here - Atlanta

Very cool Todd Rundgrens Utopia Program HERE from rick720!

11/15/11
R.I.P. Mark "Moogy" Klingman
The TR's Utopia tour 2011 would never have happened without Moogy
(..."you know they got a Helluva Band")

Photo by trc member Julie O.
(Thanks)


Photo © by Chuck Madden - Jan. 2011 Highline NYC
Shining Still...TR Fan Family Compassion Fund


Photo: Rachel Culp 

2013-14 New Year's Eve with Todd in Orlando

"THIS IS NOT A HITS OR BEST OF TYPE SHOW! Rundgren's setlist will be going the guitar heavy route and he'll be accompanied by his touring band guitarist Jesse Gress, bass player Kasim Sulton, keyboardist John Ferenzik, and guest drummer Gregg Bendian" 




(for saving's sake) 

congrats to all involved! 

(RS 11/2/7 page 204) 

~~~~~********** CDr List and Photo Gallery **********~~~~~ 

~now with eight pages~
SO MANY THANKS TO ALL CONTRIBUTORS
for quicker load 
 

SPEND TR'S 60th in HAWAII
 

Celebrating 40 Years of TR 

 Celebrate 40 Years of Todd! 
Get your name in Rolling Stone in 2007 

TODData is at it again, and this time 
we're going for the big one. 
In 1992, fans helped sponsor a b/w classified Rolling Stone ad to celebrate 20 Years of Something/Anything? 
Last time, we ran a full-color quarter page ad to celebrate 30 Years of TODD (the album). 

Now, since NAZZ hit the streets in 1967, it's time to for 40 Years of Todd. 
TODData is facilitating a full page ad in
Rolling Stone. 
It's going to take a lot more fans to make this happen. 
So, for a limited time, a donation of just $5 is all it takes to get your name in a 2007 Rolling Stone Magazine tribute ad. 

The exact issue and run date of the ad is yet to be determined. 
A prize schedule for larger donations will be added. 
News on past events and current progress is in the works. 

For more, email info@TODData.com 

Contribute $5 before March 31, 2007 to reserve your space. 
The minimum donation amount is subject to change. 

To participate: 
Send your donation via PayPal (select "service" as the category) to: 
Todd40@TODData.com
Or mail a check or money order to: 
TODData: 40 Years of Todd 
3445 Seminole TR, Ste 275 
Charlottesville, VA 22911 

from Bill himself.... 
"Greetings! 
I know it’s only been a few short years since we pooled our efforts to celebrate 30 Years of Todd (the album). But since I discovered 2007 is the 40th anniversary of Rolling Stone Magazine AND the 40th anniversary of the birth of NAZZ, I am compelled to mark the occasion. As you no doubt recall, last time out we gathered enough fans and enough money to run a quarter page full-color ad in issue #965 of Rolling Stone. It would not have been possible without the support of each and every participant. 
So I will take this opportunity to say THANKS once again for that great success. 
This time, I believe it is possible to generate enough interest and enthusiasm to run a full page ad for 40 YEARS OF TODD. As before, a prize table will be set up for different donations amounts. And some great offers are being finalized as I write to you. However, a full page ad is a big goal, and funds are needed throughout the whole campaign to get to the finish line by the reserve date of October 12. 
That is the latest date to assure inclusion in the November special issue which will focus on the innovators in Rock history. 
In my book, that’s a perfect fit for TR. 
October is a long way off. However, it is a mistake to wait until then to opt in. It takes a bit of advertising and promotion to make this all happen. There are things to do right now to help this come about. First and foremost, Todd is on tour now. This means thousands of fans who might not hear about this project are congregated at venues across the country. The immediate need is for printing announcement post cards to send to all fans who are willing to get them to show locations. I have already produced an on-line PDF for any highly motivated fans to download, print, cut, and distribute. 
But it is more cost efficient and easier on everyone if I use some of the early proceeds to get a big run of cards made. 
I guess I buried the lead, but the big news is at the start of this round in order to get the most fans involved as I can, I am only asking for a $5 donation to qualify for getting name listing in the ad. 
If you are getting this email, it means you participated in either 30 Years of Todd, or 20 Years of Something/Anything? or both. 
So I am hoping the idea of doing this again with the goal of a full page ad is something you want to support and support early on. 

Please visit www.toddata.com for all the details, and don’t wait to send your contribution to TODD40@toddata.com via www.paypal.com. You may also mail check or money order to the address below. And also please consider printing and distributing post cards if you are going to see the Power TRio or the New Cars. 
As cliché as it sounds, this can’t happen without the fans behind the idea. 

Regards from Charlottesville, 
Bill 
TODD40 
3445 Seminole Tr, Ste 275 
Charlottesville, VA 22911 
Toddata and 40 Years of Todd have no official affiliation with Todd Rundgren or Rolling Stone Magazine." 

2007 TNC shirt (back), artwork by Prairie Prince 


4/19/7 
"New" music this summer 
According to a press release from Digital Music Group, Inc., 
they have acquired the rights to Todd's archive material and plan to release some this summer: 
Todd Rundgren/Utopia: The Todd Rundgren and Utopia archive features approximately 2,000 never-before-released live recordings, demos, out-takes, and alternate versions from 1977 to 2000. It also includes a significant array of never-before seen video footage as well. Rundgren, both an accomplished songwriter and producer whose hits "I Saw the Light," "Can We Still Be Friends," "Hello, It's Me," and "Bang the Drum" vaulted him from a cult following to stardom, formed Utopia in the mid-1970s. 
The archive includes never before seen or heard rare audio and video performances from both Rundgren as a solo artist and Utopia. 
The first of these previously unreleased audio and video performances will be released in the summer of 2007. 


the fine work of the ever-amazing roger linder


(courtesy of eeeeej



11.25.6 with the New Cars at Milwaukee's Riverside Theatre
(photos by me w/ cellphone) 


The Definitive Rock Collection (Remastered) 

New Cars back on tour!

Todd will took "a tour of Canada with Jesse Gress, Tony Levin, and Jerry Marotta
The first date is August 25 in Vancouver and the last date is September 4 in Montréal." 
Listen to him discuss it during his 07/29 call to ToddFest/West here

and here
Fri 8/25/06 Vancouver, BC, Canada Commodore Ballroom 

Buffalo Grass 
I Hate My Frickin' ISP 
Black Maria 
Soul Brother 
Mammon 
Fascist Christ 
I Saw The Light 
Temporary Sanity 
Black And White 
Lunatic Fringe (Red Rider) 
No. 1 Lowest Common Denominator 
Drive 
Slut 
The Walls Came Down (The Call) 
One World 

 encore: 
Hawking 
World Wide Epiphany 

 encore 2: 
Love Of The Common Man (solo acoustic) 
 

Mon 8/28/06 Calgary, AB, Canada Whiskey 

(8/28/6 photo by Garry Quist) 
Tue 8/29/06 Edmonton, AB, Canada The Starlite Room 
Thu 8/31/06 Winnipeg, MB, Canada Ramada Conference Centre(WPG) 

(photo from 8/31/6 by Marc Zienkiewicz) 
Sat 9/02/06 Ottawa, ON, Canada Capital City Music Hall 
Sat 9/03/06 Montreal, QC Canada Club Soda 
Mon 9/04/06 Toronto, ON, Canada Danforth Music Hall 

(photo by Q107


from tony levin himself! 

MSNBC's The Most 8/22/6

great discography bit

Getting To Know: Todd Rundgren 
by Lisa Hood-Anklewicz 

Who He Is: 
A musician; a songwriter; a producer; an engineer; a programmer; a pioneer.   It is hard to define just who Todd Rundgren is, probably because he's never allowed his career to stay in one category long enough for anyone to define him.   Rundgren's desire for exploration of new avenues and sounds has left each release to be viewed as having a different “gimmick.”   However, at the core, it cannot be denied that Rundgren is truly one of the most innovative artists of the last thirty years. 
Born June 22, 1948, Rundgren began playing guitar as a child, picking up the basics from some early guitar lessons and then teaching himself the rest.   At the age of 16 he formed his first band, Money.  After high school, and a second band experience with Woody's Truck Stop, Rundgren formed and led the late sixties group The Nazz.   After two albums, Rundgren left The Nazz and began to work on his own solo career. 
Over the next twenty-odd years, Rundgren moved between production and engineering work, some early computer programming and experimentation, not to mention the constant stream of releases moving between his solo work and the work he did with his band Utopia.   Moving into the nineties, Rundgren's work with computers began integrating itself quite heavily into his music, leading him to become a pioneer in musical multimedia. 

How To Spot Him: 
Spotting Todd Rundgren musically can be rough work if you don't know what you're looking for.   His personal sound is ever changing, his love for technology can make even his distinctive voice hard to spot, and he has had his hands in more recordings than you can wrap your head around.   So that leaves spotting him physically, and that is the one way that is never too difficult.   Rundgren is tall, very lean and looks ever youthful.   Often sporting at least one streak of blonde in his hair, Rundgren remains that gawky tech geek that everyone loved back in high school. 

Vital Fact: 
Rundgren's production career took off with the success of Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell in 1977, the cinematic quality of which Rundgren played a large role.   From there Rundgren began to work with numerous artists, including the New York Dolls, Patti Smith, XTC, and The Psychedelic Furs to name a few.   In fact, his production work is so extensive that in 1992, Rhino released an 18 track album titled An Elpee's Worth of Production , consisting solely of samples of Rundgren's wide range of production work; from Grand Funk Railroad to Jill Souble.   Incidentally, the album title is a nod to a Rundgren song called “An Elpee's Worth of Toons,” from his 1974 release Todd . 

Not So Vital Fact: 
In 1979, Rundgren opened Utopia Video Studios and in 1980 created the first commercially available music video for “Time Heals” from his album Healing .   It was also the first video to make use of the combination of live action and computer graphics, and went on to be the second video ever played on MTV when it launched in 1981. 

Where to Start: 
 No World Order ( 1993) – “Don't let no one tell you that god ain't got a sense of humor / Someone said he's pissed off, but that was just a rumor / I know he's laughin' when the preacher starts to scream about / How trippin' is evil, and sex is unclean.” 

Although No World Order met with fairly poor critical reviews and even put off some of Rundgren's core fans when it was released, I still think this is a good place to start for someone new to Todd Rundgren.  No World Order is more than just another album, and really has the combination of many different elements that make up Todd Rundgren and his incredibly diverse career. 
Musically, No World Order is an electronic heavy album fully composed, performed and produced by Rundgren alone.   The feeling of the album is a little bit spunky and lends itself well to a dance floor.   The vocal performances are mixed extensively, and Rundgren even experiments with some rap and spoken word.   Lyrically, the album lends itself to a political statement, with a few messages that are still relevant in the current world climate. 
The album consists of ten original songs, some of which have been presented in multiple mixes by Rundgren, to make up the full sixteen song tracklist.   “Day Job” takes a stab at the corruption of not only the corporate world, but the political and star systems as well as the different social classes.   The title track consists of only two verses, but has a potent message about the changes in world society, while “Property” takes a more personal turn, although nonetheless potent.   “Darkest day in history when someone invented property / Cause of our misery is the constant lust for property”. 
Technologically, No World Order was a huge advancement for the music industry.   Released under the moniker TR-I (Todd Rundgren Interactive), No World Order , was one of the first interactive CD-ROM releases in the music industry.   Rundgren broke down the tracks of No World Order and presented them in small snippets, giving the listener a chance to see the music in a different way and remix it as they see fit.  Key Cuts: “Property,” “Fascist Christ,” “Day Job.” 
Something/Anything? ( 1972) – “Some people never can be satisfied / less they push somebody else around / But I can't give no aid or take no side / I just watch them drag each other down because / Some folks is even whiter than me /Some folks is even blacker than me /I got myself caught in the middle somewhere /And that's just where I want to be” 
Something/Anything? is the album that initially propelled Rundgren to pop stardom.   It's a four side release that has a new musical theme on each side.   Over the years, each side has been labelled by the fans, which gives a pretty good description of the overall sound of the album; side one is "a bouquet of ear catching melodies”; side two is “the cerebral side”; side three is “the kid gets heavy”; and side four is a mock pop operetta.   The fourth side of the recording is the only part of Something/Anything? that Rundgren didn't do completely on his own.   Much of his career would be characterized by work that Rundgren wrote, played and produced alone. 
Something/Anything? produced two Top 40 hits for Rundgren with “Hello It's Me” and “I Saw The Light.”   Although the album clocks in at almost a full ninety minutes, it is a very tight and well produced project.   There are numerous tips of the hat to an endless list of artists that influenced Rundgren, but none in a way that blatantly leaves him wearing his influences on his sleeve, and all along the way there is plenty of room for that special idiosyncrasy that can belong only to Rundgren.  Key Cuts: “I Saw the Light,” “Couldn't I Just Tell You,” “Hello It's Me.” 

Nearly Human ( 1989) – “For the want of a nail, the world was lost.” 

When Nearly Human hit record stores, it had been four years since Rundgren had released any material, and Utopia had disbanded in the meantime.  He had been working behind the scenes in the studio through those years, and when he decided to record Nearly Human , he did it live off the studio floor.   Working with a slew of musicians, Rundgren put out one of the more successful albums his career had seen in quite some time and the music was viewed as much more accessible than what Rundgren had become known for. Leading off with “The Want of a Nail,” a strong and thoughtful soul-pop song, Nearly Human begins to show its theme, as stated so clearly in the title of the album.   The album is highlighted with “Parallel Lines,” a deeply emotional song that highlights Rundgren's skills as a songwriter: “ So I send you the gift of empathy / If you'd once in your life acknowledge me / I have visualized so thoroughly / That when I think of me I think of we.”   Continuing with a heavy line of soul influenced R&B throughout the album, Rundgren wraps up the Nearly Human exploration with “I Love My Life,” a highly upbeat and poignantly delivered song which finishes off the with a bit of a spiritual sentiment; “Look over there, look over here / I can see it, there is beauty in the world.”   Key Cuts: “The Want of a Nail,” “Parallel Lines,” “Hawking.” 

A Wizard A True Star ( 1973) – “Here we are again, the start of the end, but there's more I only want to see if you'll give up on me” 

The first track on A Wizard A True Star   is “International Feel,” whose lyrics have been analyzed and overanalyzed by fans and critics alike since the album was released.   After the commercial success of Something/Anything? , Rundgren's follow up release miffed a number of people and some say it killed his pop career.   On the other hand, A Wizard A True Star reflects so much of what Rundgren is as a musician, and showed the potential of not only Rundgren's career, but of the potential of music period. Admittedly, A Wizard A True Star is not a commercially accessible album, but you can't explore Rundgren fully without exploring this album.   There is quite a bit of experimentation on the album and the music flirts with psychedelia.   The majority of the songs don't even hit the two minute mark, leaving them all to flow into each other and allowing Rundgren to guide the listener on his own personal mind trip.   It is an album that requires the listener to really pay attention and truly listen .   The album can feel heavy sometimes, or a little indecisive, however, there is an underlying plan that one has to look for. Given the general thought that Rundgren sabotaged his career by releasing this album, and the daring/prophetic nature of the opening lyrics, I find it a little ironic that the album ends with a song titled “Just One Victory,” an appropriate bookend. “Give us just one victory, it will be all right / We may feel about to fall but we go down fighting / You will hear the call if you only listen / Underneath it all we are here together shining still.”  Key Cuts: Sometimes I Don't Know What to Feel, Just One Victory, Zen Archer 

Liars ( 2004) – ““There's no anger in me, you must mean someone else / Cause it's not me that you see, you're looking at yourself / And I won't give you a prize instead of someone else /Cause I don't play favorites, so get over yourself” 

Rundgren's songwriting inspiration for this album began after the 2000 U.S. presidential election, and over the next few years Rundgren penned and collected the songs that would become Liars.   For Rundgren, Liars came down to an exploration of truth and the realization of how little there is of it in the world.   Again, he cleverly bookends the album with two songs whose titles clearly tell the listener about the territory he is exploring with this album.   Kicking off with “Truth” (“I'm gonna find it, I'm gonna find the truth / Cause it ain't here, it's nowhere near”), and finishing with “Liar” (“Liar / And you send them to their death / With your every lying breath”), Rundgren takes the listener on a very focused trip in which he supplies a never ending line of questions that leave you re-thinking and re-questioning the world around you. 

Musically, Liars doesn't really break any new ground for Rundgren like his previous releases had done.   However, it is the definitive combination of all that he has done in his musical career.  The album moves seamlessly between the soul-based songs that will be familiar from Nearly Human ; the beats and electronic experiments of No World Order ; and the sweetness of a simple pop song that Rundgren mastered on Something/Anything? .   Because of these combinations, Liars was very close to being the first recommendation on this list.   It only got bumped because sometimes it's just more rewarding to know where you are going before you get there.   Key Cuts: “Sweet,” “Future,” “Liar.” 

Where to Go From Here & What To Avoid: 

Okay, so you've gotten yourself in and comfortable with Rundgren somewhere along the line, the question is where to go from here?   As the Where to Start list clearly shows, Rundgren is not a typical artist, nor is he one that can be defined in one musical genre, which makes this part a little tougher to figure out.   Have you sided with Todd's more mainstream side or with his more experimental side, or have you embraced them both?   The answer could seriously affect the next choice of this list, which is why I've decided to do this a little differently than the Getting To Know articles of the past. 
For an artist whose catalogue is as diverse as Rundgren, it's nearly impossible to advise someone to avoid a portion of their work because none of it is ever the same.   Although his core fans have a deep appreciation for everything that Rundgren has done, it is also just as hard to advise someone which way to explore his career.   So here are my suggestions, dependant on if you choose to delve deep into the collection of more accessible and mainstream releases or if you'd prefer to follow along the experimentation track. 

For “Mainstream” Todd Rundgren... 
Runt: The Ballad of Todd Rundgren (1971) – This was Rundgren's second solo release after leaving The Nazz and came before the success of Something/Anything? .   Ballad is really just a beautiful example of Rundgren's developing talents early in his career. 
The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect (1983) – This album contains what is probably the most recognized Rundgren song in the pop culture climate, “Bang The Drum All Day,”   Much like that song, The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect is filled with a pop cohesiveness that makes it one of Rundgren's best collections of pop songs.   Lyrically, the songs don't delve as deep as Rundgren typically likes to go, but the songwriting never suffers.   Many of the songs have a bit of a quirky or tongue-in-cheek feel but it only adds to the carefree feel of the overall album. 
Hermit of Mink Hollow (1978) – For the first time since the recording of Something/Anything? , Rundgren tackled this project completely solo, doing all the writing, recording, playing and production on his own.  Hermit of Mink Hollow is also the first truly focused album since Ballad in 1972, as it contains a smaller scope of musical exploration than Rundgren had been doing thus far.   The music seems much more personal, and the lyrics contain a highly emotional element.   Ultimatly, Hermit of Mink Hollow is the album that would have been the follow up to Something/Anything? , that is, if Rundgren hadn't decided to go another way. 

For “Experimental” Todd Rundgren... 
A Cappella (1985) – A Cappella is an album composed entirely, well, a cappella.   The whole concept of the album was formed around Rundgren's desire to experiment with technology and music, developing ten songs comprised entirely of only his voice.   Altered, looped, layered and reproduced, Rundgren's voice creates a full spectrum of outstanding sound; think much more synthesizer/electronic than Bobby McFerrin.  The whole recording is filled with precision and details that make it hard to believe that it is only Rundgren's voice that you are hearing, but those details are also what make A Cappella such an intriguing listen. 
Healing (1981) – Healing was a move for Rundgren from the more mainstream Hermit of Mink Hollow , into a work that is more reflective, spiritual and slightly tempered from his former albums.   Leaving the “rock” on the shelf for this one and focusing the music with synthesizers and electronic sounds shows more of Rundgren's love for technology, and also produces the album's meditative feel.   Much like many of his works, Healing has a theme, focusing on the spiritual properties of music and their effects. As “new-age” as that sounds, remember that Healing came long before the New Age market was truly created and exploited like it is today. 
With A Twist (1997) -- I end this with With A Twist simply because it encapsulates two great pointers into one, a collection of Rundgren's best work combined with the quirkiness he is often known for.   While With A Twist is essentially a greatest hits collection, Rundgren throws a curve ball at you with it, having re-recorded each song in a Bossa Nova style. The result is a lounge feel that even compares at points to elevator music, but that is the beauty of the album.   Many artists have re-recorded and re-released their material, but who outside of Rundgren has ever done so with such audacity? 

Everything Else You Need To Know: 

www.trconnection.com

Literally everything and anything you could hope to find about Todd Rundgren is on this website.   For the Todd beginner, it may seem a little hard to navigate as the entire site seems to “coded” in Todd-isms, however, it is well worth the decoding to find the wealth of information that is hidden in this corner of the internet. 


TR makes a RARE Wisconsin Rapids appearance! 


elliotodd ... THIS is what EXCITED me about this tour!!!!! 
(from the new cars official site



Kasim leaves (as meatloaf's Bat III tour is to begin...and is airbrished out by management
(thanks sue

Best Friend's Girl
New Cars video on myspace


I Saw the Light
New Cars video on myspace

New Cars Tour cancelled
due to injury

Injury stalls New Cars, Blondie tour 

June 13, 2006 08:45 PM 
by Rob Evans 
liveDaily Editor 
Though he soldiered on to play a handful of shows after suffering a broken left clavicle, The New Cars (music)' guitarist Elliot Easton's injury has forced the group's Road Rage Tour with Blondie (music) to "take a hiatus," according to a press release. 
Easton underwent surgery on Monday (6/12) due to the severity of the break; without the surgery, he could have had limited use of his shoulder. The guitarist was hurt last week when he was thrown from a bunk as the band's tour bus swerved to evade another vehicle, according to the group's publicist. 

"It was amazing that after the accident Elliot played four more shows in a brace and in constant pain," Blondie's Debbie Harry said in a statement. "He really tried his best to keep on playing so he should be given a great deal of credit for that. We all wish him a speedy recovery." 

The tour had been scheduled to run through early July. There was no immediate word as to when--or if--the planned shows would be rescheduled. 
 


todd's new axe 
5/30/6 denver, co 
(photo by tom lawrence) 


(photo from 5/13 show by debs - THANKS!) 
Hello Again 
Let's Go 
Shake It Up 
Best Friend's Girl 
Candy O 
I Saw The Light 
Dangerous Type 
Moving In Stereo 
All Mixed Up 
Black Maria 
You Might Think 
Drive 
Bang The Drum 
You're All I've Got 
Bye Bye Love 
Not Tonight 
Encore 
Just What I Needed 
Open My Eyes 
Good TImes Roll 



Special CD/DVD Liars Release!


AWATS 2006 japanese remaster 
just got mine...complete with cutout edges and postcard remake 
amazing! and well-worth the $30-ish while you can get it (very limited, only 2000 made) 



screen shots by the ever-amazing Roger Linder of trconnection.com

Todd testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee 
"Parity, Platforms, and Protection: The Future of the Music Industry in the Digital Radio Revolution " 

Testimony of Todd Rundgren 
Hearing on "Parity, Platforms and Protection: The Future of the Music Industry in the Digital Radio Revolution" 

Before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary April 26, 2006 9:30 AM EDT 

Additonal photos and commentary in the TR Connection Forums (free registration required to view). 
A stream of the session is available at rtsp://video.c-span.org/15days/e042606_music.rm (load into RealPlayer) 

Chairman Specter, Senator Leahy and members of the Committee: 

My name is Todd Rundgren, I am 58, and I am a professional musician. I have also been employed as a record producer, composer for film and television, technology spokesman and computer programmer. I am the designer and developer of PatroNet, an internet-based subscription service that allows audiences to provide direct underwriting of artists in exchange for insider information, direct communication, discounted merchandise and first-look experiences of the artists' work, all within a community structure. 

This is my 40th year as a musician, and 18th year as an independent. I left Warner Brothers in 1998 with the conviction that the major labels were unprepared for, and were indeed hostile to the inevitable changes that digital technology would effect in the way that music would be created, marketed and experienced. I wasn't so prescient that I foresaw the rise of the internet, but I was convinced that I would be hindered in any attempt to use new developments to alter the ground rules. 

One of the first cutting edge projects I was involved in concerned digital rights management, a concept that did not yet exist. I was hired by, ironically enough, the Warner Full Service Network, an interactive television pilot project that sought to merge video, computers and high-bandwidth home delivery. The plan was to create on-demand music services that could be navigated on one's home TV -- kind of like an iTunes for the early '90s. When it came time to plug the music in, everything I had suspected about the savvyness of the industry was crystallized. To a label, every one of the majors refused to consider the possibility of putting music they controlled onto a server. Ironically, even the music division of Warner Brothers would not cooperate, even though this was only a demonstration project. 

Ever since then, the behavior of the majors has been that of a mindless parasite, contributing nothing, yet trying to get it's snout into the bloodstream of any new development. The knee-jerk justification is "protection of artists", which would more accurately be represented as the interests of highly bankable artists still under contract. For every one of those, there are a hundred with a lifelong bad taste in their mouths over the way they were treated when sales began to lag. I have striven to tie together the "replacement parts" an independent musician would need to build enough audience for a sustainable living. Amongst these is, of course, the internet and a raft of contractors who can press and distribute discs for you and, if you can afford it, take on the promotion and marketing normally provided by a label. The only problem is getting heard. Terrestrial radio, especially of the syndicated flavor, is not available to most artists even if they do have a traditional label deal. 

I am opposed to any measures that would insinuate the major labels into an area that they have failed to husband, and to capitalize off of artists they have abandoned or never had any interest in. The myth that you could survive very long on record company advances has long been debunked. Players need to play to get paid and need audiences to play to. All the majors have ever done is try to claim the audience as theirs alone, and to lower expectations by exposing them only to the generally substandard product the majors begrudgingly underwrite. 

Worse yet, across the board fee structures like those proposed discourage the exposure of new talent in deference to audience favorites as broadcasters try to recover those fees. And worst of all, syndicated radio, the majors partner in neglect, does not deserve exemption for the abysmal quality of product they deliver. The fantasy that this type of legislation helps music or musicians should be summarily exposed for what it is: yet another futile attempt to turn back the clock to the days when they were the sole gatekeepers to an artist's future. 

Thank you for inviting me here to testify today. I would be pleased to respond to your questions. 
here's the "invite"


killer stage designed by Mike Cotten of the Tubes


Uncut May 06 

Fri, 04/28/06 
New York, NY China Club - By Invitation Only: WPLJ Presents The New Cars. 
268 W. 47 Street; New York, NY 


(photo courtesy of kasiminfo.com
Set List: 
Just What I Needed 
Let's Go 
Candy O 
You Might Think 
Warm 
My Best Friend's Girl 
I Saw The Light 
You're All I've Got Tonight 
Not Tonight 
Drive 
!!!!!!Black Maria!!!!!! 
Moving In Stereo 
All Mixed Up 
Shake It Up 
Dangerous Type 
Bye Bye Love 
Open My Eyes 
Good Time Roll 
http://wplj.com/Article.asp?id=207525&spid= Photos at station's site 

(thanks wendy!) 

~~~~~~GREAT INTERVIEW~~~~~~ 

***** RADIO INTERVIEWS/LIVE SONGS ***** 


great to see TR lookin' so happy 
(courtesy of kasiminfo.com


check out the new video! 
Toddcasts
3/15/6 w/ me
12/29/5 w/ me - go to #22


My bands featured on Toddcasts


backstage at LA's house of whites (LOL) pre-press conference on March 14 
(photo by Kasim Sulton

PHOTOS FROM 3/14/6 PRESS CONFERENCE


rehearsal for the Tonight Show 

elliot's new signature SG 


March 14
was a big day

Site is up!

The New Cars big announcement

The long-awaited/expected collaboration of Todd and Donald Fagen will bear fruit. On March 14 (a familiar date for another TR event) will see the release of Donald Fagen's latest solo effort "Morph." Digital retail versions will also include a bonus track of a TR-produced/Al Green-penned "Rhymes" which also features Todd in some capacity. News releases don't give much detail about how to acquire it otherwise. The specific quote is: 
"According to Warner Bros. VP of marketing Eric Fritschi, the label will sweeten the pot for digital retailers by offering "Morph The Cat" 
with a bonus cover of Al Green's "Rhymes," produced by and featuring Todd Rundgren." 

VIEW The New Cars were on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 14 VIEW

VIEW The New Cars on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson - Tuesday, March 21 VIEW
MANY THANKS TO SUE FOR POSTING THESE VIDS 

New Album "It's Alive" due May 9-backed up to 6/6/6

The track listing is: 
1. Just What I Needed (4:12) 
2. Let's Go (3:49) 
3. Candy-O (2:50) 
4. You Might Think (3:13) 
5. Best Friend's Girl (4:12) 
6. I Saw The Light (3:02) 
7. You're All I've Got Tonight (5:23) 
8. Not Tonight (3:33) 
9. Drive (4:05) 
10. Moving In Stereo (5:15) 
11. Shake It Up (3:46) 
12. Dangerous Type (4:25) 
13. Bye Bye Love (5:02) 
14. Open My Eyes (3:02) 
15. Good Times Roll (4:53) 
16. Not Tonight (Studio version, previously unreleased) (3:25) 
17. Warm (new studio recording, previously unreleased) (4:04) 
18. More (new studio recording, previously unreleased) (3:41) 

All the live recordings were produced by The New Cars, recorded by Mark Linett and mixed by Todd Rundgren. The album was engineered by Mark Linett and Phillip Broussard. The drums on Not Tonight and More were performed by Kenny Aronoff , the rest feature Prairie Prince 

amazon

New Cars Biography
 

Friday, January 20 2006 Setlist: 

Just What I Needed 
Let's Go 
You're All I Got Tonight 
You Might Think 
Best Friends Girl 
I Saw The Light 
Candy-O 
Not Tonight (new tune) 
Drive (sung by Kasim) 
Moving in Stereo 
Shake It Up 
Dangerous Type 
Bye Bye Love 

encore 

Open My Eyes 
Good Times Roll 


~i am VERY excited about todd and elliot performing together~ 
(photo from 1/20/6 by TikiGirl/Lani...THANKS SO MUCH) 

The New Cars
featuring Todd Rundgren
Sneak Peek
just click PLAY on the video 

Video for new song "Not Tonight"


(1/20/6 photo courtesy of Scott at trbazaar...THANKS) 


screen captures by nightotter 


Todd Rundgren, July 2005 

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modeling the latest in trbazaarwear at the wildhorse in kellner 
(photo by grant meyer with my cell) 


screen capture from the amazing dvd 
Classic Albums - Meat Loaf: Bat out of Hell (1999) 
(screenshot courtesy of Mike B) 
 


sporting the shirt i designed on 7/4/5 with The Lizardz at the Wis. Rapids downtown fireworks celebration 
got it?
(photo by brother-in-law Jason Shields) 


 


Me (in hat) sneakin' ("sneeeeeeeakin'?!" - Gollum) in before the encore kleenex filler "Pretending to Care" 
on FRIDAY THE 13TH of May in Milwaukee at the GORGEOUS Pabst Theatre
(BIG thanks to Gary for hookin' me - and 2 Lizardz - up w/ front and center!) 
(photo coutesy of Lani Hanson---BIG THANKS!) 


Post-show madness at The Pabst on Friday the 13th of May 
(Weavil John, 2 Lizardz, and lotssa friends) 
(photo by Chris Braeger-THANKS) 


TODD PODCASTS


Ethel (strings), Joe Jackson (piano), and Todd Rundgren (guitar). 
Photograph courtesy of (c) Steven J. Sherman 
8/24/4 Central Park, NYC 

from OPENING NIGHT Maxwell C. King Center, Melbourne, FL on 4/13/5 by EJ Haas 


(screen shot by eeeeej) 


 


artwork by smeeg 
courtesy of  trbazaar

front and back of LIARS jersey 
fanmade quality toddwear available at 
rundgrenjunkie@aol.com

Utopia DVD - Boston 1982

Opening night of Liars tour 4/8/04 Milwaukee, WI (photo copyright noneotherthanbob fritsch) 


~~~~~~~~~~ Me and Todd - Kenosha, WI 7.4.01 ~~~~~~~~~~ 


TR-iumphant return to UK 
 Bristol, England 7/12/04 
(photo courtesy of wraxallman) 


Liars Tour Opener in Milwaukee, WI on 4/8/04 
(photo by Jeff Mendez) 
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WE MADE IT!!!!!!! THANKS TO ALL THAT CONTRIBUTED IN MANY WAYS 
This ran in the Rolling Stone 964/965 PEOPLE OF THE YEAR issue on 12/30/4-1/13/5 

>THere's a quite complete list of TR shows R<
Created and maintained by Rob Farrish. 
 
 
 

            ^^^^^^^TR Rarities on CDr^^^^^^^
as of
May 11, 2008
 

ALWAYS A WORK IN PROGRESS! 
CHECK OUT THE NEW SHOWS 

2 CD LIVE SET 

DVD COMING SOON- ALSO AVAILABLE AS AUDIO CD 
be sure to check out the new WEAVILS CDs and DVD at 
http://weavils.com/fromthevaults.html

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Here's some 
FREE LIVE WEAVILS
 

Slippery Reality
12/13/97 - Oshkosh, WI 
to SAVE - Right Click "Save As" 

Heart of Yours
5/8/99 Madison, WI 
to SAVE - Right Click "Save As" 
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many thanks to all i have TRaded with, anthony rogers for his years of dedication, roger at  http://trconnection.com/,
scott at http://trbazaar.com, brad puro, frank bubnick, scott walker, mike adrian, istvan, dean g., the surf talks, smeeg, robert megacalm, roger steel, mojorissen, marc linovitz, michael laghaney, sara k and all tapers, chefnorm, ben mcmurtrie, wendy at "wendy's 1 world: a tribute to todd rundgren & utopia" at http://devoted.to/Todd, eeeej at http://www.seahaas.com/toddrundgren.html, charles maraia-NYC, mike strickland, lou reese, http://concertshots.com/, louanne at http://toddisgodd.com/, and all others for photos/artwork... and Z-man.
(if i have omitted your name for a credit then please contact me and i'll remedy) ********************************************************************************************************************

Sanctuary's Todd Page: 
http://sanctuaryrecords.com/scroll to Todd's name
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SPECIFIC ITEMS I AM SEEKING INCLUDE (but are certainly not limited to):
Live Woody's Truck Stop and Nazz, Any Demos, TV/FM broadcasts, WTS 5.7.66 (todd's last show w/ WTS),
Nazz 7.67 philly (opener for the doors), 6.18.72 Carnegie Hall (w/ Hello People), 
Utopia Mark I 5/73 FMs - *live in the studio WMMS-FM cleveland and live simulcast WKRQ-FM cincinnati*,
TR'sUT 11.73 - 5.74, TR'sUT 4.19 and 5.15.74 Carnegie Hall, 7.13.74/Eric Clapton (todd sits in),  7.4.75 (willie's first show),
UT 4.12.80 UPGRADE,  UT 5/84 Madison, WI Headliners, '85 Acappella tour, 11.22.86 (w/ the tubes), 11.17.87 (w/ BT),
5.1.88 (w/ the tubes), 5.8-16.92 Utopia (japan), 5.11.92/Cheap Trick (todd sits in),4.17.92 chicago UPGRADE, 
7.21.95 boston, TR 5.18.96 presidio benefit, 9.11.97 fm, TR 2.1.98 Madison, WI, Ringo tours,
'99 Half-Twisted tour (6.13 or 7.1 preferred), 6.5.99 (w/ larry tagg), power TRio 7.1.00 hobart, in and 7.5.00 TRaverse city, mi, 
AWDAR1 7.5.01 chicago and 11.13.01, AWDAR2 7.14.03 burlington, iowa,
AWDAR1 (7.3.01) and 2 (7.3.02) milwaukee, wi summerfest, AWDAR1.5 6.15.02 kahului, hi (w/ eric carmen), any AWDAR2 without todd (7.6,10,12,18,24,27.02), w/H & O 8.27.02 chicago, AWDAR3 7.17.03 dayton, oh (without joey molland),
2003 Solo Tour - especially 1.20.03 opener~new orleans (w/ drive), 4.11.03 chicago, 4.26 harrisburgh,
7.23.03 milwaukee, and 11.11-23.03, 2004 LIARS TOUR - especially 4.8, 4.10, 4.11, AWDAR4 (6.12.04), 
the New Cars 6/3/6 ravinia and 11/25/6 milwaukee 
great quality videos from television performances,

FRANK ZAPPA, BADFINGER, BLUE OYSTER CULT and
the TUBES (especially '73 demos, 11.20.78, unreleased '89 album, 4.94 the sting broadcast, 7.02.03 chicago and/or 7.21.00,
8.9.01 oshkosh, wi, 8.10.02 chicago, 8.14.03 oshkosh, 6.28.04 milwaukee, and 7.17.04 port washington, wi) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>******************************<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

NEW ADDS---not yet input to list 
the producers 
7/30/89 - 2CDs 
8/3/89-2 
8/20 or 21/89 - 2 

12/30/90-2 
4/17/91-2 
6/8/95-2 
8/5/95-2 
8/4/95-2 
8/6/95-2 
8/11/95-2 

4/30/5 
5/13/5 
5/14/5 
5/30/5 
8/25/6 - 9/4/6 Canada Week with Jesse Gress, Tony Levin, and Jerry Marotta 
 

AWATS (from reel) 
S/A? (from reel) 

 

Todd's official site

Patronet (Todd's subscription Service)

TR Fan Forum

UK TRading page with many new compilations that are EXCELLENT! 

(run by The Surf Talks and full of great CD cover artwork)
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FABULOUS FAN-MADE SHIRTS OF GREAT QUALITY

rundgrenjunkie@aol.com
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Hello it's me. 


This is my list of Todd,Utopia and related CD-rs, created with the dedication and cooperation of many individuals, named and unnamed in the list. It is the purpose of this page to spread what is available to those who wish to trade. 
These items are NEVER FOR SALE unless at some point Todd can profit from them. This discussion has been held with Todd and he feels those who sell this stuff are stealing from him... 
You can combat this by buying every single product he offers! I would expect that those coming here already have a complete collection. Please buy all official products! Sign up for Patronet! 
Support Todd rather than buying illegal stuff from ebay-don't be part of the problem... TRade instead with any of the other fine traders listed on the connection http://trconnection.com/home/bttbor in the circuit. 
Also, please do not burn CDs any faster than 8X burning speed in an effort to avoid glitches in the TRansfer...and i prefer to have as little writing as possible on the CD itself. please use the inner circle if possible. 
Also there is no need to send plastic cases as it gets expensive...sleeves of any sort are fine. 
Artwork is welcome but not necessary. Contact information is jeff@weavils.comand at the bottom of this page. thanks much! 

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i often do 'pre-burns' as i have no burner and my lists can be found here: 
http://forums.trconnection.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=40
just look for the most recent list (TRade with weavil - highest number) 
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Buy Billy James great Todd book "A Dream Goes on Forever Vol. 1" 

"It's a fabulously fun and informative read" - Me 9/03 

4/10/04 Chicago House of Blues(photo by kid noise) 
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"official"
 2.17.92 FM broadcast In the Studio for Something/Anything?
#191 TRTV Volumes 1 and 2 TRTV Vols. 1 and 2 compilation (with some of One Long Year)
2000-2002 Songs from the Interocitor (afterlife, born to synthesize, a wall in nyc, while my guitar gently weeps)
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"toddities"Nimbus Thitherward - London 1975 +  rundgren comes alive EP + 10/30/80 capitol theater encore
CDRom Vid 1.8.77 Rockpalast German TV show - available on DVD-r at http://trbazaar.com/utopiavideos.htm

Patronet Party - (99?) interview/Q&A/ISP debut/singalong/ruth's birthday song
Guilty Pleasures - WORTfm 7.28.99 Madison, WI Radio Show 
with hosts Casey Fox, Jeff Gauss, and George Quinn (3CDs)

http://www.wort-fm.org/
7.4.01 Private Party at CLB's in Kenosha, Wi DVD and CD-ROM w/ ME on rhythm guitar for Mystified 
I can easily make VHS copies of this!


Todd - liars tour opener 4/8/04 Milwaukee, WI
(photo by soul sis Kris Voras)
_____________________________"boots"________________________ 



1967-1969 NAZZ RARITIES VARIOUS BOOT CD   64:03
Track List: HELLO IT'S ME. CROWDED. SYDNEY'S LUNCHBOX. IT MUST BE EVERYWHERE. TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN'. MAGIC ME. LEMMING SONG. SYDNEY'S LUNCHBOX 2. OPEN MY EYES. ONLY ONE WINNER. SOME PEOPLE. KICKS. FORGET ALL ABOUT IT. MAGIC ME. MERIDIAN LEEWARD. UNDER THE ICE. SOME PEOPLE. ONLY ONE WINNER. NAZZ COMMERCIALS. 
Note:  aka "magic me", this is a european boot collecting things off the newer stewky released nazz stuff, demos but also some cuts from the vinyl nazz III (which differed greatly from the rhino cd issue) and train kept-a-rollin' from nazz best of.
  !!!!!!!!!!!! CLASSIC...w/ WOODY'S TRUCK STOP !!!!!!!!!!!

1966-1969 NAZZ FROM PHILADELPHIA +5 2CDS JAP. CD   40:44/13:45
Track List: CD ONE: HELLO IT'S ME(demo, audition). CROWDED(demo). LEMMING SONG(acetate). KICKS (long version). SOME PEOPLE(demo, alt). NAZZ COMMERCIALS. OPEN MY EYES(demo, alt). FORGET ALL ABOUT IT(slow version). ONLY ONE WINNER(todd vocals). MAGIC ME. GONNA CRY TODAY. MERIDEAN LEEWARD(alt). 

CD TWO: THAT'S RIGHT, YOU'RE WRONG. WHY IS IT ME. THE TIMES HAVE CHANGED. SHE MUST BE BLIND. ROCK ME BABY. 

Note: a boot collection from air mail recordings via distortions records from philly that features some hilarious nazz stuff, especially the end of kicks, the vocal deliveries on some people, and the commercials. 

disc two was a complete shocker to me upon first listening as i had always understood woody's TRuck stop to be a blues band and little could be farther from the truth as this is mid/late '60s psychedelic madness/beauty ala san francisco scene. 

A MUST HAVE!!!!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

http://www.trbazaar.com/nazzcds.htm

http://www.distortionsrecords.com/jap.html


WOODY'S TRUCK STOP 

1967-1969 NAZZ - 13TH AND PINE CD   60:32
Track List: UNDER THE ICE(mono alt mix for Fungo Bat). HOW CAN YOU CALL THAT BEAUTIFUL?(stewkey sings lead). SYDNEY'S LUNCHBOX(instrumental). NOT WRONG LONG(alt beginning). IT'S NOT THAT EASY(stewkey vocals). SOME PEOPLE(instrumental). SING ME A SONG(else unavailable). HANG ON PAUL(mono, no piano). FEATHERBEDDING LOVER(no guitar solo-longer ending). ONLY ONE WINNER #1(instrumental). ONLY ONE WINNER #2(vocal). IT MUST BE EVERYWHERE(w/ talking). CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS. OLD TIME LOVEMAKING(longer ending). LETTERS DON'T COUNT. A BEAUTIFUL SONG(instrumental, no orchestration). 

Note: another great boot collection from distortions records from philly that features some more rare stuff.



















1968 NAZZ (MONO VERSION) LP (TRANSFERRED from clean cassette BY SCOTT "Boots" WALKER-R.I.P. Brother)    68:24
Track List: OPEN MY EYES. BACK OF MY MIND. SEE WHAT YOU CAN BE. HELLO IT'S ME. WILDWOOD BLUES. IF THAT'S THE WAY YOU FEEL. WHEN I GET MY PLANE. LEMMING SONG. CROWDED. SHE'S GOING DOWN. + BONUS TRACKS: JOHN L. SULLIVAN (BLUE OYSTER CULT). HELLO IT'S ME (STEREO). OPEN MY EYES (STEREO). WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN. BABY LET'S SWING/THE LAST THING YOU SAID/DON'T TIE MY HANDS. SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. OVERTURE: MOUNTAINTOP AND SUNRISE/COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. SUNBURST FINISH. I JUST WANT TO TOUCH YOU. 

Note: the mono version from a clean cassette as transferred by the ever-amazing scott walker. fun bonus tracks off vinyl to boot...thanks, scott! ADD: another copy of this great mono recording comes from amsterdam's istvan (no bonus tracks)...take your pick, they are both amazing!









THANKS WARREN!


1969 NAZZ NAZZ (MONO VERSION) LP (TRANSFERRED by ISTVAN)    46:48
Track List: FORGET ALL ABOUT IT. NOT WRONG LONG. RAIN RIDER. GONNA CRY TODAY. MERIDEAN LEEWARD. UNDER THE ICE. HANG ON PAUL. KIDDIE BOY. FEATHERBEDDING LOVER. LETTERS DON'T COUNT. A BEAUTIFUL SONG. 

Note: the mono version from vinyl as transferred by amsterdam's amazing Istvan...a new view of an old classic, the second release from NAZZ.


Stewkey's Nazz Under the Ice video

TODD'S FIRST PRODUCTION


1969 THE AMERICAN DREAM (TR PRODUCED/ENGINEERED) LP (TRANSFERRED from clean cassette by SCOTT "Boots" Walker - RIP)   46:59
Track List: GOOD NEWS. BIG BROTHER. THE OTHER SIDE. CREDEMPHELS. STORM. CADILLAC. MY BABE. I AINT SEARCHIN'. FUTURE'S FOLLY. I AM YOU. FRANKFORD EL. RASPBERRIES. 

Note: here is the first ever tr production and the first ampex release a-10101 for albert grossman's bearsville label, released on ampex. this is a rock album but not too hard, kind of byrds-ish in spots. very straight forward early production style by todd-this is the album deal that brought paul fiskin to bearsville and into tr's life for the runt deal soon to follow. it has quickly become one of my favorite todd productions. scott did a wonderful job transferring this from my cassette from a clean piece of vinyl...thanks scott!

 EARLY PRODUCTION

1971 JERICHO LP TRANSFER   41:36
Track List: TRUE FINE GIRL. THE ROAD I NEVER TOOK. LONELY AS ME. CHEATER MAN. BABY'S GONE AGAIN. GOING TO THE COUNTRY. FOOL KILLER. INTRO: MY BLUE HEAVEN. BACKTRACK. MAKE IT BETTER. S.S.#4. DO YOU WANT ME?. CAN'T SEEM TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. 
Note: one of the first ampex tr productions in 1971. it's rock, its old, it does however have that todd sound in places and tr does do some producing on this one...you should hear this one-the band is ok, tunes are pretty good...from long island???? thanks istvan!
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Todd/TR'sUtopia/Utopia

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(japanese boot cover for this date
http://www.246.ne.jp/~elmo/boot.html )


6/30/71 TR/RUNT - PHILADELPHIA, PA   SIGMA SOUND STUDIOS FM SOURCE    64:00
Track List: PRE-BROADCAST BANTER/INTRO. BELIEVE IN ME. LADY ON A TERRACE. I GOT MY PIPE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. ROCK ALL OVER AGAIN. EVERYBODY IN THE CONGREGATION. BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. TONIGHT I WANT TO LOVE ME STRANGER. OOH BABY BABY. HOLD ME TIGHT (cuts). BEFORE I GROW TOO OLD. BE NICE TO ME. I'M FEELIN' BETTER. THE BALLAD (DENNY AND JEAN) 

BONUS TRACK: HOLD ME TIGHT (entire song) 
Note: the correct date IS 6/30/71 according to billy james' book and the subsequent news article printed the next day in philly. this is also the first ever solo todd performance broadcast live on philly station wmms. quality is first rate and its about time this show made to cdr. hear the premiere recordings of all of these tunes. the same band as hempstead a year later but with the moogster added-promoting the ballad album! todd (as was the case in 72) shares the spotlight a bit much but TR's guitar is fierce! yes.. unless someone comes up with a nazz live tape, this is the first ever live tr show thats out there. the mix was done live by jim rowe (who recorded runt and ballad). jim gave us occassional volume bursts when tr played hot lead guitar (hey it was '71) but other than that.. wow...this was probably originally from a cassette source as evidenced by the cut during hold me tight. this is really something special that is preserved on cd at long last. the bonus track (and post banter) completes the parts that were missed from the best source (and come from the second best source ). 

 *****'AUDIO AUTOBIOGRAPHY'*****



(photo by mike adrian)

1972 THE TODD RUNDGREN RADIO SHOW  MASTER CD SOURCE     60:06
Track List: NO TRACKS...THE WHOLE PROGRAM IN ONE TRACK. 
Note: from the master cd (in box set/promo copy)...stunningly creative auto-biography up to S/A?. A MUST-HAVE!
 ############# with HELLO PEOPLE ############


5/2/72 TR w/ HELLO PEOPLE HEMPSTEAD,NY ULTRASONIC STUDIO MASTER SOURCE   56:17
Track List: BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. GEORGIA SWING. OUTSIDE LOVE. PISS AARON. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. I SAW THE LIGHT. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CREEGO. UNKNOWN HELLO PEOPLE SONG. BLAZE. LADY ON A TERRACE. SLUT. 

Note: from the widely-circulated  bootlegged cd. ESSENTIAL!!!!!!!!!!! 
NOT FOR TRADE AS AVAILABLE HERE


 

(photos by Mockpo)


5/18/72 TRw/HP - BOSTON, MA ORPHEUM THEATRE AUDIENCE SOURCE (SOME EDITS)   62:52
Track List: BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. PISS AARON. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. HELLO IT'S ME. BLAZE. LADY ON A TERRACE. GEORGIA SWING. SLUT (CUTS). 

BONUS: 5/2/72 - w/ HELLO PEOPLE HEMPSTEAD,NY ULTRASONIC STUDIO - BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. PISS AARON. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. I SAW THE LIGHT. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SLUT. 
Note: here's a rare live performance with hello people that's full of youth and vibrance along with sweet harmonies and a very tight rhythm section...openers for jeff beck. "studio-friendly" renditions of the hits get contrasted  by the freshness of the balls-out boogie of blaze and lady on a terrace that are full of smokin' hot todd leads! a nice predecessor to the screaming leads to come in TRsUT. tommy cosgrove is amazing here as well! the show gets cut short during slut when beck's crew practically push them off the stage and end their portion of the evening. tst delivers a rare one here - well-done! it is a bit rough at the beginning and there are breaks at the index points. the bonus tracks are culled from the infamous ultrasonic recordings above. an ESSENTIAL companion piece to 5/2/72...just not the quality of that nice fm.

 ^^^^^^^^^^ UTOPIA MARK I ^^^^^^^^^^


ESSENTIAL HISTORICAL PIECE

5/3/73 UT - NEW YORK, NY C.W. POST UNIVERSITY AUDIENCE SOURCE   70:18
Track List: INTRO/UTOPIA THEME. BLACK MARIA. INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. TIC TIC TIC IT WEARS OFF. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD->LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. UNKNOWN INSTRUMENTAL/DRUM SOLO. WE ARE CRAZY. MEDLEY: IS IT MY NAME?->DEVIL'S BITE->HEAVY METAL KIDS. UTOPIA THEME (REPRISE) 
Note: only one known recorded performance of this troup and here it is! a real strange affair with tony and hunt sales, m.frog labat, and dave mason. as was the case with all of the early utopia line ups, background vocals were lacking but a great set list. ONE OF THE FEW PERFORMANCES EVER of this short lived version - ESSENTIAL. many thanks to istvan for scoring me this one!



'73 "Glamspread" from Warren's Scrapbook



Thanks Warren



11/8/73 TRs UT - ATLANTA, GA  FOX THEATER FM  SOURCE   45:49
Track List: UTOPIA THEME. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN?. EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN/KING KONG REGGAE. SONS OF 1984. OPEN MY EYES. BLACK MARIA. THE LAST RIDE. SLUT. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. 

Note: a crystal clear classic from reTRorock radio show...ESSENTIAL! 
Not FOR TRADE AS AVAILABLE HERE




(photo by mike adrian) 



11/11/73 TR/TR's UT - CINCINNATI , OH COUNTERPART STUDIOS FM SOURCE   56:39
Track List: I SAW THE LIGHT. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. PISS AARON. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HELLO IT'S ME. UTOPIA THEME. BLACK MARIA. HUNGRY FOR LOVE-> THE IKON (SEGMENTS). 

Note: a couple of small audio flaws but a good sounding fm broadcast from way back with a smokin' IKON. ..ESSENTIAL!



11/12/73 TRsUT - COLUMBUS, OH AGORA FM BROADCAST    56:29
Track List: UTOPIA THEME. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN?. IKON EXCERPT. ...BLACK MARIA. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD->LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. IKON EXCERPT. NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. IS IT MY NAME?. HUNGRY FOR LOVE. IKON EXCERPT 
Note: one of the the oldest known radio live broadcasts of tr's utopia. it includes some pretty goofy comments by a columbus dj , who says "they're really jammin'" the sound is decent but not near as great as the retro. lots o' character! megathanks!



(courtesy of Mockpo) 



11/13/73 and 11/14/73 TR's UT - TORONTO MASSEY HALL/DETROIT FORD THEATER(*) 2CDS AUDIENCE SOURCES -  (EDITED IN HOME STUDIO)   72:20/48:03
Track List: CD ONE: INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. LONG FLOWING ROBE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. YOU DON'T HAVE TO CAMP AROUND (*). A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HELLO IT'S ME. PISS AARON. WAILING WALL. HEAVY METAL KIDS. LE FEEL INTERNCIONALE. UTOPIA THEME. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN? (*) 

CD TWO: BLACK MARIA. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. THE IKON. NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR . IS IT MY NAME?. HUNGRY FOR LOVE (*). JUST ONE VICTORY (*). 
Note: this combo was again a frank b/paul russo project that culls most of this from toronto. this is a great sounding and complete document. probs are that recordings from that era are challenged by age and technology (house sound, rec equip). that being said, frank and paul cleaned this up to make it sound as good as possible. DYEL? includes IKON bits...very cool!





11/17/73 TRs UT - CHICAGO, IL ARIE CROWN THEATER 2 CDS AUDIENCE SOURCE   41:41/58:59
Track List: CD ONE: INTRO. BTO FRAGMENT (OPENING BAND?). INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. LONG FLOWING ROBE. TODD SPEAKS. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. TODD SPEAKS. A DREAM GOES FOREVER. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HELLO IT'S ME. PISS AARON. HEAVY METAL KIDS. LE FEEL INTERNCIONALE. 

CD TWO: WARM UP. UTOPIA THEME. BLACK MARIA. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. THE IKON (EXCERPT). NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMIONATOR. IS IT MY NAME?. TECH PROBLEMS. HUNGRY FOR LOVE. THE IKON EXCERPT (CUTS) BONUS TRACKS: SOMETHING/ANYTHING RADIO SPOT. ABC'S IN CONCERT: A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.JUST ONE VICTORY. HELLO IT'S ME. 
Note: here's a classic from the midwest that deserves some attention due to its unique setlist and placements of the ikon. bonus stuff is also very cool.



1974 THE TUBES - SAUSALITO, CA RECORD PLANT SOUNDBOARD  SOURCE   60:58
Track List: UP FROM THE DEEP. SPACE BABY. MALAGUENA SALEROSA. NEVER AMOUNT TO NOTHING/HERMUTA. WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM LIFE?. 'HIT AND RUN'.  'DOCTOR FEE'. ROCK'N'ROLL HOSPITAL. RAWHIDE.  MONDO BONDAGE. HIP DIP. BOY CRAZY. WHITE PUNKS ON DOPE. 

Note: the tubes enter the studio (with a small audience) to shape their first lp. this is a fascinating document where the band is in its infancy. this is definitely one of the most important tubes cds out there. 

 "THE MISSING TR'S UTOPIA ALBUM"

1974 HALL & OATES - WAR BABIES JAPANESE CD (O.O.P.)   43:30
Track List: CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC (HE PLAYED IT MUCH TOO LONG)-> IS IT A STAR?. BEANNIE G AND THE ROSE TATTOO. YOURE MUCH TOO SOON. 70S SCENERIO. WAR BABY. SON OF ZORRO. I'M WATCHING YOU (A MUTANT ROMANCE). BETTER WATCH YOUR BACK. SCREAMING THROUGH DECEMBER. JOHNNY GORE AND THE C -EATERS. 

Note: this is out of print. if ever back in, i'll remove it. it truly is the lost tr's utopia album - todd is all over this, his chords, voicings, production, willie playing with that metal snare sound ellman had on everybody's going to heaven...it's all here - some great songs with some left field twists...the strangest h & o album you'll ever hear - an almost exact compromise between todd and abandon lunchonette....if you dont have this, you dont have all the tr albums. it is one of his greatest productions and reeks of his influence everywhere!



3/23/74 TRs UT -  BOSTON, MA ORPHEUM AUDITORIUM  2CDS AUDIENCE SOURCE   68:14/73:35
Track List: CD ONE: INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. ZEN ARCHER. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HELLO, IT'S ME. PISS AARON. HEAVY METAL KIDS. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. UTOPIA THEME. BLACK MARIA. 

CD TWO: DON'T YOU EVER LEARN?->EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN/KING KONG REGGAE->WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. THE LAST RIDE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR->IS IT MY NAME? 

Note: basically the incredible AWATS tour captured on a nice audience...quite a long show full of classic psychedelic pop goodness.




 


7" Japan PROMO Heavy metal kids/A dream goes on Forever 

from the back of the Felix Caviliere LP-1974 


4/2/74 TRsUT - KANSAS CITY, KS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM AUDIENCE SOURCE   79:40
Track List: BLACK MARIA. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN?. EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN/KING KONG REGGAE. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD->LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. IS IT MY NAME?. THE IKON (CUTS) 
Note: please all take note that istvan has solved the mystery-it is 4/2/74. here is the original listing: this is the overlooked (until now) and the much debated kc 74... 

there are no vocals on the ikon and it is almost "letter perfect" tune. was the eyeball album still being tinkered with or what?.. todd annouces they'd not done it before.. sound is pretty strong. peformance instrumentally is stunning...this may be as tightas they ever got in the BIG UNIT. it's perhaps the best perfomed version of the ikon mistake and tight-wise (40+ min).. anyhow, another reason this show is weird is because of is it my name?....the tune was part of 73 but not frequent at all in 74...strange days indeed. the possibilities are: 
1. todd went back in immediately and added vocals after this (most probable) 
2. this date is wrong (not likely but possible) 
3. although todd had done the vocals, he didnt choose to sing 'em live (this is not likely at that stage of his career) 

.. anyhow if anyone has an answer that this date is wrong let me know... or knows the real story and sequence, id be curious to know...great one here if you love the early stuff, as i do.



4/17/74 TRs UT - BOSTON, MA ORPHEUM THEATER 2 CDS AUDIENCE SOURCE  68:14/ 73:13
Track List: CD ONE: INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. ZEN ARHCER. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGTMARE SONG. HELLO IT'S ME. PISS AARON. HEAVY METAL KIDS. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. UTOPIA THEME. BLACK MARIA 

CD TWO: DON'T YOU EVER LEARN?-> EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN/KING KING REGGAE. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. THE LAST RIDE. OPEN MY EYES. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. IS IT MY NAME?. BONUS FROM (74 NYC CENTRAL PARK) HELLO IT'S ME. I WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. DUST IN THE WIND. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. BLACK MARIA 
Note: this is an old show that is listenable but not really fab as far as sound goes. the bonus stuff is also so-so quality wise from the nyc central park show where hall and oates came onstage (before "maneater" and "sara smile" fame). anyhow, this is good to have because its old but it wont win any sound quality awards. however, it is better than "a wizard/a utopia" star boot.

 ~~~~~~~~~~!!!!!!!!!!!! TODD'S BIRTHDAY SHOW !!!!!!!!!!!!~~~~~~~~~~


6/22/74 TR/TRs UT - NEW YORK CITY, NY CENTRAL PARK/WOLLMAN RINK 2 CDS AUDIENCE SOURCE   69:59/62:44
Track List: CD ONE: HELLO IT'S ME. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. DUST IN THE WIND. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. UTOPIA THEME. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN?. SUNSET BLVD. FIREWORKS/JAM 

CD TWO: OPEN MY EYES. SONS OF 1984. THE IKON. BLACK MARIA. SLUT. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY. 

Note: todd's birthday show---one of the best of the old traded shows, has been dutifully transferred to cdr and is a dramatic improvement, especially on the band set. it really sounds better than it ever has. the first set is a piano sing-along event that started the concert (with hall and oates guesting among others). really a cool show that includes fireworks and a free-form jam! not the greatest sound (but not the worst either) but a classic show that has been passed around ever since it happened. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODD!


AWESOME and HISTORICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






10/16/74 TRs UT - CLEVELAND, OH  MUSIC HALL   2 CDS AUDIENCE SOURCE (SOME EDITS)   71:16/64:46
Track List: CD ONE: TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (tape intro). UTOPIA THEME. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN?. ANOTHER LIFE. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. REAL MAN(fade). FREEDOM FIGHTERS. THE WHEEL. GOOD TIMES WERE BETTER. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD-> LE FEEL INTERNCIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. 

CD TWO: BASSBALL. NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR(cuts). (fade in)NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS. DO YA. FREAK PARADE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE-> THE SPARK OF LIFE-> GOON. SLUT. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU 
Note: this is their "first public engagement" (?) and it sounds great- this was frank b's recording- there are some edits, slight mangles, and a small amount of 'close-talking' but pretty much the best old audience recording out there. Sound is quite nice, especially considering the equipment that was available at that time. ellman and siegler are phenomenal! thanks to mojorissen for this classically historical piece of greatness!

10/20/74 TRs UT - NEW YORK CITY, NY RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL 3CDs AUDIENCE SOURCE   58:56/60:41/60:58
Track List: CD ONE: TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (tape intro). UTOPIA THEME. DONT YOU EVER LEARN?. THE SEVEN RAYS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. REAL MAN. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. ROGER SOLO. THE WHEEL(fades). 

CD TWO: RALPH CLAVINET SOLO/GOOD TIMES WERE BETTER. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/ SUNSET BLVD->LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. BASSBALL. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. MOOGY SOLO/NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS. DO YA. FREAK PARADE(small edit). 

CD THREE: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE (cuts in)-> SPARK OF LIFE-> GOON-> TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (tape excerpt)-> THE IKON. SONS OF 1984. SLUT. HEAVY METAL KIDS. JUST ONE VICTORY (cuts) 
Note: wow this is super psychedelic and certainly rivals cleveland soundwise. for an audie there is very little crowd noise-there are some flip spots and phasing problems-but it's a great find with extended solos for each of the keyboardists as well a great version of the seven rays, one of my favorite songs of all time, that includes an 'explanantion' prior to the song. 

moogy's rock opera (night in new orleans) is incredibly entertaining. you really should hear this old classic for the cannon...and lots of bass proves that siegler was one of the best! 

A MUST HAVE and SUPER LONG SHOW!







(courtesy of Anna Mull)

11/9/74 TRs UT- ST. LOUIS, MOTHE AMBASSADOR SOUNDBOARD SOURCE   72:49
Track List: BORN TO SYTHESIZE-> THE SPARK OF LIFE-> GOON. TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (tape excerpt). THE IKON. SONS OF 1984. SLUT. DO YA. JUST ONE VICTORY. 
Note: Note the correct date of this misunderstood piece as proven by ticket above. great sound and full Ikon with vocals. A MUST-HAVE for all collectors of old. todd gets lost in a solo section of the ikon and all laugh...priceless! sound is far superior to the cassette but still slightly "dark". highly psychedelic!


Todd Rundgren Tells the Truth
(or The Things His Hairdresser Doesn't Know)
Ben Edmonds, Creem, November 1974 

1972: THE FIRST – and to be disastrously short-lived – tour of Todd Rundgren's Utopia has stopped for a breather in Chicago. The band is cruising the Loop by foot, but the welcome they're receiving from the locals is hardly what you'd expect for visiting rock & roll dignitaries. It could be their flash clothes, but more likely it's the hair: Jean-Yves Labat is sporting a bright green lime 'do, Hunt Sales has had his sharply skunked, his brother Tony's is day-glo pink, while Todd's is every color they have a name for and then some. 

Whatever the cause, the effect is a shitrain of indignation. Sailors whistle and old women threaten to have coronaries as they pass, cars screech to a halt in disbelief, and even hippies feel obligated to be rude. 1964 all over again, just a little more colorful this time around. "See the thing is," says Todd as he dodges the insults, "that before long none of this will be so weird. Pretty soon kiddies will be pestering their parents ... 'Aw, c'mon Mom, just a little purple on the side...'" 

1974: "IT GETS to the point" says the same Todd Rundgren, the color in his hair: faded almost to nothing, "where you wonder if all somebody's gonna do is make jokes. Is that it? Or aren't you gonna turn your ability into something more than a joke. There's still just as much humor in what I do, it just gets more subtle all the time. A lot of the humor in my music before was along the lines of nervous laughter. Which is not really humor; it's laughing so you don't have to think about what's rally there. The reason I made the records funny in a certain way was to show people that I wasn't obligated to make them serious. And so if somebody thinks I'm obligated to make funny records now, then it's time to make serious records." 

The Todd Rundgren Cult was marshalled by the principal's exhibitionism. With Todd there was always a show; a performance to be given even if the venue was as trivial as an ad for Billboard. Following his activities was like watching a mescaline cartoon, but every child star, for better or worse, eventually grows up and graduates to prime time. With Todd, the process of artistically growing up was attacked with the same flamboyance which characterised his adolescence. He was, some said, like a kid turned loose in an intellectual candy store. "What he on?" others would ask. But it was really the same old Todd. Though the scene had shifted from high school to some supposedly loftier academy, you could still count an occasional spitball from the side of the room. 

"I'm not trying to tell anybody anything," he contends. "I just do it for the people that ask. People that want to know what a person in my position experiences. That's the only thing that's worth telling them. They want to know what's different about the existence that I lead; what distinguishes me from them. Why do they write to me and I don't write to them? Why am I on the stage and they're in the audience? But I'm not obsessed with it. I don't think 'What's my seriousness quota this month' . . ." 

As he stretched his old songforms farther and farther away from their safely limited definitions, however, the danger arose that he might actually vanish beyond their comprehension, he stood to negate his greatest and longest-standing asset: his ability to involve people in whatever it is he's doing. 
But Todd, ever untrue to any form, sees it a little differently. 

"I never make records for the masses" he states flatly. "If the masses buy 'em, that's fine. But I actually expect that the more people buy 'em, the less people will understand will understand 'em. Because people will begin to buy them out of habit, knee-jerk reaction. 
The more popular my records become, the less accessible I have to be, if only to make people question why they bought it in the first place." 

Oh, so it's almost as if you're issuing a challenge to your audience. "In a certain way I am. This is a generation of big-mouths that, despite whatever we might find prettiest to think, has done nothing to make a genuine difference. We all know where things should be, but it's too easy to be static. 
And I don't make records to pacify people into that position even further. 

"Most people making records today are making a living. If you actually do sell records, people suddenly believe that the record which sold contains within it that magic stuff that makes them saleable, and they build on imitation from there. 'Well, there's my style, what I've been looking for, because it makes me a living.' This is one of the few lines of work where that's possible. You can't be a doctor and experiment on people until you've found that magic formula. 
You have to go through a lot of serious discipline to do it effectively, like going to med school for eight years." 

Though his records now sell quite handsomely (even if the rank & file in his audience is still struggling to break past ‘Hello It's Me’) he's maintained the luxury of a cult within his following, a sub-audience that's more than willing to lie down on his operating table with earphones on. There are the fans, and there are the True Believers. He can afford to play this extravagant cat and mouse game because, in the end, he doesn't make records for a living. When the time comes to pay the rent, he'll go out and produce one instead. 

It almost seems that whenever he finds himself with a spare month on his hands, he systematically sets about filling that time with as much outside production work as he can squeeze in. The last time anyone looked, he was simultaneously producing Hall & Oates, Felix Cavaliere, the Hello People, and a Utopia album (not to be confused with a Todd album, which will follow). Oh, yes, and he was investigating the possibility of working in a Laura Nyro album somewhere along the line. Is this in fact the way the process works? "More or less," Are you good enough to get away with it? "Yes. But I give artists the kind of record they want to have. Sometimes what they want might be miles away from what I think they're capable of, but in the end it's their record." 

"My own records, of course, come out of a totally different consciousness. Which, good or bad, is at least my own. So many people go through life without a direction. They just go from stop to stop. It's like they're on a bus, and the only time they get off is to piss. And to avoid thinking about why they might be alive, they just fill up their time with things to do. So to communicate effectively, you have to make yourself appear to have a purpose. People like to think "If I'm confused and don't know what the hell I'm alive for, at least somebody does. So there must be a reason for me too. I just don't know it." So out of all this arises my responsibility to affirm for them that they do have a reason." 

Take it or leave it. At least it's never dull.


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