Release Date: Tracklist. Album Rating: 4. The link to the album is right there , no excuses doofbrother. No hits and no promotion, plus Ampex went down under and so he moved ship with Al Grossman to Bearsville, where he'd go on to put an ungodly amount of stuff out under his and Utopia's name, not to mention he'd have his hands all over many albums due to his being in demand as a producer. Album Rating: 5. I agree with you except I think Parole is a great tune that alludes to some of his later work.
Buy the album amazon itunes pono. View all. Joyride Deluxe Version. May 11, Song of the Day - "Thank You". Led Zeppelin. Arguably, it's better than Paul's solo work, since it is focused and subtle, never drawing attention to Rundgren's considerable skills as a writer and producer. He tones down the hard rock and his impish wit, lending the album a sense of direction missing on Runt.
That's not to say he abandoned his sense of humor -- as if the cover shot of Rundgren sitting at a piano with a noose around his neck left any doubt. This time around, it takes some careful listening to hear the jokes, such as the opening Floyd Cramer piano lick on "Range War.
In fact, Ballad is considerably more song-oriented than its predecessor, with very little of the jams and instrumental sections that occasionally bogged down Runt.
Most of the members in this early incarnation also played on Rundgren's solo albums of the period up to This version of the group gradually abandoned prog-rock for straightforward rock and pop. Runt is the self-titled debut album of the band Runt, released June on Ampex Records. The entire album was written and produced by Rundgren, formerly of Nazz, and he is the only member of Runt to perform on four of the nine cuts.
Many regarded Runt as Rundgren's debut solo album, and later reissues credit the album to Rundgren rather than to the group. Jason Randolph Scheff is an American bassist, singer, and songwriter. From to , he was the bassist and singer for the veteran pop-rock band Chicago.
Tony Fox Sales is an American rock musician and composer. Back to the Bars is a live album by rock musician Todd Rundgren, which was released as a double LP in It was the first original song he ever wrote, and was first recorded by his group Nazz as the B-side of "Open My Eyes" In September , his solo version was issued as a single, which reached No.
It was released in on SGC Records. The band disbanded the following year. Felix Cavaliere is the first solo album by Felix Cavaliere, former member, primary songwriter and one of the two lead singers of The Rascals. Bearsville Studios , Bearsville, NY. Pop rock , soft rock , blue-eyed soul. Runt The Ballad of Todd Rundgren Christgau's Record Guide.
B . Rolling Stone.AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine Upon its release, Rolling Stone called The Ballad of Todd Rundgren "the best album Paul McCartney" never made, and even if the album doesn't sound particularly McCartney-esque, it does share the homespun, melodic charm of the best of his early albums.