Famed record producer Todd Rundgren (Meatloaf, New York Dolls, XTC, Hall and Oates etc) maintained his own successful recording career throughout the 1970s and 80s.
He began with The Nazz (my old band The Move covering two of their songs, Open My Eyes and Under The Ice), before going solo.
His first album, Runt, from 1970, includes American top twenty hit We Gotta Get You A Woman plus the nine-minute long rock epic Birthday Carol.
The following year The Ballad of Todd Rundgren was released, the best track being Long Flowing Robe. These two albums are now paired on one CD, plus bonus live and radio tracks.
The 1972 double-LP Something Anything is surely Rundgren’s best work and a pop masterpiece, especially the brilliant I Saw The Light, It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference and Hello It’s Me.
More off the wall tracks include Slut, You Left Me Sore, Wolfman Jack and Some Folks Is Even Whiter Than Me.