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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.

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