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Todd Rundgren: Back to the Bars

Review by Jon Young, Trouser Press, February 1979

PROOF OF THE evils of peer-group pressure is found in the phenomenon of the double live album. A more useless trend would be hard to ...

Todd Rundgren: Initiation (Bearsville Import) Time: 68.00

Review by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 7 June 1975

TODD: ONLY FOR THE INITIATED ...

The Tubes: Remote Control (A&M)

Review by Paul Rambali, NME, 10 March 1979

YOU DIDN'T know Todd Rundgren had a new album out, did you? He has. ...

New York Dolls: Cause I Sez So (Atco) ****

Review by Jeff Tamarkin, Boston Phoenix, The, 28 April 2009

THE BIG NEWS regarding the New York Dolls' second album since their reactivation five years ago is the return of Todd Rundgren as producer.  ...

Hall & Oates: War Babies

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 27 March 1975

AFTER RECORDING Abandoned Luncheonette, an often ingenious merger of white acoustic pop and Philly soul, Philadelphians Hall & Oates disavowed that style, switched producers (from ...

New York Dolls: The New York Dolls: The New York Dolls (Mercury)

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, January 1980

This seminal slab of early-70s punkitude, produced by unlikely Todd Rundgren, defines the sound and style of New York’s contribution to new wave: a raunchy ...

Utopia: Adventures In Utopia (Bearsville)

Review by Paul Rambali, NME, 26 January 1980

The no longer implacable but apparently un-stoppable Todd Rundgren releases his first blow to the forward aspirations of the new decade, a concept album. But ...

Flaming Lips: The Flaming Lips: The Soft Bulletin

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Spin, July 1999

"PSYCHEDELIA" has undergone some curious convolutions since its Haight-Ashbury heyday. For the most part, though, the hallucinogens have gone, leaving a purely musical residue - ...

Utopia: Todd Rundgren’s Utopia: Another Live (Bearsville)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, November 1975

With a running time of just 45 minutes and one entire side of highly accessible rock & roll, Todd Rundgren’s Another Live represents a return ...

Judee Sill: Heart Food

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 22 April 1978

"AN EXORCISM of low-riding smack-shooting ghosts" was how Rolling Stone described Judee Sill's life, in issue 106/April '72 it was. Interestingly enough, that same issue ...

Utopia: Todd Rundgren’s Utopia

Review by Ron Ross, Phonograph Record, November 1974

1974 WAS A year that saw many artists grow up to the reality of a soft music market and a seemingly softer teenage head. While ...

Manfred Mann's Earth Band: Nightingales and Bombers

Review by Wayne Robins, Creem, January 1976

HERE'S PROOF that Bruce Springsteen is 'the new Dylan': Manfred Mann has covered one of his songs Now Manfred's constructed a subplot to a career ...

Steve Hillage: Motivation Radio

Review by Jon Young, Trouser Press, January 1978

EARTH CALLING Steve Hillage! Earth calling Steve Hillage! Gee, it's too late. Steve is lost in space. ...

Stereolab: Dots and Loops

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rolling Stone, 2 October 1997

PITY THE cerebral technicians of Stereolab, whose coolly subversive fusion of muzak and krautrock has for too long condemned them to the Critics’ Darling ghetto. ...

Badfinger: Ass (Apple)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 31 January 1974

THE ALBUM TITLE is the band's reference to themselves as unwitting followers of some enticing but unrealizable dream, That dream may have been Badfinger's expectations ...

Hall & Oates: Marigold Sky

Review by Paul Lester, Uncut, January 1998

The rock'n'soul duo return with their first album for seven years ...

Badfinger: Magic Christian Music/No Dice/Straight Up

Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, August 2004

TAKING THEIR NAME from the working title for 'With A Little Help From My Friends', it's ironic that Badfinger's famous pals could also be a ...

The Nazz: Nazz: From Philadelphia

Review by Tom Cox, Uncut, March 1998

Odds'n'sods collection from Todd Rundgren's power poppers ...

Lewis Taylor: Lost and Found: Lewis Taylor's Pop-Rock Masterpiece

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, March 2007

IF LOS ANGELES is the perfect place to fall in love with an album-as-road-soundtrack – as aural companion to the zen ebb and flow of ...

Badfinger: Straight Up

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Rolling Stone, 20 January 1972

STRAIGHT UP is a big disappointment coming after Badfinger's previous superb album, No Dice. I remember reading a quote by drummer Mike Gibbons saying that ...


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