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Todd Rundgren

Nazz, The, Todd Rundgren: Todd Rundgren: Album By Album

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, February 2010

TODD RUNDGREN IS the Philadelphia-born whizzkid who could and should have been the biggest star of the '70s. Next month the man John Lennon referred ...

Todd Rundgren (1997)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, 9 August 1997

On Todd's childhood and early musical adventures, culminating in the formation of The Nazz and a sudden immersion in the teen pop world; getting involved with Albert Grossman and the Woodstock scene, recording The Band and dressing up and taking acid: meeting the Sayles Brothers; working on Ritalin; the Concept for A Wizard, A True Star; building Secret Sound Studio in NYC and developing his recording techniques.

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Todd Rundgren: He Put A Spell On Me: The True Stardom of Todd Rundgren

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, March 2003

It is 30 years since TODD RUNDGREN released the spellbinding A Wizard, A True Star. BARNEY HOSKYNS makes a case for it as The Best ...

Todd Rundgren: The MOJO Interview: Todd Rundgren

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, January 2012

TWO DAYS AFTER a throat-shredding three-night stand at London's Jazz Café, Todd Harry Rundgren seems relieved merely to be talking. Still sporting multi-coloured – black ...

Todd Rundgren: "Go Ahead, Ignore Me!"

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, February 1998

HELLO, it’s him. ...

Todd Rundgren: With A Twist (Emi/Guardian)

Review and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, November 1997

Challenged to re-record a number of his 'greatest hits' – by a label which has tried the same experiment with Jimmy Webb and Alice Cooper ...

Todd Rundgren: The Dream Goes on Forever: Todd Rundgren Plays A Wizard, A True Star Live

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, February 2010

OUT INTO THE damp chill of a February night we came, the scattered legions of Toddheads – crossing fingers for transcendence, willing to settle for ...

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 - ...

XTC: A Chat with Andy Partridge

Interview by Barney Hoskyns,, 2000

HAILING FROM unglamorous Swindon, 70 miles west of London, XTC were clever-clever new-wavers who quickly outgrew the late 70s punk scene and matured into purveyors ...

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. ...

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 ...

Chic: Hammersmith Odeon, October 1979

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, unpublished, 1998

SO FEW AND FAR between are the live performances that have made any real impression on me that they stick out in the memory like ...

David Bowie, Marc Bolan, T. Rex: 10 Great Glam Rock Albums

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, Harpers & Queen, 1998

TEN GREAT GLAM ROCK ALBUMS you cannot afford to live without... ...

Ian MacDonald: The People's Music - Selected Journalism (Pimlico)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Observer, The, July 2003

BROADLY SPEAKING there are three kinds of British rock writers: boring ones, brash ones, and genuinely bright ones. Somehow it's typical of our anti-intellectual culture ...


Report by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, January 1994

Barney Hoskyns visits the idyllic Catskill mountain retreat colonized by The Band, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and fellow bohemians. ...

The Band: Stage Fright

Sleevenotes by Barney Hoskyns, Capitol Records, October 2000

THE BAND had good reason to call their third album Stage Fright. On the eve of their live debut at Bill Graham’s Winterland theater in ...

Mercury Rev: A Long Strange Migration: Jonathan Donahue Talks

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, January 2005

RBP: What difference did it make working in your own studio for the first time? ...

Tom Waits: Take It With Me When I Go: Tom Waits Turns 60

Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, 'Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits' (Faber), December 2009

To celebrate Tom Waits' 60th birthday (December 9), I hereby offer the coda to my biography Lowside of the Road. An account of seeing the ...

Prince: A Second Coming Thru Purple Haze

Report by Barney Hoskyns, NME, 2 April 1983

A MONTH ago, in Minneapolis, mecca of absence, I had time on my hands – all over my body, actually – to consider the idea ...

Give Up The Day Job!: Scribes turned Stars, Poachers Turned Gamekeepers!

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, 12 April 2002

This week, a propos of nothing in particular – the new Pet Shop Boys album, perhaps? – we consider the careers of the many ...


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