Todd Rundgren, Faithful (1976)
I really only knew Todd Rundgren the producer, the guitarist – his was a name I had read, I had heard the music he had been involved with but hadn’t heard any of his own music. And then I was introduced to Something/Anything? and that was obviously a great place to start. That was one of those little revelations hearing that. I knew a couple of the songs, didn’t know they were by Todd, just knew them in an AM-radio-when-growing-up kinda way. From there it was on to a few more of Rundgren’s albums, I’ve been relatively selective, heard most of the stuff from the last decade (via reviewing) but have collected a few favourites from the 1970s. This is an odd album – half covers, half originals. The covers performed spotlessly. And then Rundgren’s own attempts at creating (his) perfect little pop songs. A mad idea, obviously. I really like this record.
Sample Track: Love of the Common Man
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