Tag: Todd Rundgren

Placeholder

Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: A New, Radical Concept for the Future

There’s been a lot of negativity here in Bootleg City the past few months. From last fall’s mayoral election to the criticism...

Placeholder

Cratedigger, Music

Cratedigger: Runt, “Runt”

Todd Rundgren is one of rock’s great auteurs. Along with artists like Emmit Rhodes, Paul McCartney, and Prince, Rundgren has the...

Placeholder

Music, Popdose Interviews, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: The Best Album of the Decade

Per Second, Per Second, Per Second … Every Second (Aware/Columbia), the 2003 album by Boston-area band Wheat, is the best album of...

Placeholder

Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: The Cars in Houston, September ’84

Back in the mid- to late ’80s, before Bob Marley, David Byrne, and I had even met the eventual mayor of Bootleg City, otherwise...

Placeholder

Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 76

This week, Dave Steed sets off a chain reaction, goes crazy from the heat, rocks a tricky rhyme, and bangs on the drum all day with Tom...

Placeholder

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Big Star, “Keep an Eye on the Sky”

Ken Shane reviews a release that will have power-pop lovers drowning in ecstasy for the rest of the year: the new Big Star box set from...

Placeholder

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: Laura Nyro, “Mother’s Spiritual”

It’s not something that I’m particularly proud of, and in retrospect, it was remarkably short-sighted, but when Laura Nyro,...

Placeholder

Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Utopia

Missing the Popdose Guides? You'll be pleased to make the acquaintance of Anthony Hansen, who makes his debut with the Popdose Guide to...

Placeholder

Meta, Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Andy Partridge

You submitted your questions for former XTC member Andy Partridge, and he answered them (well, most of them, anyway) during his Popdose...

Placeholder

Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 5/29/09

This week’s mixtape is Chris Hansen approved! Truly! Would Chris Hansen steer you wrong? By the way, why don’t you head into...

Placeholder

Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Jules Shear, “Whispering Your Name”

I gave Jules a quick once-over a little over three years ago, so I think it’s high time I spotlighted another track of Shear beauty,...

Placeholder

Music

Spooky Songs: Two from Todd Rundgren

To me, Todd Rundgren’s 1972 Something/Anything? is kind of the white Sign ‘O’ the Times. Like Prince’s masterwork,...

Placeholder

Listening Booth

Listening Booth: Laura Nyro, “Season of Lights … Laura Nyro in Concert”

Christmas Eve, 1970. I was at the Fillmore East to see Laura Nyro. A month earlier, Nyro had released her fourth album, Christmas and the...

Placeholder

Music

Fall Music Preview: 21 New Releases to Listen For

Ah, the fourth quarter. It isn’t as much of an event as it used to be, but even as the music industry crumbles to dust before our...

Placeholder

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music, Popdose

Dw. Dunphy On… The Tubes

In a recent smackdown bitch slap Chartburn discussion that will be published tomorrow, we had cause to discuss the merits of...

Placeholder

Concert Reviews, Music, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: Soft, Smooth, and Silver

Did everyone have a rockin’ Fourth of July? (Please answer with an affirmative “Woooooo!”) And are you still...

Placeholder

Music

Hall of Fame Week: Todd Rundgren

“All the lies, all the truth, all the things that I offer you / All the sights, all the sounds, all the times that you turned me down...

Placeholder

Hooks 'N' You, Music, Popdose Interviews

Hooks ‘N’ You: The Pursuit of Happiness, “The Wonderful World Of …”

You remember these guys, right? Okay, maybe you don’t. But I sure do. Not that they’re not a great band, but the reason that...