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TODD RUNDGREN'S UTOPIA

Utopia

 

Eclectic Prog

4.09 | 175 ratings

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Tonny Larz
5 stars Master musician,producer,composer,multi talented Todd Rundgren created UTOPIA sometime in the 70´ties...and this, their first outing:"TODD RUNDGREN´s UTOPIA" are a strong contender to the world of progressive music!! Intro:"UTOPIA" recorded live at the FOX theatre(Atlanta,Georgia)...are a strong instrumental evidence of their superb force...the sheer power of the music...rings thru....until the vocal introduction..... TODD´s strong voice leads us through the first part...then superb guitar (yes you guessed it) Todd in the lead...and in a very supreme way!!! Then ....everything turns into a very powerfull chord laden.....with keyboards a plenty ( three keyboard players..would you- believe?)....ooohhh the sheer power of this track....great stuff!!! And this was a live track! Next up are: "Freak parade" ....somehow this remind me of a track by FLOWER KINGS... but hey that cant be ??!!! UTOPIA came first...didnt they?? OK..OK...here´s that middle piece....with those wonderful guitar arrangements..that only can come from RUNDGREN!! There´s no doubt in my mind that RUNDGREN ..listened to ZAPPA...but hey..he also.... listened to BEATLES.....so there you have it....a genius (and RUNDGREN certainly is)... with influence from before and after....rolls out his enormous talent for us to witness!! And this superb prog album....really shows how its done!!! Great talent...musical exuperance...great inspiration......RUNDGREN rules!!! I absolutely love this album.....in my book..this is supreme prog music !!! Any serious prog collector....would not wanna be without this GEM !!!

Tonny Larz | 5/5 |

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