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A WIZARD, A TRUE STAR

Todd Rundgren

 

Crossover Prog

3.97 | 107 ratings

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Rune2000
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5 stars First off I'm hyped about Todd Rundgren's addition to Prog Archives that I support completely!

Don't really know how to start things off so I'll play my hand straight...I just love this album! It's so different from anything else that Rundgren has ever done and in some instances it even surpasses the most progressive material of that same year. There must have been something in the water since this is the only such progressive deviation that I believe Todd Rundgren has done in his career.

The album begins with a multi-part song medley which basically takes up the whole first side of the release. It is here that the progressive tendencies begin to show and have this material actually created a prog suite I would have easily added it among the best in that category. The only weak track is the short but somewhat annoying Hungry For Love, but it's safe to say that the rest of the material makes up for that tiny error.

If you like your pop music with a twist of psychedelic-prog then, by all means, pick this album up and keep spinnin' it til' you can sing along to these crazy compositions even when you're fast asleep in the comfort of your bed.... Don't you think of anything but sex?!?

***** star songs: International Feel (2:50) Never Never Land (1:34) Tic Tic Tic, It Wears Off (1:14) Dogfight Giggle (1:05) You Don't Have To Camp Around (1:03) Flamingo (2:34) Zen Archer (5:35) When The Shit Hits the Fan/Sunset Blvd. (4:02) Sometimes I Don't Know What To Feel (4:16) I Don't Want To Tie You Down (1:56) Just One Victory (4:59)

**** star songs: You Need Your Head (1:02) Rock & Roll Pussy (1:08) Just Another Onionhead; Da Da Dali (2:23) Le Feel Internacionale (1:51) Does Anybody Love You? (1:31) I'm So Proud: Ooh Baby Baby/La La Means I Love You/Cool Jerk (10:34) Is It My Name? (4:01)

*** star songs: Hungry For Love (2:18)

Total Rating: 4,52

Rune2000 | 5/5 |

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