Todd Rundgren-Something Anything pt1

It was once said of Todd Rundgren, the stupendously gifted songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, that his only limitation was finding other musicians good enough to play with him ( the same thing just as easily could be said of Prince except that, unlike Todd, Prince can dance in 4 inch stacked heels!). Even before the February 1972 release of Rundgren’s third solo album Something/Anything , Todd was being hailed by some rock critics as a wunderkind, that rare combination of left-brain creative and right-brain analytical talents, able to write charming pop lyrics, blessed with an innate ability to play practically any musical instrument, while adept at understanding and utilizing the technical intricacies of the modern recording studio. Something/Anything would have been a monumental achievement under any circumstances, yet Rundgren admits in this classic rock interview to neither reading nor writing music ! This is part one, click here for part 2 . –Redbeard