#10: Todd Rundgren – Todd (1974)

Hi. Here at Pierce’s Press I take a look at bloated, self-indulgent, expansive double albums and gleefully trim it back to a single, dreck-free, no filler, concise, listenable record without having to reach for the skip button or needle re-positioning.

I think it may benefit some over-stuffed double albums from a little tightening up. It may be the case for Un-Doubled #10: Todd Rundgren’s sprawling disaster-piece Todd (1974) the first to receive the Un-Doubled mistreatment.

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Todd Un-Doubled

Side One

  1. Number 1 Lowest Common Denominator
  2. A Dream Goes on Forever
  3. The Last Ride
  4. I Think You Know
  5. Everybody’s Going to Heaven / King Kong Reggae

Side Two

  1. Useless Begging
  2. Sidewalk Cafe
  3. Izzat Love
  4. Heavy Metal Kids
  5. Don’t You Ever Learn
  6. Sons of 1984

Goodbye bizarre and somewhat unlistenable Gilbert & Sullivan set piece, and MANY spacey instrumentals. Hello a tightened up rock solid single LP, now Todd is undoubtedly one of the gifted artist’s finest works.

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