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.
- Number 1 Lowest Common Denominator
- A Dream Goes on Forever
- The Last Ride
- I Think You Know
- Everybody’s Going to Heaven / King Kong Reggae
- Useless Begging
- Sidewalk Cafe
- Izzat Love
- Heavy Metal Kids
- Don’t You Ever Learn
- 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.