Monday, February 28, 2005

Todd belongs in the R&R HoF

I love Todd Rundgren. Have done for many years. I think it's a disgrace that he has not been elected into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. Todd has been performing, producing, and recording for more than 38 years. He started his career as a musician in 1967 with his Philadelphia-based group The Nazz.

Rundgren has released numerous solo albums, such as Something/Anything?, The Ever-Popular Tortured Artist Effect, and A Cappella (The Boy's favourite), not to mention his work with his band Utopia as well. (The self-titled "Utopia" and "Adventures in Utopia" are great samplers of Utopia's sound.)

Todd is also a genius behind the sound board, a producer beyond compare. Among the artists he has worked with are Meat Loaf, Badfinger, Grand Funk Railroad, Foghat, and others.

Why he hasn't been elected to the Hall of Fame is beyond me, except for maybe because he hasn't been as commercially popular as other lesser lights who are already in. He's always made music for himself, as his muse dictates and invites everyone else to come along. But he is an artist in the truest sense of the word.

If you agree with me that he belongs in the RnR HoF, sign this online petition. You'll feel better once you do.

Ship's surgeon orders it!

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