Throwback Thread: Todd Rundgren

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Columbus Alive

The short version of the story is that the minute Todd Rundgren bragged that he could write a hit whenever he wanted he stopped making hits. Until then, he was pretty unstoppable, so prolific that nearly everything on his sprawling 1972 double album was good.

Something/Anything? is chock full of a clean, stark testimonial rock that sat somewhere between a moody singer-songwriter and an angsty hard-rocker. That's a tight rope, friends, and Rundgren only fell once he started looking down.

Shame that he did.