Summing up Todd Rundgren’s career in a few pity paragraphs is so beyond this fan’s capabilities.
Truer words were never spoken! Great stuff Whoa! I was a big fan of Todd growing up and saw many Todd and Utopia shows. One of the most amazing shows was the Oops Wrong Planet/RA tour in 1977 at Vets. Way over-the-top theatrics, which blew my 14-year old mind (Played inside a pyramid, which Todd climbed while playing a guitar solo, giant sphinx, fountains, flames, dragons). Todd was always very popular in Columbus and played there a lot, including another show I saw at Vets in 1980, which was simulcast on Qube and is now a dvd. He also headlined Legend Valley in 1979 with Cheap Trick, the Cars and Eddie Money (Cheap Trick was the best band that day). Something Anything and A Wizard a True Star are fantastic albums. And Oops Wrong Planet, RA and Adventures in Utopia are probably the top Utopia albums in my opinion.
Here is Todd/Utopia and his concept/prog finest on the aforementioned 1977 tour
Utopia live in Columbus 1980 (sorry - can't embed)
Great song from Oops Wrong Planet
My favorite Todd song (worth it to see the long intro from Ike and Tina)