The Todd Rundgren Radio Show is a fun, hour-long promotional LP distributed by Bearsville in 1972 to promote Todd’s Something/Anything? LP. And, like Todd’s studio work around this time period, the “radio show” is a randomized collection of music, sounds, voices and effects that has Todd telling his own history, using what sounds like his old tapes, along with more recent recordings, including stuff I’d never heard before, like an alternate studio take of “Christopher Columbus.” There’s a lot of weirdness here and it offers a rare glimpse of Todd at work during one of his creative peaks. Almost like a demo for A Wizard, A True Star, or an experimental musical biography. I looked all over for a track listing, but nobody seems to have bothered, probably because the LP includes numerous outside Rundgren productions inter-cut with snippets from advertisements to The Marx Brothers. Hear it all below, or get an original LP at Amazon for $175.00.
The Todd Rundgren Radio Show (1:00:06)