The Todd Rundgren Radio Show is a fun, hour-long promotional LP distributed by Bearsville in 1972 to promote Todd’s Something/Anything? LP. Not really a “radio” show (though it was sent to radio), it’s more like Todd’s studio work around this time period – a potpourri 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. We’ve got lots more Todd in the archives, HERE. Listen to The Todd Rundgren Radio Show below, or get an original LP at Amazon (HERE) for hundreds. The show was finally re-issued on CD as part of Todd’s Complete Bearsville Box (also going for hundreds, HERE), but the quality is not quite dynamic, or loud, as this vinyl rip.
The Todd Rundgren Radio Show (1:00:06)