As I am a big fan of the eclectic, I love the music of Todd Rundgren.
I discovered Nazz, or the Nazz, his first, Philadelphia-based band after the group had already broken up. “‘Open My Eyes’ gained belated recognition thanks to its inclusion in Nuggets (1972), the genre-defining anthology of American 1960s garage punk and psychedelia.” He put out many albums, under various band monikers, reportage of which is a task too convoluted to note here. Check the Wikipedia.
Nor am I going to get into all the albums he produced for other people, including for Badfinger, Grand Funk Railroad, Meatloaf, the New York Dolls, Patti Smith, and XTC – look here.
Here’s somebody’s list of The 10 Best Todd Rundgren Albums To Own On Vinyl, FWIW.
Listen! All by Todd Rundgren, unless otherwise indicated; chart action is from Billboard Top 100:
We Gotta Get You a Woman – Runt, #20 in 1971; it’s unclear if this was a real band or just Todd
Bang The Drum All Day, #63 in 1983; based on his comments playing this with Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band, Todd thinks this is a really dopey song
Now we get to “the albums that Roger owns on vinyl” section of this post:
Deface the Music – Utopia (1980) – “The concept of the album was to pay homage to The Beatles and create songs which sounded very similar to the Fab Four’s tunes throughout the various stages of their career.” If you appreciate the Rutles, you should get this album.
I Just Want To Touch You
Life Goes On
Everybody Else Is Wrong