Paul Myers's A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio PDF

By Paul Myers

ISBN-10: 1906002339

ISBN-13: 9781906002336

"If you recognize what you will want, i'm going to get it for you. should you do not know what you will want, i'm going to do it for you." Todd Rundgren. Few list manufacturers own the musical facility to again up any such daring promise, yet in over forty-plus years at the back of the glass, Todd Rundgren has willed himself into changing into a not just a rock guitar virtuoso, an comprehensive lead vocalist, and a serviceable drummer, vocal arranger and keyboard participant, but in addition a grasp of maybe his maximum device of all, the recording studio.

Throughout his profession, Rundgren has ping-ponged among the worlds of manufacturer and recording artist with various levels of serious and advertisement luck. After studying his craft as a songwriter and arranger, with Nazz, Rundgren won cognizance for engineering recordings by way of The Band. His attractiveness used to be cemented by way of a string of noteworthy productions starting in 1971 with Sparks, and carrying on with with vintage albums for Grand Funk, the recent York Dolls, Badfinger, corridor and Oates, Meat Loaf, Patti Smith workforce, Psychedelic Furs, and XTC. All of this along his personal solo albums – corresponding to Something/Anything, A Wizard a real famous person, and Hermit Of Mink hole – on which he performed and sang nearly every little thing, and a chain of albums by way of his band, Utopia.

Researched and written with the participation and cooperation of Rundgren himself, A Wizard a real celebrity is an interesting and authoritative journey in the course of the land of flickering purple lighting fixtures inhabited by way of a studio wizard who has hardly loved a formal victory lap alongside the various trails that he has blazed. It attracts upon specific new interviews with Robbie Robertson, Patti Smith, XTC, Sparks, Daryl corridor and John Oates, Meat Loaf, Jim Steinman, affordable Trick, Grand Funk, The Psychedelic Furs, The Tubes, Steve Hillage, all contributors of Rundgren's mythical band, Utopia, and lots of different key Rundgren associates.

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