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(10-29-2014 11:28 AM)Nung Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-29-2014 10:48 AM)New World Man Wrote: [ -> ]I recently bought Utopia with Todd Rundgren "RA" on LP. I wanted to refresh my memory of listening to this in 8-track form back in the early 80's. My favorite songs on it are Hiroshima (which reminds me of Manhattan Project) and Singring and the Glass Guitar. Does anyone know of this album, or what happened to Todd Rundgren?

I have strong memories of listening to it when it was new. I had borrowed it from my high school pal. We couldn't get over the fierceness in the lyrics of "Hiroshima."
There is so much good Utopia to listen to. Todd is still going with various projects , recordings, and tours. He lives in Hawaii.
I love it when it says "God, god was on our side, put the power in our hands" also the part "don't you ever forget, don't you ever fu*kin forget" also RA the sun god of Egypt theme makes me wonder why NEP left out the Egyptian gods in the song Totem from Test for Echo. I think I'll listen to them both today Smile


"Driven" Its my turn to drive! THIS SONG ALWAYS ROCKS ME, AND I HIT THE REPEAT, REPEAT! thrill to be alive Wink
(11-02-2014 09:59 AM)New World Man Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-29-2014 11:28 AM)Nung Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-29-2014 10:48 AM)New World Man Wrote: [ -> ]I recently bought Utopia with Todd Rundgren "RA" on LP. I wanted to refresh my memory of listening to this in 8-track form back in the early 80's. My favorite songs on it are Hiroshima (which reminds me of Manhattan Project) and Singring and the Glass Guitar. Does anyone know of this album, or what happened to Todd Rundgren?

I have strong memories of listening to it when it was new. I had borrowed it from my high school pal. We couldn't get over the fierceness in the lyrics of "Hiroshima."
There is so much good Utopia to listen to. Todd is still going with various projects , recordings, and tours. He lives in Hawaii.
I love it when it says "God, god was on our side, put the power in our hands" also the part "don't you ever forget, don't you ever fu*kin forget" also RA the sun god of Egypt theme makes me wonder why NEP left out the Egyptian gods in the song Totem from Test for Echo. I think I'll listen to them both today Smile


"Driven" Its my turn to drive! THIS SONG ALWAYS ROCKS ME, AND I HIT THE REPEAT, REPEAT! thrill to be alive Wink

I saw Todd in Atlanta several months ago. Great show, as always. I'm one of those stupid drooling, slobbering "Todd is Godd" fans. He's right up there with our website host, in my book. If you haven't seen them, look up Todd's two recent appearances on Daryl Hall's show "Live from Daryl's House". They're on You Tube.
The new Bob Mould album "Beauty and Ruin" has been rattling the windows of my truck for several weeks now. I recommend listening to it loud and often.
Two? I saw the episode from Todd's house in Hawaii...but what was the other one? Earlier? Later?
(11-03-2014 04:44 PM)Nung Wrote: [ -> ]Two? I saw the episode from Todd's house in Hawaii...but what was the other one? Earlier? Later?

A season or 2 earlier, at Daryl's house in upstate N.Y.
Cool! I'll check it out.
"Thirty Point Buck"
Deer hunting season has begun in cheeseheadland.
Or.... It's the 2nd week of deer camp.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBNxQWfx8gw


Audrey Horne....

Old school grind from Norway. Shades of Thin Lizzy(with a refreshing sense of humor)...I like it!
...or not listening to.

With the holidays upon us and not feeling much in a festive mood, I want to hear some Christmas music (I really do), but I get tired of all the same songs, or the same versions of them, all over the radio. So I went to some thrift stores on a hunt for some old interesting Christmas records, forgotten about in the back dusty bins. I looked for albums from the 60's and 70's, going by the cover art, song lists, or just gut feeling. I think I picked some good ones, very obscure and unusual ones, even found one with all the songs sung in German.

I get home, can't wait to put one on and start cooking dinner...and my turntable does not work. Sad Just a nasty hum coming from the speakers. I am a big fan of vintage audio equipment, but sometimes this is the tradeoff, just like an old car they can break and let you down. Pulled the turntable out of the system and tried to diagnose the problem, tried to clean some connections and ended up breaking the delicate wires on the back of the cartridge. Angry It is all just too small for my big clumsy fingers, and I think it is beyond hope now. Oh well, I think I need a new record player. Undecided
A couple of my J-Rock faves have released new tuneage over the last couple of months. Onmyoza - probably the only metal band fronted by a husband-wife team, unless you count Benatar/Giraldo as metal - released two separate albums simultaneously in October, "Fujin Kaiko" and "Raijin Sosei" - the Shinto gods of wind and thunder, respectively. Which means they could've just released a double album but there's more money to be made by packaging and selling them separately. 'Not complaining though, 'cause they're both excellent hard rock albums - if you're not above a vaguely Maiden-ish '80s-metal groove from a band that's got so much experience together they could play well in their sleep.

A good sample is "Seiten no Mikazuki," which translates as "Blue Sky of the Crescent Moon." I think. Samurai rock rules, man. Rolleyes

"World Maker" is a nice surprise from the band Exist Trace, in that they've apparently left some of their whiny, angsty goth metaphysics for a more upbeat 'tude this time. A chick band pretending to be a guy band that's pretending to be a chick band - only in Japan. Anyhow, not much on instrumental virtuosity or anything (and I tend to dislike quivery vibrato in vocalists,) but a few good tunes on this album, so... more of this, ladies.

A semi-disappointment is Light Bringer's new one, "Monument," which came out a couple weeks ago. They released an excellent rock album in 2012 called "Genesis" (no idea what the quasi-religious references are all about,) then booted an excellent drummer and an excellent guitarist shortly thereafter.

The replacements are no slouches, just... not as good, and you can't gut your rhythm section without changing the whole chemistry of the band. They released an album last year called "Scenes of Infinity" that's a veritable textbook lesson in overproduction - just throwing everything at the wall and hoping it will stick, with next to zero luck. "Monument" is nicely dialed-back in comparison, but still gone is the songwriting and the tight instrumental experimentation that made "Genesis" so good. Fuki-san sings like an angel as per usual, but the new guitarist sounds cookie-cutter shred-ish despite technical adeptness, and... the songs just lack something. Still, better than last time. The title track even sounds kinda Christmassy... Stay tuned.
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