Todd Rundgren - The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect
Todd Rundgren - The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect
Todd Rundgren - The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect
Todd Rundgren - The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect

Todd Rundgren - The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect

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Todd Rundgren - all vocals and instruments [click here to see more vinyl featuring Todd Rundgren]

Written by Todd Rundgren (A1 to A4, B2 to B5)

 

1 LP, Gatefold Cover

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : unspecified

Label : Friday Music

Original Label : Bearsville

Recorded at Utopia Sound, Lakehill, New York

Engineered & mixed by Todd Rundgren

Produced by Todd Rundgren

Remastered by Joe Reagoso & Kevin Gray

Originally released in 1982

Reissued in 2013

 

Tracks:

Side A :

  1. Hideaway
  2. Influenza
  3. Don't Hurt Yourself
  4. There Goes Your Baybay

Side B :

  1. Tin Soldier
  2. Emperor of the Highway
  3. Bang the Drum All Day
  4. Drive
  5. Chant

 

Reviews :

"As the early '80s continued to unfold, Todd Rundgren grew increasingly disenchanted with Bearsville, especially since the label wasn't supporting Utopia. He wrangled the band free in 1982, but he still had to deliver solo records to Bearsville. Not entirely pleased with the situation, Rundgren hammered out a collection of pop songs on his own, cynically titling the effort The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect. In later years, Rundgren disavowed the album, but it stands as one of his better collections of pop songs, even if it lacks a theme or a unifying sound. There are a fair share of throwaways, not only coming in the expected form of covers (a fine but pointless remake of the Small Faces' "Tin Soldier") and Gilbert & Sullivan parodies ("Emperor of the Highway"), but also in the monumentally silly "Bang the Drum All Day," which not only became a hit, but a hit that refused to die, lasting as a radio staple into the late '90s. These three songs are anomalies on Tortured Artist, which for the most part is pure pop and pop-soul, delivered with little fuss or pretention. There's also little deep meaning to the songs themselves, which is quite unusual for Rundgren, yet the best tunes -- "Hideaway," "Influenza," "There Goes Your Baybay," "Drive," "Chant" -- are indelible, irresistible pop confections that prove Rundgren can be quite involving, even when he's not trying his hardest." AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4 / 5 , Discogs : 3,67 / 5

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