You like show tunes?
“Could be, who knows there’s something new, any day, I will know, right away, soon as it shows…”
Todd does a beautiful rendition of the Bernstein/Sondheim classic Something’s Coming from West Side Story, a popular musical from his parent’s generation, and then kicks into the rebellious Heavy Metal Kids in this 1975 live Utopian extension of his ‘Wizard a True Star’ persona. This is a very prolific time in Rundgren’s musical writing career. He turned out album after album, both solo and with the multi-changing line up of the perfect band. Utopia Another Live has a great song list going from hard rockers to softer introspective tunes, yet it never loses its cadence and rhythm. I wish it were a double LP, because just when you start to hit your stride, Todd brings it home with his 70’s standard (his best/my favorite) concert closing anthem, Just One Victory.
This one is for you Bill. Happy birthday bro.