Uncut - 01/03, p.1334 stars out of 5
- "...One of rock's tightest-ever bands and sheer live energy. Music to punch the air to..."
Personnel: Todd Rundgren (vocals, guitar); Roger Powell (keyboards, background vocals); Kasim Sulton (bass, background vocals); Willie Wilcox (drums, background vocals).
Recorded live at KSAN 95 FM, San Francisco, California in 1979. Includes liner notes by Paul Lester.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Todd Rundgren (vocals, guitar); Roger Powell (vocals, keyboards); Willie Wilcox (vocals, drums); Kasim Sulton (vocals).
Recording information: KSAN 95 FM, San Francisco, CA.
Photographer: Clayton Call.
Todd Rundgren has worn many hats throughout his long career: Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. He's been an (alternately) impish and tender popster and a mad genius with a flair for bracing, electronically driven progressive rock. It's the latter that Todd engages in (mostly) with his long-standing band Utopia. Taken from Mr. Rundgren's personal collection of live recordings, this concert--recorded in 1979 at KSAN radio in San Francisco--finds the band going from moods wistful ("Can We Still Be Friends") to assertive ("Just One Victory") to churlish ("Gangrene").