- Released: March 22, 2005
- Label: Silverline Records
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..."
- 2.Abandon City
- 3.Love of the Common Man
- 4.Last Ride
- 5.Shot in the Dark
- 6.The Seven Rays
- 7.Can We Still Be Friends
- 9.The Wheel
- 10.Love Alone
- 11.Last of the New Wave Riders
- 12.The Death of Rock and Roll
- 13.Just One Victory
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.
Utopia: Todd Rundgren (vocals, guitar); Roger Powell (vocals, keyboards); Kasim Sulton (vocals, bass guitar); Willie Wilcox (vocals, drums).
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").