Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Todd Rundgren - Runt (1970)

Todd Rundgren - Runt (1970)

Tracklist front / back album covers

Side one

"Broke Down and Busted" – 4:32

"Believe in Me" – 2:04

"We Got to Get You a Woman" [styled "We Gotta Get You a Woman" as a single and on Bearsville pressings] – 2:52

"Who's That Man" – 2:59

"Once Burned" – 2:09

"Devil's Bite" – 3:53

Side two

"I'm in the Clique" – 4:57

"There Are No Words" – 2:12

"Baby Let's Swing"/"The Last Thing You Said"/"Don't Tie My Hands" – 5:28

"Birthday Carol" – 9:14

12-track mispressed vinyl release, November 1970

Side one

"Broke Down and Busted" – 4:59 (same as standard version but with short intro from "There Are No Words")

"Believe in Me" – 2:01 (alternate mix)

"We Gotta Get You a Woman" – 3:07 (alternate mix)

"Once Burned" – 2:09 (same as standard version)

"Who's That Man?" – 2:59 (same as standard version)

"Hope I'm Around" – 4:28 (not on standard version, but an alternate version was included on his second album)

"Devil's Bite" – 3:58 (alternate mix with extended guitar solo)

Side two

"I'm in the Clique" – 4:57 (same as standard version)

"There Are No Words" – 2:12 (same as standard version)

"Baby Let's Swing" – 3:25 (full length song, not part of a medley)

"Say No More" – 3:08 (not on standard version)

"Birthday Carol" – 9:11 (partially the same as standard version, but with some brief alterations)

There were also two early issues on cassette with alternate track listings. The first issue was the 1970 Ampex release which reverses Sides One and Two of the LP, in order to sequence the longer side first. The second issue was the 1971 Bearsville Ampex release which has a radically different track listing as well as edited versions of "Devil's Bite", "Broke Down and Busted", "I'm in the Clique", "There are No Words", "Birthday Carol" and has the medley split in two.

Expanded reissue

In 2011 reissue label Edsel released an expanded twofer of Runt and Runt: The Ballad of Todd Rundgren that included the eight long-out-of-print alternate versions of songs from the 12-track misprint as bonus tracks.[8] In 2014, Edsel issued Runt + The Alternative Runt, a double CD set that contained the original Runt on the first disc, the November 1970 misprint on the second disc, and "Broke Down and Busted (live at Carnegie Hall, June 8, 1972)" as a bonus track.

Todd Rundgren Band Members / Musicians

Todd Rundgren – production, arrangements, all instruments and voices except where indicated

Tony Sales – bass (except on "Once Burned", "I'm in the Clique", and "Birthday Carol"), percussion on "We Got to Get You a Woman" and "Devil's Bite"

Hunt Sales – drums (except on "Once Burned", "I'm in the Clique", and "Birthday Carol"), percussion on "We Got to Get You a Woman" and "Devil's Bite"

Rick Danko – bass on "Once Burned"

Levon Helm – drums on "Once Burned"

Mark Klingman – electric piano on "I'm in the Clique"

John Miller – bass on "I'm in the Clique"

Bobby Moses – drums on "I'm in the Clique"

Don Lee van Winkle – rhythm & acoustic guitar on "Birthday Carol"

Don Ferris – bass on "Birthday Carol"

Mickey Brook – drums on "Birthday Carol"

Runt is the self-titled debut album of the band Runt, commercially released September 1970. Runt was a trio consisting of Todd Rundgren (guitars, keyboards, vocals), Hunt Sales (drums), and Tony Fox Sales (bass). The entire album was written and produced by Rundgren, formerly of Nazz, and he performed most of the instruments. Many regarded Runt as Rundgren's debut solo album, and later reissues credit the album to Rundgren rather than to the group.

The album features the single "We Gotta Get You a Woman", which reached No. 20 on Billboard's Hot 100 in January 1971. A month later, the album peaked at No. 185 on the Billboard 200.

Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, multimedia artist, sound engineer and record producer who has performed a diverse range of styles as a solo artist and as a member of the band Utopia. He is known for his sophisticated and often unorthodox music, his occasionally lavish stage shows, and his later experiments with interactive entertainment. He also produced music videos and was an early adopter and promoter of various computer technologies, such as using the Internet as a means of music distribution in the late 1990s.

Todd Rundgren Discography Full

1970 Runt

1971 Runt. The Ballad of Todd Rundgren

1972 Something/Anything?

1973 A Wizard, a True Star

1974 Todd

1975 Initiation

1976 Faithful

1978 Hermit of Mink Hollow

1981 Healing (1981)

1982 The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect

1985 A Cappella

1989 Nearly Human

1991 2nd Wind

1993 No World Order (TR-I)

1995 The Individualist (TR-I)

1997 With a Twist... (remakes album)

2000 One Long Year

2004 Liars

2008 Arena

2011 Todd Rundgren's Johnson

2011 (re)Production (covers album)

2013 State

2015 Global

2017 White Knight

2022 Space Force


1968 Nazz

1969 Nazz Nazz

1971 Nazz III


1974 Todd Rundgren's Utopia

1977 Ra

1977 Oops! Wrong Planet

1979 Adventures in Utopia

1980 Deface the Music

1982 Swing to the Right

1982 Utopia

1984 Oblivion

1985 POV

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