The Culture Corner: How Todd Rundgren shaped a generation of bedroom musicians
The Culture Corner on World Cafe
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- "Sometimes I Don't Know How To Feel"
- "International Feel"
- "Never Never Land"
- "Zen Archer"
- "Medley: I'm So Proud / Ooh Baby Baby / La La Means I Love You / Cool Jerk"
Fifty years ago, Todd Rundgren released his album A Wizard, a True Star, and it sounded like nothing else.
World Cafe correspondent John Morrison says Rundgren was pushing boundaries, both in the technical creation of the music but also on a higher level.
"Really, the entire approach to sound in this record is exploration of the mind, the spirit, the nature of sound itself," Morrison says. "Like, the whole album is a trip."
In this session, Morrison takes us on a journey through Rundgren's A Wizard, a True Star, exploring what the album meant when it came out and how its influence continues to reverberate.