0987. Todd Rundgren
Getting the hang on playing all the instruments ("ALL OF THEM! I WANT MOAR!!" - not actual quote) and managing production Todd Rundgren's third solo release was almost as solo as it could be, with the only other people appearing were in live session uptakes and studio banter.
And unlike his next album, there's no shortage of vinyl to cause a culling of the tracks, so there's twenty-five tracks spanning one and a half hours.
After six songs there's the Intro, where Todd goes through some production notes and sounds to try to find on the album. From songs that almost could have been released by Motown (Wolfman Jack) to guitar-solo masturbation style rock (Black Mariah) to random silliness (Piss Aron), Something/Anything? lives up to its name. And ending a double album of mainly love songs with the less than romantic Slut is, well, maybe not really classy.
Couldn't I Just Tell You on the other hand is almost competing with Rainbow's Since You Been Gone in both style and feel, and Some Folks Is Even Whiter Than Me is pretty entertaining.
So, there's a lot going on here and I once again think it would have benefited from not being the solo work of one dude doing anything he thought of, but instead having to compromise a bit.