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January 20, 2009 6:39 PM   Subscribe

Rundgren/Utopia Filter: Two Obscure Gems. Emergency Splashdown. Umbrella Man.

"Emergency Splashdown" appeared on Roger Powell's second solo album, but from this performance, it looks like it was performed live by Utopia. "Umbrella Man" is a Kasim song that apparently was the "other side" of the "Set Me Free" 45. Enjoy.
posted by wittgenstein (8 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Nice music videos. What's the point?
posted by bizwank at 6:48 PM on January 20, 2009

Nice music videos

I disagree. However, I concur with your second point.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 7:13 PM on January 20, 2009

A little different tempo from the guys.
posted by netbros at 8:08 PM on January 20, 2009

Oooooh! Thank you!
posted by bink at 9:21 PM on January 20, 2009

(but you spelled Sulton wrong in the tags)
posted by bink at 9:23 PM on January 20, 2009

Utopia! Wonderful! I always felt they were very much underrated and overlooked. My favorite song of theirs is Libertine, and this live version on YouTube is a good one.
posted by Tube at 10:40 PM on January 20, 2009

The problem with being as productive as Todd Rundgren was (is), is that the number of great, great songs, fabulous songs, that soar, and inspirit and excite, are balanced by an almost equal number of truly appalling, self-indulgent, dull pointless meandering songs. You can't believe it's all the same guy. But I guess it's like anything. You have to take the good with the bad (some of it really bad). And pop is fortunate to have had Rundgren working full-time so long as he has.
posted by Faze at 4:57 AM on January 21, 2009

Crap. Mod -- can you change Sultan to Sulton in the tags?
posted by wittgenstein at 9:42 AM on January 21, 2009

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