Linux Magazine: Changing Himself

“With a career spanning nearly four decades, Todd Rundgren has
done virtually everything. And everything virtually. As an
accomplished producer, Rundgren’s masterminded best-selling albums
for Meat Loaf (Bat Out of Hell), XTC (Skylarking), and The Tubes
(Remote Control), among many others. As an accomplished musician,
he’s mastered any number of instruments, including the drums, the
guitar, the keyboard, and the progenitor of the synthesizer, the
Theremin. And as a songwriter and performer, Rundgren’s composed
soundtracks (Pee Wee’s Playhouse and Crime Story) and has released
several solo albums, including the aptly-named A Capella, a
full-length pop album created solely by overdubbing, sampling, and
mixing Rundgren’s own voice.

“Not content to tinker only with music, Rundgren’s also
tinkered, quite successfully, with technology. Long fascinated with
video, Rundgren opened Utopia Video Studios, a
multi-million-dollar, state-of-the-art facility in 1979. His first
project? SelectaVision’s Gustav Holst’s “The Planets,” commissioned
by RCA as the first demo for their new videodisc format.


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