LABEL: FRIDAY MUSIC TWO
VINYL RELEASE DATE: 1/21/2022
ALBUM RELEASE DATE: 1982
VARIANT: BLACK VINYL LP
As a founding member of the late sixties, Philly rockers Nazz, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Todd Rundgren was barely in his 20s when he began his long solo journey with success as one of the music industrys most prolific and celebrated rock artists.
For his 12th solo album The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect, Todd Rundgren delivers nine solid performances which made this one of his most revered efforts in the '80s. As with many of his solo albums, Todd played all of the instruments, sang and produced this fan-favorite and nailed one of the finest albums of his career and also catapulted Todd Rundgren's marquee as a singer/songwriter even further with his smash hit single Bang the Drum All Day.
Album opener and chart single Hideaway immediately brings the listener onto a magical journey as only Todd Rundgren can deliver. Filled with exceptional guitar work, solid lyrical imagery and the stellar vocals, the artist truly pours it all out on this tune. Followed quickly by the uptempo keyboard techno grooves of Influenza and the R&B infused There Goes Your Baybay, The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect album became a go-to album for many rock radio programmers during
its chart run in 1982-83.
Known to write a few smash ballads more than a few times in his career, Todd nails one of his finest tunes ever with his brilliant Dont Hurt Yourself. Soon to be followed with more hard rockers like his Beatlesque Drive, the alternative rocker Chant, and a tip of the hat to The Small Faces with his masterful rendition of Tin Soldier.
This amazing album hasn't been on vinyl for several decades that is until now...Friday Music is honored to announce for the first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, the classic Todd Rundgren masterwork The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect. As a continuing installment in the career-spanning Todd Rundgren Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series, this limited edition album will also be presented for a short time in a first-time gatefold cover which will feature the original inner sleeve artwork and lyrics, not seen in decades.
Mastered from the authorized original Bearsville Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Todd Rundgren, Meat Loaf, The Cars) at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect album will be one of the most anticipated audiophile albums released this year.
Todd Rundgren...The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect...A history-making rock album from a rock legend, an audiophile dream release...first time 180 Gram Vinyl and Gatefold Cover...is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true...From your friends at Friday Music.
Don't Hurt Yourself
There Goes Your Baybay
Emperor Of The Highway
Bang The Drum All Day
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