Musical palate cleanser

(WARNING:  Non-football post follows.  I simply wanted to post about something other than hot seats, DUIs and dumbass cops who arrest people for failing to provide a middle name.  Oh, yeah, and an hour of LeBron James on ESPN.)

You know what makes a great pop song?  Well, a lot of things do, but one sure sign is that you can’t get it out of your head.  This one popped up on my iPod a couple of days ago and it’s gone ear worm on me.  So I thought I’d share.

Here’s Todd Rundgren with a live performance of a song about being a back-up boyfriend, “Something To Fall Back On”.  It should have been a huge hit, but never was.  Sure is catchy, though.

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  1. Scorpio Jones, III

    OK, wait a minute….you think anything by Todd Rundgren is catchy? Todd Rundgren!!!!

    And you don’t like “Enter the Dragon?”

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  2. AthensHomerDawg

    what’s this I’m reading about you not liking “Enter the Dragon”? Say it ain’t so!

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  3. NCT

    Rundgren and catchy tunes … I’m immediately taken back to my high school years and the early MTV days: “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyhaXMQAVCo

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  4. Scorpio Jones, III

    While this could be construed to be about Damon, it is really about the new president of the University of Georgia who was discovered over the holiday weekend by our good friend and steward Mark Bradley.

    What Mark? You got kids of college age or something?

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  5. Graham

    I am so sick of hearing about LeBron that I may vomit if I hear Chris Broussard say one more word. I love how ESPN reports that “sources at ESPN” have confirmed that there will be a TV special for LeBron’s announcement. Who do they think they’re kidding. I wish there was alternative to ESPN. No bullshit. No Stuart Scott. No Craig James. Just sports.

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    • Hey, man. Cut the guy some slack. He never got to do the hat dance when he was younger because he never went to college. So, he’s doing it now…
      Oh, wait. Now that I think about it… that’s really sad.

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  6. I sat in the pouring rain at Chastain Park to see Todd Rundgren and Hall & Oates. For some reason Todd Rundgren didn’t play a single song from “Wizard” and 70% of his set was him covering Robert Johnson songs…very disappointing. However, Hall & Oates was the tits.

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  7. rob owen

    This version of “Something to Fall Back On” is much improved over the LP version (which suffered by having Todd on all vocals, and all the “instrumentation” provided by TR via a vocal emulator, which was very Buck Rogers back in the day). You can’t beat live horns and backup singers. I am also grateful for your posting this clip b/c clicking through took me to TR’s 1985 Letterman appearance, where he rocked the house with the terrific “Lysistrata.” A very good way to start the day.

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  8. DawgVegas

    Love me some Rundgren/Utopia – especially the power pop. Thanks! I hadn’t heard that version yet, and I agree I like it more than the acapella studio cut.

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  9. NRBQ

    Your old fart’s musical taste is commendable, Senator.

    I’ve followed Todd since Nazz. In fact, I still have all the Nazz and Runt vinyl.

    Give me his melodic side over the weirdness.

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  10. Go Dawgs!

    Make that: “SIX hours of LeBron on ESPN”

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  11. Tommy

    I recently stumbled upon Something/Anything?. Until then, I’d never known what the hell to make of him. Art rocker who produced the New York Dolls? The ’70s were a weird time.

    But “Couldn’t I Just Tell You?” and “Slut” (which Big Star covered during their reunion shows) are just undeniable classics.

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