Album review

Utopia - Bootleg Series Vol 2—Ksan 95FM Live 79

Todd Rundgren's '70s heyday has been late in busting into the legit-bootleg CD reissue market, but this power-pack of prog-punk-pop does help to redress the balance. "Love Alone", "Trapped" and "Last Of The New Wave Riders", here, can only be described as the hybrid of an ecstatically damaged mind, one of rock's tightest-ever bands and sheer live energy. Music to punch the air to.

Rating: 4 / 10


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