Friday, April 22, 2016

Todd Rundgren - Initiation (1975)

Someone must've seen this post coming, right? I love synths, 70s pop-rock, and drugs, so it was only a matter of time before I posted Initiation, an album representing the moment in which former pop-rocker Todd Rundgren, clearly having already embraced his love for hallucinogens, did so for his love of synthesizers.

Track listing:
1. Real Man
2. Born to Synthesize
3. The Death of Rock 'n Roll
4. Eastern Intrigue
5. Inititation
6. Fair Warning
7. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire I: Intro - Prana
8. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire II: The Fire of Mind or Solar Fire
9. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire III: The Fire of Spirit or Electric Fire
10. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire IV: The Eternal Fire or Fire by Friction / Outro - Prana

Will the real God please stand up?

If you dig this, try these, too:
Automatic Man -
Automatic Man (1976)
Rick Wakeman -
No Earthly Connection (1976)


  1. Funny you should post Todd after Prince died; according to Bebe Buell's book, Todd was an inspiration to Prince.

  2. yes, I'd heard that Prince was often at Todd shows. I love the second side of this record.