“I’m usually unsuccessful when I try to get people to listen to Todd Rundgren, but that won’t stop me from trying. I think everyone should love him! I could recommend his solo albums – Hermit Of Mink Hollow, The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect, Something/Anything? and Nearly Human are all favorites of mine. But I also love Todd’s experiment in band democracy, which is, of course, Utopia.
“Kasim Sulton is the McCartney to Todd’s Lennon, and together they write and sing some stunning pop music. Oops! Wrong Planet was the first album that got me hooked, but in the end, I think I spent more time listening to Oblivion. It features the song Cry Baby, which I’ve read was inspired by Def Leppard’s Photograph. It might take a minute to get used to the ‘80s production, which was ahead of its time… at the time. But just listen to those harmonies!”