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"Afraid," from the forthcoming album, Arena. What do you think?
I haven't heard any new Todd Rundgren in ages. Thanks for the preview. It didn't quite grab me, but I think it could grow on me.
Thank you for previewing these tracks.‘Afraid’ is, in my opinion, best song on the upcoming Arena CD. I understand that 'Weakness' and 'Courage' are also contenders for some of the more preferred songs. I’ll know more when the CD is released around 30 Sept 08 - I’ll buy it! Some of the harder edge tracks such as ‘Strike’, ‘Gun’ ‘Man Up’, and ‘Mountain Top’ are really not my personal cup of tea. I prefer the more optimistic, softer, loving Todd (themes espoused up to No World Order) to the current, angrier Todd.I wonder if Arena is the album that will reach out beyond TR’s hard-core fan base. Are Deep Purple/ ACDC music fans ready to accept Todd R? If they do, they should get ready for a change – with TR you can count on different themes/feels with each release. So, here’s to hoping TR’s next release (2010?) is a re-visitation of the softer and kinder flavor of Laura Nero style ballads. Dan
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