'Todd Rundgrens Utopia's second and final album in their current configuration was recorded live at various shows throughout USA. Containing a mix of new songs, cover versions, and live renditions of Todd classics the album mirrored the experimentation of the live show and featured great playing and soloing from all concerned. When Utopia returned in 1977 with 'Ra' they were down to the four basic members which would continue throughout the seventies and early eighties.

Produced by Todd Rundgren
Recorded Live: August 1975
Design: Graves/Aslett Assoc
Cover Photography (UK release): Adrian Boot

Background Vocals: David Lasley, Arnold McCuller, Phillip Ballou

Recorded live by Bearsville Location Recorders
Recording Engineers: Aaron Baron, Larry Dahlstrom
Assistant Engineer: Paul Cohen
Mixed at Secret Sound

Special Thanks to:-
Lighting Designer and Technical director: Mark Kruger
Stage Manager: Victor Doria
Head Electrician: Barry Coher
Best Spotlight operator in the country: Ray Frederick
Equipment: Jeff Gilreath and Glenn Orsher
Sound Mixer: Mark Styles
Bearsville sound: David Schraffenburger,Chris Andersen, Dave Rob, and Rob Davis
Truckin': Dave 'Leadfoot' Athey
Busdriver: Tom Edmunds
Beowolves: Arnold McCuller, David Lasley, and Phillip Ballou
Tour Desing by: Jay Jacobs

Special thanks and love to Susan Lee

Somethings Coming - One day we just had the idea to do this song. At first it sounded terrible (too Long Island). By the time we got back to New York it sounded like this.

Heavy Metal Kids - This is actually how the show goes. The original version appears on the 'Todd' Album. This outing sports the always popular 'burn out' ending, featuring Power Sextet with the elegant three fingered crazed maniac solo.

Do Ya - The Move once did a live version of 'Open my Eyes'. Touche!

Just one Victory - Always the last number of the night, culled from 'AWATS'. Are you singing along?

Track Listing:

  1. Another Life
  2. The Wheel
  3. The Seven Rays
  4. Mister Triscuits
  5. Something's Coming
  6. Heavy Metal Kids
  7. Do Ya
  8. Just One Victory


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Another Life

Well I could be wrong
But I swear that I knew you
In another life
And I could be dreaming but I swear
That I knew you in another life
Something happened just the other night;
I had a vision in the middle of a daydream
In a place I'd never been before
I couldn't tell if I was still awake or sleeping
I saw so many things I barely recognized
I thought that I was lost but then I saw you
I could be wrong, but I swear
That I knew you in another life
And I could be dreaming, but I swear
That I knew you in another life
Certain things affect me certain ways
And this isn't just the first time
That it's crossed my mind
Something happens and the crystal clears
And you begin to recognize all of the little signs
I wish that I could place every little gesture
But it really doesn't matter 'cause we'll never know

The Wheel

Some people say life's like a merry-go-round
I think it's more like a ferris wheel
'Cause sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down
Sometimes you just don't know what to feel
And just when you think you've got the game figured out
And you say you've had enough
The mysterious mad man with his hand on the lever
Don't seem to never ever want to let you off
You can't get off this wheel of karma
You can't stop the hands of time
Now I have a friend, I might have a few
Sometimes I think they just don't care
But I think sometimes they think the same thing of me, yeah
You might say we've got a problem there
You know we all got this habit
We like to talk too much
And that always tends to slow you down
But we never change direction
We just keep going round and round and round and round
And let me off this wheel of karma
Let me stop the hands of time
Seems like I've been around so many places
And I must have learned a lot of things
And although I ain't yet come up with a so-called answer
At least I think I finally learned how to sing
And there's just a few things I ain't got sorted out
Sometimes they make my brain get sore
Like if kids were left of all devices
Would they ever come up with a thing like war
Let us off this wheel of karma
Let us stop the hands of time

The Seven Rays

My great grandfather was a satisfied man
Contented in every way
Such was the course of his everyday life
'Til he heard of the seven rays.
Every modern man, in the back of his mind
Has a problem to face.
He wants security for the home in his head
All he needs is the seven rays.
And when you think about tomorrow
What goes through your mind?
Now don't nobody get uptight
Do you think that we can put up
With this shit one more night
All you need is just six more rays
Take one beam of light
Prism acquire
Break the white light down
Seven rays appear
One - Red, the ruler seeking freedom
Two - Gold, the father seeking unity
Three - Orange, the thinker seeking understanding
Four - Yellow, the poet seeking harmony
Take the seven rays
Pure as fire
Focus anywhere
White light will appear
Five - Green, the scientist seeking truth
Six - Blue, the disciple seeking goodness
Seven - Indigo, the artist seeking beauty
This may sound like a bunch of trumped up words
But we keep no secrets today
The only hope for you is in your brothers, my friend
All you need is just six more rays
All we need is the seven rays

Something's Coming

Could be!
Who knows?
There's something due any day;
I will know right away
Soon as it shows.
It may come cannonballin' down through the sky,
Gleam in its eye,
Bright as a rose!
Who knows?
It's only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Under a tree.
I got a feeling there's a miracle due,
Gonna come true,
Coming to me!
Could it be? Yes it could.
Something's coming, something good,
If I can wait!
Something's coming, I don't know what it is
But it is
Gonna be great!
With a click, with a shock,
Phone'll jingle, door'll knock,
Open the latch!
Something's coming, don't know when, but it's soon -
Catch the moon,
One-handed catch!
Around the corner,
Or whistling down the river,
Come on - deliver
To me!
Will it be? Yes it will.
Maybe just by holding still
It'll be there!
Come on something, come on in, don't be shy,
Meet a guy,
Pull up a chair!
The air is humming,
And something great is coming!
Who knows?
It's only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Maybe tonight...

Heavy Metal Kids

It's like a normal Times Square day on 42nd Street
I feel like trashing some windows and crunching some feet
I watch society crumble and I just laugh (hee hee)
They soon will see what it's like to be the other half
But I'm trying
Said I'm trying to forget
And it ain't happened yet
I musta woke up this morning with a bug up my ass
I think I'll just haul off and belt the next jerk that I pass
My old man says I'm just a stoned little punk
But he keeps himself a pistol and he's always drunk
I know
Something's gonna give
Pretty soon
I know it
Something's gonna give
I wanna live
I wanna mess thing whole world around
Go on and poison all the water, use up all the air
Blow your stupid heads off, see if I could care
Put me down but don't blame me for what you did
'Cause inside everyone is a heavy metal kid
I was a sweet little kid once
Now I'm a full grown crank
And when I die I'll probably come back as a Sherman tank
I know that I could make this world so peaceful and calm
If I could only get my hands on a hydrogen bomb

Do Ya

Well, in this life I seen everything I can see
Well I, I've seen lovers flying through the air hand in hand,
I've seen babies dancing in the midnight sun,
And I've seen sweet dreams
that came from the heavenly skies above.
I've seen old ladies crying at their own grave sides,
And I've seen pigs all sitting, looking at picture slides
But I never seen nothin' like you.
Do ya, do ya want my love
Do ya, do ya want my face
Do ya, do ya want my mind
Well I, heard the choir singin' out of tune,
As they sang Auld Lang Syne by the light of
the moon.
I heard the preacher bangin' on the drums,
But I never heard nothing like you.
In the country, where the sky touches down
On the field, you lay your head down
to rest in the morning sun.
They come a'runnin' just to get a look, just to
Feel to touch your long black hair, they don't give a damn.
Well I, do you understand what I'm trying to say to you all,
That is I'd like to save you for a rainy day, yeah,
I've seen enough of the world to know baby,
That I've got to get it on to get it on tomorrow.

Just One Victory

We've been waiting so long,
we've been waiting for the sun to rise and shine
Shining still to give us the will
Can you hear me, the sound of my voice?
I am here to tell you I have made my choice
I've been listening to what's been going down
There's just too much talk and gossip going 'round
You may think that I'm a fool, but I know the answer
Words become a tool, anyone can use them
Take the golden rule, as the best example
Eyes that have seen will know what I mean
The time has come to take the bull by the horns
We've been so downhearted, we've been so forlorn
We get weak and we want to give in
But we still need each other if we want to win
Hold that line, baby hold that line
Get up boys and hit 'em one more time
We may be losing now but we can't stop trying
So hold that line, baby hold that line
If you don't know what to do about a world of trouble
You can pull it through if you need to and if
You believe it's true, it will surely happen
Shining still, to give us the will
Bright as the day, to show us the way
Somehow, someday,
we need just one victory and we're on our way
Prayin' for it all day and fightin' for it all night
Give us just one victory, it will be all right
We may feel about to fall but we go down fighting
You will hear the call if you only listen
Underneath it all we are here together shining still

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