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Todd Rundgren

Steve Turner, Beat Instrumental, November 1972

There are some parts of New York City that nice people just don't walk around. The East Village, for instance, is one of them. It's from these jaded sectors of city life that Lou Reed collected his stories of the streets... the pushers, the winos, the pervs, the violent, and the beaten down. Todd 'The Runt' Rundgren knows these streets well. He lives there.

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