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Hermit of Mink Hollow


Download links and information about Hermit of Mink Hollow by Todd Rundgren. This album was released in 1978 and it belongs to Rock, Pop genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 35:24 minutes.

Artist: Todd Rundgren
Release date: 1978
Genre: Rock, Pop
Tracks: 12
Duration: 35:24
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No. Title Length
1. All the Children Sing 3:11
2. Can We Still Be Friends? 3:37
3. Hurting for You 3:22
4. Too Far Gone 2:39
5. Onomatopoeia 1:35
6. Determination 3:12
7. Bread 2:50
8. Bag Lady 3:16
9. You Cried Wolf 2:32
10. Lucky Guy 2:06
11. Out of Control 3:58
12. Fade Away 3:06



Over the course of 1977, Todd Rundgren moved Utopia toward a more pop-oriented direction, winding up with the slick mainstream arena rock of Oops! Wrong Planet. With that in mind, it makes sense that The Hermit of Mink Hollow — his first full-fledged solo album since Initiation, if you discount the half-cover/half-original Faithful — finds Rundgren in his pop craftsman persona. The difference is, he's heartbroken. His relationship with Bebe Buell collapsed during 1977 and it's clear that the separation has pained him, since pain and melancholy underpin the album, whether it's on ballads ("Can We Still Be Friends") or on apparently joyous revelries, like "All the Children Sing." That said, this is a Rundgren solo album and he has not abandoned his trademarks, which means that the lush ballads are paired with novelties ("Onomatopoeia," which sounds exactly how you hope it does), ersatz soul ("You Cried Wolf"), and pure pop ("Hurting for You"). Hermit is also the first record Rundgren recorded completely alone since Something/Anything? Where that record sounded like the inner workings of a madman, with each song providing no indication what the next would sound like, Hermit is more cohesive. It also feels less brilliant, even if it is, in many ways, nearly as excellent as Rundgren's masterwork, mainly because it doesn't have such a wide scope. Still, the reason The Hermit of Mink Hollow is such a milestone in Rundgren's career is because it's a small album, filled with details, and easily the most emotional record he made.