The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect

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The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect
Studio album by Todd Rundgren
Released December 30, 1982
Recorded 1982 at Utopia Sound Studios
Genre Pop rock
Length 35:08
Label Bearsville, Rhino
Producer Todd Rundgren
Todd Rundgren chronology
Healing
(1981)
The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect
(1982)
A Cappella
(1985)
Singles from The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect
  1. "Hideaway"
    Released: October 1982
  2. "Bang the Drum All Day"
    Released: April 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [2]

The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect is Todd Rundgren's tenth studio album, released in 1982. The album is a return to the pop sound for which Rundgren is generally most lauded by critics. Considering it a contractual obligation, he spent little time working on Tortured Artist (hence the title). However, the album was generally well-received, and Rundgren scored a hit with the novelty song "Bang the Drum All Day".

The album was also his last official release on Bearsville Records.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Todd Rundgren; except when noted.

Side one
  1. "Hideaway" – 4:58
  2. "Influenza" – 4:29
  3. "Don't Hurt Yourself" – 3:41
  4. "There Goes Your Baybay" – 3:53
Side two
  1. "Tin Soldier" (Lane, Marriott) – 3:10
  2. "Emperor of the Highway" – 1:39
  3. "Bang the Drum All Day" – 3:32
  4. "Drive" – 5:26
  5. "Chant" – 4:20

Personnel[edit]

  • Todd Rundgren - Art Direction, Engineer, Instruments, Producer, Vocals

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1983 US Billboard Pop Albums[3] 66

Single

Year Single Chart Position
1983 "Bang the Drum All Day" Billboard Pop Singles[4] 63
1983 "Bang the Drum All Day" Billboard Mainstream Rock[4] 39
1983 "Bang the Drum All Day" UK Singles Chart[5] 86

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect at AllMusic
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ "allmusic ((( Todd Rundgren > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-04-27. 
  4. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Todd Rundgren > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-12-17. 
  5. ^ "Chart Stats - Todd Rundgren". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2011-11-25.