Often when artists imitate or pay homage by playing in the style of another artist, it comes off lacking energy or sounding forced. In 1972 Todd Rundgren wrote “I Saw the Light” in the upbeat singer-songwriter style of Carole King and Laura Nyro. This song, however, is as good or better than most of the output by those two great songwriters. The first track from Rundgren’s 1972 double album Something/Anything?, “I Saw the Light” set the tone for a very good album.
2. “Music. I can’t really think of anything else but those two! Well,
there really ISN’T anything else but those two. What else is there?
Music takes more than just music: to me it’s God! What is God? All the
beauty there is in the world. All the love. God is music, and sex,
too! I don’t mean sex the way the Americans mean it - not the rabbit
kind. The Americans don’t understand about sex, not the way they do in
France. I very soon found that out. Sex and music, and everything that
is beautiful, it is all the same thing, really. And that is all that