The single is the second instalment from Rundgren’s forthcoming album Space Force, which is being released to digital platforms as individual singles, each with its own unique artwork, every three or four weeks, with the entire album coming in early 2021.
In contrast to its futuristic title, Rundgren returns to the days of yesteryear, when artists would release several singles first before releasing an “album,” or collection of singles. Last month, Rundgren released Espoinage, a collaboration with Iraqi/Canadian hip-hop artist Narcy.
Rundgren and Cuomo share writing duties as well as trading vocal roles on the Down With The Ship, which draws inspiration from reggae and African rhythms, not unlike Rundgren’s evergreen 1983 hit Bang The Drum All Day.
Lyrically, however, the song cuts with a much sharper edge, as Rundgren puts it, “It’s just a little parable about what happens when you align yourself with a treacherous leader.”
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- Todd Rundgren - I Saw The Light - 4pr - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $9.51, €7.83 (New Item) (arrived 03-Mar-2021 17:10)on March 6, 2021 at 7:56 am
TODD RUNDGREN I Saw The Light (Classic 1973 UK 2-track 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including Marlene. The vinyl appears in excellent condition within a plain die-cut paper sleeve K15502)
- Weezer - OK Human - Chaos Splatter Indie Exclusive - UK - vinyl LP - £34.99, $47.59, €39.19 (New Item) (arrived 08-Feb-2021 13:02)on March 6, 2021 at 7:56 am
WEEZER OK Human (2021 UK super limited edition 12-track LP pressed on Control Room Chaos Splatter vinyl, this colourful variant exclusive to independent record stores. Featuring the single All My Favorite Songs, the album is also packedto the brim with some of the best, most personal songs Cuomo has written in the last decade, all of which shine brighter and bolder with splashes of string and horn arrangements. Sealed picture sleeve with its large hype sticker attached) Secure your Chaos Splatter vinyl record now: released on 12th Feb 2021
- Todd Rundgren - Todd - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £18.00, $24.48, €20.16 (New Item) (arrived 19-Dec-2020 17:25)on March 6, 2021 at 7:56 am
TODD RUNDGREN Todd (1974 UK 17-track double LP, including the single A Dream Goes On Forever & his cover version of Gilbert & Sullivan's Lord Chancellor's Nightmare Song. The picture sleeve is Excellent with a light crease from ring wear & thevinyl discs are Excellent to Near Mint with few signs of play K85501)
- Todd Rundgren - The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 14-Dec-2020 11:54)on March 6, 2021 at 7:56 am
TODD RUNDGREN The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect (1982 UK 9-track vinyl LP, glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows only light wear & the vinyl looks barely played LMGLP2000)
- Todd Rundgren - Faithful + tracklisting sticker - shrink - US - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 04-Dec-2020 15:47)on March 6, 2021 at 7:56 am
TODD RUNDGREN Faithful (Original 1976 US Bearsville 12-track vinyl LP, textured picture sleeve and inner. The vinyl is still in its original shrink with tracklisting sticker stuck to back cover. Sleeve has a small mark to front, whilst vinyl looks hardly played BR6963)