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 - Global - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.20, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 26-Sep-2022 11:44)on September 26, 2022 at 8:15 pm
TODD RUNDGREN Global (2015 UK 12-track LP, pressed on 180gram vinyl, with a more definite electronic bent than his previous efforts, with Tal Wilkenfeld and MIchele Rundgren, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played EANTLP104)
- Todd Rundgren - Hermit Of Mink Hollow - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $10.80, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 13-Sep-2022 15:59)on September 26, 2022 at 8:15 pm
TODD RUNDGREN Hermit Of Mink Hollow (1978 UK 12-track vinyl LP, glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows light wear with a little foxing to the inner & the vinyl shows only light signs of play K55521)
- Weezer - It's Been So Long - Blue Vinyl - UK - 7" vinyl - £49.99, $53.99, €55.99 (New Item) (arrived 13-Sep-2022 10:10)on September 26, 2022 at 8:15 pm
WEEZER It's Been So Long (Scarce 2019 UK limited edition 7" single pressed on Blue Vinyl, originally issued as part of the exclusive Fan Club package. The vinyl looks barely played issued in the illustratedpicture sleeve WFC-003)
- Todd Rundgren - A Wizard A True Star - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $21.60, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 12-Sep-2022 16:37)on September 26, 2022 at 8:15 pm
TODD RUNDGREN A Wizard A True Star (Mid 70s UK issue of the 1973 19-track LP, housed in a French-printed gatefold picture sleeve with lyric sheet. The sleeve shows light wear & the vinyl looks barely played)
- Weezer - Weezer [The Green Album] - 180gram Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $32.40, €33.60 (New Item) (arrived 12-Sep-2022 09:52)on September 26, 2022 at 8:15 pm
WEEZER Weezer [The Green Album] (2016 UK 'Back To Black' series issue of the 2001 10-track LP pressed on 180gram Vinyl, including the singles Island In The Sun, Hash Pipe and Photograph. Complete with its original download code voucher,the vinyl looks barely played issued in the bright green picture sleeve)