As a debut, there's no doubting that this LP was challenging and confronting to the existing Rundgren fanbase. Certainly a unique album for its time, though probably not the best Utopia album in the back-catalogue. Still worthwhile giving this one a write-up regardless.
By 1985 Utopia were back to their very best AOR form, but sadly they had never recovered commercially from 1980's ill advised Beatles parody 'Deface The Music'. Utopia did however deliver a triumphant AOR disc under very trying circumstances.
Although incomplete, this is a welcome early Utopia live recording from October 29, 1975 at London's Hammersmith Odeon. The original BBC broadcast was three hours long and whittled down to fifty-five minutes on the notorious bootleg LP 'Nimbus Thitherward' a year later.